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Prof. Rachel Rosenbloom on the “moral failing” of Trump’s immigration order

Law professor and WGSS affiliated faculty member Rachel Rosenbloom sat down for an interview with Northeastern News about the historical and legal contexts of Donald Trump’s executive order to halt immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Rosenbloom places the order alongside the most notoriously discriminatory policies and actions in U.S. history: the Chinese Exclusion Act, Asiatic Barred Zone, and…
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Published On: January 31, 2017 |
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Northeastern faculty preserve signs from Boston Women’s March

Northeastern faculty members who stumbled upon leftover signs from the Boston Women’s March held last Saturday, January 21, are now embarking on an archival project in collaboration with Snell Library. Archivists plan to keep the physical signs in university archives as well as digitize them for online preservation. Specific plans have not yet been determined, but may include a large…
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Published On: January 24, 2017 |
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Spring 2017 Newsletter

The WGSS Spring 2017 newsletter is now available. Check it out for details on upcoming events this spring– including the panelist lineup for our reproductive justice symposium– and highlights from last semester. View the Spring 2017 newsletter.

Published On: January 19, 2017 |
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Farrell awarded grant

Congratulations to Amy Farrell, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice and WGSS executive committee member, and Carlos Cuevas, also associate professor of criminology and criminal justice, received a grant from the National Institute of Justice to study bias victimization against Latinos in the U.S. Findings from this study will provide valuable information about the nature and patterns…
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Published On: December 21, 2016 |
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Faculty Publication

Congratulations to Nina Sylvanus, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and WGSS affiliated faculty, on her recent book publication, Patterns in Circulation: Cloth, Gender, and Materiality in West Africa (University of Chicago Press, December 2016). In this book, Professor Sylvanus tells a captivating story of global trade and cross-cultural aesthetics in West Africa, showing how a group of…
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Nicole Aljoe Winner of Outstanding Teaching Award

Congratulations to Nicole Aljoe, Associate Professor of English and WGSS executive committee member! Professor Aloje was recently awarded Northeastern’s Outstanding Teaching Award in the Tenure/Tenure-Track category. Her citation is below. Please join us in celebrating this achievement!   Nicole Aljoe, Department of English. With this award, the committee recognizes Professor Aljoe’s commitment to providing students…
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Published On: December 16, 2016 |
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Prof. Valentine Moghadam on Aleppo evacuations and future of Syria

Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Director of the International Affairs and Middle East Studies Programs, and WGSS Affiliated Faculty member Valentine Moghadam discussed the recent evacuations in Aleppo, the possible effects of the displacement of Syrian citizens, and possible global repercussions for other world powers who played a role in the country’s civil war…
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CCIS dean named fellow of leading international computing society

Carla E. Brodley, dean of the College of Computer and Information Science, was named a 2016 fellow by the Association for Computing Machinery. Since being named dean in 2014, Brodley has implemented programs aimed at increasing the numbers of women and minorities in computer science, including the ALIGN program that allows students from other fields…
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Published On: December 15, 2016 |
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A victory and an uncertain future at Standing Rock

Following the announcement from the Department of the Army last week that the Dakota Oil Pipeline would not be allowed to be drilled under a section of the Mississippi River, the future of the project has remained unclear, especially given its support from President-elect Donald Trump. Three faculty members – Professor of Political Science and Co-Director…
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Published On: December 12, 2016 |
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Five Huskies earn NEWISA All-New England Honors

Five members of the women’s soccer team were selected as Division I All-New England performers, as announced by the New England Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA). Senior Mackenzie Dowd and junior Hannah Lopiccolo were named First Team All-New England, which senior Jenny Sinclair, junior Kayla Cappuzzo, and sophomore Hannah Rosenblatt were honored as Second Team…
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