In the Media

  • Early-career scientists at critical career junctures brace for impact of COVID-19

    Science Magazine -- 04/07/2020

    The disruptions are going to shake up the careers of researchers at all seniority levels, says Lisa Feldman Barrett, a professor at Northeastern University. …

  • Mass. Employer Confidence Takes Historic Nosedive

    WBUR -- 04/07/2020

    Northeastern University economist Alan Clayton-Matthews, who will participate in the Legislature’s roundtable Tuesday, said the initial unemployment claims filed last week suggest an unemployment rate of 10%.

  • Coronavirus death toll in US likely worse than numbers say

    ABC News -- 04/07/2020

    “Everything we’re doing to flatten the curve has major societal and financial impacts that can increase death rates,” explained Samuel Scarpino, who leads Northeastern University’s Emergent Epidemics Lab. For instance, he said, there can be “indirect mortalities because a hospital, for example, doesn’t have a ventilator available for a non-COVID-19 patient.”…

  • Forget panic and angry mobs. During disasters like COVID-19, all we want to do is help

    Toronto Star -- 04/07/2020

    David DeSteno, a psychology professor at Northeastern University, says that when a disaster strikes, it’s rare to see panic, looting or other anti-social behaviour. “What we find is that in general, the greater percentage of people tend to engage in a kind of co-operative altruism. The phenomenon is called ‘altruism born of suffering.’”…

  • Why you need to know what ‘misogynoir’ means right now

    Mashable -- 04/07/2020

    Moya Bailey, an assistant professor of cultures, societies, and global studies and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Northeastern University, coined the term misogynoir in 2008 to describe such contempt. The history of misogynoir in the United States stretches back centuries, says Bailey.

  • Alexa, Google could be listening to your work calls. Here’s what to do.

    USA Today -- 04/07/2020

    According to a recent study by Northeastern University, the connected speakers kicked into action many times based on those mistakes. The university found that words that rhymed with “k” and sound like Alexa, like “exclamation,” would awake the speaker and start recording. …

  • You Can’t Check In Too Often With Your Remote Employees

    Bloomberg -- 04/06/2020

    “Sometimes managers are reluctant because they’re worried about being viewed as micromanaging,” says Barbara Larson, executive professor of management at Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Indeed, the same strategy that is overkill in an office is essential remotely.

  • Are downsizing baby boomers the key to easing the housing crunch?

    Boston Globe -- 04/06/2020

    Housing supply has almost always lagged demand in the Boston area, said Alicia Sasser Modestino, professor of public policy at Northeastern University and lead author of the 2019 Greater Boston Housing Report Card.

  • Don’t Be Fooled by Covid-19 Carpetbaggers

    Wired -- 04/06/2020

    Samuel Scarpino, a mathematical biologist and assistant professor at Northeastern University’s Network Science Institute, is strongly critical of opinions that are too steeped in credentialism…

  • The Staying Inside Guide: Art History for All Ages

    The Wall Street Journal -- 04/06/2020

    Ms. Brothers is an associate professor at Northeastern University and the author of “Michelangelo, Drawing, and the Invention of Architecture” (Yale).

  • These charts show how social distancing could help save lives in Massachusetts

    WCVB TV -- 04/03/2020

    These charts are based on the models created by epidemiologists from Harvard University, University of Guelph and Northeastern University and the state’s advisory board of medical experts, which was created last week.

  • 6.65 million file jobless claims as job market collapses under weight of coronavirus pandemic

    Boston Globe -- 04/03/2020

    Based on the state’s claims data and other factors, the jobless rate in Massachusetts is probably about 11 to 11.5 percent, said Alan Clayton-Matthews, an economics professor at Northeastern University. It was 2.8 percent in February.