Researchers work to ‘predict’ the future of transit

Through work with London’s transit system, pro­fessor Haris Kout­sopoulos and a doc­toral stu­dent are devel­oping real-​​time pre­dic­tive models to fore­cast the ebbs and flows of transit activity. The tools could aid transit oper­a­tors with real-​​time system man­age­ment and help com­muters avoid crowded sta­tions or trains.

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.