Students take on role of Wikipedia editors

Ear­lier this year North­eastern stu­dents con­tributed to a mas­sive ini­tia­tive focused on improving Wikipedia’s sci­ence con­tent. As their pro­fessor puts it, “It’s very moti­vating but also ter­ri­fying to know that you’re con­tributing to some­thing that so many people will see.”

3Qs: Social media and the success of viral campaigns

With news last week that money raised by the Ice Bucket Chal­lenge helped fund break­throughs in ALS research, we asked assis­tant pro­fessor of mar­keting Yakov Bart how social media has helped to ele­vate suc­cessful viral cam­paigns, and why Snapchat could be the future plat­form for those campaigns.

3Qs: US, Russia, and the 2016 presidential election

Russia this week played a leading role in the con­ver­sa­tion about the U.S. pres­i­den­tial race, from its alleged role in hacking Demo­c­ratic National Com­mittee emails to Donald Trump’s com­ments that he hoped the country had suc­cess­fully hacked Hillary Clinton’s email. We asked Ryan Maness, an expert in Russian for­eign policy and inter­na­tional cyber­con­flict and secu­rity, to examine what this could mean for the dynamic between the two nations.

Baseball lifer’s coaching philosophy took shape at Northeastern

Tim Scan­nell had known that he wanted to become a coach back in the mid-​​1980s, when he was playing high school sports. But it wasn’t until he joined Northeastern’s base­ball team and began playing for leg­endary skipper Neil McPhee that he started to develop a coaching phi­los­ophy, one that would even­tu­ally guide him to unprece­dented suc­cess at col­lege baseball’s Divi­sion III level.

3Qs: The strategy of selecting a vice presidential candidate

After weeks of intense public spec­u­la­tion, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton intro­duced their vice pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates. That got us won­dering how pres­i­den­tial hope­fuls select their run­ning mates and whether those selec­tions typ­i­cally impact elec­tions. Here, Bill Crotty, pro­fessor emer­itus and an expert on pres­i­den­tial pol­i­tics, exam­ines those questions.

Northeastern receives global recognition in career services

Northeastern’s renowned Career Devel­op­ment depart­ment was rec­og­nized for its work meeting stu­dents’ needs in career ser­vices and job prepa­ra­tion. The uni­ver­sity received the No. 1 Global Career Ser­vices Sat­is­fac­tion Award at the inau­gural Future Talent Summit in Stock­holm last month.

How the Democratic Party’s email fiasco will affect the presidential race

The release of nearly 20,000 Demo­c­ratic National Com­mittee emails by Wik­ileaks on Friday cre­ated havoc within the party and forced the res­ig­na­tion of DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Rumors of Russia’s alleged involve­ment in the data breech added fur­ther intrigue to the story. We asked three North­eastern experts to weigh in on how the data dump will impact the elec­tion, the voting process, and the cyber­se­cu­rity of polit­ical parties.

How the DNC has helped form a bond between two Northeastern professors

The 2016 Demo­c­ratic National Con­ven­tion in Philadel­phia this week marks the fifth con­sec­u­tive con­ven­tion that pro­fes­sors Michael Dukakis and Dan Urman have attended together. Here’s how it began, with the moments they’ve shared along the way.

3Qs: How to tame the Twitter haters

A score of Twitter users were banned by the social media ser­vice last week for hurling a spate of vile remarks at Ghost­busters star Leslie Jones. To find out how online anonymity affects the way people act toward each other and what social media sites like Twitter could do to curb tar­geted attacks, we turned to North­eastern assis­tant pro­fessor Joseph Reagle, an expert on internet trolling.