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What you need to know about the ‘forever chemicals’ in your food, water and air

They knew something was wrong when the cows started dying. The Tennant family kept around 200 cattle on their farm in West Virginia. But the animals began to get sick after the DuPont chemical company turned a nearby plot of farmland into a private landfill. The case against DuPont, which was settled in 2000, would reveal…
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Published On: October 28, 2019 | Tags: ,,
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Dean’s Strategy Council Spotlight: Edward Meehan

The CSSH Dean’s Strategy Council (DSC) was formed in 2015 to provide advice and guidance to our college’s dean. Composed primarily of college alumni, the DSC meets several times per year to offer their time and support in advancing the goals of CSSH. For this Spotlight, we talk with the Chair of the DSC, Edward…
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Published On: October 25, 2019 | Tags:
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Here’s what makes unrest become a protest

In Chile, bubbling frustration boiled over into deadly, full-blown protests over the weekend after the government announced what amounted to a four-cent subway fare hike in the country’s capital. In Brazil in 2013, it was a 20-cent bus fare increase that finally brought growing unrest to the surface. In Hong Kong, protests that have been ongoing for more than 100…
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Published On: October 24, 2019 | Tags: ,,,,,
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Her family broke the cycle of poverty she was born into. She wants to do the same for others.

Raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh, one of the poorest and most densely populated countries in the world, Urbashee Paul’s was a childhood marked by impediments and impermanence. At barely 5 years old, Paul, who is now an economics doctoral student at Northeastern, witnessed moments that came to define the first part of her life. Women, cradling…
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Published On: October 23, 2019 | Tags: ,,,
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Patricia Williams on fear and uncertainty in the U.S.

University Distinguished Professor of Law and Humanities, Patricia Williams, took to the podium at the Northeastern University Alumni Center on October 10 to discuss the state of fear and political uncertainty gripping the U.S.  She was introduced by various faculty members across disciplines, including the Dean and Professor of Law at the Northeastern University School…
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She dreams of falling walls and better cities

Claire Coletti dreams of cities that are welcoming and affordable for everyone. Coletti, who has earned undergraduate and master’s degrees in architecture at Northeastern, has come to see her search for inclusive architecture from the perspective of her transgender identity. “One of the reasons why I’m so passionate about this is that I do have…
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Published On: October 10, 2019 | Tags: ,,,,,
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What do we lose when interactions become transactions?

What do surrogacy, civil rights, and climate change have in common? Ask Patricia Williams, and the answer is contract law. Williams is a lawyer who has authored several books on critical race theory and gender theory, and has a long-running monthly column in the political and cultural magazine The Nation. She’s working on two more books about our unique global, political moment…
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Deciphering the medieval secrets of the Dragon Prayer Book

Erika Boeckeler was going to need three years—with help from a lot of students—to fully comprehend what she was holding in her hands. And yet she knew, the moment she was greeted by the brightly-drawn dragon roaring on its opening page, that she had found a book of historical significance. The Dragon Prayer Book, as Boeckeler’s…
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Published On: October 9, 2019 | Tags: ,,,,
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Here’s what the impeachment inquiry means for the U.S. economy—and for you.

The opening of an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump is a political story with financial implications. How will the volatile investigation affect your pocketbook—and the American economy in general? The first clues emerged Tuesday when U.S. stock markets suffered losses in the hours before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the commencement of a formal impeachment inquiry. On Wednesday, the…
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Published On: September 27, 2019 | Tags: ,,,
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SCCJ Launches New Online Master’s Program

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University launched a new Online Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Composed of four required courses and four elective courses, the program is designed to be customizable, interdisciplinary, and can be completed in as few as two semesters. Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor Gregory Zimmerman…
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Published On: September 26, 2019 | Tags:
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