The release of nearly 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails by Wikileaks on Friday created havoc within the party and forced the resignation of DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Rumors of Russia’s alleged involvement in the data breech added further intrigue to the story. We asked three Northeastern experts to weigh in on how the data dump will impact the election, the voting process, and the cybersecurity of political parties.
A score of Twitter users were banned by the social media service last week for hurling a spate of vile remarks at Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones. To find out how online anonymity affects the way people act toward each other and what social media sites like Twitter could do to curb targeted attacks, we turned to Northeastern assistant professor Joseph Reagle, an expert on internet trolling.
The team pushed and pulled its way to a dominating victory in the International Powerlifting Federation’s inaugural University Powerlifting World Cup, which was held in Belarus last week. “I couldn’t be more proud of how the team performed,” said club captain Kelsey McCarthy. “It shows how hard we trained and how committed we were.”
A team of 20 graduate students at Northeastern’s Boston and Seattle campuses spent the spring semester working together, collaborating via Skype, GitHub, and Google Hangouts to build a software platform aimed at connecting a global community of farmers, researchers, and educators.
Law professor Jessica Silbey will discuss the history of law in American film on Wednesday at a Law Library of Congress event. Here, she looks at the pitfalls of crime shows, names her favorite legal drama, and explains how the depiction of law in film has changed over the past 125 years.
More than 10,000 people are expected to protest outside the Republic National Convention in Cleveland this week. Tensions are running high, particularly because of the recent spate of terrorist attacks […]
Pokémon Go, powerlifting in Belarus, and putting the ‘Spotlight’ on a Pulitzer Prize-winning alumnus are among our selection of tweets from the Northeastern community this week.
Private prisons are a particularly hot topic these days, the setting of the Netflix dramedy Orange is the New Black and the subject of a recent 35,000-word Mother Jones exposé. Here, Natasha Frost, associate professor in Northeastern’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, explains how for-profit prisons are changing the criminal justice system.
Seven members of Northeastern’s powerlifting club will showcase their strength, determination, and no-quit attitude at the inaugural University Powerlifting World Cup in Belarus next week. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I’m looking forward to representing the U.S.,” says Binglei Zhou, a second-year powerlifter on the team who holds the country’s collegiate deadlifting record.
Want to ace your next presentation? Then tune out your inner critic, make eye contact, and utilize deliberate pauses, says Mary Cheyne, the faculty advisor of Northeastern’s chapter of Toastmasters International.
Many Northeastern students are about to begin their first international co-op. To help them maximize their experiences, we asked six students who have done global co-ops to share the wisdom they’ve cultivated from having lived and worked abroad.
Britain voted to leave the European Union on Thursday, prompting Prime Minister David Cameron to announce his intent to resign and sending global markets into a tailspin. Here, Mai’a K. Davis Cross, assistant professor of political science and international affairs, explains what the British exit might mean for the EU and the U.K. going forward.