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Video slots as next-tobacco?
We haven't reported on the doings of Prof. Richard Daynard for a while, but here's this Oregonian item about his institute at Northeastern University: Mark Gottlieb, executive director of the Boston-based Public Health Advocacy Institute, said a handful of groups are looking at the potential for a broad product liability lawsuit over the addictive ... (more)
Thu Dec 12, 2013
In preparation for its long-term plan to recruit more professors and expand research at the university, Northeastern University plans to begin the construction of its new science and engineering center next month.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
The Partnership names Ralph Martin board chairman
Northeastern University General Counsel Ralph C. Martin II has been named chairman of the board of The Partnership, Inc. , an organization that provides talent management services for people of color.
Viral video spurs feminism discussion among youths
The video montage, "How the Media Failed Women in 2013," highlights many negative clips.
Dorchester Reporter, Dorchester MA
Lower Mills eatery Ledge to be sold and re-named
Ledge Kitchen & Drinks, a popular restaurant and bar credited with being a catalyst for the business district in Lower Mills, will soon have a new owner and a new name, the Reporter has been told.
All Things Digital
Putting the Self in Self-Expression: Rupal Patel Creates Personalized Prosthetic Voices
"We wouldn't dream of fitting a little girl with the limb of a grown man - so, why then, a prosthetic voice?" asked Northeastern University professor Rupal Patel in a talk at the TEDWomen conference in San Francisco last week.
The Daily Free Press
Boston Police report decrease in crime for December 2013
The Boston Police Department released information Monday showing crime rates decreasing in Boston by 6 percent between Jan. 1 and Dec. 9, compared to the same period in 2012, a trend which many residents said they could see in their neighborhoods.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Three Ways to Improve U.S. Healthcare, as Demonstrated in India
Listening to caregivers from other countries, it's easy to feel exasperated about U.S healthcare.
Renowned Mathematician Jerzy Weyman Joins UConn
When Jerzy Weyman began studying mathematics at Brandeis University in 1978, he says the field was unrecognizable from what it is today.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
The kids are not alright: How states are helping American teens find jobs
Eduardo Bueno landed a job as a hotel bellman in New York this year after finishing a youth employment program that let the 18-year-old practice interviewing and overcome a nervous stutter.
Daisy Buchanan's faces suspension after under-aged NU, BC students caught imbibing
Daisy Buchanan's, a prominent and long-time fixture in Boston's bar scene in the Back Bay, faces a possible license suspension of four days after being pinched - for the fourth time, no less - for allegedly serving alcohol to under-age customers.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
The Academic Week Ahead
City University Cass Business School in the UK is hosting a public panel debate on the consequences of changing corporate power for wider society.
The 320,000 Massachusetts residents between the ages of 16 and 19 got dreadful news last week when the state Senate voted to sharply increase the commonwealth's minimum wage.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Innovation EconomyAn on-call workforce at the market's mercy
This is a story about a strike that didn't happen, the man who says he didn't call for it, and what it means to be an independent contractor in an increasingly fluid, on-demand, app-driven economy.
The China Post
Bocelli visits MIT for adaptive tech workshop
Italian classical singer Andrea Bocelli says he might one day get to use the tools that researchers around the world are developing with support from the foundation that bears his name.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Back Bay bar's license suspended after underage drinking violations
Daisy Buchanan's, a bar on Newbury Street in the Back Bay, had its license suspended for four days by the Boston Licensing Board after police found employees serving alcohol to minors in September, the fourth time they've received a violation in the past three years, the board said.
Gun task force chief weighing privacy, public safety concerns
Facing a challenge in balancing mental health privacy and public safety considerations, the gun violence task force appointed by House Speaker Robert DeLeo will hold its final hearing on Dec. 13 with a report issued in the following weeks, according to its chairman.
exclusive Sunday preview | magazine How cigarettes became uncool
IT HAS BEEN about four months since signs went up all over Northeastern University announcing a smoking ban on school property.
Why Nelson Mandela Came To Boston In 1990
The world is remembering former South African President Nelson Mandela who died Thursday at 95. Bostonians are particularly remembering his visit here, soon after he was released from prison.
5 Programs Helping the Long-Term Unemployed Find Work
Dan Fastenberg , AOL Jobs There's no denying the job market has seen some recovery since the worst of the recession.