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Happy Earth Day!

Founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin and organized by Denis Hayes in 1970, Earth Day has become an annual tradition that helps increase support for environmental programs, renew public commitment and build activism around the world. But for faculty at the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs every day is Earth Day. SPPUA…
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Published On: April 22, 2016 |
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Get to Know Spring 2016 Capstone Teams: Veterans’ Employment Team

About: Members include Yiyi Cai, Van Simone Holder, Christine Regan and Gimbala Sankare. Originally charged with working with the Massachusetts’ Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS ) to explore ways to expand their piloted mentoring program, Boots to Business, our project evolved and gave us the opportunity to work with multiple state agencies that work with…
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Published On: April 15, 2016 |
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Taking a Breath

In the days following the submission date, things have been decidedly quiet. Just after Callie Clark walked our proposal over on a USB drive to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, our team scattered to our respective homes with snacks in hand and slept for nearly two days. At least I think I can…
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Published On: April 14, 2016 |
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Northeastern alumna, staff member receives Fulbright award

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Nina Angeles, SSH’15, a staff member in the Social Enterprise Institute, has received a Fulbright scholarship to study social enterprise in Jordan. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University By Greg St. Martin North­eastern alumna Nina Angeles expe­ri­enced a rich variety of global learning oppor­tu­ni­ties in Jordan throughout her under­grad­uate studies. She first co-​​oped at the Jordan…
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Published On: April 13, 2016 |
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Get to Know Spring 2016 Capstone Teams: ‘Air Quotes’

About: In a team of five, “Air Quotes” is working with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston to gauge the state of civic infrastructure in Gateway Cities across Massachusetts in order to better understand how to measure the impact of the Working Cities Challenge. Members include W. E. David Halbert, Hassan Bial, Joe Nania, Octa…
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Published On: April 12, 2016 |
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Get to Know Spring 2016 Capstone Teams: Dedham Housing Production Plan Committee

About: As the name suggests, the Dedham Housing Production Plan Committee is designing an affordable housing production plan for the town of Dedham that addresses a lack of affordable and suitable housing for an aging population and complements the town’s overall goal of revitalizing the local economy. Members include Jonathan Maple, Ali El Toukhy, Huixin…
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Get to Know Spring 2016 Capstone Teams: Flip This Lot

About: Sarah Catherine Ward, Daniel Whalen and Edwin Obras feel the capstone project would make a great television show, so they named their team Flip This Lot. The group is exploring potential uses for a one-acre site in the rural town of Jaffrey, N.H. Their project includes a comprehensive analysis of the demographics and data…
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Professor Fitzgerald travels to Columbia

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Professor Joan Fitzgerald with Enrique Peñalosa, mayor of Bogotá. Courtesy photo   Professor Joan Fitzgerald is back after traveling to Columbia the week of March 14 to give four lectures—three of them at the 50th anniversary assemblies of Camacol, the organization of the country’s construction industry. The highpoint was the Bogotá Assembly, which focused on…
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Behind the Scenes: Inside the library of Teaching Professor Emily Mann

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  Here’s what’s currently on the bookshelves of Emily Mann, teaching professor in the Human Services Program: The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. The story looked interesting and somewhat familiar. Both my grandmothers were first generation Jewish immigrants in New York City. Both were smart, savvy, and independent. Both my grandmothers have similar backgrounds to…
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Get to Know Spring 2016 Capstone Teams: Newton Group

About: Named after a Bay State city, the Newton Group features Audrey Collin, Janae Green, Steven Pilis, Amanda Ek, and Xuan Zhang. The team found the name appropriate since they have been spending a lot of time in Newton while working on their capstone project. Q: Tell us about your capstone project. A: We are…
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Published On: April 11, 2016 |
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