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Director of Northeastern University Social Impact Lab Rebecca Riccio Featured During CGI U Event

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Human Services professor, Rebecca Riccio led a workshop at the Clinton Global Initiative University.

From “Clinton Global Initiative University continues with speeches, workshops” by Morgan Lloyd

Northeastern’s campus was crowded Saturday with more than 1,100 well-dressed college students from across the world as the university hosted the second day of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U). The event was hosted by the Clinton Foundation, and dedicated to bringing together innovative college students to discuss global problems.

Following this discussion, the students broke off into smaller groups, including one led by Rebecca Riccio, director of the Social Impact Lab at Northeastern. There, students focused on the successful implementation of their commitments, looking at topics such as gathering data and reaching a large audience.

“People are asking the right questions,” Riccio said. “To me, having all these students here challenging each other to be thoughtful now, to ask the hard questions now, to do the work of learning now, is so exciting.”

The day closed with another session in Matthews Arena, with Bill and Chelsea Clinton giving remarks.

“Every young person needs to make a commitment,” Bill Clinton said.

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