3Qs: Why Bluetooth headphones are better than you might think

Apple cre­ated a stir when it announced it had elim­i­nated the head­phone jack from its latest iPhone model, pushing many users to wire­less head­phones. Here, Tom­maso Melodia, director of Northeastern’s Wire­less Net­works and Embedded Sys­tems Lab­o­ra­tory, explains the sci­ence behind Blue­tooth head­phones and how their quality com­pares to wired devices.

New campus mural celebrates community

Last week, muralist Susan Cer­vantes, mem­bers of Precita Eyes, and stu­dents and staff from the Latino/​a Stu­dent Cul­tural Center unveiled the latest install­ment in the university’s Public Art Ini­tia­tive. Our pho­tog­ra­phers cap­tured images, from con­cept to com­ple­tion, of the col­orful mural on Forsyth Street.

Forbes Under 30 Summit comes to Northeastern

Mayor Martin Walsh, Chrissy Teigen, the university’s own Michael Dukakis, and more will share expe­ri­ences and insights as part of the Forbes Under 30 Summit, a city-​​wide gath­ering of young entre­pre­neurs and game-​​changers. North­eastern is hosting pro­gram­ming today and tomorrow in Blackman Audi­to­rium, free and open to all with a valid North­eastern ID.

Media organizations face new challenges in covering 2016 election

The media have a Trump problem,” asso­ciate pro­fessor of jour­nalism Dan Kennedy said bluntly. His com­ments came as part of a dis­cus­sion about the role of the media in this year’s atyp­ical pres­i­den­tial race. A panel of experts exam­ined that issue, along with the influ­ence that pop cul­ture and the rise of social media have had on polit­ical news coverage.

New student sees ‘incredible amount of brainpower’ at Northeastern

Tanay Patri has only been on campus for six weeks, but he’s already joined three stu­dent groups and picked out the com­pany for which he would like to do his first co-​​op. “I want to build rela­tion­ships with my peers and find my pas­sion as soon as I can,” he says.

Election expert calls 2016 presidential race ‘a low point’ in the nation’s political history

The 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion has intro­duced many firsts for Amer­ican pol­i­tics, but it isn’t without prece­dent, says Bill Crotty, pro­fessor emer­itus and an expert on pres­i­den­tial pol­i­tics. “This is not the worst of times,” he explains, “but it is a low point in a country with a his­tory of polit­ical low points.” Here he talks about the “civil war” within the Repub­lican Party and the prob­lems for Democ­rats that “are just begin­ning to surface.”

Northeastern to launch innovative program in energy for underrepresented minority students

North­eastern researchers have received a $5 mil­lion grant from the National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion to estab­lish an inno­v­a­tive schol­ar­ship and men­toring pro­gram that sup­ports col­lege transfer stu­dents from under­rep­re­sented back­grounds who are studying and doing research in energy.