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Panel tackles pertinent immigration questions

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Last week’s event in the series “Conflict. Civility. Respect. Peace. Northeastern Reflects” asked the question, “What is America”?..
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Published On: September 26, 2016 | Tags: ,,,,,
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Want the most telling presidential polling data? Professor says turn to Twitter

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North­eastern assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence Nick Beauchamp has created an innovative com­pu­ta­tional model to gauge up-​​to-​​date voter inten­tions in indi­vidual states using Twitter..
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Published On: September 22, 2016 | Tags: ,,
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Open Classroom: Your guide to Election 2016

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Throughout the fall semester, the Myra Kraft Open Class­room series will explore the choices facing the Amer­ican elec­torate in the 2016 pres­i­den­tial election. Open Class­room is a semes­ter­long sem­inar series that is free and open to the North­eastern com­mu­nity and the public…
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Published On: September 7, 2016 | Tags: ,,,
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Faculty expert offers insight into the long rebuilding process ahead of Italy

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An expert in resilience and post-​​disaster recovery, Professor Daniel Aldrich offered some insight into the earth­quake in Italy and the long rebuilding process ahead…
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Published On: August 26, 2016 | Tags: ,,,,
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Will states follow Feds’ lead on phasing out private prisons

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Natasha Frost, mass incar­cer­a­tion expert and asso­ciate pro­fessor in the School of Crim­i­nology and Crim­inal Jus­tice, explains how the Justice Department’s recent direc­tive might affect for-​​profit prisons at the state level and whether the DOJ could change its policy depending on how this fall’s pres­i­den­tial elec­tion shakes out…
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Published On: August 22, 2016 | Tags: ,,,
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The ‘perfect storm’ that led to Brazil’s drastic and rapid decline

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Thomas Vicino, asso­ciate pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence, public policy, and urban affairs at North­eastern, has trav­eled to and worked in Brazil exten­sively. Here, he explains the “per­fect storm” that led to Brazil’s decline and weighs in on the city’s prepa­ra­tion for the Olympics…
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Published On: August 5, 2016 | Tags: ,,,,,
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How the DNC has helped form a bond between two Northeastern professors

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Distinguished Professor Michael Dukakis’ unbreak­able, long-​​term com­mit­ment to his stu­dents and to pro­viding them with oppor­tu­ni­ties to suc­ceed is demonstrated by the special bond that he has with his former student and now-professor Dan Urman. A humble Dukakis says it’s real-​​world expe­ri­ences that are crit­ical to stu­dents’ learning and the essence of Northeastern’s expe­ri­en­tial learning model…
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Published On: July 26, 2016 | Tags: ,,
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Tough and resilient, Torch Scholars thrive

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Simona Vareikaite, SSH’12, a Torch Scholar, recounts her unusual path to college and how the program shaped her. Inspired to give back, Vareikaite is now mentoring troubled teenagers in the Bronx at the same nonprofit that helped her get to Northeastern. ..
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Published On: July 21, 2016 | Tags: ,,
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Making sense of today’s political conventions

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With the Repub­lican National Con­ven­tion set to begin on Monday in Cleve­land, we spoke with North­eastern pro­fessor William Crotty about what actu­ally hap­pens at polit­ical con­ven­tions and the evolving role these con­ven­tions have played in pres­i­den­tial elections…
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Published On: July 18, 2016 | Tags: ,,
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The terror in Nice and security across the EU

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CSSH experts Max Abrahms and Mai’a Cross ana­lyzed these types of “lone wolf” ter­rorist attacks and what the terror in Nice could mean for the Euro­pean Union’s secu­rity procedures…
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