3Qs: Do newspapers’ presidential endorsements even matter?

If the out­come of the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion were based on news­paper endorse­ments, then Hillary Clinton would beat Donald Trump in a his­toric land­slide. But Dan Kennedy, asso­ciate pro­fessor of jour­nalism, doesn’t think that endorse­ments will have much sway over voters on Elec­tion Day, and says “such endorse­ments are more an expres­sion of values than a gen­uine attempt to per­suade voters to change their minds.”

New psychology professor studies link between physical activity, cognitive health

Chuck Hillman prac­tices what he preaches, applying his research find­ings to his per­sonal life. When he’s not studying the rela­tion­ship between phys­ical activity and cog­ni­tive health, he’s biking, playing ice hockey, or lifting weights in his home gym.

Engineering professor receives NIH ‘New Innovator Award’ for pioneering biomedical research

The National Insti­tutes of Health rec­og­nized Nikolai Slavov, assis­tant pro­fessor of bio­engi­neering, with its New Inno­vator Award. On win­ning the award, Slavov said, “There is this momentum and enthu­siasm for taking smart risks among both the fac­ulty and stu­dents at Northeastern—asking big ques­tions and doing what­ever is required to con­tribute to their resolution.”

Wheel of Fortune comes to Northeastern; auditions to be held on Tuesday

Do you think you have what it takes to solve the word puz­zles on the pop­ular game show? Well now’s your chance to prove it. Audi­tions for Wheel of For­tune will be held on campus Tuesday, exclu­sively for North­eastern stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff, as the show wraps up its Boston tour.

US Ambassador to Britain champions listening as key to diplomacy

In a global polit­ical envi­ron­ment that can feel daunting at times, Matthew Barzun, U.S. ambas­sador to the United Kingdom, advo­cated for more open­ness, more bridge-​​building, and more under­standing during a visit to North­eastern on Thursday evening.

Freshman sees co-​​op as vital part of journey to become doctor

As a kid, Geena Huh liked to visit her father’s neu­ro­science lab, an expe­ri­ence that piqued her interest in med­i­cine. Now she’s a first-​​year phar­macy stu­dent at North­eastern. She chose the uni­ver­sity for its co-​​op pro­gram, which will afford her the oppor­tu­nity to work in the health field before enrolling in med­ical school.

Tweets of the Week: Oct. 3 to Oct. 7

Sun shining on the @Northeastern Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Sci­ence and Engi­neering Com­plex! #good­morning #gold­en­fa­cade pic​.twitter​.com/​M​6​V​Q​H​p​F​TNI — Payette (@payettepeople) October 6, 2016 @Northeastern grad stu­dents develop @LifestoneTech all-​​​​in-​​​​one health/​​vital signs tracker https://t.co/39JuI0Qaxj @BosBizJournal @BOSBIZJess […]

Immigration reform hits home for Orange is the New Black actress

Tonight, actress and Boston native Diane Guerrero—perhaps best known for her roles in Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin—will dis­cuss her per­sonal expe­ri­ence as the child of Colom­bian immi­grants who were deported when she was a teenager. The dis­cus­sion is part of the university’s recog­ni­tion of His­panic Her­itage Month.

Lost-​​and-​​found guide: campus locations, and what regularly turns up

In recent weeks, lost-​​and-​​found loca­tions have seen an upswing in lost items being turned in, including cell­phones, chargers, clothes, and flash drives. Here, we explain how lost-​​and-​​found works on campus and dole out some tips for helping you reclaim your lost stuff.

Northeastern network scientist part of international research group selected for $75M One Brave Idea Research Award

Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor Albert-​​László Barabási brings his exper­tise at mod­eling com­plex net­works to an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research group focused on ending coro­nary heart disease.

Free flu shots today at 10th annual Bouvé health fair

Today’s health fair and flu clinic in the Curry Stu­dent Center is the per­fect oppor­tu­nity to take stock of your health, with free flu shots, Zumba and yoga classes, health screen­ings, and well­ness infor­ma­tion avail­able throughout the day.