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Should human organs be for sale?

I’m not arguing that all body prod­ucts should be col­lected and dis­trib­uted in the same way,” says Kara Swanson, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of law at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, “but I think that his­tory sug­gests that we would be well-​​served by set­ting aside our instinc­tive fear of paid body prod­ucts as an his­toric artifact.”

Communication devices ‘enable’ children with disabilities

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of North­eastern stu­dents and fac­ulty have com­bined their knowl­edge of engi­neering and phys­ical therapy to design, develop, and then deliver two low-​​cost com­mu­ni­ca­tion devices to dis­abled kids living at a pair of orphan­ages in Ecuador.

Law school alumna to argue landmark Supreme Court same-​​sex marriage case

Mary Bonauto, L’87, has been selected by the attor­neys for gay and les­bian plain­tiffs to argue for over­turning same-​​sex mar­riage bans, based on the rights afforded by the 14th amendment.

Boston 2024 chairman: Olympics could be ‘transformative’ for city

At Northeastern’s CEO Break­fast Forum, Boston 2024 Part­ner­ship Chairman John Fish out­lined why he believes hosting the Olympic Games could be the most trans­for­ma­tive expe­ri­ence in the city’s history.

Northeastern University pioneers new learning model in Silicon Valley

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, the world leader in expe­ri­en­tial learning, will open a series of edu­ca­tional hubs embedded directly in select com­pa­nies across the Bay Area, begin­ning in Sil­icon Valley, bringing its century-​​old expe­ri­en­tial learning model and global industry net­work to a northern California.