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On the 13th of March’20, President Donald Trump addressed a news conference about coronavirus in the White House in Washington. He declared a national state of emergency, which in turn will give the U.S. states and territories access to up to 50 billion dollars to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This means physical distancing is a must. Trump has also made it easier...

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law

Tara I. Allen, Candace Cain, and Linda (Jarrett) Cohn – graduated in Law in ’98, ’83, and ’97 respectively – beloved once-students of Northeastern University, have now established their own law trifecta in the Western District of Pennsylvania, at the Federal Public Defender’s Office. All of them were unknowingly attracted to Pittsburgh, the Steel City. While Cohn and Cain do belong to this area, Allen...

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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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Two graduates from Northeastern University have brought Slate, their brand of lactose-free chocolate milk, onto the shelves of more than 300 grocery stores along the East Coast. Manny Lubin and Josh Belinsky found that with more people opting for plant-based alternatives, milk consumption was declining in the US as. Thus, about a year ago, they set out to bring forth a chocolaty revolution and believed their twist...

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In an installment of Northeastern University’s series, The Civic Experience, Samantha Power was invited recently where she talked to an audience of more than 700. Power is a former US ambassador to the United Nations. She said she had little interest in politics, and was considering a career in sports journalism. The Tiananmen Square protests changed all of that. One of the most pivotal moments of her career...

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Daniel Kim is an associate professor of health sciences at the Northeastern University. He says that gun violence in the US is one of the reasons for the declining life expectancy there. He believes that no comprehensive study has looked at the various factors behind this crisis despite the critical need for studies that address the underlying causes of gun violence. Kim has provided new...

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The Marshall Scholarship, which falls under the Marshall Plan offered to the U.K. after World War II, was launched in the year 1953. The U.S. gave it to the U.K. as an appreciation of gesture for help and assistance during the war. A student of Northeastern University, Michael Tormey was awarded the same which enabled him to study Transportation for two years in the U.K.   Tormey...

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Alina Mueller and Chloe Aurard are two leading players of Northeastern University’s elite women’s hockey team, Huskies. They are very good friends now. On their arrival at the Northeastern University last year, they were suggested to take a room together since they were the only Europeans on the team and appeared to have much in common. However, their pre-existing relationship was distant and sprung from their competitive natures.   Mueller...

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professor

Alfred Brownell is an honorary and distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Northeastern University, studying law. He was first forcefully driven out of Liberia when he was fighting to protect the forestland. The issue was the Liberian government and palm oil companies planning on deforesting the lands for their establishment, which led to Brownell working hard to protect critical land rights globally. “They made a...

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