Spring break, with a humanitarian twist

During Northeastern’s Alter­na­tive Spring Break next week, 180 stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff will work on more than a dozen immer­sive ser­vice projects world­wide, ranging from pro­tecting nat­ural resources in the Ever­glades to tutoring orphaned chil­dren in the Dominican Republic.

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3Qs: What to know about this year’s flu season

Mark Dou­glass, an asso­ciate clin­ical pro­fessor of phar­macy, dis­cusses how to pro­tect against the flu—which is expe­ri­encing its worst out­break in a decade—and the impor­tance of get­ting a flu vaccine.

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3Qs: Bitter taste for an American treat?

Hostess Brands filed for bank­ruptcy, then a judge forced the com­pany back into medi­a­tion with union workers. Finance pro­fessor Harlan Platt explores this tricky sce­nario, and what could become of America’s beloved treat, the Twinkie.

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3Qs: The business of the Olympics

Rosanna Garcia, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of mar­keting who has attended the summer Olympics since 1984, explains how the Games have changed over the last two decades.

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3Qs: Life after the Olympics

Jus­tine Siegal of Sport in Society says early prepa­ra­tion and a strong sense of self can help Olympic ath­letes lead suc­cessful lives long after their playing days are over.

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3Qs: Evaluating U.S.-Afghanistan relations

Kim­berly Jones, a fac­ulty asso­ciate in North­eastern University’s Middle East Center for Peace, Cul­ture and Devel­op­ment, ana­lyzes Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s visit to Afghanistan on the eve of the one-​​year anniver­sary of the killing of Osama bin Laden.

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