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    Alison Russell, assistant professor of political science and international studies at Merrimack and author of the new book Cyber Blockades, talks about the announcement this week by President Obama that the United States will re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, which were severed in 1961 after the rise of the communist Castro regime.
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    The Merrimack College community is coming together again this year to feed families in Lawrence with full Thanksgiving dinners. More than 90 baskets, filled with complete dinners, are to be delivered to the organization Neighbors in Need on Tuesday morning, just in time to celebrate America’s day of thanks.
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    Dr. Nancy J. Sullivan ’80 has been studying the Ebola virus since 1998, and is on the cusp of a potential breakthrough in preventing the illness.
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    NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – In the midst of another strong start to the academic year on the playing fields, the Merrimack College Athletic Department’s efforts in the classroom were once again recognized by the NCAA after the release of the latest Division II Academic Success Rate (ASR) data.
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    Pulitzer Prize-winning editor Gretchen Grosky took oversight of Merrimack’s student newspaper The Beacon this year, acting as its advisor and as adjunct lecturer for the newspaper and new media production class.
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    Forget Coca-Cola, Pepsi or Perrier. There are people in Haiti who just want a simple drink of tap water without walking a couple of miles to get it. Civil engineering associate professor Marc Veletzos has been leading teams of student volunteers to the small community of Marmont in Haiti’s central plateau to improve access to clean water and help their physical injuries periodically since June 2011.