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“Many other business programs tend to attract people from similar backgrounds. But with D’Amore-McKim, students don’t just have finance backgrounds—they’re people who’ve worked with nonprofits, with hospitals, or even the U.S. Army. Everyone here is so different. I think that really helped make me feel at home.”

The Dean’s Corner series provides a first-person, informative narrative of exciting and important happenings at Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business. In this installment from Interim Dean Emery Trahan, he outlines some of our recent efforts centered on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Yuhong Su, a business administration and design major at Northeastern, is founder of Huskick’s Sneakers Club. Photo by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University

Khailah Nichole-Robin Griffin drew from her own experiences while launching UnorthoDOCx, a nonprofit organization that helps non-traditional pre-medical students. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

It was all congratulatory hugs and high-fives for the members of the 2021 graduating class at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Mary Kane, assistant dean for employer and external engagement at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University lays flowers at the memorial for Candace Lee Williams.

In a world of 7.9 billion people, some 5.57 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally. But in low-income countries, only 1.9% of the population has received even one dose. At the root of that vaccine inequity, say Northeastern experts, is an issue of who is calling the metaphorical shots and why.

The Dean’s Corner series provides a first-person, informative narrative of exciting and important happenings at Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business. In this installment from Interim Dean Emery Trahan, he shares achievements from this summer that will give the D’Amore-McKim community some momentum into the new academic year.

As more health care workers share their testimony from the bedsides of the sick, growing frustration over the sheer number of unvaccinated patients taking up beds has some asking: Can doctors refuse to treat, or decline to see, patients who are unvaccinated? Photo by Tomas Cuesta/Getty Images

A Delta Airlines pilot wears a face mask to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus as he walks through a terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. A key senator is asking six U.S. airlines, including Delta, to explain the high rates of delayed and canceled flights this summer, and she’s asking whether there are labor shortages despite the airlines getting billions in federal aid to keep workers on the job