Silicon Savanna, Solar Panels and M-Kopa

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by Dennis R. Shaughnessy  While many young people dream of a job in Silicon Valley working for a tech start-up upon graduation from college or business school, increasingly there are others who feel drawn to a different dream and a different kind of hub for start-ups. Nairobi, Kenya is now referred to by many as the “Silicon […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Katherine Woolley

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Hi Kate! We’re super excited to catch up with you. Tell us, what have you been up to since graduating in May 2014? Following graduation, I moved home to California to crack down on my job search. Learning about social entrepreneurship in my senior year at Northeastern made for a less than timely pivot in career […]

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Lady Business

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Rethinking A Woman’s Right to Menstrual HygieneBy Emily O’Connor “The greatest return comes from investing in girls and women. When they are educated, they drive development in their families, communities and nations.”[i] In 2013 when UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon made this statement he was acknowledging the powerful role women play in the advancement of human […]

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Spring 2015 Economics Symposium

Northeastern University Economics Society Reflection by Lea Bourdages and Chris Wise Almost all income inequality discussions start the same, with staggering statistics that immediately bring about a sense that something is deeply wrong in this country. Stephan Nathanson’s presentation at the 2015 Northeastern University Economics Symposium began in this familiar way but quickly separated itself from the […]

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A Farewell to SEI

by Emily Turner  What felt like dawn, a loud breakfast bell rang out across the open farmland in New Market, Tennessee. I lept out of bed realizing I slept past my own alarm, a pathetic ringtone compared to the metal structure the cook just struck outside. It was the last day of the spring break field study […]

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Winter Without Warmth

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How the homeless population suffers throughout severe weather conditions.by Morgan Adderley   Freezing temperatures. Snowstorm after snowstorm. Impossible transit systems. Mountains of snow. All of these phrases, and many more, can be used to describe the Boston winter of 2014–2015. It was simply brutal. And yet, as awful as this winter was for me, I could not […]

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