Beyond the physical destruction Hurricane Katrina caused along the Gulf Coast a decade ago, the storm ultimately led to widespread human rights violations, according to Amnesty International. Political science professor Thomas Vicino holds forth on the issues former Gulf Coast residents continue to face today.
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Matthews Arena recognition, the start of the new school year, and National Dog Day are among our selections of tweets from the Northeastern community this week.
Daniel Aldrich and his family narrowly escaped the wrath of the catastrophic storm, which made landfall in New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005. Since then, Aldrich, now a professor at Northeastern, has dedicated his career to examining community resilience, with a particular focus on the importance of social capital.
The death of a 2-year-old foster child in Auburn, Massachusetts, in August drew widespread attention to the state’s troubled child welfare system. Professors Elise Dallimore and Christie Rizzo address the criticism leveled at the Department of Children and Families and what changes should be made to improve the foster care system.
Kinesha Goldson, AMD’11, recently burst onto the Boston food truck scene with her French macrons served from an eye-catching pink van. Later this week, she’ll compete for a spot on a more global scale: Jamaica’s representative in the 2015 Miss Universe pageant.
U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton received a comprehensive overview of Northeastern’s robust portfolio of security research on Thursday afternoon and underscored the importance of providing research funding in this area.
On a new Dialogue of Civilizations program this summer, Northeastern students learned about the surprising influences of the two most significant revolutions of scientific thought.
Civil rights activist Julian Bond, who co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and served as chairman of the NAACP for 22 years, died on Saturday at the age of 75. An […]
Northeastern drug policy expert Leo Beletsky described the federal government’s new Heroin Response Strategy, which looks to combat drug abuse through a public health approach, as a positive development, but added that there is still more work to be done.
Savor the last few weeks of summer with this bucket list of Boston activities to enjoy before the fall semester starts.
David Kimbro, a marine and environmental science professor at Northeastern University, has solved the mystery of why reefs in Florida inlets were experiencing large numbers of oyster loss. Drought and subsequent high salt levels in water led to a population spike in one of the oysters’ main predators: conchs.
A courtroom rendering of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady received some unexpected attention online Wednesday. Here, law professor Daniel Medwed explains why these drawings—though not always flattering—are an important part of court proceedings.