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  • The hot security skills of 2013

    InfoWorld -- 03/20/2013

    It will always be extremely important to be able to communicate with diverse audiences, says Young. Not only must CSOs make complex security issues understandable to the enterprise at large, they must also make it clear how important security risk, particularly digital risk management, is to the executive suite’s agenda. David Luzzi, executive director of Northeastern University’s Strategic Security Initiative, adds logical reasoning and the ability to inspect ideas as important skills to build on the foundation of excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Researcher Calls for More Objective Studies to Support Gun Legislation

    The Epoch Times -- 03/19/2013

    Gun store owners and manufacturers didn’t like the implications when in 1995, Glenn L. Pierce of Northeastern University, using Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) data, found that only one percent of gun dealers were responsible for the sale of the majority of the guns seized at crime scenes, 57 percent. They said that selling traced guns is not proof of wrong doing, according to the Post.

  • Quick action helped UCF avert gun massacre. But it was close.

    The Christian Science Monitor -- 03/19/2013

    While incidents like the one at UCF – particularly in the context of other recent shootings – can lead to talk of an epidemic, it’s also important to keep the threat level in perspective, says Jack Levin, a criminology professor at Northeastern University who has done research on mass killers. “The college campus is still the safest location in our society,” says Professor Levin, noting that there are fewer acts of violence – and fewer rampage shootings – there than anywhere else. Still, he says, it’s very possible that heightened discussion of these incidents can spark copycats – one reason there is sometimes a string of similar shootings, as with the school shootings in the late 1990s and early 2000s, as students took inspiration from others and sought notoriety. And, like Kiss and Mr. Trump, Levin notes that early interventions usually offer the best chance for preventing a shooting from taking place. “There are warning signs, but the problem is that we wait until a student is troublesome, we wait until he wants to kill, before we intervene, and then it’s too late,” says Levin. “We should be intervening early on, when a student is not yet dangerous, not troublesome but troubled.”…

  • Northeastern University Names VP, Enterprise Risk Management

    Compliance Week -- 03/19/2013

    Northeastern University has appointed Deloris Pettis to the newly created position of vice pres­i­dent of enter­prise risk management. In her new role, Pettis will use existing resources to develop an enterprise-wide risk reporting and monitoring system. Pettis has experience in trans­forming enterprise-wide risk man­age­ment infra­struc­tures in both the busi­ness and higher edu­ca­tion sectors. Pettis spent 13 years at Harvard University in various senior roles, responsible for finan­cial oper­a­tions and oversaw major efforts in the areas of reg­u­la­tory com­pli­ance and risk man­age­ment and adherence to fed­eral reg­u­la­tions.

  • Bloomberg Businessweek: At Northeastern, New Ventures Get a Student Assist

    Bloomberg Businessweek -- 03/18/2013

    The university is in its fourth year of hosting Idea, a student-led venture accelerator that provides resources to students and alumni looking to found startups. In 2009 the school was seeking new ways to boost entrepreneurial activity on campus when six seniors proposed the concept for Idea. The group received funding from the university and by January 2012 counted about 40 ventures in the program, says Hugh Courtney, dean of Northeastern’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business. That figure has since more than tripled, to about 150 ventures, a feat the school and Idea’s student leader Chris Wolfel attribute largely to the program’s peer-to-peer coaching model.

  • UD weighs party crackdown

    Dayton Daily News -- 03/18/2013

    Celebratory riots have plagued college campuses over the last decade, especially on St. Patrick’s Day or following sporting events, said Jack Levin, professor of sociology and criminology at the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict at Northeastern University. “Rioting has for years been a fad on college campuses around the country and has often been inspired by rioting on another campus,” he said. “The most important factor is that participants feel invulnerable and anonymous,” he said. “Their individual actions get lost in a sea of screaming and shouting students. In the thinking of rioters, there will be no negative consequences for them.”…

  • Answer to Edgartown Traffic Woes Could Come from City Students

    Vineyard Gazette -- 03/18/2013

    The worst of Edgartown’s traffic problems is still months away, but a group of Northeastern University students are spending the off-season looking for a solution. For the second year in a row, transportation students participating in professor Daniel Dulaski’s senior capstone project are facing off against a worthy opponent: Edgartown’s seasonally-congested streets and traffic patterns. Their solutions include narrowing traffic lanes and adding a shoulder, turning Cooke street into a bike-only street, and changing traffic patterns around the congested triangle area. The five students — Salina Martin, Christopher Howard, Sarah Keenan, Douglas Halpert and Jeffrey Eisenhaur — traveled to the Vineyard for the first time Friday to present their proposals for the Upper Main street area, which includes the jail, Stop & Shop and the infamous triangle intersection between Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, Main street, and Beach Road that often produces backups in the summer months. As part of the project, the students take on real-world traffic problems and pose solutions. Other student groups this year are working on problems in Boston, Medway and North Attleboro. Last year, a similar group looked at lower Main street.

  • A strong need for civil legal assistance

    The National Law Journal -- 03/18/2013

    For Clarence Earl Gideon, who spent much of his early life homeless and his entire life in poverty, the criminal theft prosecution that made him a household name was just one of many legal challenges. A low-wage worker, Gideon undoubtedly experienced some of the exploitation typical of that job sector. In his autobiography, Gideon said that the low wages that he received as an electrician forced him to rely on gambling proceeds to maintain his marginal existence. On the family side, his six children were taken by child welfare authorities.

  • Police clicking into crimes using new software

    The Boston Globe -- 03/18/2013

    But as investigators have expanded the depth and reach of the information they collect, the tools needed to analyze that growing pile of data have not kept up. “Unless you’re Columbo, you can’t do that kind of analysis yourself,” said Glenn Pierce, principal research scientist for the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University.

  • When Cold Cases Stay Cold

    The New York Times -- 03/16/2013

    Still, Margaret A. Burnham, a law professor and the founder of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Program at the Northeastern University School of Law, said these letters mattered, even if devoid of resolution. “Setting aside whether the F.B.I. could have done more, I respect the dignity with which they are accepting responsibility for letting families know how justice failed them,” Ms. Burnham said. “Whether it’s a sufficient thing, I don’t know. But it’s a necessary thing.”…