The House sit-​​in: examining the political and cultural significance

Wednesday morning House Democ­rats, led by U.S. Rep. John Lewis, began a sit-​​in on the House floor demanding votes on gun-​​control leg­is­la­tion. C-​​SPAN picked up the live feeds that mem­bers streamed from their smart­phones after Repub­li­cans shut down the chamber. Here, North­eastern fac­ulty mem­bers shed light on the sig­nif­i­cance of the protest and the role of social media in its impact.

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June 22, 2016 - BOSTON, MA. - Scenes during the 5k Color Run sponsored by NUterm and CSI held at Northeastern University on June 22, 2016. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

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3Qs: Donald Trump’s acrimonious relationship with the press

Trump’s recent move to revoke the press cre­den­tials for The Wash­ington Post will back­fire on the pre­sump­tive Repub­lican pres­i­den­tial nom­inee, says Jonathan Kauf­mann, director of Northeastern’s School of Jour­nalism. “Ban­ning the Post from his ral­lies can only hurt Trump,” he explains. “Reporters are resourceful and they will get the news.”

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Campus muralist shares the motivation behind his latest work

Watch as Boston-​​based artist Cedric Dou­glas talks about the inspi­ra­tion behind his new campus mural and the bur­geoning street art move­ment. “People are adapting to street art cul­ture,” Dou­glas says. “It’s the largest art move­ment in the world right now and North­eastern sees that and sees the value of it.” Video by Shirin Mozaf­fari and Ben­jamin Bertsch/​Northeastern University

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Stu­dents are seen through a window as they walk by the Mugar Life Sci­ences Building on Thursday. Photo by Adam Glanzman/​Northeastern University

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