Daniel Medwed, professor of law and an expert in wrongful convictions, examines the judge’s decision and discusses the legal implications of Syed being granted a new trial.
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Inspired by an experience on a Dialogue of Civilizations program in 2014, a group of students examined whether there is inherent bias in the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, which handles war crimes stemming from the conflicts in the Balkans in the early 1990s.
Check out the amazing people, places, and events at Northeastern during the month of June as documented through the lenses of university photographers.
Northeastern’s Alan Mislove and Christo Wilson have been researching whether the algorithms e-commerce and other websites use to analyze user profile data, web-browsing choices, and other online information may lead to discrimination. Now the ACLU has sued the government on their and others’ behalf so they can continue to do so without prosecution.
Summitt, who won eight national titles as head coach of the Tennessee women’s basketball team, died Tuesday. Here, Northeastern faculty and staff reflect on the life and legacy of Division 1 college basketball’s winningest coach.
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a pair of Texas’ abortion restrictions were unconstitutional. Here, law professor Aziza Ahmed explains what this landmark decision means for abortion rights moving forward.
In a win for affirmative action advocates, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to a program at the University of Texas that considers race as a limited factor in admissions decisions. Dan Urman, assistant teaching professor and director of the Doctorate in Law and Policy program, examines the court’s decision and what it means for affirmative action.
Wednesday morning House Democrats, led by U.S. Rep. John Lewis, began a sit-in on the House floor demanding votes on gun-control legislation. C-SPAN picked up the live feeds that members streamed from their smartphones after Republicans shut down the chamber. Here, Northeastern faculty members shed light on the significance of the protest and the role of social media in its impact.
New student orientation, the men’s hockey season recap, and a furry addition to campus are among our selection of tweets from the Northeastern community this week.
Twelve golden retrievers recently arrived in Orlando to bring comfort to the survivors and those grieving after the mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse. Here, Northeastern’s Lisa Feldman Barrett, who specializes in the psychology of emotion, explains how dogs help bring our nervous systems back into balance and, at least temporarily, make us feel safe.
Northeastern students living and working in London explain what it has been like to witness the lead-up to today’s historic referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union.
The United Kingdom will hold a referendum on Thursday on whether Britain should leave the European Union. If there is high voter turnout, “there is no question that the ‘remain’ side will easily win,” predicts Northeastern’s Mai’a K. Davis Cross, an expert on European politics. Cross also cautions that a vote to leave could also “trigger the breakup of the United Kingdom.”