Hackathon examines power of Big Data to change lives

Entire moun­tain ranges of data are growing all around, and they will either bury us or help us climb to new heights of under­standing. It all depends on how we respond. This was the focus of a four-​​hour “hackathon” Wednesday night, spon­sored by North­eastern to explore the inter­sec­tion between public policy and Big Data analysis. The event, “Data Sci­ence, Jour­nalism, and the Future of Jus­tice,” was part of HUB­week, a series of more than 100 events that brought together the brightest minds in gov­ern­ment, pri­vate industry, and acad­emia to cel­e­brate inno­va­tion in Boston.

3Qs: Campaign shake-​​up positions Trump to ‘win,’ regardless of election result

Over the past week, Donald Trump has expressed regret for some of his caustic com­ments and reshuf­fled his cam­paign staff, fueling a theory that he’s laying the ground­work to build a media empire to rival Fox News. Dan Urman, a polit­ical sci­ence and public policy expert, dis­cusses the recent cam­paign moves and how the atten­tion to Trump’s “brand” may be a win for the can­di­date, regard­less of November’s outcome.

Northeastern’s innovative partnership with GE draws broad national media attention

North­eastern and Gen­eral Elec­tric will partner to offer a new accel­er­ated bachelor’s degree in advanced man­u­fac­turing, a first-​​in-​​the-​​nation pro­gram. The part­ner­ship, announced Tuesday by the U.S. Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion, is part of an inno­v­a­tive higher edu­ca­tion ini­tia­tive and gar­nered sig­nif­i­cant national recognition.