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.”
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.
Career services excellence, faculty research, and a graduate who is visually-impaired and has completed more than 30 triathlons are among our selection of tweets from the Northeastern community this week.
For the fourth installment of our summer recipe series, Northeastern executive chef Tom Barton shares a burger with more than a dozen ingredients—but none of them are beef.
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.
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.
People are more likely to delegate decisions when faced with choices that affect others than when those decisions only affect themselves, according to new research by a Northeastern business professor.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.