Mariam Raqib brings the gift of trees to Afghanistan


Mariam Raqib remembers a childhood in Afghanistan where majestic Acacia trees lined the streets of Kabul and wheat grew in the fields outside her family’s home near the city of Jalalabad. That is not the Afghanistan Ms. Raqib found upon returning decades after she and her family fled the Soviet occupation of the 1980s. Forests were felled, irrigation systems destroyed, and farmlands abandoned.

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


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


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


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

James Alan Fox

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

Faculty Spotlight: Tom Vicino [VIDEO]


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


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]


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


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


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.

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