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October 20, 2014

News:

Associate business dean takes leave of absence -

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Relay for Life prepares for 2015 -

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Curry Student Center celebrates golden 50th anniversary -

Thursday, October 16, 2014

CAMD introduces new major in the School of Architecture -

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Environmental activists urge students to push social boundaries to promote change -

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Center for Labor Market Studies closes following prof. retirement -

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Block party promotes awareness over sexual harassment -

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Grants push Northeastern to the forefront of STEM education -

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Crime Log -

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Marine Science Center opens its doors to public exploration -

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Professor at Northeastern brings international music expertise to campus -

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Northeastern’s steady ranking climb continues -

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Provost search closed to open University debate -

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Alumna named MacArthur Fellow -

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Climate March demands government action -

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Essayist travels to Hungary, debates drugs -

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pulitzer winner counsels students on using media -

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Library app allows students on-the-go research access -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Cagan uses flies to personalize cancer treatment -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

DogHouse t-shirt contest aims to promote school spirit -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Alum appointed to US Senate

Governor Deval Patrick on Wednesday appointed a Northeastern law alumnus, William “Mo” Cowan, to be an interim senator for the Commonwealth, the governor’s office announced.

Cowan, Patrick’s former chief of staff, takes over for Senator John F. Kerry, who this week was confirmed as the nation’s next Secretary of State.

“I am honored and humbled by this appointment today,” Cowan said in a statement. “I pledge to … the people of Massachusetts that during this interim period I will work as hard as humanly possible to perform my duties with the needs and aspirations of our state’s citizens foremost in mind.”

After graduating from the Northeastern School of Law in 1994, Cowan worked as a lawyer at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC, a Boston firm, according to the statement. He also served as a special assistant district attorney in Middlesex County.

In an interview posted to the university’s website, Cowan reflected on his co-op experiences while at Northeastern. According to the interview, he worked first for a judge in the Massachusetts State Trial Court, then in the North Carolina Prison Legal Services and finally in the Palm Beach County Public Defender’s Office in Florida.

He will serve as interim senator until the special election to fill Kerry’s seat takes place on June 25, Patrick’s office said in the statement.

-News Staff

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