50 Years Forward

The most meaningful celebrations of historical milestones shed light on where society has to go, rather than just on where it’s been. Bob Moses offered that kind of illumination in […]

The Drone Debate

When assessing the U.S. campaign of lethal drone attacks against militants in Pakistan, Yemen, and other centers of terrorist activity, one of the most obvious questions is about effectiveness. Are […]

Do-It-Yourself Fundraising

The data-sharing model that Michael Pollastri envisions as critical to speeding development of cures for neglected diseases comes with upfront costs—and to cover those, he has turned to a tactic […]

What People Think

Respondents to Northeastern’s survey on higher education issues agree that rethinking the model is a must. More specifically, they …

Innovation in Higher Education

U.S. higher education is widely seen as the world’s gold standard, but based on the results of Northeastern University’s second annual national survey on higher education, some rethinking of the […]

Man on a Mission

By his own account, Michael Pollastri has taken an unusual career path. The Northeastern chemistry professor walked away from a promising position as head of a Pfizer research laboratory to […]

Northeastern Strong

Photographs by Brooks Canaday and Mary Knox MerrillNortheastern student caught on video used those phrases to describe how he felt on the day after terrorists exploded two bombs near the […]

The Future of Healthy Aging

Photographs by Len RubensteinBy 2020, 55 million Americans—or about one in six—will be age 65 or older. Their collective health presents challenging societal issues. But if you or someone near […]

The Medicare Balancing Act

If your doctor’s office has recently brought a fitness trainer into the practice, it may be a sign of the economic times for healthcare.Insurers, providers, the federal government—all are driving […]

7 Research Centers to Watch

A sampling of Northeastern research centers that could have major impact on the future of healthy aging.Antimicrobial Discovery CenterInvestigating genetic pathways to combat drug-resistant bacteria—good news for older adults suffering […]