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Student tackles poverty-​​related issues in Myanmar co-​​op

Com­mu­ni­ca­tion studies major John Erland, AMD’16, spent six months on co-​​op in Myanmar—which ended its mil­i­tary dic­ta­tor­ship in 2011—teaching cit­i­zens Eng­lish and working on social issues.

Student projects assess Logan Airport resilience

Grad­uate stu­dents recently met with Mass­port offi­cials to present rec­om­men­da­tions for strength­ening infra­struc­ture life­line resilience at Logan Inter­na­tional Air­port. The pro­posals were devel­oped as part of a new inter­dis­ci­pli­nary course at Northeastern.

Boston is made for walking, study finds

In a new report released today, researchers at Northeastern’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy have found social equity must play an impor­tant role in com­mu­ni­ties’ com­mit­ment to walk­able urban development.

Former EU foreign policy chief shares tools for success

Baroness Catherine Ashton, former first vice pres­i­dent of the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion, dis­cussed her for­eign rela­tions expe­ri­ences during her keynote address at Northeastern’s Global Leaders Forum last week.

Students design ‘farm arm’ to help operate machinery

The pro­to­type pros­thetic device, which was designed by five mechan­ical engi­neering majors for their senior cap­stone design project, aims to help amputee farm and agri­cul­tural workers con­trol and maneuver tractors.