In the Media Archive - News @ Northeastern

  • How a partnership between the city of Boston and local universities is working to help policymakers better serve residents

    Business Insider -- 09/23/2021

    City-university partnerships are critical to digital transformation, as city agencies are consumed by “the daily grind of running a city,” O’Brien, who’s also an associate professor of public policy and urban affairs, criminology, and criminal justice at Northeastern University said. “Universities bring skills and extra capacity to the table to design research studies, execute research studies, to evaluate, and just to help ask questions.”…

  • FCC May Be Hamstrung Under GOP Majority as Nominations Lag

    Bloomberg -- 09/23/2021

    “It’s just horribly frustrating to me that we can’t make progress on anything the Republicans don’t support,” David Choffnes, executive director of Northeastern University’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute, said in an interview. “Every day we don’t have a commission that gets us a majority, it’s a day we don’t have to restore the net neutrality rules.”…

  • Inside Northeastern’s COVID Testing Center

    NBC Boston -- 09/23/2021

    Northeastern University’s coronavirus testing lab in Burlington, Massachusetts, gave NBC10 Boston an inside look.

  • Biden’s global summit Covid-19 targets are woefully inadequate and must be corrected

    Stat -- 09/23/2021

    Brook K. Baker is a professor of law at Northeastern University in Boston and senior policy analyst for Health GAP (Global Access Project).

  • Amid proposals for travel vaccine mandates, is there a right to unfettered travel in the US?

    Poynter -- 09/23/2021

    “There is a constitutional ‘right to travel,’ but it isn’t absolute,” said Wendy E. Parmet, director of the Center for Health Policy and Law and Northeastern University.

  • Removing Urban Highways Can Improve Neighborhoods Blighted by Decades of Racist Policies

    Planetizen -- 09/23/2021

    Joan Fitzgerald, Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University and Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University…

  • Northeastern ‘to preserve Mills mission’ as global empire grows

    Times Higher Education -- 09/21/2021

    The campus, Northeastern’s 10th satellite, is currently a long-established women-only racially diverse liberal arts institution of architectural gems and manicured lawns in the forested hills overlooking downtown Oakland, twice the size of its new parent university’s Boston home.

  • Hasbro Children’s joins national study on long-term effects on COVID-19 in children

    Boston Globe -- 09/21/2021

    “We will build local networks of people affected by long COVID and representatives from advocacy organizations to help build links to affected families and communiques, and to quickly disseminate information back to them,” said Dr. Gabard-Durnam, a psychology professor and director of the Plasticity in Neurodevelopment (PINE) Lab at Northeastern.

  • Rise in labor trafficking abuse found across many US industries, study says

    Fox 10 -- 09/21/2021

    The study, which is the first to explore and focus on labor trafficking victimization among U.S. citizens, was conducted by researchers from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

  • Families, businesses optimistic with vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds near

    Marketplace -- 09/21/2021

    “Moms being able to step back into the labor force knowing for certainty that their kids will be able to attend school in person every day with minimal disruption,” said Alicia Modestino, an associate professor of public policy, urban affairs and economics at Northeastern University.