equality Tag

“We hear that if you want to eradicate racism, intolerance, injustice, all you need is education,” Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern University, said. “That is not enough. There are people with culture, with education, who are racists, intolerant, and hateful. So, education is not enough. What is important is the experience. To bring your education into reality. To understand reality, and to impact reality.”...

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Toni Morrison

The world-renowned author Toni Morrison died at the age of 88 on 5th of August, 2019. She has helped shape modern literature and she will live on in her novels, essays, poems, and through the people. She has touched and inspired. She was the recipient of many awards including the Nobel prize in literature, Pulitzer prize, and Presidential medal of freedom.   When Morrison had visited Northeastern...

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The ‘Women who Empower’ summit held at Northeastern University was a room of change. Coming from different fields like magazine editing, sports, etc. ,where they have excelled, these women had some inspiring stories to tell about defeating patriarchy and achieving those dreams that they were crazy enough to see in their childhood.   Liukin, an Olympic gymnastic present at the event talked about how there was a...

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equal rights

Equality is the need of the hour and it is now universally advocated and accepted.  In today’s world to advance equality for all, actions can’t take place only in litigation. There must be other forms of advocacy. The role of journalists in shedding light on legal issues is, therefore becoming more important than ever before as will the use of social media. Eubanks, the founding...

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old play

The World is changing, slowly and steadily, with many people raising their voices against injustice. A recent addition was the #MeToo movement. It put forth thousands of stories from people, men and women alike, about surviving through non-consensual sexual advances. Apparently, the trauma is deep enough, and it certainly needs recognition. People have started questioning the real face of consent and how it works. Parents...

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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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The three pillars of a disadvantaged country are the dysfunction of education, medicine, and employment sector. What adds to the tripartite is the passivity of the people in the country, who have internalised the exclusion as fate, perhaps, with no revolt but gratitude for the sliver. Such is the condition of Nicaragua, a rural area in Africa and one among many areas deprived of proper...

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wheelchair-icon

  For a long time now disability rights activists have had a problem with the wheelchair icon. Showing a person sitting on a wheelchair in white colour over a blue background, they say that it becomes a passive representation of a community that is active participants in the society. Kimberly Izar organised a pop-up installation with its attraction being a newly designed wheelchair symbol. This showed...

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Rodents and other animals are often used in biomedical research as models for humans. Understanding how different sexes of mice react to a medication, for example, can help researchers predict adverse side effects in men and women. But most biomedical research has been done on exclusively male animals.   Rebecca Shansky is a neuroscience researcher at Northeastern University. She was studying how rats handle stressful experiences, when...

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journey-of-an-engineer

Everyone knows the story of how a passionate engineer leaves his or her stream and find his or her life goal in another field. Yet, rarely has one listened to a story that is exactly the opposite of the norm. But, that has actually happened, and that too, with one of the Northeastern University’s student, Ching-Chi-Chang, also known by her Western name of Amanda.   Chang was...

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