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Keeping ASL at Center of Deaf Culture

Recent budget cuts in Indiana and other parts of the U.S. have threat­ened the future of state schools for the deaf, cre­ating worry among deaf and hard-​​of-​​hearing fam­i­lies that their chil­dren will be pushed into main­stream schools where Amer­ican Sign Lan­guage (ASL) takes a back seat to new “speaking and lis­tening” tech­nolo­gies. Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of…
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Published On: August 1, 2011 | Tags: ,
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Understanding the Bard

Last week, the Com­mon­wealth Shake­speare Com­pany began its 16th annual “Shake­speare on the Common” season with “All’s Well That Ends Well.” We asked Erika Boeckeler—an assis­tant pro­fessor of Eng­lish who recently returned from a post­doc­toral fel­low­ship at the Hunt­ington Library in San Marino, Calif. — for some insight into one of The Bard’s lesser-​​known works. What’s…
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Published On: July 29, 2011 | Tags: ,
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CSSH Welcomes New Faculty

Georges Van Den Abbeele, founding dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, recently announced nine new faculty hires. The College welcomes the addition of these accomplished scholars. Neal Lerner Associate Professor, English & Director of the Writing Center Professor Lerner comes to us most recently from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he…
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Published On: July 27, 2011 | Tags: ,
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The Mindset Behind Mass Murder

Last week’s ter­rorist attack in Norway stunned that nation and the world. We asked Jack Levin, the Brud­nick Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Soci­ology and Crim­i­nology at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, who spe­cial­izes in the study of vio­lence and hate, to dis­cuss the mindset of the accused killer and the poten­tial for changes in Norway’s judi­cial system, which imposes…
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Published On: July 26, 2011 | Tags: ,
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Machu Picchu’s 100th Anniversary

Sunday marked the 100th Anniver­sary of the dis­covery of Machu Picchu — the ancient Incan city in Peru — by Amer­ican archae­ol­o­gist and his­tory pro­fessor Hiram Bingham. Yanet Monica Canavan, the director of Northeastern’s Dia­logue of Civ­i­liza­tions pro­grams in Peru, and a native of the country, talks about the his­tor­ical sig­nif­i­cance of the dis­covery of…
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Published On: July 22, 2011 | Tags: ,,
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Partisan Politics Hinders Debt-​​Ceiling Deal

Con­gress and Pres­i­dent Obama have yet to reach an agree­ment to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, a neces­sity to ensure that the United States is able to meet its finan­cial oblig­a­tions. William Dickens, a Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Eco­nomics and Social Policy at North­eastern, said that the U.S. economy could slide into depres­sion if a deal…
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Published On: July 18, 2011 | Tags: ,
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Putting a Career on Hold to Help Kids Cope

A recent North­eastern Uni­ver­sity grad­uate chose to defer his admis­sion to sev­eral top law schools, choosing instead to spend the year launching an ambi­tious non­profit orga­ni­za­tion that will pro­vide prac­tical life skills and emo­tional sta­bility to foster youths in Boston. Mar­quis Cabrera, who grew up in a drug– and poverty-​​stricken neigh­bor­hood in Harlem, N.Y., was in…
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Published On: July 12, 2011 | Tags: ,
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Micro-​​Finance and a Lesson in Power Politics

As part of their spring-​​semester co-​​op with Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity stu­dents Kelly Ward and Sarah Hodsdon were antic­i­pating their meeting with Nobel Peace Prize-​​winner Muhammad Yunus, the bank’s founder and inter­na­tional micro-​​finance pio­neer. But just one day before the sched­uled meeting, the Bangladeshi gov­ern­ment fired Yunus, citing the bank’s lack of “proper…
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Published On: July 11, 2011 | Tags: ,,
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School Ties

Gaby’s from Mus­tique, a small Caribbean island. Bandar and Khalid are from Saudi Arabia. Saaj, who’s eth­ni­cally Indian, was born and raised in Dubai. Otto is from Paris. They met and bonded in Switzer­land in their early teens, as stu­dents at a boarding school called Aiglon Col­lege, nes­tled high up in the Alps. As grad­u­a­tion neared…
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Published On: July 7, 2011 | Tags: ,,,,
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In the Government Trenches

The front line of Boston city gov­ern­ment, says Mayor Thomas M. Menino, is the eighth floor of City Hall, where requests, com­plaints, and feed­back pour in, 24/​7, from more than 600,000 res­i­dents. Phone calls range from gripes about pot­holes and graf­fiti, to com­ments on such issues as crime and edu­ca­tion, to ques­tions about the city’s…
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Published On: July 6, 2011 | Tags: ,
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