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.
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.
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.
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.
As first-year head coaches of Northeastern’s men’s and women’s soccer teams, Chris Gbandi and Ashley Phillips are working hard to build winners both on and off the field. The women’s team will host Boston College on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Parsons Field, with a pre-game barbecue beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Northeastern’s campus sits on 73 acres of land, the equivalent of more than 55 NFL football fields. But the one-of-a-kind sanctuary of lush green spaces and tree-lined pathways is not as hard to navigate as you might think.
Hardwired lockers. Wireless internet. Colorful maps and wayfinding graphics. Here’s a picturesque look at Northeastern’s spruced up tunnel system—one of campus’ hidden gems.
The Transportation Security Administration is finding more firearms than ever at airport checkpoints. Is this a sign that the TSA is doing its job or an indication that more travelers are trying to board planes with these weapons in their bags? And what about “insider threats” among airport personnel? We asked an expert.
“This country can’t succeed without your skills,” Commencement speaker Sy Sternberg told some 300 students at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business’ graduation ceremony in Matthews Arena on Thursday night. “This country does not move forward without you.”
After getting dropped by all his major sponsors, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte signed a new endorsement deal with a little-known cough drop company. It’s a potentially low-risk, high-reward move for both the athlete and the brand, says professor Bruce Clark.
A newly discovered planet called Proxima b is tantalizingly close to Earth and lies within the right distance of its star to support life. For Cordula Robinson, associate teaching professor in the Geospatial Information Technology program, the discovery suggests that “life outside of our solar system is a possibility.” Here, she explains why all of us should take note of our nearest interstellar neighbor.
New research from Northeastern psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett shows that our beliefs about how farm animals are raised—whether on “factory farms” or in more humane conditions—can shape our meat-eating experience, from how we think it smells and tastes to how much we’d be willing to pay for it. “We show that what you feel very directly influences not only how you interpret what you see but also very literally what you see,” Barrett said.