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February 6, 2016

News:

ATHENA to research R5 robot -

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Coalition bumps old common app -

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Laubscher competes for NU in Jeopardy! college faceoff -

Thursday, February 4, 2016

NU issues campus hoverboard policy -

Thursday, February 4, 2016

IDEA named fifth largest investor -

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Innovation plays key role in NU Talk -

Thursday, January 28, 2016

University hosts open forum for second academic plan -

Thursday, January 28, 2016

NUPD guns prompt hearing -

Thursday, January 28, 2016

NU adjuncts win contract for next three years -

Thursday, January 21, 2016

NU launches analytics boot camp -

Thursday, January 21, 2016

HackBeanpot event returns to Cambridge -

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Crime Log: Jan. 11 – Jan. 18 -

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Northeastern plans residence hall on Burke Street -

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

University receives grant to expand nanomedicine -

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Obituary: Dennis Njoroge remembered as bright, empathetic -

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Northeastern community pushes back on Islamophobia -

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Letter-writing campaign supports Northeastern education for inmates -

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Senior earns Rhodes award -

Thursday, December 3, 2015

NU to release new campus climate survey -

Thursday, December 3, 2015

NUPD aims to prevent school shootings -

Thursday, December 3, 2015

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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