The pressing issues facing Europe

Hours after a divided Euro­pean Union voted Tuesday to dis­tribute 120,000 asylum-​​seekers among its member states, North­eastern con­vened a panel of experts to dis­cuss the migrant crisis as well as other pressing issues facing Europe.

New grant puts Northeastern at forefront of solving health challenges for women, children

The award, from the NIH and the EPA, will estab­lish a center in Puerto Rico that will study how pol­lu­tant expo­sure and psy­choso­cial risk fac­tors impact the health and devel­op­ment of chil­dren living on the island’s heavily con­t­a­m­i­nated northern coast.

The challenges and opportunities for women in politics

The three female polit­ical leaders who com­prised the panel for the fall semester’s first install­ment of the Women who Inspire Speaker Series, held Monday night in the Curry Stu­dent Center […]

How art can disrupt our ideas and identities

Favianna Rodriguez, the year’s first artist in res­i­dence, shows how art, advo­cacy, and entre­pre­neur­ship can inspire soci­etal and envi­ron­mental change. Her work is on dis­play at Gallery 360, and she will dis­cuss her art tonight at 6 p.m. in Blackman Auditorium.

The evolution of constitutional federalism

Asso­ciate pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence Michael Tolley spent his Con­sti­tu­tion Day lec­ture exam­ining why “fed­er­alism is the car­dinal ques­tion of Amer­ican con­sti­tu­tional law,” as former Pres­i­dent Woodrow Wilson once put it. His lec­ture coin­cided with the day com­mem­o­rating the for­ma­tion and signing of the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion 228 years ago.

3Qs: Why the Fed maintained interest rates, and what it means

After much spec­u­la­tion, the Fed­eral Reserve on Thursday announced that it would hold the line on U.S. interest rates, which have not increased in nearly a decade. Pro­fessor William Dickens, chair of the Depart­ment of Eco­nomics, dis­cusses the Fed’s deci­sion and what it all means.

Northeastern’s Beltway insiders

Over a recent six-​​day span, stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff par­tic­i­pated in three sep­a­rate White House events that rec­og­nized con­tri­bu­tions made in the areas of net­work part­ner­ships, inter­faith ser­vice, and HIV and AIDS aware­ness advocacy.

Raytheon CEO: cybersecurity must be a top priority for businesses

Cyber­se­cu­rity is now some­thing that we must treat in our busi­nesses just like we watch our bal­ance sheets,” Thomas A. Kennedy, chairman and CEO of Raytheon Com­pany, said Tuesday morning as the keynote speaker at North­eastern University’s CEO Break­fast Forum.