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Supply-chain shortages will distress the global economy far beyond the holiday shopping season, says Nada Sanders, distinguished professor of supply chain management at Northeastern. “The holidays are going to be dismal,” adds Sanders, who warns that government and business leaders are missing an opportunity to mitigate the crisis.
Northeastern baseball coach Mike Glavine and his team watch the Major League Baseball playoffs every year as a way to bond and improve team performance. This year the Huskies have an added incentive as they root for former Northeastern pitcher Adam Ottavino, who’s playing with the Red Sox in the postseason.
Northeastern coverage, research, and expertise on COVID-19 and the pandemic
Rollins, a 1997 alum, was nominated to become the top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts, but she faces political headwinds in the Senate. If confirmed, Rollins and another Northeastern law alum, Maura Healey, the Massachusetts attorney general, will be the highest ranking law enforcement officials in the state.
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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In The Media
Fresh Truck, a mobile market selling affordable fruits and veggies across Boston, survived the pandemic thanks to a strong sense of community that’s flourished since two Northeastern graduates started the business in 2013. We tagged along with the healthy foods market during their daily sales routes to get a glimpse of the communities they serve and how the business hopes to expand their mission of improving community health through better eating.
Based on the continuing commitment to the health and safety of the Northeastern community, the university is requiring that all guests aged 12 and older who attend campus indoor events must present proof of full vaccination or provide a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of the event. The requirement applies to guests who attend indoor gatherings of all kinds, including athletic events, commencement and other ceremonies, and Family & Friends Weekend, which opens on Friday.
Powell, who died at 84 from COVID-19 complications, delivered the 2012 commencement address at Northeastern. He lived near the Boston campus for a short time before going off to Vietnam in the 1960s. Northeastern’s military veterans remembered him for having a strong moral compass and staying true to his beliefs.
Between vaccinations and intensive inpatient treatments for COVID-19 patients, there has been a gap in doctors’ pandemic toolkit. A new pill might fill that gap, says Mansoor Amiji, university distinguished professor of pharmaceutical sciences and chemical engineering at Northeastern. And it might help save hospitals on the brink.