In the Media

  • After 57 years, break in civil rights era cold case

    CNN -- 03/04/2011

    On June 4, 1954, wealthy African-American land owner Isadore Banks disappeared in his hometown of Marion, Arkansas and was discovered days later chained to a tree, shot and burned beyond recognition. For nearly 57 years, his family has lived with the pain of two mysteries: who killed him and what happened to his land. Now, one of those mysteries might finally be solved.

  • Downturn cost state fewer jobs than thought

    The Boston Globe -- 03/04/2011

    The recent recession was milder in Massachusetts than first thought, as the unemployment rate peaked at a much lower level and the state shed fewer jobs than reported previously, according to revised data released yesterday by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

  • Northeastern University shoots to continue late-season hot streak

    The Boston Herald -- 03/04/2011

    With a month left in the season, it would have been easy for Northeastern to pack it in. The young Huskies had been besieged by injuries, which snowballed into a nine-game losing streak.

  • US, Mass. economic recoveries in ‘rebound phase,’ panel says

    The Boston Globe -- 03/02/2011

    The US and Massachusetts economies are continuing their slow and steady march to recovery, a panel of executives and analysts said yesterday.

  • Five Ways to Cut the Cost of College

    CNBC -- 03/01/2011

    College acceptance letters should be hitting the mailboxes of anxious high school seniors any time now. Once students choose their institution of higher learning comes the hard part: paying for it.

  • Union Member Rates Dip Among Mass. Workers

    WBUR -- 03/01/2011

    Union membership in Massachusetts has fallen to its lowest level in three years.

  • Guns in young hands: Consequences can be deadly

    The Orlando Sentinel -- 03/01/2011

    Five teens in Central Florida were involved in unrelated shootings in February – some of them with deadly consequences.

  • Chronicle of Higher Education: Northeastern, once local, goes global

    Chronicle of Higher Education -- 01/16/2011

    Read the full article (PDF) Less than a generation ago, Northeastern University was chiefly a local institution, drawing nearly three-quarters of its students from the surrounding New England states. Its alumni, too, largely stayed in the region. Today, however, the university’s horizons are global. Nearly 10 percent of its undergraduates come from overseas, double the proportion of just four years ago, and the number of students that it sends abroad has increased threefold over the same time period. This past year, the university, where banners across the campus proclaim its “Engagement With the World,” was one of five recognized by Nafsa: Association of International Educators for its global focus. “In some sense, Northeastern may have leapfrogged,” says Stephen W. Director, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, “and gone straight to becoming an international institution.”…