Northeastern alumna, a pioneering neuroscientist, named MacArthur Fellow

Beth Stevens, BPH’93, dis­cov­ered a key func­tion of microglia, a lesser-​​known type of brain cell, that is prompting a shift in thinking about brain devel­op­ment in healthy states as well as in neu­ro­log­ical dis­or­ders like Alzheimer’s disease.

Northeastern launches first-​​of-​​its-​​kind veterans center focused on career preparation

The new Center for Advance­ment of Vet­erans and Ser­vice­mem­bers includes a host of career devel­op­ment and schol­ar­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties, aiming to elim­i­nate the gap between edu­ca­tion and employ­ment felt by returning vet­erans nation­ally. Photo by Brooks Canaday/​Northeastern University.

3Qs: Snapchat’s new privacy policy: What you should know

The mes­saging app recently updated its pri­vacy policy, causing an outcry among users. Here, law pro­fessor Jes­sica Silbey, an expert in intel­lec­tual prop­erty, explains what the new policy does—or doesn’t—change, and offers advice for social media users.

Supreme Court of the ‘60s lent ‘legal force to the dissatisfaction with bigotry’

Former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank and retired fed­eral judge Nancy Gertner dis­cussed during last week’s Myra Kraft Open Class­room lec­ture the ram­i­fi­ca­tions of the U.S. Supreme Court between 1953 and 1969, when Earl Warren served as chief justice.

World-​​renowned scholars launch Northeastern’s Network Science Institute

The Net­work Sci­ence Insti­tute, home of the nation’s first doc­toral pro­gram in net­work sci­ence, brings together an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary team of renowned North­eastern scholars to plumb the struc­ture and func­tion of sys­tems and develop inter­ven­tion strate­gies to improve the health and secu­rity of people around the world.