While campus life will quiet down during the winter break, some university services will remain open. Here are the hours of operation for Snell Library, Squash-Busters, and more.
Cities as far-flung as Oakland, California, and Oulu, Finland, will soon be part of separate basic income experiments. But a universal basic income program is unlikely to become a reality in the U.S., says applied microeconomics expert Mindy Marks, who notes that such an initiative would be too costly and potentially subject to abuse.
Cultivating a sense of gratitude has been found to alleviate stress, says psychology professor David DeSteno. It could also save you some hard-earned money as you shop for last-minute gifts.
All 538 members of the Electoral College will gather in their respective state capitols on Monday to formally cast their votes in the presidential election. But there’s little reason to believe that anyone other than Donald Trump will be voted in as the country’s next commander-in-chief, say elections expert William Crotty and law and public policy specialist Dan Urman.
Don’t overthink it, says Mary Steffel, an expert in the psychology of gift-giving, and don’t be afraid to ask your recipients exactly what they want.
Emily Hutchinson’s first day of classes as a student at Northeastern coincided with her father’s first day of work as associate director of corporate partnerships for the university’s athletics department. “It’s so funny how it all worked out,” Emily says. “I definitely could not have predicted this.”
Wisconsin’s presidential recount is almost done, but legal challenges have halted the proceedings in Michigan and Pennsylvania. We asked Bill Crotty, an expert on American elections, to explain what the recounts involve, why Trump supporters are working to block these efforts, and how the recount results might influence future voting policies.
Donald Trump spoke with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen last week, upending decades of diplomatic practice. “It can be said with near certitude that when Trump accepted that phone call, he had no idea what the consequences might be for U.S.-China relations,” says China expert Suzanne Ogden.
Final exams for fall classes begin on Friday. Here are five study tips to help you prepare, with insight from Lydia Young, an education expert with a particular focus on curriculum development.
“If the president-elect really wants to prioritize energy independence and creating energy-related jobs,” says professor Jennie Stephens, a sustainability science and policy expert, “then advancing renewable energy is essential.”
Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law. But it’s unclear what his plan would entail. We asked Wendy Parmet, a leading expert in public health law, to weigh in on what healthcare might look like under President Trump, who on Monday appointed an outspoken ‘Obamacare’ critic to be his secretary of health and human services.
Kyumon Murrell’s co-op and extracurricular activities underscore his commitment to empowering others to succeed. “Everything I do has to align with my values,” he says.