Taking a closer look at the Senate filibuster

On Wednesday, Con­necticut Sen. Chris Murphy launched a nearly 15-​​hour fil­i­buster, pressing the Senate to call a vote on existing gun-​​reform leg­is­la­tion. Here, Nick Beauchamp, assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence, talks about the fil­i­buster and what, if any­thing, it might accomplish.

Child’s play: Using virtual reality to advance physical therapy

Boston middle school stu­dents vis­ited campus last week to try out some new vir­tual reality games being designed for phys­ical therapy patients. Their game-​​playing will help researchers refine patient treat­ment and advance inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research.

3Qs: #GivingTuesday and how to measure the impact of your gift

Today is #Giv­ingTuesday, dubbed as a global day ded­i­cated to giving back. Pro­fessor Patricia Illing­worth says that while the day can greatly ben­efit char­i­ties, there are con­cerns with the unof­fi­cial hol­iday and that people should con­sider the impact of their char­i­table gifts.

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.

Carnivorous conchs to blame for oyster decline

David Kimbro, a marine and envi­ron­mental sci­ence pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, has solved the mys­tery of why reefs in Florida inlets were expe­ri­encing large num­bers of oyster loss. Drought and sub­se­quent high salt levels in water led to a pop­u­la­tion spike in one of the oys­ters’ main preda­tors: conchs.

Send off to Pittsburgh

On Tuesday after­noon, the North­eastern com­mu­nity gath­ered to send off the men’s bas­ket­ball team. Taking part in their first March Mad­ness since 1991, the Huskies are headed to Pitts­burgh for […]

Ebola tracking visualizations

Alessandro Vespignani’s Lab­o­ra­tory for the Mod­eling of Bio­log­ical and Socio-​​technical Sys­tems (MoBS Lab) has been fol­lowing the ongoing devel­op­ment of Ebola and have cre­ated info­graphics and visu­al­iza­tions of the virus’ growth, impact, and poten­tial to spread.

Alternative Spring Break: A firsthand account

Through one of Northeastern’s Alter­na­tive Spring Break pro­grams, 11 stu­dents ven­tured into the Florida Ever­glades to clean up trash and remove inva­sive species from the environment.

Spring break, with a humanitarian twist

During Northeastern’s Alter­na­tive Spring Break next week, 180 stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff will work on more than a dozen immer­sive ser­vice projects world­wide, ranging from pro­tecting nat­ural resources in the Ever­glades to tutoring orphaned chil­dren in the Dominican Republic.