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Faculty may not be aware of the tremendous responsibility we assume leading global programs until it is tested.
Social change often depends on collaboration between industries or organizations that possess different but equally valuable expertise. To foster these collaborations, partners must first understand where there is overlap in their missions and why each organization stands to benefit from the other. But this can be difficult when the language that industries and organizations use to describe their work makes similarities opaque.
In order to rebuild trust between the community and the police, the political leaders, the community members, and the representatives of the local government need to critically examine the excessive use of force by police in Ferguson. They need to look at formal police procedures and the actual outcomes of encounters in the community.
Maya Genovesi, SSH’11, was a few months into a co-op as a counselor at a residential treatment facility for mentally ill adolescents when her boss pulled her aside to offer constructive, blunt criticism of her contributions.
The final exam for Northeastern’s massive open online course on effective charitable giving was not a traditional essay or a multiple-choice test. Instead, students made a social impact by selecting nonprofits to receive grant funding to help support their missions.
When Warren Buffett announced in 2006 that he would give away his billions, he was flooded with individual requests for help that still flow in today.
Instead of tossing the letters aside, Buffett packages them up and sends them to his big sister Doris. With the help of seven women, her Sunshine Lady Foundation scrutinizes each request to find people who have come upon bad luck through no fault of their own.
I bet that, like me, when you’ve donated to charity you’ve had a slightly queasy feeling. You probably wrestled with questions like: Will my donation do any good? Is the charity well run? Is this the most effective way I can help a cause I care about?
Many colleges are reaching out to students to help stop sexual harassment and assault. They’re teaching what’s known as the “bystander approach,” which marks a shift from relying solely on women to protect themselves to the idea that bystanders, both men and women, have a role to play in preventing sexual violence.
Rebecca Riccio, director of the Social Impact Lab at Northeastern University, was recently asked to justify the practice of local philanthropy in the United States when a dollar can go so much further in other countries.