In the Media Archive - News @ Northeastern
Restrictions on Contraception Could Set Women Back Generations
The New Yorker -- 07/01/2022
“This is a Court that has increasingly been willing to allow the opponents of abortion to substitute their own beliefs, even if they are religious or have no basis in scientific empirical fact, as facts. They’re not seeing it as a science question. That gets you into a problem,” Wendy Parmet, the co-director of the Center for Health Policy and Law at Northeastern University, told me. …
Mills Becomes a Part of Northeastern
Inside Higher Ed -- 07/01/2022
Mills College officially becomes part of Northeastern University today. The merger was first announced last June, and it was opposed by some students and faculty at Mills. Current Mills students can graduate from Mills or transfer to Northeastern at no expense. Mills, historically a women’s college, will become “gender inclusive.”…
Understanding the Supreme Court EPA Greenhouse Gas Ruling
NBC 10 -- 07/01/2022
After the Supreme Court severely curbed the federal government’s ability to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, Northeastern University law professor Alexandra Meise explained what the ruling means.
Amazon and Walmart ration morning-after pill
The Times UK -- 06/30/2022
“The states that are trying to limit abortion from the moment of conception — not even from the moment of pregnancy, as the medical profession would define it — could well try to challenge Plan B, emergency contraception, potentially even IUDs [coil],” said Wendy Parmet, director of the centre for health policy and law at Northeastern University, Boston.
Explainer: What charges might Trump face for trying to overturn 2020 election?
Reuters -- 06/30/2022
If the committee has evidence that the people who sent the messages had a “tacit understanding” with Trump, prosecutors could use it to show there was a conspiracy to tamper with witnesses, said Daniel Medwed, a law professor at Northeastern University in Boston.
A season of shocking turns
Boston Globe -- 06/30/2022
“This is going to cost lives, nationally and in Massachusetts,” said Jack McDevitt, a professor of criminal justice at Northeastern. “If more guns are out there circulating in public places … those guns … will be used.”…
3 takes on supply disruptions, drug shortage timelines from Northeastern researcher
Becker's Hospital Revew -- 06/30/2022
In an interview with Becker’s, Boston-based Northeastern University mechanical and industrial engineering professor Jacqueline Griffin, PhD, shared some thoughts on why drug shortages have plagued the nation for years and ways to fix the supply chain.
The New First Date
The Atlantic -- 06/30/2022
Then, around the turn of the century, as young people moved to cities and women began earning wages outside the home, it evolved to become much looser, playing out in public spaces like bars, according to Moira Weigel, an assistant professor in communication studies at Northeastern University and the author of Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating. …
Did Supreme Court Justices Lie By Claiming They Wouldn’t Overturn Roe V. Wade? Here’s What They Actually Said.
Forbes -- 06/30/2022
“To me, their careful lawyerly phrasing was, itself, a demonstration that they were prepared to overturn Roe,” Northeastern University law professor Dan Urman told the university’s newspaper, and Columbia University law professor Katherine Franke told the Guardian that even if justices said Roe was “settled law,” “What it means is that that’s a decision from the Supreme Court, and I acknowledge that it exists. …
What if the internet was run by women?
BBC News -- 06/30/2022
“Content moderation rules tend to disproportionately censor any content that doesn’t fit the heteronormative traditions that are built both into the system and the people doing the moderating,” says Ari Waldman, a professor of law and computer science at Northeastern University.