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The Charleston massacre and domestic terrorism in America

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We asked Max Abrahms, a ter­rorism the­o­rist and assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence at North­eastern, about the Charleston mas­sacre, the dis­tinc­tion between hate crimes and ter­rorism, and Amer­ican views on domestic terrorism…
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Published On: June 22, 2015 | Tags: ,,
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Students win first prize with millennial retirement recommendations

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One group of North­eastern stu­dents is off to meet with policymakers in DC later this month after taking home first place in a com­pe­ti­tion focused on how pre­pared states and pol­i­cy­makers are for when the mil­len­nial gen­er­a­tion enters its golden years…
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Published On: June 17, 2015 | Tags: ,
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After Ferguson, building police-community trust

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Amy Far­rell, an asso­ciate pro­fessor in the School of Crim­i­nology and Crim­inal Jus­tice, offered recommendations on how police can build community trust during her lecture last week in the latest install­ment of the “Minds Over Mat­ters: NUterm Fac­ulty Speaker Series.”..
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Published On: June 16, 2015 | Tags: ,,
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Facts you may not know about ‘Old Ironsides’

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University Distinguished Professor of History William Fowler shares five facts about the ship currently undergoing restoration in Boston…
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Published On: June 15, 2015 | Tags: ,,
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Orange is the New Black is back, and ‘timely,’ says Northeastern researcher

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Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice Natasha Frost explains that the Netflix show’s growing pop­u­larity has dove­tailed with a rising aca­d­emic interest in female incar­cer­a­tion trends in the U.S. ..
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Published On: June 12, 2015 | Tags: ,,
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Community betterment drives students’ affordable housing design

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A group of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity grad­uate stu­dents in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs have placed second in the Fed­eral Home Loan Bank of Boston’s 16th annual Afford­able Housing Devel­op­ment Com­pe­ti­tion…
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Published On: June 5, 2015 | Tags: ,,,
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Students reflect on once-in-a-lifetime global experience

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Fourth-year political science and international affairs major Caitlin Morelli reflects on her five-​​month mis­sion to build rela­tion­ships with the world’s most inno­v­a­tive social enter­prises…
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Published On: June 3, 2015 | Tags: ,,,
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Conflict resolution goes beyond peace agreement

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Sarah Lombardo, SSH’15, is Northeastern’s first-ever recipient of the prestigious Pickering Fellowship. She’ll continue the work she started on co-op in Bosnia as a graduate student in the law and diplomacy program at the Tufts University Fletcher School this fall..
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Published On: May 28, 2015 | Tags: ,,
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Researchers use mobile phone data to predict employment shocks

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North­eastern Uni­ver­sity com­pu­ta­tional social sci­en­tist David Lazer and his inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research team have demon­strated that mobile phone data can be used to quickly and accu­rately detect, track, and pre­dict changes in the economy at mul­tiple levels…
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Published On: May 27, 2015 | Tags: ,,
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Ireland’s historic same-sex marriage vote

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Patrick Mullen, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of Eng­lish and an expert in Irish and Eng­lish cul­ture, is in Ire­land with stu­dents for a North­eastern Dia­logue of Civ­i­liza­tions pro­gram. Here, he dis­cusses the expe­ri­ence of being there for Ireland’s land­mark same-sex marriage vote and how the vote came to be…
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Published On: May 26, 2015 | Tags: ,,,
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