Appalachia Capstone 2015

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Silicon Savanna, Solar Panels and M-Kopa


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


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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