In the Media

  • Scientists say Baker’s reopening plan is sensible, but still concerning

    Boston Globe -- 05/18/2020

    Samuel Scarpino, an epidemiologist at Northeastern University, said he felt the guidelines were appropriate, but their emphasis on screening for fevers and coughs could be misleading, given the high percentage of transmission among people with no symptoms.

  • Innovation will help us rebuild

    Boston Globe -- 05/18/2020

    Daniel T. O’Brien is the director of the Boston Area Research Initiative and an associate professor of public policy and urban affairs at Northeastern University. Alicia Sasser Modestino is an associate professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern and the associate director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy.

  • In the AI era, universities need to strengthen students’ creativity

    The Next Web -- 05/18/2020

    Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, a book by Northeastern University president Joseph E. Aoun, discusses how the universities and higher education institutions will have to adapt as “any predictable work—including many jobs considered ‘knowledge economy’ jobs” come within “the purview of machines.”…

  • Nation is at a perilous moment in fight against the coronavirus

    Star Global Tribune -- 05/18/2020

    “At this point, there is uncertainty,” said Alessandro Vespignani, director of the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University, who has been modeling the path of the virus. “Probably the next week will be one of the crucial ones because if we see more decrease of cases we are still on a ‘good’ trajectory — if not, it really might be more problematic for the future.”…

  • Coronavirus Cases Slow in U.S., but the Big Picture Remains Tenuous

    The New York Times -- 05/18/2020

    “At this point, there is uncertainty,” said Alessandro Vespignani, director of the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University, who has been modeling the path of the virus. “Probably the next week will be one of the crucial ones because if we see more decrease of cases we are still on a ‘good’ trajectory — if not, it really might be more problematic for the future.”…

  • Who’s Enforcing Mask Rules? Often Retail Workers, and They’re Getting Hurt

    The New York Times -- 05/15/2020

    “I never had a right to do something that could injure the health of my neighbors,” said Wendy E. Parmet, the director of the Center for Health Policy and Law at Northeastern University.

  • Are You Feeling ‘Zoom Fatigue’?

    WGBH -- 05/15/2020

    It turns out there’s a name for the tiredness people feel after video meetings, and WGBH Morning Edition Host Joe Mathieu spoke with Laura Dudley, director of Northeastern University’s applied behavior analysis programs to learn more about a phenomenon called “Zoom fatigue.”…

  • A Study Said Covid Wasn’t That Deadly. The Right Seized It.

    The New York Times -- 05/14/2020

    Aleszu Bajak is a science and data journalist who teaches at Northeastern University. Jeff Howe is a fellow at the Global Resilience Institute and an associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University.

  • How To Make Sense of All The COVID-19 Projections? A New Model Combines Them

    NPR -- 05/14/2020

    The latest update — released Tuesday — incorporates eight models, including some oft-cited ones, such as those built by the Imperial College London, the University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Columbia University and Northeastern University.

  • Coronavirus has lifted the work-from-home stigma. How will that shape the future?

    NBC News -- 05/14/2020

    Barbara Larson, a management professor at Northeastern University, also said she expected a trend toward less density in the office for at least the next year or two in industries in which remote work was feasible.

  • How To Make Sense of All The COVID-19 Projections? A New Model Combines Them

    NPR -- 05/14/2020

    The latest update — released Tuesday — incorporates eight models, including some oft-cited ones, such as those built by the Imperial College London, the University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Columbia University and Northeastern University.

  • Top Health Experts Paint Bleak Picture of Pandemic

    The New York Times -- 05/14/2020

    “I never had a right to do something that could injure the health of my neighbors,” said Wendy Parmet, the director of the Center for Health Policy and Law at Northeastern University.