One big logic puzzle

Jil­lian Chaffee, SSH’15, loves the hands-​​on work she does on co-​​op at the U.S. Library of Con­gress, where she helps pre­serve the library’s vast col­lec­tion of books.

A state of economic emergency

MIT pro­fessor and social activist Noam Chomsky shared his thoughts on the strug­gling U.S. economy on Monday evening at Northeastern’s third annual Boston Sym­po­sium on Economics.

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.

The untold stories of slavery

In a campus lec­ture on Friday, Pulitzer Prize-​​winning author Dou­glas Blackmon said he writes about African Amer­ican slavery because it’s a way to infuse per­son­ality into sto­ries that were orig­i­nally written in dehu­man­izing ways.

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.

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.