Senate Democrats are three times more likely to follow science-related Twitter accounts than their Republican peers, according to a new study led by Northeastern’s Brian Helmuth. The research shows the growing divide between parties on the issue of climate change, but also provides hope, says Helmuth, pointing to individuals who cross the aisle and bridge the gap.
Commencement speaker Tracey McCain, senior vice president and head of legal at Sanofi Genzyme, challenged graduates to make a difference in the world, and other speakers on Friday delivered similarly inspiring messages of celebrating our differences, being curious about new disciplines, and devising creative approaches to delivering justice.
Culpepper, who is graduating from the School of Law this year, says working on co-op and serving as president of the university’s chapter of the Black Law Students Association shaped his skill set and career outlook. He will take the bar this summer and plans to pursue a career in health law.
The news junkies and global citizens in European Conversations do not always see eye-to-eye, particularly when they’re debating hot-button issues like the Paris attacks or Greece’s debt crisis. “But everyone is respectful,” Matt Springer, the organization’s vice president-elect, says of the discussions.
Northeastern at CERN, a new Nor’easters’ performance, and Adam Sandler’s doppelgänger are among our selection of tweets from the Northeastern community this week.
Shea will graduate from the School of Law on Friday and then begin her new job as an attorney for the Disability Law Center in Boston, where she will work to represent low-income families in special education cases. Here, she reflects on her past three years at Northeastern and looks ahead to her promising career in public interest law.
As graduate students in Northeastern’s Master of Fine Arts program, twin sisters Bahareh and Farzaneh Safarani found unique ways to meld video with their classical painting skills. The end results are now on display in a new Gallery 360 exhibit titled “Presence.”
Reports of doping by Russia’s Olympic athletes continue to grab headlines. Just yesterday, officials confirmed that 14 of the country’s athletes from the 2008 Games had been implicated by the I.O.C. in a re-testing of samples. But doping in sports is not new. As early as the 8th century B.C., Greek athletes found ways to boost testosterone to enhance performance, says Northeastern’s Rui Li, an expert on exercise physiology. Here, she talks about the science of doping and possible measures to stop it.
Northeastern on Monday hosted a conference where university leaders, faculty, and staff engaged with representatives from more than 50 employers to discuss and share ideas on a range of areas related to Northeastern’s academic planning process.
Peyton Perry and Taj Akinbode will spend the 2016–17 academic year working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and social injustice through campus projects and programs, harnessing their passion for humanitarian work and social change to spearhead special events for students, faculty, and staff.
In January, Kelsey Burhans will begin her nine-month Fulbright fellowship in Bolivia and then continue onto Peru, where she will work closely with rural communities as well as microfinance organizations, banks, and mobile money operators to understand the common variables that support and inhibit progress toward expanding marginalized communities’ access to financial services.
The Global Journal, produced entirely by Northeastern students, sheds light on what it’s like to work, study, and live abroad, with a particular focus on co-op, Dialogue programs, and N.U.in experiences in countries ranging from India, Cambodia, and Costa Rica to France, Ireland, and Zambia.