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The business of doing good

In May, some 30 North­eastern stu­dents began the Social Enter­prise Institute’s month­long field study pro­gram to Cuba and the Dominican Republic. In June, they returned with a deeper under­standing of life in Latin America.

When history goes digital

With sup­port from the National Endow­ment for the Human­i­ties, the Dig­ital Schol­ar­ship Group at North­eastern is hosting an inter­na­tional ser­vice called TAPAS that will pro­vide low-​​cost pub­lishing and storage ser­vices for users to create, curate, and share high-​​quality data using open-​​source tools.

Northeastern to help expand study abroad in the Americas

North­eastern has received a grant through the U.S. Depart­ment of State to leverage its global lead­er­ship in expe­ri­en­tial edu­ca­tion by helping three uni­ver­si­ties in Latin America and the Caribbean bol­ster their study abroad and stu­dent exchange programs.

3Qs: The power and press of black celebrity

Assis­tant pro­fessor of com­mu­ni­ca­tion studies Sarah Jackson’s new book exam­ines how the main­stream and black press have cov­ered con­tro­ver­sial polit­ical dis­sent by African-​​American celebri­ties. Her inspi­ra­tion came from an unlikely source: Kanye West.

3Qs: Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision

Law pro­fessor Wendy Parmet ana­lyzes the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday that some for-​​profit com­pa­nies with reli­gious objec­tions can avoid paying for employees’ con­tra­cep­tive care, a require­ment of the Afford­able Care Act.

3Qs: The end of noncompete clauses?

In April, Mass­a­chu­setts Gov. Deval Patrick filed leg­is­la­tion that would ban non­com­pete clauses in the state, saying that they restrict inno­va­tion. Here, law pro­fessor David Phillips offers insight into the role of non­com­pete clauses and how the poten­tial new law could impact businesses.