Wonder Material Ignites Scientific Gold Rush

Among those expressing enthu­siasm for graphene is the U.S. mil­i­tary. In late 2011, the U.S. Army Research Lab­o­ra­tory in Adelphi, Md., signed an agree­ment to study graphene’s prop­er­ties with Northeastern […]

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Summer Jobs Elude Many Teenagers

Andrew Sum, director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston, said the weak teen job sit­u­a­tion is wors­ening existing racial and socioe­co­nomic dis­par­i­ties in the […]

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Career Journal: How to Motivate Employees

Employees who are not enthu­si­astic about their work can be a big problem for man­agers. These employees are not only less pro­duc­tive, but their lack of moti­va­tion for tasks can […]

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Marc H. Meyer: Strike the Right Balance

GUEST MENTOR Marc H. Meyer, founder of the Entre­pre­neur­ship and Inno­va­tion Group at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness: One-​​person shows rarely achieve suc­cess in new ven­ture cre­ation – and for good reason. Think […]

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Are Jobless Benefits Leading to Higher Unemployment?

The latest entry in the debate comes from Rand Ghayad, a grad­uate stu­dent atNorth­eastern Uni­ver­sity who has already won atten­tion for his work studying the plight of the long-​​​​term unem­ployed. In an ear­lier paper, Mr. […]

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Rail Lines Bring Housing Clashes

Pro­fes­sors at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston exam­ined 42 neigh­bor­hoods in 12 U.S. cities in 2010 and found that housing costs near rail stops increased after light-​​​​rail ser­vice started in many […]

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Higher ed systems in 10 states turn to Coursera

Leg­is­la­tors in Florida and Cal­i­fornia are pressing to force uni­ver­si­ties to accept credit from MOOC courses, espe­cially if stu­dents can’t get into the in-​​​​person ver­sions of the courses they need. […]

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