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Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted—and then quickly removed—new guidelines indicating that the coronavirus is airborne, leaving people confused about vital public information. Samuel Scarpino, assistant professor and head of the Emergent Epidemics Lab, explains where the science stands.
‘You are joining other students who are innovative, creative, entrepreneurial, who are discoverers, and who are pioneers’
In an academic year that’s unlike any before it, some traditions remain: Fall Fest, First Pages, and the President’s Convocation are hallmarks of a new year at Northeastern. And while they looked different this year, the spirit of exploration and the excitement of new beginnings were as bright as ever as Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern, welcomed the university’s 123rd class on Tuesday.
In 1970, Michael Meltsner—who is currently the George J. and Kathleen Waters Matthews Distinguished Professor of Law at Northeastern—was hired by Columbia University to create a clinical program within its law school. Several lawyers were hired afterward who helped run the program. Among them? Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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In The Media
Engulfed in weeks of protests demanding an end to President Alexander Lukashenko’s rule, Belarus is rewriting its story through the force of its young people, says Julia Ivy, an associate professor of international business and strategy. And as it does, the former Soviet republic is setting an example for the rest of the world.
As some students moved into dorms on the Boston campus, others moved into their off-campus housing in the surrounding neighborhoods. These students are navigating life outside campus, which means making new routines and taking their personal responsibility for the safety of the Northeastern community seriously. Here are a few of their stories.
How did COVID-19 affect the financial markets of the world’s leading economies? How did restrictions to stop the spread of the disease change the way people traveled earlier this year? And, is there any correlation between a population’s dietary habits and how each country managed to control the outbreak? These are some of the questions that students who participated in a virtual hackathon hosted by Northeastern’s Seattle campus sought to explore this summer.