The death of a 2-year-old foster child in Auburn, Massachusetts, in August drew widespread attention to the state’s troubled child welfare system. Professors Elise Dallimore and Christie Rizzo address the criticism leveled at the Department of Children and Families and what changes should be made to improve the foster care system.
This guest post was written by Scarlett Ho, a third year student majoring in International Affairs and Political Science, with a minor in Law and Public Policy. For any Political Science major, […]
This guest post was written by Katrina Deutsch, a Peace Corps recruiter for the Metro-Boston area and a frequent Employer in Residence at Northeastern University. When I started my job […]
Josh Zakim, a 2009 graduate of Northeastern’s School of Law, was elected to the Boston City Council last week and said he is excited to be part of a new chapter in Boston politics.
Northeastern officials do not expect the shutdown to have an effect on the university’s financial aid program, though opportunities for federally-supported research may be impacted.
New assistant professor Dietmar Offenhuber wants to make cities and their infrastructures more legible in order to improve their governance. One of his approaches involves tracking the movement of garbage.
Dale Herbeck, professor and chair of the Department of Communication Studies, says the Internet, globalization, and the speed at which technology evolves has raised many questions regarding the law, freedom of expression, and privacy.
Democrat Maggie Hassan, L’85, was elected governor of New Hampshire. She is the first School of Law graduate to serve as a United States governor.
Law professor Peter Enrich examines the tax policies of President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, both of whom say their plans will help put Americans back to work.
Professor Kristin Madison examines the potential outcomes of the Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling on President Obama’s signature health-care legislation.
Themis Papageorge, an associate clinical professor of computer and information science, examines the cybersecurity threat posed by al-Qaida and Anonymous, a global group of hackers.
Civil engineering students created an innovative solution for limiting the neighborhood’s traffic problems and pedestrian congestion.
Law professor Deborah Ramirez leads a crusade to use community-based approaches to preventing terrorism.
The contentious debate over the debt ceiling became one of this summer’s hottest news stories. We asked Dan Kennedy, assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University, to assess the overall coverage as well as the challenges journalists face when reporting any politically charged story.
Earlier this week, President Obama signed a bill passed by Congress that would raise the debt ceiling and avoid default. The combative negotiations that preceded the deal, however, highlighted the deep political divide in Washington. We asked Robert Gilbert, the Edward W. Brooke Professor in Northeastern’s Department of Political Science, to examine the political climate in light of this deal, and what it means for the 2012 elections.
Congress and President Obama reached a last-minute agreement on Tuesday to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, and avoid default. However, the crisis has damaged the United States’ standing in the world’s economy, according to Kamran Dadkhah, an associate professor of economics at Northeastern University.
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.
New co-op partnership with the city gives Northeastern students the chance to learn the art and craft of retail politics, one phone call at a time.
The sesquicentennial of the Civil War is an opportunity to revisit its legacy; the many ways that it continues to affect our society and culture. Here, Professor Ballard Campbell, an expert in American political history, discusses how the political divisions of the 1860s continue to resonate in our politics. Campbell is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians.
On Monday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congress the U.S. has reached its debt ceiling — the limit on how much money the government can borrow. Not only has raising this limit been at times a contentious political issue, it also raises larger issues related to the U.S. economy’s long-term health, says Kamran Dadkhah, associate professor of economics at Northeastern University.