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Carla Brodley, dean of the Khoury College of Computer Sciences, was chosen for her outstanding national service towards diversifying computing combined with broadly impactful research in the field of machine learning. Geoffrey Trussell, director of the Marine Science Center, was selected for his research combining ecology and evolution to understand the functional role of species in ecological communities.
The Italian Renaissance master painters provide ambience to one of six tents on the Boston campus that have undergone a total makeover. Instead of bland white walls, each tent has been outfitted with a different theme. “The whole idea is to have the tents be very relaxing, very welcoming, and to attract the community to enjoy them,” says Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern.
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“The reason you wouldn’t label somebody as a superspreader is that often there isn’t anything they’re doing that’s necessarily reckless, right? And you don’t want to put a stigma on them,” says Sam Scarpino, a mathematical biologist at Northeastern University who studies Covid-19 transmission dynamics.
The first step should be to establish a shared set of values, rather than target specific populations, according to Mark Wells, a visiting lecturer of philosophy who studies how ethical theories can inform public policy. The second step, says Wendy Parmet, Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law, “is figuring out a way to implement a plan without stumbling over existing inequities.”