After weeks of intense public speculation, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton introduced their vice presidential candidates. That got us wondering how presidential hopefuls select their running mates and whether those selections typically impact elections. Here, Bill Crotty, professor emeritus and an expert on presidential politics, examines those questions.
The 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week marks the fifth consecutive convention that professors Michael Dukakis and Dan Urman have attended together. Here’s how it began, with the moments they’ve shared along the way.
Roger Ailes is out at Fox News. The media tycoon resigned on Thursday, just two weeks after former anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment. Here, Dan Kennedy, associate professor and a nationally known media commentator, talks about Ailes’ swift downfall and predicts that it “will stand as yet another milestone in the shift from traditional forms of media to digital.”
Northeastern’s renowned Career Development department was recognized for its work meeting students’ needs in career services and job preparation. The university received the No. 1 Global Career Services Satisfaction Award at the inaugural Future Talent Summit in Stockholm last month.
The release of nearly 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails by Wikileaks on Friday created havoc within the party and forced the resignation of DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Rumors of Russia’s alleged involvement in the data breech added further intrigue to the story. We asked three Northeastern experts to weigh in on how the data dump will impact the election, the voting process, and the cybersecurity of political parties.
A score of Twitter users were banned by the social media service last week for hurling a spate of vile remarks at Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones. To find out how online anonymity affects the way people act toward each other and what social media sites like Twitter could do to curb targeted attacks, we turned to Northeastern assistant professor Joseph Reagle, an expert on internet trolling.
Pokémon Go creatures are popping up all over the Northeastern campus. We spoke with people across campus—some who are playing the game and some who aren’t such big fans—to learn more. We even received a few tips on prime Pokémon locations, including a gym. Video by Shirin Mozaffari and Benjamin Bertsch/Northeastern University
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Northeastern men’s hockey coach Jim Madigan throws out the first pitch at Fenway Park Tuesday night before the Red Sox played the Detroit Tigers. Courtesy photo