Student Spotlight: Finding a home at Northeastern and helping my home across the way

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by Ali Matalon I have been writing this article for a long time now, in my head. I keep trying to craft coherent sentences that appropriately reflect what the last year has been like for me– and for so many others, but to no avail. So, this article may not be perfect, but here it goes. In […]

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Living on $2.00 a Day in the US


by Professor Dennis Shaughnessy  An important new book has been published called “$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America”. The authors Kathryn Edin and H. Luke Shaefer explore the long underpublicized and now shocking story of extreme poverty right here in the US.  More than 1.5 million families, including three million children, live on […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Catching up with Professor Sara Minard


Interview by Nina Angeles  Can you tell us about the courses you teach? Why social enterprise and food systems? Why impact investing and social finance? I’ve been teaching social entrepreneurship for over 10 years, mostly in the realm of international development practice, and one thing I’ve found is that to reach students, it’s important to find the […]

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Lessons from the “Golden Rice” Debate


by Professor Dennis Shaughnessy  This year’s winner of the “Patents for Humanity” award given by the White House’s Office of Science and Technology and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) included the inventors of a genetically modified organism (“GMO”) called “Golden Rice”. “Patents for Humanity” is a USPTO program that recognizes patent owners and […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Myles Lutheran


Interview by Nina Angeles  Tell us about your post-Northeastern life and how you came to be where you are today, all the way in Kenya. I worked for a series of start-ups, both social and otherwise, in operational roles. I was always one of the first hires at the organization. Then I sought to re-engage with something […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Rebecca Willet


Interview by Nina Angeles Can you share with us your experiences at Northeastern and specifically at SEI and how it impacted your life after Northeastern? I graduated in May 2013 with a dual major in International Affairs and Anthropology and minors in Social Entrepreneurship and Latin, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies. I completed my first co-op at Boston […]

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