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Get your money’s worth

As activists across the Commonwealth are sorting through petitions in order to ensure the $15 minimum wage is on the ballot next November, some might be wondering, “will we get our money’s worth?” So, let’s reflect on how minimum wage policies have played out in the past. ..
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Published On: November 16, 2017 |
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Photos: 2017 faculty book launch

On November 13, members of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs came together to celebrate the work of seven faculty members who published thought-provoking and award-winning books in 2017. Here are photos from the event as well as brief synopses of all eight books…
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Published On: November 14, 2017 |
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Northeastern expert writes first review of new energy democracy movement

Northeastern sustainability expert Jennie Stephens examines the energy democracy agenda in the United States in hopes of giving voice to an emerging movement that links social justice and equity with energy innovation…
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Published On: November 6, 2017 |
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Panel: Making better decisions using data to enhance workforce development, neighborhood improvements, and school safety

SPPUA Director Matthias Ruth chaired a panel at the Association of Public Policy and Management (APPAM) annual research conference this month in Chicago, featuring research by SPPUA professors Alicia Sasser Modestino on impacts of summer youth employment programs on job-preparedness and crime and Dan O’Brien on the use of 311 call data for neighborhood infrastructure…
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Published On: November 5, 2017 |
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Guest Column: Why I traded a financial analyst career to help improve cities

Lauti Cantar explains how the MS in Urban Informatics Program helped him transition from a financial analyst position at an international consulting firm in Argentina to an urban data science fellowship for a nonprofit organization in Boston, where he is designing and developing a tool that will help voucher holders relocate to better areas within the city…
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Published On: November 4, 2017 |
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Get to Know: Sarah Sanchez, Student, MS in Engineering and Public Policy

As a civil engineer by trade, Sarah Sanchez believes technology can be used to improve life by minimizing risks and undesirable impacts. She enrolled in Northeastern’s new Master of Science in Engineering and Public Policy (MSEPP) to explore this interface of technology and society…
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Published On: November 3, 2017 |
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Faculty in the Media: October 2017

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 October that reference our knowledgeable staff and their research.  

Published On: November 2, 2017 |
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There are only two things certain in life: death and taxes

  In the wake of Republicans’ efforts to push tax reform through Congress and provide relief to millions of Americans, it is worth touching upon a tax policy—the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)—that could benefit those at the bottom who are left out. Though absent from the current blueprint, Paul Ryan has joined Democrats in…
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Published On: November 1, 2017 |
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Social Impact Lab plays major role in CGI U

This month, Northeastern University welcomed 1,200 students from more than 90 countries to the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges with Bill and Chelsea Clinton, faculty, and global experts. At the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, we are extremely proud that the Social…
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Published On: October 30, 2017 |
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Advisory Committee: Meet Steve Farrell, Nancy Goodman and George Bachrach

We are pleased to highlight our Advisory Committee, whose members are helping the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs continue to advance use-inspired research, excellence in teaching, and engagement. This month, we introduce you to Steve Farrell, who has served on our Advisory Committee for several years, and new members Nancy Goodman and George…
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Published On: October 25, 2017 |
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