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Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world, creating a distinctive approach to education and research. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools, and select advanced degrees at graduate campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Seattle.

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School counselors like Jacquelyn Indrisano, left, can help students feel welcome and safe at school. Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

School mental health resources critical to ensuring safe school environments

School violence prevention requires professionals – counselors, psychologists and social workers – who know how to create an emotionally safe environment. Those staffers are in very short supply.
Interstate 980 cuts off West Oakland, Calif., at top, from other Oakland neighborhoods. Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images

Removing urban highways can improve neighborhoods blighted by decades of racist policies

Two urban policy experts explain why taking down highways that have isolated low-income and minority neighborhoods for decades is an important part of the pending infrastructure bill.
School districts are using federal COVID-19 relief funds to hire more mental health professionals. mmpile/E+ Collection via Getty Images

Students are returning to school with anxiety, grief and gaps in social skills – will there be enough school mental health resources?

A shortage of school psychologists will pose serious problems as children return to school with higher levels of stress and anxiety, two experts on student mental health say.
A market place in Ghana’s capital Accra. Developing countries like Ghana risk being left behind in the race to secure COVID-19 vaccines. Christian Thompson/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Dummy’s guide to how trade rules affect access to COVID-19 vaccines

A waiver on some intellectual property rules at the WTO for COVID-19 vaccines would ensure more equitable access, but wouldn’t solve all the problems facing developing countries.
El presidente de México, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, durante la conmemoración en el Palacio Nacional de su segundo aniversario en el cargo el 1 de julio de 2020. Presidencia de México

México y López Obrador: dos años de luces, sombras y coronavirus

A pesar de su cuestionable gestión de la pandemia del coronavirus, el presidente de México mantiene un importante nivel de popularidad dos años después de subir al poder.
President Donald Trump congratulates newly naturalized citizens via a recorded message at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Miami field office. AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

Supreme Court allows public charge clause that kept Nazi-era refugees from the US

During the Nazi era, roughly 300,000 additional Jewish refugees could have gained entry to the US. But the immigration law’s ‘likely to become a public charge’ clause kept them out.

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