Column: Why Tsarnaev should not get the death penalty


Despite the defense’s concession, the prosecution proceeded to call 92 witnesses to the stand, presenting in excruciating detail the pain and devastation caused by the Tsarnaev brothers as part of their self-styled jihadist attack on America. The purpose was to set the stage for the real challenge that lies ahead in the penalty phase, when the jury will be tasked with choosing between the death penalty and a sentence of life without parole eligibility.

More Proof That Graduating in the Recession Was Awful


“Employers were able to get that college-educated worker on the cheap,” said Alicia Sasser Modestino, a Northeastern University professor and the paper’s lead author.

Column: Why trying kids as adults is unjust


At least for now, 12-year-old Morgan Geyser and 13-year-old Anissa Weier of Waukesha, Wis., are facing prosecution as adults for the near fatal stabbing of their sixth grade classmate Payton Leutner following a birthday celebratory sleepover.

$1.1M National Science Foundation grant for research on Resilient & Sustainable Buildings


CIV Mehrdad Sasani, David Fannon, Matthias Ruth, & Matthew Eckelman were awarded a $1.1M NSF grant for “A Decision and Design Framework for Multi-Hazard Resilient and Sustainable Buildings”

Stephanie Pollack selected as MA Secretary of Transportation


On January 13th, Governor Charlie Baker announced that Stephanie Pollack would become the new Secretary of Transportation for Massachusetts. Stephanie was recruited to the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center in 2006 and soon assumed the role of Associate Director working alongside Director Barry Bluestone.  She headed up all of the transportation research projects at the Center […]

James Alan Fox: Give juvenile lifers a second chance


Professor James Alan Fox addresses policies on youth offenders sentenced to life without parole.

Alicia Sasser Modestino on the Labor-Market


“We def­i­nitely need to be using better, more real-​​time labor-​​market infor­ma­tion about where the jobs are, and we need to do this at a very local level,” said Alicia Sasser Mod­es­tino, a former senior econ­o­mist at the Fed­eral Reserve Bank of Boston and now an asso­ciate pro­fessor at North­eastern University.

Professor Hoff Receives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant to Study Payment Reform in Health Care

Timothy Hoff

Timothy Hoff, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Management, Healthcare Systems, and Health Policy, and a faculty member at the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and D’Amore-McKim School of Business (DMSB), has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the pre-eminent foundation funder of health services research in the United States.

Northeastern Study: Not Enough Spots In Massachusetts Vocational Schools


Researchers at Northeastern University estimate that Massachusetts manufacturers will have to fill 100,000 jobs over the next decade just from retiring workers, let alone from any new jobs created.

Job market red hot for those with the right skills


“The job picture looks better than it has in a while,” said Alan Clayton-Matthews, an economist at Northeastern University. “But you have to have the right skills. That’s the key. You have to have the right skills.”

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