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The battle for Ukraine

In a lec­ture Wednesday, Mitchell Oren­stein, chair of the Depart­ment of Polit­ical Sci­ence, dis­cussed the tur­moil in the Eastern Euro­pean country and what it means from a geopo­lit­ical standpoint.

Episodes from The East Wing

Klevis Xharda, SSH’14, says his co-​​op with the Office of the First Lady Michelle Obama last fall has expanded his career out­look: “The White House made me think: ‘O.K. Now, how can I top this?’”

The leader in the room

Elikya Bokanga, SSH’16, show­cased award-​​winning diplo­matic acumen and strong man­age­ment skills at the 12th Annual National Model African Union Con­fer­ence in Wash­ington, D.C. last month.

Tweets of the Week: March 17–21

Reg­ular deci­sion accep­tance let­ters went out this week, and Huskies old and new took to Twitter to express their excite­ment for the Class of 2019. Here are some of our favorite tweets from Husky Nation.

From sugarball to the big leagues

In his latest book on base­ball in Latin America, pro­fessor Alan Klein charts the his­tory of Major League Baseball’s influ­ence in the Dominican Republic, where sugar refineries had begun fielding ultra-​​competitive base­ball teams as early as the 1930s.

Law professor honored as ‘Living Legend’

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity law pro­fessor Mar­garet Burnham was rec­og­nized by the Museum of African Amer­ican His­tory for her work as a civil rights lawyer, edu­cator, and activist, as well as for being the first African Amer­ican woman to serve in the Mass­a­chu­setts judiciary.