William Dickens, University Distinguished Professor of Economics and Public Policy, and Mark Hooker, Teaching Professor of Economics, spoke with News@Northeastern on the future of cryptocurrency and Bitcoin.

Read "Is 2023 where crypto will go to die?"

2022 was a historic year for climate change policies. What’s next for 2023?


Maria Ivanova

Director of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs; Professor of Public Policy

How might the Department of Justice use the Jan. 6 Committee’s criminal referrals?


Daniel Medwed

University Distinguished Professor of Law and Criminal Justice

Boston doesn’t work if the T doesn’t work

Boston Globe

‘It’s a bit like musical chairs right now’: Big employers like Google, IBM no longer require college degrees in a tight job market, but experts warn that may not last


Alicia Sasser Modestino

Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Economics; Research Director, Dukakis Center

US Gun Violence Soars in 2022

Voice of America (VOA)

Jack McDevitt

Professor of the Practice Emeritus in Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Madhavi Venkatesan, Associate Professor of Economics, and Martina Yorde Rincon, BS Economics and Business '23, published "Socially Responsible Consumption and Marketing in Practice" in the newly released book Dealing with Socially Responsible Consumers.

William Miles, Professor of Political Science, shared his reflections from a from a research trip in Morocco in "Morocco, Soccer, and the Jews" in The Wisdom Daily.

Tabitha Espina, Postdoctoral Teaching Associate in English, has published “The Halo Halo ('Mix Mix') Generation” and “Writing and Identity in Three Generations of Chamorritas and Filipinas on Guam" (co-authored with Sharleen Santos-Bamba, CLASS Associate Dean at University of Guam) in A Marianas Mosaic: Signs and Shifts in Contemporary Island Life, published by Proa Publications and the Northern Marianas Humanities Council.

Assistant Professor of Economics Ivan Petkov's article "Public Investment in Hazard Mitigation: Effectiveness and the Role of Community Diversity" appears in the Economics of Disasters and Climate Change Journal.


First and Foremost is a journal of writing and art created and published by the first-gen, undocumented, and low-income community at Northeastern. The journal is advised by Caitlin Thornbrugh, Associate Teaching Professor in English and Director of the Writing Minor, and Kat Gonso, Teaching Professor in English and Director of the Writing Center. 

First and Foremost is open for submissions until February 17, 2023. Students who identify as part of the first-generation, low-income, and/or undocumented community are invited and encouraged to submit creative pieces for this year’s edition.

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Improving Serious Injury Tracking and Reporting in New York City Jails

Thursday, January 19

5:00 PM

RP 909

Register to attend

The Center on Crime, Race, and Justice presents "Improving Serious Injury Tracking and Reporting in New York City Jails," featuring keynote speaker Bart Baily, Director of Violence Prevention with the New York City Board of Correction.

This presentation will examine current injury reporting oversight work by the New York City Board of Correction, a civilian oversight agency. Using the New York City jail system as a case study, attendees can better understand the compound variables that contribute to injuries in a correctional setting, including violence, self-harm, excessive force, neglect, structural disrepair, and over-incarceration.

Black Feminism, Black Freedom Symposium

Friday, February 3

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

East Village 17

Registration TBA

This day long symposium from the Africana Studies Program features a keynote conversation between Salamishah Tillet, Rutgers University–Newark, and Kevin Quashie, Brown University. It is co-sponsored by the Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the John D. O'Bryant African American Institute, and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Women Take the Reel Film Festival: Short Films on Feminists on the Politics of Crisis

Thursday, March 16

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Online registration TBA

An evening of three short, feminist films on the politics of crisis. This event is both part of the Women Take the Reel Film Festival (hosted by the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality and its member institutions) and a precursor to the Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program's annual Women's History Month Symposium.

Feminists on the Politics of Crisis: the Annual WGSS Women's History Month Symposium

Thursday, March 23

5:30 PM

Cabral Center

Online registration TBA

The annual Women's History Month Symposium is a lively day of conversation among academics, activists, and writers. This year's theme brings feminist thinkers together to address the greatest crises facing us today—the climate emergency, reproductive justice in the wake of SCOTUS overturning Roe, and censorship in education (banned books, critical race theory, "don't say gay" bills)—and to suggest feminist frameworks for solutions and strategies forward. 

English Department Skok Distinguished Visiting Writer: Kiese Laymon

Tuesday, March 28

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Location TBA

Kiese Laymon, Skok Distinguished Visiting Writer in the English Department, will discuss his work. Originally from Mississippi, Laymon does battle with the personal and the political in his memoir Heavy, the essay collection How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, and the novel Long Division. Laymon is the recipient of a 2022 MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship for "bearing witness to the myriad forms of violence that mark the Black experience in formally inventive fiction and nonfiction."

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