State committee’s report calls for stricter gun laws

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity crim­i­nol­o­gist Jack McDe­vitt chaired an advi­sory com­mittee that on Monday released a report rec­om­mending strate­gies to improve gun safety in Mass­a­chu­setts, whose laws are already con­sid­ered some of the nation’s strongest.

50 Years Forward’ series honors civil rights efforts

In cel­e­bra­tion of the 50th anniver­sary of the land­mark Civil Rights Act, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has orga­nized a year­long series com­mem­o­rating the people, events, and groups ded­i­cated to civil rights in America and around the globe. These events include a Gallery 360 exhibit opening Thursday.

Home under siege’

More than a dozen stu­dents in an advanced writing service-​​learning course have each curated two exhibits for the Our Marathon dig­ital archive, a web-​​based, crowd-​​sourced col­lec­tion of pic­tures, videos, and oral his­to­ries in memory of the vic­tims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Let’s start at the beginning

North­eastern on Wednesday cel­e­brated the release of polit­ical sci­ence pro­fessor William F.S. Miles’ newest book, Afro-​​Jewish Encoun­ters, which details his many trips to Africa over the last 35 years.

Libraries swapping stacks for bytes

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity cel­e­brated the work of the newly cre­ated Dig­ital Public Library of America with a day­long series of work­shops focused on the future of the online repository.