Northeastern to partner with GE in new federal education innovation program

North­eastern is one of only eight uni­ver­si­ties selected for the Depart­ment of Education’s “EQUIP” pro­gram, which is aimed at building unique part­ner­ships that lead to inno­va­tion in higher edu­ca­tion and preparing more Amer­i­cans with the skills required for the 21st-​​century workforce.

3Qs: The cat-​​and-​​mouse game of blocking digital ads

If you were using Face­book on a desktop last week, you may have noticed that your ad-​​blocking soft­ware was being blocked. That was a move by Face­book. We asked two North­eastern pro­fes­sors to explain how new strate­gies and tech­nolo­gies are changing the dig­ital land­scape for users, con­tent providers, and advertisers.

How to handle the extreme heat

Hot, hazy, and humid. That’s the fore­cast for the next few days. With heat index values in the triple digits, the National Weather Ser­vice has issued a heat advi­sory for the Boston area. We asked John Wong, director of clin­ical ser­vices at Uni­ver­sity Health and Coun­seling Ser­vices, to offer some tips to keep cool and how to spot heat-​​related health issues early on.

A ‘Monster’ look at one student’s global co-​​op in Iceland’s music scene

In high school, Madi Murphy’s pas­sion for music inspired her to launch a fan club ded­i­cated to the Ice­landic band Of Mon­sters and Men. At North­eastern, a co-​​op took her to Ice­land where she worked for the band—and did so much more.

3Qs: New GMO labeling law brings controversy, confusion

North­eastern pro­fessor and food policy expert Chris Bosso says there are honest argu­ments on each side of the debate over whether to label foods as having genet­i­cally mod­i­fied ingre­di­ents. But he notes the new bill, signed into law last week, is “a poor solu­tion to a com­plex problem.”

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.”