Congress and President Obama have yet to reach an agreement to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, a necessity to ensure that the United States is able to meet its financial obligations. William Dickens, a Distinguished Professor of Economics and Social Policy at Northeastern, said that the U.S. economy could slide into depression if a deal is not agreed upon by the Aug. 2 deadline.
On Wednesday, the FBI arrested notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger and his companion in Santa Monica, California, after the couple averted authorities for more than 16 years. We asked Jack Levin, the Brudnick Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Northeastern University, to assess the role of tipsters in capturing fugitives, the difficulty of living life on the lam and Bulger’s place among the world’s most notorious criminals.
Director of Northeastern’s Center for Complex Network Research wins recognition from science foundation based in Italy