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You like digging your toes in it and children enjoy building castles out of it. Now consider for a moment a world without sand. That world will be our reality someday. But, how can we possibly be running low on a substance that seems so limitless? Northeastern researchers discussed the global sand shortage during a webinar on sustainable development and coastal erosion hosted by the university’s Young Global Leaders.
The move away from showering swing voters with attention has a lot to do with technology that allows campaigns to micro-target supporters down to where they live, says Costas Panagopoulos, chair of Northeastern’s Department of Political Science, whose new book connects election data to insights gained from behavioral social science.
Everything you need to know about the 2020 election
‘You are joining other students who are innovative, creative, entrepreneurial, who are discoverers, and who are pioneers’
In an academic year that’s unlike any before it, some traditions remain: Fall Fest, First Pages, and the President’s Convocation are hallmarks of a new year at Northeastern. And while they looked different this year, the spirit of exploration and the excitement of new beginnings were as bright as ever as Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern, welcomed the university’s 123rd class on Tuesday.
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In The Media
A grand jury didn’t indict any police officers in connection with the killing of the 26-year-old medical worker in her apartment, and charged one former detective with wanton endangerment—an outcome that’s likely as much the result of the evidence that prosecutors from the Kentucky Attorney General’s office chose to present as what they didn’t, says Daniel Medwed, university distinguished professor of law and criminal justice.
In 1970, Michael Meltsner—who is currently the George J. and Kathleen Waters Matthews Distinguished Professor of Law at Northeastern—was hired by Columbia University to create a clinical program within its law school. Several lawyers were hired afterward who helped run the program. Among them? Ruth Bader Ginsburg.