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Vaccine risks and concerns about side effects were the primary reasons why people remain unvaccinated, according to a U.S. study by researchers from Northeastern and several partner institutions. Those who are vaccine willing are almost equal in number to those strongly vaccine resistant, the survey found.
Northeastern coverage, research, and expertise on COVID-19 and the pandemic
At the summit of Stratton Mountain in Vermont, engineering students Rickard Stureborg, Anuj Gajjar, and Rodrigo Alzola had an idea for improving the way that nearly undetectable molecules are measured. But their story actually begins much farther south in the backdrop of a different mountain range, the Andes, during a Dialogue of Civilizations in Santiago, Chile.
Biden nominates civil rights legend Margaret Burnham for federal Civil Rights cold case review board
President Joe Biden has nominated Northeastern law scholar and renowned civil rights lawyer Margaret Burnham to serve on a new board that will make it easier to access the records of unsolved murders of Black Americans during the Civil Rights era—and possibly solve some of the lingering crimes.
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“Fishermen spend the bulk of their year, if not every day, on the water and the vast majority of scientists only get to spend a small number of days on the water,” says Steven Scyphers, assistant professor of marine and environmental sciences at Northeastern. “But we’re both trying to understand the same system.”
Khailah Nichole-Robin Griffin, a fifth-year business student and captain of Northeastern’s track and field team, drew from her own experiences while creating a nonprofit organization to help nontraditional pre-medical students. She’s been inspired by her late grandmother, a Georgia sharecropper who enabled Griffin to succeed “because of the sacrifices she made.”