Nursing student treks Himalayas to provide care to villages

For her third co-​​op, senior Ashley Cav­i­g­nano packed a stetho­scope, blood pres­sure cuff, and flash­light and joined a team of health­care pro­fes­sionals to deliver care and health edu­ca­tion to people in remote vil­lages in Nepal.

3Qs: Offshore wind farms, hurricanes, and sustainability

Block Island will soon be home to North America’s first off­shore wind farm. Here, Andrew Myers, an assis­tant pro­fessor who studies off­shore wind struc­tures, holds forth on the envi­ron­mental effects of wind energy and his work to improve the design of hurricane-​​resistant off­shore wind turbines.

From cameras to computers, new material could change how we work and play

North­eastern physi­cists Swastik Kar and Srinivas Sridhar led a research team whose novel work has poten­tial appli­ca­tions for improved cell­phone cam­eras and tiny tran­sis­tors that when mul­ti­plied by the bil­lions could fuel computers.

Meet CAMD’s new dean, Elizabeth Hudson

In her first weeks as the new dean, Hudson says she’s been impressed with the vibrancy, excite­ment, and aca­d­emic and cre­ative strengths within the Col­lege of Arts, Media and Design, both in terms of its cur­ricula and com­mu­nity. And she’s eager to help propel these existing and new pro­grams to even greater heights.

3Qs: Vaccination policy, the Constitution, and the education system

Public health law expert Wendy Parmet recently co-​​authored an article in the New Eng­land Journal of Med­i­cine exploring the evolving land­scape of vac­ci­na­tion policy. Here, she dis­cusses what could come from a recently adopted law in California.

3Qs: Brady ‘Deflategate’ suspension upheld. What’s next?

The NFL on Tuesday upheld Patriots quar­ter­back Tom Brady’s four-​​game “Deflate­gate” sus­pen­sion. School of Law pro­fessor Roger Abrams talks about what could come next on the legal land­scape, and pre­dicts “the begin­ning of the end” of Roger Goodell’s tenure as NFL commissioner.

Northeastern community reacts to new Boy Scouts policy

Stu­dents and fac­ulty described the group’s deci­sion to lift its ban on openly gay leaders while allowing church-​​sponsored units to con­tinue excluding gays for reli­gious rea­sons in unequiv­o­cally strong terms. “Claiming ‘morality’ or ‘reli­gious beliefs’ cannot over­ride basic prin­ci­ples of equality,” noted soci­ology pro­fessor Suzanna Walters.