Criminologists and other social scientists should use their expertise to help the subjects of their research, including crime victims, says James Alan Fox, a professor of criminology, law, and public … read more »
There are surely more disruptions to come. Stephen E. Flynn, a security expert and former military officer who is co-director of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security … read more »
Even before the death toll in last Friday’s school massacre in Newtown, Conn., was determined, politicians, pundits, and professors of varied disciplines were all over the news, pushing their proposals … read more »
For whom are we reinventing college? The punditry around reinvention (including some in these pages) has trumpeted the arrival of MOOC’s, badges, “UnCollege,” and so on as the beginning of a … read more »
Amid recession-era challenges in higher education and concerns about the nation’s competitiveness, Americans are simultaneously proud of colleges in the United States and critical of the direction in which they’re … read more »
Alaa Alhomaizi, a senior at Northeastern University, has traveled around her home country with her twin sister, Dalal, to raise awareness and promote treatment.
It is safe to say that few members of the math faculty get asked the kind of question that Peter M. Plourde did at the start of a recent algebra … read more »
Northeastern University opened a graduate campus in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday, the first step in a far-reaching plan to expand across the country, form research partnerships within cities, and take … read more »
A package bomb that injured two professors at a university here this month is the latest in a string of attacks by a new terror group inspired by the Unabomber. … read more »
As college-access advocates work to preserve federal student-aid funds in a difficult budget climate, it’s natural that most of their attention is focused on Pell Grants. After all, that program … read more »
This discussion at Matt Yglesias’ blog about whether universities make cities prosperous is interesting but I think the reverse causality is more relevant: how cities help create prosperous universities.