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Transportation and accountability

Justin de Benedictis-Kessner, postdoctoral research associate at SPPUA’s Boston Area Research Initiative, has recently published a study that looks at train delays in Boston and the issue of accountability. Benedictis-Kessner surveyed MBTA riders and used their CharlieCard numbers to get data for the on-time performance of the trains they had ridden. He found that delays…
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Published On: July 13, 2018 |
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MPA alumnus joins Mass. Department of Higher Education

  Congratulations to recent alumnus Ignacio Chaparro for joining the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE) as a Project Specialist! Chaparro graduated in May with a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and joined the DHE in June where he manages key initiatives, provides background research, and helps develop policy recommendations. He also facilitates academic program quality,…
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Published On: July 11, 2018 |
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Pasona names Northeastern professor ‘alumni of the year’

In 1997, professor Daniel Aldrich completed an internship at the Japanese firm Pasona Group Inc., where he was tasked with helping to rebuild Kobe after a massive earthquake. Now, Pasona has named him “Alumni of the Year” for his contributions. “This was my first time working on the issue of disasters and helped me get…
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Published On: July 6, 2018 |
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Faculty in the Media: June 2018

The faculty at the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs continue to be reliable sources of expertise on current pressing issues. Below is a list of articles during the month of June that reference our knowledgeable staff and their research.

Published On: July 5, 2018 |
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Faculty in the Media: May 2018

The faculty at the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs continue to be reliable sources of expertise on current pressing issues. Below is a list of articles during the month of May that reference our knowledgeable staff and their research.  

Published On: June 5, 2018 |
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PhD candidate receives Asian Studies Research Award

Vaishali Kushwaha, a PhD candidate in the Law and Public Policy Program, has been awarded the Hong Liu Asian Studies Research Award for her dissertation research on water supply sustainability in rapidly urbanizing India. The award, given by the Center for International Affairs and World Cultures at Northeastern University, supports Asian histories, cultures, societies, and…
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Published On: May 7, 2018 |
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Guest Column: ‘My degree has helped me become a more well-rounded public servant’

Jatnna Garcia, MA in International Affairs ’18, explains how her Northeastern education has helped her become a more well-rounded public servant, by combining theory with practice and giving her a broader perspective on the effects of policy decisions on different marginalized communities…
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Published On: May 5, 2018 |
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Graduate Commencement Celebration & Awards Luncheon

On Friday, May 4, 54 SPPUA graduate students received their diplomas. Prior to commencement, students and their families joined faculty and staff at the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs for an Awards Luncheon. The annual event honors a select few who have distinguished themselves through their outstanding academic performance, strong leadership, and exceptional…
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Published On: May 4, 2018 |
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2 SPPUA students named Huntington 100

Two graduating human services majors who have also played critical roles as program assistants in SPPUA’s Social Impact Lab were named to the Huntington 100 list, which recognizes outstanding students for achievements commensurate with the university’s mission, ideals, values, and Academic Plan. Allegra Mangione and Martha Durkee-Neuman were honored because of their outstanding achievements in…
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Published On: May 3, 2018 |
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