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American History

The New York Times dedicated an entire issue of its weekly magazine to examining the history of American slavery, calling it “The 1619 Project,” in observance of the 400th anniversary of the first slave ship to land on the continent. The issue had various essays published acknowledging the various forms in which slavery has been a part of the American culture. Many would argue that this...

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meetings

When the midterm election day dawned in the United States on November 6 two years ago, their government was in a pretty chaotic situation. However, whatever happened that induced this, the policies and the democracy, obviously, is always in its place in effect. David Lazer, a professor at Northeastern University, emphasises on the importance of how people need to be politically alert, voters and elected...

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baker

In 2009, Shalanda Baker, a newly appointed Northeastern University professor with expertise in the interplay between global energy transition, climate change, and indigenous rights left her job as a project finance lawyer at a big global law firm and booked a one-way ticket to Latin America. Baker recalls, “Witnessing the massive bailout of the financial sector had not only left me disillusioned about the stability...

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landsmark

An appointee to Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Boston Planning and Development Agency Board of Directors, Landsmark joined Northeastern University this year as Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. Ted Landsmark’s current research draws upon efforts by cities to address demographic changes and racial inequities, resilience, gentrification and affordability, global economic needs and local education, waterfront development, re-branding through design, and data-driven management to...

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bush

George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, was the last in an “older breed of politicians” who treated the presidency with “the respect it deserves as quoted by Costas Panagopoulos, a Political Science professor at Northeastern University. Bush died at the age of 94 years. Panagopoulos feels, “He was the epitome of class and elegance.” He was a very humble public servant...

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The power and viability of social media as a tool to change narratives altogether have changed and this has occurred throughout the watershed election of 2016. A sharp discontinuity can be observed which has forced us to question- how much exactly of our life’s decisions are now being unassumingly affected by data, codes, and algorithms? It all began when revenue generation in the form of...

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transgender

“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you.” Recently, U.S. President...

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president's

 A few days back, The Washington Post reported that President Donald J. Trump “has asked his advisers about his power to pardon aides, family members and even himself” in connection with special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Shortly after, one of the president’s personal attorneys denied it, saying that Trump’s legal team is not looking into the question of whether the president can pardon himself.   The report touched off a...

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body language

It was hard not to notice President Donald Trump’s body language during his State of the Union (SOTU) address. Throughout his 80-minute speech, he frequently raised his eyebrows, lifted his chin, and angled his body to his left to face his supporters. What do these nonverbal cues mean? According to Laura Dudley, assistant clinical professor of applied behavior analysis at Northeastern University, the answer lies in the...

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russian

Three former aides to President Donald Trump—including his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort—have been charged as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. These developments mark a “turning point” in the investigation, according to one Northeastern University's political scientist. “In many ways, this investigation just got real,” said Costas Panagopoulos, professor of political science and an expert on...

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