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Northeastern Police Chief Michael Davis began his career as a police officer in the Third Precinct in Minneapolis, the same precinct Derek Chauvin worked, putting in 16 years at the department before becoming chief of police in Brooklyn Park. He discusses the impact of the verdicts and what’s needed to create real change in police departments.
Northeastern coverage, research, and expertise on COVID-19 and the pandemic
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck until he died, was found guilty of all three counts related to Floyd’s murder on Tuesday, in a case that “bucks up against 200 years of history in a way that is enormously refreshing but also deeply informative,” said Margaret Burnham, university distinguished professor of law at Northeastern.
Vaccinated? Don’t toss that mask just yet.
A more contagious variant of the coronavirus is now dominant in the U.S. The threat of variants complicates the fight to subdue the COVID-19 pandemic, and raises questions about the efficacy of current vaccines against new strains. That means you should keep wearing that mask, Northeastern public health specialists say.
Three Northeastern students—Sabrina Bond, Spencer Lake Jacobs-Skolik, and Cameron Young—have been selected from a pool of more than 1,200 nominees to receive the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. This national, merit-based academic award is given to undergraduate sophomores and juniors who plan to pursue research careers in natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics.
A shortage of the semiconductor chips that serve as the brainpower in millions of electronic devices has shown, yet again, how brittle global supply chains are. But, say Northeastern professors who study the technology and supply chain management, it’s a chance to re-imagine electronics and how we make them.
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In The Media
Public health authorities find themselves in a delicate position when it comes to the messaging about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines to the United States public, two Northeastern scholars of public health law and communications say. “I think regulators have to thread a very fine needle, and they’re doing so in a moment that is very fraught,” says law professor Wendy Parmet.