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Infrastructure, shallow earthquake contribute to Italian towns’ destruction

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A building in Italy following an earthquake in recent years. Photo via iStock.   By Molly Callahan | news@Northeastern On Wednesday morning, cen­tral Italy was rocked by a dev­as­tating 6.2 mag­ni­tude earth­quake that killed at least 250 people and injured more than 365 others. Two small towns—Amatrice and Accumoli—were all but flat­tened by the quake, while…
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Published On: August 26, 2016 |
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Final exam

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Medford Square bus stop, which has been recently covered in yarn by a local group.   Today the windows in the office are open again. Instead of the soft and consistent whir of the air conditioning that has filled Room 204 all summer, the auditory backdrop to this morning has been the sounds of landscapers…
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Published On: August 25, 2016 |
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Professor Hoff’s paper selected as runner up for Best Paper Award

Timothy Hoff’s paper presented at the 2016 Academy of Management Meeting in Anaheim, Calif., entitled, “Medical Home Implementation Gaps for Seniors: Perceptions and Experiences of Primary Care Medical Practices,” was selected as one of the runner ups for the Best Paper Award in the Healthcare Management Division of the Academy. It also appeared in the…
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Published On: August 24, 2016 |
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3Qs: Campaign shake-up positions Trump to ‘win,’ regardless of election result

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Dan Urman, a political science and public policy expert and assistant teaching professor at Northeastern, discusses the recent campaign moves and how the attention to Donald Trump’s “brand” may be a win for the candidate, even if he loses in November. Photo from iStock   By Northeastern News   Over the past week, Donald Trump…
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Published On: August 23, 2016 |
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One alumna shares how she’s applying her MPA to her new career as director

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  By Northeastern Graduate Programs Jackney Prioly Joseph knows a thing or two when it comes to public policy and the inner workings of government. She gained experience in City Hall by working in the trenches alongside one of Boston’s longest-serving mayors, Thomas M. Menino, and then by joining forces with one of the city’s…
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Published On: August 22, 2016 |
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Influence of Young Scholars Program reverberates through time

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Assistant professor Matthew Eckelman shares the yearbook from his time as a high school student in the Young Scholars Program with current scholars MaryBeth Rockett and Louis Sokolow. Photo by Matthew Moodono/Northeastern University   By Thea Singer | news@Northeastern   In the summer of 1995, when North­eastern assis­tant pro­fessor Matthew J. Eck­elman was a rising…
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Algorithmic regulation and the case for new rights

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The debate on the Smart City is often focused on the requirements and capabilities of emerging technologies. Alternatives in hardware and software used to capture and analyse vast quantities of data flowing in real time are discussed in detail, as well as ever-evolving automatization and prediction techniques. While such emphasis on novel technical challenges and…
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Published On: August 16, 2016 |
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Letter from the Director: Turning vision into legacy

We live in an era of rapidly changing social, economic and environmental conditions in which the delivery of timely, evidence-based policy-focused research and advice are ever more important. New models are evolving of how knowledge is created and shared, and how local insights and experiences transform the conditions in which people experience and shape their…
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Published On: August 12, 2016 |
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Citywide communication strategies

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  Not long ago, Mayor Stephanie M. Burke decided to make a change to the street sweeping schedule for the busiest streets in the city. To make a long story short, the existing polices had a few oversights and did not mesh well with other policies regarding parking in Medford. This post isn’t going to…
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Published On: August 11, 2016 |
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3Qs: How ‘nomadic architecture’ will shape Rio’s Olympic legacy

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Brazil and Norway play Olympic handball at Rio de Janeiro’s Future Arena. Photo from Flickr.   By Jason Kornwitz | news@Northeastern Two venues at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro—the 12,000-seat Future Arena, which is hosting hand­ball, and the 15,000-seat Aquatic Sta­dium, which is hosting swim­ming and water polo—will be dis­man­tled and rebuilt…
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