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Northeastern math professors bridge the gap for high school calculus programs

Northeastern math professors bridge the gap for high school calculus programs

In 1994, Northeastern math professor Robert Case was concerned with the lack of advanced math courses in the BPS, primarily composed of underrepresented minorities, including African American and Hispanic students. Not only were there not many of these advanced courses, there were also many students with gaps in their math education, preventing them from reaching calculus by … Continued

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Northeastern presents social justice advocate examining how to change a broken-system

Northeastern presents social justice advocate examining how to change a broken-system

Northeastern University hosted Bryan Stevenson, one of the country’s most visionary legal thinkers and social justice advocates at the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute on June 15, 2017. A MacArthur fellow and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson is a founding leader of the movement against mass incarceration in the U.S. He recently … Continued

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Inaugural lecture series examines “Indians in America”

Inaugural lecture series examines “Indians in America”

By almost every measurable variable, Indian-born immigrants in the United States are “outliers,” said author and University of Pennsylvania professor Devesh Kapur. Compared to other immigrant groups and native U.S. citizens, they’re largely better-educated, higher-paid, and unusually concentrated in certain employment sectors, Kapur said. “So how did a population from a low-income, developing nation with … Continued

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