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Northeastern holds town hall on campus safety, security

Jack McDevitt at Northeastern's town hall meeting on campus safety

The town hall meeting included pre­sen­ta­tions by fac­ulty mem­bers Jack McDevitt and Wendy Parmet. McDevitt, a crim­i­nol­o­gist and asso­ciate dean for research and grad­uate studies in the Col­lege of Social Sci­ences and Human­i­ties, char­ac­ter­ized active shooter sit­u­a­tions on campus as rare events, but ones that inflict a high degree of harm when they occur…
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Published On: March 22, 2016 | Tags: ,,,
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3Qs: As Obama’s visit begins, what’s next for US and Cuba?

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José F. Buscaglia, pro­fessor and chair of the Depart­ment of Lan­guages, Lit­er­a­tures, and Cul­tures, discusses President Obama’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba..
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Students work to expand understanding of immigration

Students work to expand understanding of immigration

Immi­gra­tion is a topic of national sig­nif­i­cance. It’s also piqued the interest of a group of CSSH stu­dents in Northeastern’s Uni­ver­sity Scholars Pro­gram, a melting pot of 11 cul­tur­ally and aca­d­e­m­i­cally diverse humanitarians…
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Published On: March 9, 2016 | Tags: ,,
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Environment central to grassroots political initiative led by students, professor

Professor Faber and his students

Northeastern professor of sociology and director of the Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative, Daniel Faber and a group of his students have launched Environmentalists for Bernie…
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Published On: March 8, 2016 | Tags: ,
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3Qs: How politicians are using your data to influence your vote

Microtargeting news feature

The cam­paign for Repub­lican pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Ted Cruz is working with a British data com­pany called Cam­bridge Ana­lytica to develop behavior-​​based models of Amer­ican voters. Nick Beauchamp, an assis­tant pro­fessor in the Depart­ment of Polit­ical Sci­ence answers the question: is the so-called “voter microtargeting” the new wave of political campaigning?..
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Published On: March 1, 2016 | Tags: ,
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Northeastern’s Model NATO team can’t be stopped

Northeastern model NATO team

A team of North­eastern stu­dents placed first at the 31st annual Inter­na­tional Model NATO Con­fer­ence in Wash­ington, D.C., ear­lier this month. Philip D’Agati, Model NATO team advisor and asso­ciate teaching pro­fessor in the Depart­ment of Polit­ical Sci­ence, attrib­uted the impres­sive per­for­mance to months of intense training…
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Published On: February 29, 2016 | Tags: ,,
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Northeastern students are working to cultivate social change

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As stu­dent leaders within Northeastern’s social impact ecosystem, Alexandra Fraenkel and Rebecca Dar­ling often rec­og­nize the “change­maker” spirit of their fellow students—their desire to help solve social chal­lenges within their community…
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Northeastern joins innovative food systems collaborative

Dining-hall

School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs pro­fessor Christo­pher Bosso will serve as the link between North­eastern Dining and ongoing research at the uni­ver­sity. He will oversee a research effort that will enable North­eastern Dining to expand its use of local and regional food sources…
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Published On: February 24, 2016 | Tags: ,,
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Northeastern recognized for innovative commitment to social change

Northeastern campus for news article

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has earned a pres­ti­gious recog­ni­tion for its inno­v­a­tive and mean­ingful con­tri­bu­tions to social change in the global com­mu­nity, becoming part of a con­sor­tium of higher edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions world­wide that embraces a “change­maker” mentality..
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Published On: February 22, 2016 | Tags:
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3Qs: Boutros Boutros-Ghali’s biggest achievement was ‘largely unheralded’

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Denise Garcia, Sadeleer Research Fac­ulty and asso­ciate pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence and inter­na­tional affairs, explains the chal­lenges Boutros-​​Ghali faced as the first African to serve as U.N. secretary-general as well as his greater con­tri­bu­tions to the global community…
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