Through disruptions, higher ed faces questions, opportunities

On Wednesday, Pres­i­dent Aoun led a dis­cus­sion with former Tufts and MIT pres­i­dents Lawrence Bacow and Susan Hock­field, respec­tively. The three talked careers, dis­rup­tions, and opportunities–both per­sonal and for the higher ed sector in general.

The ecosystems ecologist, a wonderer at heart

Asso­ciate pro­fessor Jen­nifer Bowen, a new fac­ulty member at Northeastern’s Marine Sci­ence Center, studies the inter­con­nect­ed­ness between human activity and some of the world’s tiniest inhabitants—microbes—nestled in marine environments.

What to look for in the first presidential debate

Repub­lican Donald Trump and Demo­crat Hillary Clinton will face off tonight in their first of three sched­uled debates. We asked jour­nalism pro­fessor Alan Schroeder, an expert on tele­vised debates, about the keys for the can­di­dates, whether one of them has more to gain or lose, and the roles of both the mod­er­ator and real-​​time fact-​​checkers.

Study: 70M more firearms added to US gun stock over past 20 years

The esti­mated number of privately-​​owned guns in the U.S. grew to approx­i­mately 265 mil­lion between 1994 and 2015, with the majority of those new guns being hand­guns, according to a com­pre­hen­sive national survey co-​​led by North­eastern. Owners also now cite pro­tec­tion as a pri­mary reason of ownership.

Driving, autonomously, into the future

At “The Future of…” pres­i­den­tial speaker series on Tuesday, Lyft chief tech­nology officer and North­eastern grad­uate Chris Lam­bert dis­cussed how autonomous vehi­cles are the future of transportation—and what that means for Lyft, for people, and for cities in America.

He gave everything he had on American Ninja Warrior—and gained much more

I did the best I could’ve done,” cham­pion rock climber Josh Levin, E’17, said of com­peting on the season 8 finale of the NBC reality show. The expe­ri­ence, he noted, not only made him a better climber, but it helped him bring increased atten­tion to a cause—organ donation—of great per­sonal importance.