3Qs: The human rights impact of Hurricane Katrina

Beyond the phys­ical destruc­tion Hur­ri­cane Kat­rina caused along the Gulf Coast a decade ago, the storm ulti­mately led to wide­spread human rights vio­la­tions, according to Amnesty Inter­na­tional. Polit­ical sci­ence pro­fessor Thomas Vicino holds forth on the issues former Gulf Coast res­i­dents con­tinue to face today.

3Qs: Urban and coastal planning in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

A decade after Hur­ri­cane Kat­rina made land­fall in Louisiana, North­eastern pro­fessor Stephen Flynn exam­ines how the cat­a­strophic event vaulted our ability to recover from nat­ural dis­as­ters into a national priority.

3Qs: Fixing Massachusetts’ troubled foster care system

The death of a 2-​​year-​​old foster child in Auburn, Mass­a­chu­setts, in August drew wide­spread atten­tion to the state’s trou­bled child wel­fare system. Pro­fes­sors Elise Dal­limore and Christie Rizzo address the crit­i­cism lev­eled at the Depart­ment of Chil­dren and Fam­i­lies and what changes should be made to improve the foster care system.

3Qs: The Dow Jones’ wild Monday ride

The stock market index plum­meted more than 1,000 points moments after trading opened on Monday, and then dras­ti­cally fluc­tu­ated throughout the day. Finan­cial expert Jef­fery Born explains the cat­a­lyst for “Black Monday” and what it means for you.

3Qs: Law professor remembers civil rights icon

Civil rights activist Julian Bond, who co-​​​​founded the Stu­dent Non­vi­o­lent Coor­di­nating Com­mittee and served as chairman of the NAACP for 22 years, died on Sat­urday at the age of 75. An […]

3Qs: Offshore wind farms, hurricanes, and sustainability

Block Island will soon be home to North America’s first off­shore wind farm. Here, Andrew Myers, an assis­tant pro­fessor who studies off­shore wind struc­tures, holds forth on the envi­ron­mental effects of wind energy and his work to improve the design of hurricane-​​resistant off­shore wind turbines.

3Qs: Vaccination policy, the Constitution, and the education system

Public health law expert Wendy Parmet recently co-​​authored an article in the New Eng­land Journal of Med­i­cine exploring the evolving land­scape of vac­ci­na­tion policy. Here, she dis­cusses what could come from a recently adopted law in California.

3Qs: Brady ‘Deflategate’ suspension upheld. What’s next?

The NFL on Tuesday upheld Patriots quar­ter­back Tom Brady’s four-​​game “Deflate­gate” sus­pen­sion. School of Law pro­fessor Roger Abrams talks about what could come next on the legal land­scape, and pre­dicts “the begin­ning of the end” of Roger Goodell’s tenure as NFL commissioner.