Northeastern professor testifies at House hearing on countering terrorism financing

Nikos Passas, an inter­na­tional finan­cial crime expert, was on Capitol Hill Wednesday telling mem­bers of a House Finan­cial Ser­vices Com­mittee task force that the global threat of trade-​​based money laun­dering is serious but that effec­tive responses are within reach.

3Qs: When true crime becomes a pop culture phenomenon

On Wednesday, the man whose con­vic­tion was pro­filed on the hugely pop­ular “Serial” pod­cast, returns to court for a post-​​conviction hearing. Here, law pro­fessor Daniel Medwed, an expert in wrongful con­vic­tions, says that “Serial” and Making a Mur­derer have high­lighted some of the chief flaws in our crim­inal jus­tice system. But he also says that he is dis­mayed by how the pro­grams pre­sented their cases.

Northeastern achieves highest classification for research activity

In the new Carnegie Clas­si­fi­ca­tion of Insti­tu­tions of Higher Edu­ca­tion released Tuesday, North­eastern is one of only 115 higher edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions nation­wide in the top tier for research activity. The clas­si­fi­ca­tion sig­nals the impact of the university’s strategic vision and invest­ments over the past 10 years that have ele­vated North­eastern into a pow­er­house on par with the nation’s elite research col­leges and universities.

Moody’s revises Northeastern’s A2 bond rating outlook to ‘positive’

The university’s revised out­look is more favor­able than much of the higher edu­ca­tion sector nation­ally and is based on Northeastern’s strategic strengths and ini­tia­tives. Out of 499 insti­tu­tions rated by Moody’s, only 15 have been des­ig­nated as having a pos­i­tive outlook.

Doctoral student gets hands-​​on research experience in population health

Through Northeastern’s pop­u­la­tion health doc­toral pro­gram, Cas­sidy Griffin com­bines her doc­toral studies with research at MEDITECH, a Massachusetts-​​based health infor­ma­tion com­pany. In so doing, she is learning how to con­duct both dis­covery– and innovation-​​driven research on how pop­u­la­tion health and data ana­lytics can help orga­ni­za­tions improve effi­ciency and effec­tive­ness of health­care delivery.

How to save more, spend less in the new year

We recently asked mem­bers of the North­eastern com­mu­nity to vote on which New Year’s res­o­lu­tions they’re taking up—and among the top vote get­ters was “save more, spend less.” Here, Tim­othy Gagnon, a per­sonal finance expert in the D’Amore McKim School of Busi­ness, offers tips to help you achieve this goal.