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Northeastern coverage, research, and expertise on COVID-19 and the pandemic
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.
U.S. citizens face intimidation, sexual harassment, and and other forms of exploitation from their employers, says Amy Farrell, director and professor of criminology and criminal justice at Northeastern. Farrell, who conducted a rare study on labor abuses of U.S. citizens, found that a majority of those offenses go unreported, however.
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In The Media
The results of the national survey, published on Wednesday, may speak to new concerns about misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly surrounding the use of vaccines and other health protocols, says John Wihbey, an assistant professor of journalism and media innovation at Northeastern and co-author of the study.