Massachusetts voters earlier this month overwhelmingly approved the legalization of recreational marijuana. We asked drug policy expert Leo Beletsky what happens next and how the Trump administration could impact the rollout of this new law, which takes effect Dec. 15.
For the first time in history, Massachusetts voters can cast their ballots before Election Day. This means the students, faculty, and staff on campus who are registered to vote in Massachusetts can make their voices heard a full two weeks before polls open on Nov. 8. Here’s what you need to know.
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.
Northeastern associate professor Jessica Hoffman and a team of researchers examined middle and high schools across the commonwealth following the implementation of a statewide nutrition bill. Their encouraging findings show the feasibility of making significant improvements in the competitive foods and beverages available in schools.
Michael Dukakis, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Northeastern and the longest-serving governor in Massachusetts history, offers advice to new Gov. Charlie Baker.
In April, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick filed legislation that would ban noncompete clauses in the state, saying that they restrict innovation. Here, law professor David Phillips offers insight into the role of noncompete clauses and how the potential new law could impact businesses.
Data Day, hosted by Northeastern last Friday, highlighted the importance of data in shaping public opinion and guiding policy.
On Tuesday, a delegation of Northeastern students lobbied Massachusetts lawmakers to support increasing state financial-aid programs for college students.
A day after the nation went to the polls, we’re talking to Northeastern faculty members about President Barack Obama’s electoral win over Republican Mitt Romney, despite an extremely close popular vote count. Check in throughout the day to see what experts from across the university are saying about what the results mean for the nation and the world.
Two political science students are campaigning on behalf of Massachusetts senate candidates Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said on Thursday at Northeastern’s fourth annual Emerging Markets Symposium that the state’s education, innovation and infrastructure make it an ideal business partner.
An amicus brief filed by Wendy Parmet, an associate dean in the School of Law, was cited to demonstrate that statewide reforms cannot fully solve health-care issues because of the market’s interstate nature.