3Qs: The strategy of selecting a vice presidential candidate

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.

July 26, 2016 - BOSTON, MA. - Distinguished Professor Michael S. Dukakis and Professor Dan Urman pose for a portrait in Renaissance Park at Northeastern University on July 26, 2016. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
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3Qs: How to tame the Twitter haters

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.

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Pokémon craze (and tips on where to find them on campus)

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

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