ABC News political analyst to examine the 2016 campaign and the future of US politics during campus visit

ABC News chief polit­ical ana­lyst Matthew Dowd will address the numerous ways in which the 2016 elec­tion is trans­forming Amer­ican pol­i­tics. The inter­ac­tive discussion—“Election 2016: Where do we go from here?”—will take place on Friday at noon in Blackman Audi­to­rium and also will be shown live on Facebook.

3Qs: Why Bluetooth headphones are better than you might think

Apple cre­ated a stir when it announced it had elim­i­nated the head­phone jack from its latest iPhone model, pushing many users to wire­less head­phones. Here, Tom­maso Melodia, director of Northeastern’s Wire­less Net­works and Embedded Sys­tems Lab­o­ra­tory, explains the sci­ence behind Blue­tooth head­phones and how their quality com­pares to wired devices.

New student sees ‘incredible amount of brainpower’ at Northeastern

Tanay Patri has only been on campus for six weeks, but he’s already joined three stu­dent groups and picked out the com­pany for which he would like to do his first co-​​op. “I want to build rela­tion­ships with my peers and find my pas­sion as soon as I can,” he says.

3Qs: Do newspapers’ presidential endorsements even matter?

If the out­come of the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion were based on news­paper endorse­ments, then Hillary Clinton would beat Donald Trump in a his­toric land­slide. But Dan Kennedy, asso­ciate pro­fessor of jour­nalism, doesn’t think that endorse­ments will have much sway over voters on Elec­tion Day, and says “such endorse­ments are more an expres­sion of values than a gen­uine attempt to per­suade voters to change their minds.”

New psychology professor studies link between physical activity, cognitive health

Chuck Hillman prac­tices what he preaches, applying his research find­ings to his per­sonal life. When he’s not studying the rela­tion­ship between phys­ical activity and cog­ni­tive health, he’s biking, playing ice hockey, or lifting weights in his home gym.

Freshman sees co-​​op as vital part of journey to become doctor

As a kid, Geena Huh liked to visit her father’s neu­ro­science lab, an expe­ri­ence that piqued her interest in med­i­cine. Now she’s a first-​​year phar­macy stu­dent at North­eastern. She chose the uni­ver­sity for its co-​​op pro­gram, which will afford her the oppor­tu­nity to work in the health field before enrolling in med­ical school.

New professor has made crime prevention his life’s work

Anthony Braga, newly appointed Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor and director of the School of Crim­i­nology and Crim­inal Jus­tice, has been working in con­junc­tion with the Boston Police Depart­ment for more than 20 years, ana­lyzing poli­cies and devel­oping pro­grams aimed at reducing the city’s vio­lent crime rate.

Tech enthusiast finds home at Northeastern

As a kid, Andrew Colgin liked to tinker with tech­nology. And now—surprise, surprise—he’s a first-​​year stu­dent in the university’s com­puter sci­ence pro­gram. “There are stu­dents all around me who like a lot of the same things that I do,” he says.

Recent graduate shines investigative light on 75-​​year-​​old civil rights cold case

Pvt. Felix Hall, a 19-​​year-​​old African Amer­ican from Mill­brook, Alabama, was lynched in the woods of Fort Ben­ning, Georgia, in 1941. More than 70 years later, Alexa Mills dug into the case as part of her course work in the School of Journalism’s Media Inno­va­tion pro­gram and then wrote a front-​​page fea­ture on her find­ings for The Wash­ington Post.

Panel discussion to focus on urban planning and development in Boston

Northeastern’s Real Estate Club will host a panel dis­cus­sion this evening on the past, present, and future of urban plan­ning and devel­op­ment in the university’s sur­rounding neigh­bor­hoods. Titled “Cranes and the Com­mu­nity,” the event will con­vene six experts with knowl­edge in fields ranging from archi­tec­ture to city planning.

Alumna fights debilitating neurological diseases with science

Beth Stevens, an alumna and neu­ro­sci­en­tist, has spent her career researching dis­eases like Alzheimer’s and schiz­o­phrenia. On Thursday, the MacArthur “genius award” recip­ient joined Pres­i­dent Aoun to dis­cuss her success.