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.
In a win for affirmative action advocates, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to a program at the University of Texas that considers race as a limited factor in admissions decisions. Dan Urman, assistant teaching professor and director of the Doctorate in Law and Policy program, examines the court’s decision and what it means for affirmative action.
Check out the vivid scenes from the 5K color run on Northeastern’s campus Wednesday night hosted by NUterm and the Center for Student Involvement.
Northeastern students living and working in London explain what it has been like to witness the lead-up to today’s historic referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union.
Twelve golden retrievers recently arrived in Orlando to bring comfort to the survivors and those grieving after the mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse. Here, Northeastern’s Lisa Feldman Barrett, who specializes in the psychology of emotion, explains how dogs help bring our nervous systems back into balance and, at least temporarily, make us feel safe.
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.”
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