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.”

How the DNC has helped form a bond between two Northeastern professors

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.

3Qs: How Pokémon Go is ‘evolving the game genre’

Susan Gold says playing Pokémon Go has “expanded her world” and trig­gered her journey to dis­cover much more about her neigh­bor­hood and the city of Boston. Here, Gold, pro­fessor of the prac­tice in the game design pro­gram and founder of Global Game Jam, explains how Pokémon Go has “broken the mold” and pre­dicts where the tech­nology is headed.

NUPD chief: National shootings ‘disturbing,’ but present opportunity to form stronger bonds between police and communities

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Chief of Police Michael Davis has been a part of a range of efforts and ini­tia­tives at the national level exam­ining law enforce­ment prac­tices, par­tic­u­larly those involving race and policing.

Hugh Courtney to conclude tenure as dean of D’Amore-McKim School of Business

Courtney, who was appointed dean of the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness in 2012, has cul­ti­vated a pio­neering entre­pre­neurial ecosystem, led the devel­op­ment of new grad­uate pro­grams, and hired out­standing fac­ulty. He will con­clude his tenure as dean during the 2016–17 aca­d­emic year, and will remain a tenured member of the fac­ulty afterward.