Shutting down the digital divide

On Tuesday, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity and Com­cast cel­e­brated an ongoing part­ner­ship aimed at con­necting more low-​​income fam­i­lies in Boston to the Internet through PSAs and dig­ital lit­eracy training sessions.

3Qs: When oil and water (and land) mix

Last year it was the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and then another in China in early June and just last week, Mon­tana suf­fered an oil spill, with an esti­mated 42,000 gal­lons dumping into the Yel­low­stone River. Jen­nifer Cole, director of the Envi­ron­mental Studies Pro­gram at North­eastern, dis­cusses how oil spills affect wildlife and irri­ga­tion, and empha­sizes the need to reeval­uate our depen­dence on fossil fuels.