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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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As Canada wildfires rage, faculty experts examine the ramifications

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Professor Daniel Aldrich and professor Brian Helmuth examines the ramification of Canada’s raging wildfires as the catastrophe resonates across disciplines, among them resilience, and climate change…
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Published On: May 18, 2016 | Tags: ,,,
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CSSH student helps to harness the power of play to foster peace

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Mark Dietrich, SSH’ 17, is co-executive director of one of Northeastern University’s most popular student groups, Peace Through Play. He joined PTP in 2012 and worked with the kinder­garten and first-​​grade stu­dents at the Hurley School this spring, teaching them team­work, lead­er­ship, and crit­ical thinking skills through games like the human knot…
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Published On: May 16, 2016 | Tags: ,
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Northeastern secures academic partnerships for co-​​ops, research in Cuba

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Uta Poiger, dean of the Col­lege of Social Sci­ences and Human­i­ties, signs an agree­ment with the Uni­ver­sity of Havana. While a handful of U.S. higher edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions already offer study abroad and lan­guage immer­sion pro­grams in Cuba, these new part­ner­ships posi­tion North­eastern at the fore­front of expanding aca­d­emic oppor­tu­ni­ties in the country. ..
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Published On: May 11, 2016 | Tags: ,,
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Torch Scholars light the way

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The members of the sixth graduating class of the Torch Scholars Program represented “beacons of light” at a celebration in their honor on Thursday in East Village…
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Published On: May 9, 2016 | Tags:
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