Northeastern ranked America’s greenest university

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity con­tinues to gain recog­ni­tion for its long-​​standing com­mit­ment to sus­tain­ability, placing first among Amer­ican uni­ver­si­ties and third overall world­wide in this year’s Green­Metric Ranking of World Uni­ver­si­ties.
 

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3Qs: Safety concerns in Sochi

Ter­ror­ists have both the will and a way” of attacking civil­ians at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, says Max Abrahms, a ter­rorism the­o­rist and assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence. Nev­er­the­less, he said, “Let the Games go on.”

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A tribute to the dream

In a cer­e­mony on Thursday after­noon fea­turing sev­eral moving per­for­mances and a con­ver­sa­tion with civil rights pio­neer Bob Moses, the North­eastern com­mu­nity hon­ored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and com­mem­o­rated the 50th anniver­sary of the Civil Rights Act.

A Tribute to the Dream: Martin Luther King

The global water crisis

In the first ses­sion of the semester-​​long Open Class­room series on the world’s water crisis, Shafik Islam, the director of the Water Diplo­macy Ini­tia­tive at Tufts Uni­ver­sity, posed a chilling ques­tion: “Will water lead to war?”

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From fish tank to food table

Kelsey Julius, AMD/SSH’12, says fish waste could trans­form the urban farming industry. Her ven­ture, Fish Your Food, aims to har­ness the power of a new urban farming tech­nique called aquaponics to grow and market organic produce.

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Northeastern celebrates Mandela’s life, legacy

Stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff gath­ered in the Sacred Space on Thursday after­noon to com­mem­o­rate the life and legacy of Nelson Man­dela, the former South African pres­i­dent and anti-​​apartheid icon who died last week at the age of 95.

Mandela Commemoration

A life-​​saving relief mission

While on co-​​op in the Philip­pines, fourth-​​year stu­dent Sam Man­ning pack­aged thou­sands of pounds of donated rice, noo­dles, and sar­dines to send to sur­vivors of a cat­a­strophic typhoon that killed more than 5,900 people.

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Why AIDS remains a huge global problem

In cel­e­bra­tion of World AIDS Day, a panel of North­eastern fac­ulty mem­bers joined del­e­gates in the U.S. Depart­ment of State Inter­na­tional Vis­itor Lead­er­ship Pro­gram to dis­cuss the fight against the spread of HIV/​AIDS.

World AIDS Day

Corporate pay gap = slacking off? Not so fast

The pay imbal­ance between CEOs and the typ­ical Amer­ican worker appears to moti­vate employees to work harder, espe­cially at smaller com­pa­nies in which pro­mo­tion is performance-​​based, according to a study by two North­eastern asso­ciate pro­fes­sors of finance.

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The case against killer robots

We’re on a course toward fully automating war­fare,” warned roboti­cist Noel Sharkey, who deliv­ered a recent lec­ture on the polit­ical, eth­ical, and legal impli­ca­tions of Terminator-​​like weapons.

Drones and Killer Robots: International Law and Politics