Teens trained to spot drama before it turns dangerous

Ques­tions about what could’ve been done dif­fer­ently arose recently in Steubenville, Ohio, in Tor­rington, Con­necticut, and in other com­mu­ni­ties where teen dating vio­lence and sexual assault drew national atten­tion. Blame bounces around […]

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Teachers’ lessons in heroism and healing

In fact, few teachers who wit­ness school vio­lence are offered coun­seling, said Edward Mooney, a Cal­i­fornia high school teacher and North­eastern Uni­ver­sity doc­toral stu­dent who studies the effect of school vio­lence on […]

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Four things Boston teaches us about handling terror

Editor’s note: Stephen Flynn is founding co-​​​​director of the George J. Kostas Research Insti­tute for Home­land Secu­rity and a pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. The views expressed are his own. […]

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Our ‘greatest day’ turns to horror

Editor’s note: Dan Kennedy is an assis­tant pro­fessor of jour­nalism at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston and the author of the forth­coming book “The Wired City: Reimag­ining Jour­nalism and Civic Life in the […]

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Roundup: Why we’re still debating guns

James Alan Fox: Gun con­trol or carry permit won’t stop mass murder If one thing is pre­dictable about mass shoot­ings, how­ever, is that they will spark argu­ments from gun con­trol advocates […]

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In rampages, it’s about revenge

The dreadful shooting sprees of the past few months, which claimed dozens of inno­cent lives, shocked and unnerved mil­lions of Amer­i­cans. The specter of some heavily armed madman turning a theater, […]

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