In the Media
Benefits Of A VPN
Forbes -- 06/24/2019
In 2018, Bloomberg reported on a Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst study of how the largest mobile providers were slowing, or throttling, internet speeds for popular apps like YouTube and Netflix.
Teachers should enrich life, not worship the machine
Financial Times -- 06/24/2019
Joseph Aoun, president of Northeastern University and author of Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, says that universities will increasingly have to offer their students life-long learning plans: “At present, our education system is not affordable, adaptable or scalable,” he says. “Education needs to be continuous, which means we have to rethink how we dispense access to it.”…
Rock-Eating Shipworm Discovered in Philippines
Science News -- 06/20/2019
“Lithoredo abatanica is not a wood-borer and lacks the anatomical and morphological specializations typically associated with wood-boring and wood-digestion in other species,” said Dr. Reuben Shipway of Northeastern University and colleagues.
New York City To Fund Abortions For Those From Other States & It’s A Historic First
Romper -- 06/20/2019
“There haven’t been that many city and state public officials to say we should publicly fund abortions. It’s a big statement,” Aziza Ahmed, a law professor at Northeastern University in Boston told the New York Times. “This is a culture war to some degree.”…
A Bizarre New Species of Mollusk Eats Rocks, Poops Sand, and Shapes Rivers
Vice -- 06/20/2019
“It turns out [locals] have known about these animals for ages and they feed them to young mothers to induce lactation,” said lead author Reuben Shipway, a marine biologist at Northeastern University, in a phone call with Motherboard.
This Creature Eats Stone. Sand Comes Out the Other End.
The New York Times -- 06/19/2019
Reuben Shipway and Daniel Distel of Northeastern University, members of the Philippine Mollusk Symbiont International Collaborative Biodiversity Group, went in search of the creatures with snorkeling masks and chisels in tow.
This Weird Animal Eats Rocks for Breakfast
LiveScience -- 06/19/2019
“We want to look at the symbionts, the bacteria that live inside these animals, to see if they are providing any nutrition, and this is an area of research we are currently focusing on,” said study lead researcher Reuben Shipway, a postdoctoral researcher at the Marine Science Center at Northeastern University in Massachusetts. …
How ‘Stealth’ Consolidation is Undermining Competition
The Wall Street Journal -- 06/19/2019
John Kwoka at Northeastern University has documented that the FTC, while continuing to challenge mergers resulting in just two to four competitors, has since the mid-2000s been less likely to challenge mergers that result in five to eight competitors. …
Most Americans believe politicians’ heated rhetoric can lead to violence, report finds
The Guardian -- 06/19/2019
“There’s a lot of research that shows people take the lead from that kind of rhetoric as justification for their own acts of violence,” said Jack McDevitt, director of the Institute of Race and Justice at Northeastern University.
Law Schools See ‘Trump Effect,’ With More Students Studying Immigration Law
WBUR -- 06/19/2019
Hemanth Gundavaram said Northeastern University’s immigrant justice clinic was born that night. “Northeastern looked and saw how many students were passionate about what was happening and decided to set into motion the immigrant justice clinic,” he said.
Hacking your way to love
Asia Times -- 06/19/2019
Joseph Reagle is an associate professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern University.
Lawmakers: News business needs state help
CommonWealth Magazine -- 06/19/2019
Crighton is cosponsoring the legislation with Rep. Lori Ehrlich of Marblehead at the urging of Dan Kennedy, a Northeastern University journalism professor. …