Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary and controversial global figure who defied the U.S. for decades, died Friday. “Castro is one of the towering figures of the Modern Era,” said professor José Buscaglia, a pioneer in study abroad programs by American institutions to Cuba. Here, Buscaglia and political science expert William Crotty reflect on Castro’s life and legacy.
Americans reach for their smartphones dozens of times per day. Northeastern philosophy professor John Basl says that tech companies should warn consumers about the potentially addictive nature of their products. But he also notes that “the internet has opened up new avenues for social interaction.”
Graduate student Giulia Afiune, a native of Brazil, was part of a multimedia journalism project this summer that told the stories of families evicted due to Rio Olympics construction. This fall, that project won a prestigious national journalism award in her home country.
Massachusetts voters earlier this month overwhelmingly approved the legalization of recreational marijuana. We asked drug policy expert Leo Beletsky what happens next and how the Trump administration could impact the rollout of this new law, which takes effect Dec. 15.
The spread of fake news on Facebook has suddenly become a hot topic of conversation, particularly in the wake of Donald Trump’s shocking victory in the presidential election. John Wihbey, assistant professor of journalism and new media, calls it a “very serious issue,” but says “the chances that misinformation on social media swung the election are vanishingly small.”
While campus life will quiet down during the Thanksgiving break, some university services will remain open. Here are the hours of operation for Snell Library, the Marino Center, Dining Services, and more.
To get in the holiday spirit before Thanksgiving, first-year students from Smith and Kennedy halls wrote 84 thank-you cards to faculty and staff, who they said deserve recognition and appreciation for all their hard work.
Northeastern staff member Rachel Spiller will host four international students at her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Thanksgiving—a new tradition she and her family have welcomed in recent years. “The setting and the food might be different, but the sense of family and warmth is universal,” she said.
Wes Bush, president and CEO of the global security company Northrop Grumman, joined President Aoun on Monday to discuss innovation as a foundation for forward progress, and the importance of leaders to create an environment that fosters it.
More than 100 college and university presidents from public and private schools across the U.S., including President Aoun, have signed a statement to government leaders urging that DACA—the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program—be upheld, continued, and expanded. “This is both a moral imperative and a national necessity,” the leaders say in the statement.
The excitement of 1,400 Boston public school students was palpable inside Cabot Center on Friday, as Northeastern hosted its annual Boston Public Schools Day. Students from 10 different Boston area schools […]
America is a melting pot, a place where food from hundreds of different cultures can become American food. Mario Batali shared culinary history and personal anecdotes from inside and outside of kitchens when he sat down with President Aoun as part of the “Future Of…”speaker series.