WBUR – Bystander Approach Teaches That Others Play Role In Preventing Sexual Violence

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Northeastern’s human services courses and programming are empowering students to learn more about sexual assault and how they can become active bystanders.

USA Today – Focus on marathon resiliency, not tragedy: Column

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Jamie Fox says we, and particularly the media, should focus on stories of recovery and resiliency on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.

news@Northeastern – The power of local philanthropy

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Rebecca Riccio and Lisa Wong, mayor of Fitchburg, shared insights on local philanthropy at Northeastern’s third annual Social Impact Con­fer­ence on Monday.

USA Today – Quit abusing ‘active shooter’ term: Column

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James Alan Fox says Fort Hood is latest example of unnecessary panic created by misuse of this terminology.

Faculty Spotlight: Tom Vicino [VIDEO]

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MPA Program Director and Associate Professor Dr. Tom Vicino discusses his research, the courses his teaches, advice for prospective students and more in this two part video interview.

Online giving course adds actor Patrick Dempsey

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When the second edition of ‘Giving With Purpose’ on effective giving starts next month, students will have a chance to learn from actor Patrick Dempsey, billionaire Warren Buffett and other prominent philanthropists.

Alumni Spotlight: Dan Burgess [VIDEO]

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Check out our latest video spotlight with MPA alumnus, Dan Burgess, who is the Legislative Director for Energy at the Massachusetts State Office of Environment & Energy.

Northeastern Magazine – The Trees of Life

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Law & Public Policy graduate Mariam Raqib founded the Afghan tree project to reverse the environmental ravages caused by decades of war in her native country.

The Boston Globe – Mass. jobless rate fell to 6.5% in February

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The Massachusetts unemployment rate slipped below the nation’s for the first time since November as employers added nearly 4,000 jobs last month, the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development said Thursday.

Fellowship Spotlight: MURP student Steven Donovan awarded the Lowell Richards Fellowship

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Stephen Donovan, a first year Master of Urban and Regional Policy student, was awarded the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership’s second annual Lowell Richards Fellowship.

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