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President Aoun, HUBweek panel discuss the workforce of the future

We need to build what I call a robot-​​proof edu­ca­tion,” Pres­i­dent Aoun said on Wednesday. The com­ments came during a HUB­week panel dis­cus­sion about the role higher edu­ca­tion should play in building the 21st-​​century workforce.

Looking to turn an idea into a business? Husky Startup Challenge offers just that

Turning an idea into a busi­ness takes a lot of work and strategic planning—both of which the Husky Startup Chal­lenge pro­gram can help foster. The first step, though, is signing up, and appli­ca­tions close at mid­night tonight.

3Qs: What the Lochte saga can teach us about branding

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.

EpiPen’s pricing debacle and its impact on patients, insurers

A firestorm erupted this week in response to the phar­ma­ceu­tical com­pany Mylan’s sharp increase in the price of its EpiPen, a life-​​saving treat­ment for severe allergic reac­tions. The com­pany quickly back­tracked, announcing a rebate plan. Here, three North­eastern fac­ulty members—pharmacist Tayla Rose, health­care finance expert Steven Pizer, and health policy researcher Gary Young—explain the clin­ical, eco­nomic, and policy impli­ca­tions of the controversy.

3Qs: The cat-​​and-​​mouse game of blocking digital ads

If you were using Face­book on a desktop last week, you may have noticed that your ad-​​blocking soft­ware was being blocked. That was a move by Face­book. We asked two North­eastern pro­fes­sors to explain how new strate­gies and tech­nolo­gies are changing the dig­ital land­scape for users, con­tent providers, and advertisers.

3Qs: New GMO labeling law brings controversy, confusion

North­eastern pro­fessor and food policy expert Chris Bosso says there are honest argu­ments on each side of the debate over whether to label foods as having genet­i­cally mod­i­fied ingre­di­ents. But he notes the new bill, signed into law last week, is “a poor solu­tion to a com­plex problem.”

Northeastern’s analytics bootcamp expands, grows enrollment

Level is an inten­sive pro­gram offered across Northeastern’s regional campus net­work that is designed to equip pro­fes­sionals with in-​​demand data ana­lytics skills. More than 100 stu­dents have already enrolled, and the program’s offer­ings are expanding this summer and fall.