In the Media

  • Could See A U.S. And Global Recession By End Of 2019: Sri-Kumar

    Bloomberg -- 07/18/2018

    Vijay Govindarajan, Coxe Distinguished Professor at Dartmouth’s Tuck School, and Ravi Ramamurti, University Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University, discuss their new book, REVERSE INNOVATION IN HEALTHCARE, on how India can be the blueprint for healthcare in the US. Dan Hanson, UK Economist for Bloomberg Economics, on how Brexit is impacting the UK economy and how businesses will react to the uncertainty.

  • Immigration policy during Nazi era and now is not explained by “just following the law”

    Salon -- 07/10/2018

    “The law-made-me-do-it” narrative is being recycled from 1940’s Nazi Europe to explain Trump administration policy, writes Laurel Leff, Associate Professor of Journalism, Northeastern University.

  • Thanks to Amazon, the government will soon be able to track your face

    The Guardian -- 07/10/2018

    Putting the business needs of technology giants over our own privacy creates a grave risk to our democracy, writes Northeastern Law professor Woodrow Hartzog.

  • A Sibling Fight Survival Guide

    The New York Times -- 07/10/2018

    Even at the most practical level, we fall short, sometimes laughably so, as Laurie Kramer, a professor of applied psychology at Northeastern University, has found.

  • California court rules in favor of Yelp, but consumers should be careful about what they post

    MarketWatch -- 07/10/2018

    Review sites like Glassdoor and Yelp offer tips on how to write negative reviews in ways that avoid defamation claims and provide guidance on what to do if you get sued over a review. “I would not take the lesson that users cannot say anything they want to say,” said Joseph Reagle, a professor at Northeastern University who studies online communities and reviews.

  • Salamander’s Genome Guards Secrets of Limb Regrowth

    Scientific American -- 07/10/2018

    In James Monaghan’s lab at Northeastern University in Boston, Johanna Farkas, a postdoc, handed me a pair of what looked like sunglasses. We were facing shelves lined with dozens of axolotl tanks; the lab keeps about 400 or 500 animals. (“There might be more in this room than there are in the wild now,” Farkas said.) The snub noses of the salamanders, drawn to the fronts of their tanks when people enter the room, followed us back and forth. Farkas told me to look at a large adult axolotl whose skin has a yellowish cast. After I put on the sunglasses, she pointed a blue flashlight at the animal, who shone vivid green.

  • As Atul Gawande steps into a risky health CEO role, here are five challenges he faces

    Stat -- 07/10/2018

    “I see a lot that intersects pretty directly with the work he’ll be doing as part of his new venture,” said Dan Kennedy, an associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University. In addition to health care costs, Kennedy noted that Gawande has written about President Trump’s attempts to do away with the ACA, unnecessary medical procedures, and other controversial subjects.

  • Are Phone Apps Spying on Us? This Northeastern Prof Thinks So

    BostInno -- 07/10/2018

    The Northeastern University team found apps that either directly or through recycled code from third-party libraries had uploaded images or had recorded images and videos of screen use, without users’ knowledge.

  • India can teach the U.S. how to slash health-care costs by 40% — without rationing care

    MarketWatch -- 07/10/2018

    Vijay Govindarajan, a Dartmouth College professor who focuses on innovation, and Ravi Ramamurti, the director at the Center for Emerging Markets at Northeastern University, contend the U.S. could slash its $3.3 trillion annual health-care tab by 30% to 40% over the next decade without making us sicker and without rationing care.

  • Michelle Carter Has Appealed Her Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction in Infamous 2014 Texting Suicide Case

    Teen Vogue -- 07/10/2018

    “This sends a strong message to people that using technology to bully people into committing suicide will not be tolerated,” Daniel S. Medwed, a law professor at Northeastern University, told the Times.

  • Could See A U.S. And Global Recession By End Of 2019: Sri-Kumar

    Bloomberg -- 07/10/2018

    Vijay Govindarajan, Coxe Distinguished Professor at Dartmouth’s Tuck School, and Ravi Ramamurti, University Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University, discuss their new book, REVERSE INNOVATION IN HEALTHCARE, on how India can be the blueprint for healthcare in the US. …

  • There’s only one way to truly understand another person’s mind

    Quartz -- 07/03/2018

    Instead of imagining ourselves in another person’s position, we need to actually get their perspective, according to a recent study (pdf) in the Journal of Personality and Psychology. Researchers from the University of Chicago and Northeastern University in the US and Ben Gurion University in Israel conducted 25 different experiments with strangers, friends, couples, and spouses to assess the accuracy of insights onto other’s thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and mental states.