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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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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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The House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump. Now, the Republican-controlled Senate has the power to decide his fate. The Senate could hold an impeachment trial as early as January. However, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has already indicated that she is in no hurry to send the two House-passed articles of impeachment to the Senate. These articles can trigger a trial of the president.   Jeremy Paul...

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A budget deficit is a gap between what the government spends and what it takes in through taxes and other sources of revenue. It occurs when expenses exceed revenue and indicate the financial health of a country. According to a forecast by the Congressional Budget Office, the federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to $1 trillion by the 2020 fiscal year.   According to Alan Clayton-Matthews, an associate professor of economics and...

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LaRue Gilleland was a respected journalist and academic who helped in transforming a small journalism program into what is now established as Northeastern’s School of Journalism. He is credited with helping to create the Northeastern University’s graduate program in journalism. He died at the age of 89.  A program developed into a full-fledged journalism school under his tenure as director from 1981 to 1992, strengthened by...

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According to a research conducted by The Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), “nearly 1 in 10 Medicare enrollees age 65 and over 4 in 10 enrollees younger than 65 with long-term disabilities experience food insecurity.” This issue of food insecurity stems from healthcare concerns. Food insecurity occurs when people are unable to get access to food due to high poverty. This often becomes a...

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