Want the most telling presidential polling data? Professor says turn to Twitter

Knowing society’s con­stant demand for imme­diate, real-​​time infor­ma­tion, assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence Nick Beauchamp devel­oped a model that uses tweets to gauge public opinion of can­di­dates more quickly than tra­di­tional polls.

At Faculty Senate, President Aoun issues challenge for continued innovation, global leadership

In his annual address to the Fac­ulty Senate on Wednesday, Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun described the increasing com­pe­ti­tion in higher edu­ca­tion while reaf­firming Northeastern’s com­mit­ment to lead­er­ship in edu­ca­tion and research.

Driving, autonomously, into the future

At “The Future of…” pres­i­den­tial speaker series on Tuesday, Lyft chief tech­nology officer and North­eastern grad­uate Chris Lam­bert dis­cussed how autonomous vehi­cles are the future of transportation—and what that means for Lyft, for people, and for cities in America.

Panel discussion to focus on urban planning and development in Boston

Northeastern’s Real Estate Club will host a panel dis­cus­sion this evening on the past, present, and future of urban plan­ning and devel­op­ment in the university’s sur­rounding neigh­bor­hoods. Titled “Cranes and the Com­mu­nity,” the event will con­vene six experts with knowl­edge in fields ranging from archi­tec­ture to city planning.

He gave everything he had on American Ninja Warrior—and gained much more

I did the best I could’ve done,” cham­pion rock climber Josh Levin, E’17, said of com­peting on the season 8 finale of the NBC reality show. The expe­ri­ence, he noted, not only made him a better climber, but it helped him bring increased atten­tion to a cause—organ donation—of great per­sonal importance.

Undergraduate Lab Fair opens windows into worlds of research

When Andrew Tu, E’20, arrived at North­eastern last fall, he didn’t expect to be towing a 7.5-foot buoy by hand into the ocean come summer. But that world opened up to him at the Under­grad­uate Lab Fair when he learned about asso­ciate pro­fessor Ste­fano Basagni’s work on an under­water wire­less com­mu­ni­ca­tion network.