In the Media
Mass. diversifies its ranks with female cadets
The Associated Press -- 03/20/2011
Being a case manager at a Social Security disability law firm didn’t cut it for 25-year-old Jacquelyn Richards.
Local police vary in efforts to notify residents of sex offenders
The Patriot Ledger -- 03/20/2011
Twice a year, Police Sgt. Kevin Force traverses Abington, stopping at every preschool, public and private school to hand out information on the Level 3 sex offenders living and working in town.
Seeking ‘peace on this earth’: Detailing the need for Alabama to offer a formal state apology
The Anniston Star -- 03/20/2011
Two local governments in southeast Alabama are expected to issue an apology for a 1944 rape of a black woman by several white men, none of whom were ever prosecuted.
State jobless rate falls to 8.2%
The Boston Globe -- 03/18/2011
Massachusetts in February posted its biggest monthly jobs gains in more than a year and the unemployment rate declined to its lowest level since May 2009, the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported yesterday.
NY Times unveils plan to charge readers on the Web
AFP -- 03/17/2011
The New York Times unveiled plans to begin charging for full access to its website in a move that will be closely watched by other newspapers looking to boost online revenue.
Northeastern to join ranks of area colleges charging $50K per year
The Boston Globe -- 03/17/2011
Northeastern University will join the growing list of area colleges and universities with a sticker price of upwards of $50,000 per year.
The Shiva Rules: India’s new robber barons
Global Post -- 03/17/2011
Shortly after industrialist Anil Ambani exited the offices of the Central Bureau of Investigation last month after a taxing, two-hour interview, his $80 billion-dollar company issued a press release.
Organizations looking for volunteers to watch Nahant’s shoreline
The Daily Item -- 03/17/2011
Some people walk the beach for exercise. Others walk to enjoy nature.
Breaking the mucus barrier unveils cancer cell secrets
PhysOrg -- 03/16/2011
Measuring the mechanical strength of cancer cell mucus layers provides clues about better ways to treat cancer, and also suggests why some cancer cells are more resistant to drugs than others, according to Kai-tak Wan, associate professor of engineering at Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.
Who’s the Boss? When Jobs Are Scarce, the Kids Are
The Boston Globe -- 03/16/2011
The lemonade stand. For some teens, this summertime staple is no longer a pastime, it’s a profit center.
Salemwood, Beebe students learn at mini UN
The Boston Globe -- 03/15/2011
More than 270 Massachusetts public middle and high school students from 21 schools in the Greater Boston area gathered last Friday, March 4th, to discuss the current global issues at United Nations Association of Greater Boston’s (UNA-GB) 2011 Invitational Model UN (IMUN) Conference held on the Northeastern University campus.
Jumping on the bandwagon brings rewards
Science News -- 03/14/2011
When minds think alike great things can happen, even if the minds themselves are not so great. Stock day traders who act in sync – no matter the stock, or whether they are buying or selling – make more money at the end of the day than their out-of-sync peers, reports an analysis to appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.