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paperless

Going paperless is appreciated and much needed these days. Therefore, In the world of college textbooks and journals, Northeastern University is going completely paperless. The University has made a lifetime partnership with an efficient digital media company in Silicon Valley. A large storage facility now stands tall in Belize, which will contain boxed up books. Textbooks, journals, and periodicals will get replaced by digital...

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Mueller

The US politics has surrounded Robert Mueller for quite some time now; he was appointed as a special counsel to investigate the Russian government’s interference in the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. Mueller’s report has turned into a debate whether President Donald J. Trump committed a crime, while he himself and most Congressional Republicans say he didn’t, the Democratic legislators and then presidential candidates say...

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Hacking Videogame Consoles

It was a hectic competition between the teams in the MITRE’s embedded capture the flag competition. The competition challenged the students to design a secure system and collect a series of ‘flags’ digitally by hacking their competitor’s systems. Northeastern University won the overall competition by making a system for game. “This year, they had to develop a gaming system” says Guevara Noubir.   Guevara Noubir is a...

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deaf sign language

Harlan Lane, the one who helped establish the American sign language program, at Northeastern University, died at the age of 82 on July 13. He was a tireless champion and advocate for the deaf community.   In an interview with The Boston Globe, Lane said, "One disability scholar says that people with hearing problems reject the idea that they have a disability because there's a stigma associated with...

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Recitation App that helps Muslims

Anas Abou Allaban was one of the participants of Muslim Hacks, an event that took place at California. At this event participants share their technological ideas and solutions to build products for people practicing Islam. Allaban is an electrical and computer engineering student, Northeastern University was fascinated by a hack which used speech recognition tool that helps Muslims to recite their prayers.   In order to keep...

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Earthquakes - A Big One

The first week of July 2019 panicked southern California with two major earthquakes. Jerome F. Hajjar, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northeastern University says, “it’s not a matter of if California will experience a huge, devastating earthquake, but when.” He also added the fact that only a few buildings at southern California is designed to withstand such quakes. The earthquake was recorded as...

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skills

Technological advancements, especially in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), are transforming the way we work and learn. The consultancy McKinsey estimates that up to 800 million workers globally could possibly be displaced by robotic automation by 2030. Some jobs will change dramatically, while others will disappear altogether. So how do we bridge the skills gap in this age of AI?   Sean Gallagher, the...

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Alabama

On one hand, where some states like Alabama and Georgia are imposing the most restrictive abortion bills into law, New York City Officials in response has recently set aside $250,000. This fund is to help women who travel from other states to obtain abortions in the city. An action that acknowledges the broader national debate over access to abortion, says Aziza Ahmed, a Northeastern University...

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right-to-vote

Alice Paul - does this name sound familiar to you? If not, you are in a dire need to read “Mr. President, how long must we wait?”  authored by journalist Tina Cassidy, a Northeastern University graduate. Alice Paul was an American suffragist, a women's rights activist and a feminist. She was one of the main strategists and leaders of the campaign for the 19th Amendment...

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