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Rick Howland

Following an adventurous and tumultuous five years at Northeastern, Rick says his life continued to follow the same path.  His co-op job at The Patriot Ledger turned into a career foundation for nine more years which led then to a brief stint as managing editor, simultaneously, for three international telecommunications magazines. That was followed by...

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Barry Gilbert

Barry is a semi-retired freelance writer and editor. He calls himself a “newspaper lifer.”  He started out reporting at the South Middlesex Daily News in Framingham. Then he went on to successful stints at the Lawrence (MA) Eagle-Tribune and the Lowell (MA) Sun, where he served as city editor. In the latter part of his career,...

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Nancy Vogelson Greene

Nancy is a licensed psychologist, professional writer and independent educational consultant. She has worked in the mental health area since 1986, providing clinical evaluations, treatment referrals and counseling to clients of all ages with various challenges. In 1997, she established her own business, Creative Educational Options, specifically to help parents identify alternative day and residential...

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Larry Rothstein

Larry was managing editor of the Northeastern News and then editor-in-chief from 1969-1971.  After graduation, Larry worked at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Human Services and, on the side, co-authored a Ralph Nader report about reforming small claims courts published by a group at Harvard. One group member suggested he apply to Harvard’s School of...

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Margie Veaner Peters

After graduating from Northeastern’s College of Education in 1970, Margie worked in the Media and Educational Resources Library at Northeastern, where she’d also been employed as an undergraduate during co-op.  In the summer of 1971, Margie became a stay-at-home mom to Shawn, her son with Gil and soon after, moved to Hull, Mass.   A few years...

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Mike Dorfsman

Mike’s career has revolved in and around journalism both as a reporter and corporate media executive. Prior to his retirement in 2018, he was Vice President, Internal Communications (16 years) with J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank. His role included media relations, speech writing, annual reports and covering client events, featuring guest speakers such as Warren Buffett...

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Jack Goldberg

Jack thought being a newspaper reporter would be the greatest job in the world when he came to Northeastern in 1970.  A journalism major, he did his co-op assignments at the Lewiston Daily Sun (Maine) and later at the Waterbury Republican (Connecticut), prior to his graduation in 1975.  He worked at The Republican for 14 years,...

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Will Soper

Will started at Northeastern as a political science major (later, philosophy). He wrote for the Northeastern News and eventually became News Editor. His main co-op job was as a copyboy (later, clerk) in the newsroom of The New York Times (1965–1967). His locker was right next to Harrison Salisbury’s, and he often worked across from the last guy in...

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Tom Rozum

Tom is an accomplished musician “extraordinaire”! He is best known for singing and playing mandolin with longtime music partner Laurie Lewis since 1986. While he is considered one of the most solid and tasteful bluegrass mandolin players in the business, Tom also plays fiddle, mandola and guitar. In 1998, he released a solo album, “Jubilee.” Bluegrass Unlimited...

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Steve Williams

Steve is an accomplished professional writer with a comprehensive background in media and journalism, including more than 25 years as a reporter and editor for several high-end publications and journals. He reflects:  “If not for Peter Accardi, some things might’ve been different. Pasted to the wall behind his seat was Peter’s homemade sign that read,...