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The House sit-​​in: examining the political and cultural significance

Wednesday morning House Democ­rats, led by U.S. Rep. John Lewis, began a sit-​​in on the House floor demanding votes on gun-​​control leg­is­la­tion. C-​​SPAN picked up the live feeds that mem­bers streamed from their smart­phones after Repub­li­cans shut down the chamber. Here, North­eastern fac­ulty mem­bers shed light on the sig­nif­i­cance of the protest and the role of social media in its impact.

Stairway to court for Led Zeppelin

Was a musical com­pi­la­tion in the British rock band’s hit “Stairway to Heaven” stolen from another song? An ongoing court battle in Los Angeles is cen­tered on that claim. We asked teaching pro­fessor and enter­tain­ment attorney David Her­lihy what impact this could have on copy­right infringe­ment lit­i­ga­tion and Led Zeppelin’s reputation.

Northeastern partnership provides Boston Ballet dancers a ‘once-​​in-​​a-​​lifetime chance’

In May, two dancers in the North­eastern University-​​Boston Ballet Edu­ca­tion Pro­gram walked, in caps and gowns of regal black and gold, in the Col­lege of Pro­fes­sional Studies grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony. “This pro­gram was such an incred­ible oppor­tu­nity for all of us,” says Boston Ballet prin­cipal dancer Kath­leen Breen Combes.

Journalism students’ investigative reporting leads to Emmy Award

A team of North­eastern jour­nalism stu­dents con­tributed sub­stan­tially to inves­tiga­tive news reports that won a New Eng­land Emmy Award ear­lier this month. “The stu­dent con­tri­bu­tions were sig­nif­i­cant and made these inves­ti­ga­tions pos­sible,” said pro­fessor and WCVB reporter Mike Beaudet. “It really is expe­ri­en­tial learning at its best.”

The wonder of theater, and the smash-​​hit Hamilton

Broadway saw record atten­dance this year, Hamilton is a “cul­tural phe­nom­enon,” and the Tony Awards are this weekend. Here, the­ater depart­ment chair Scott Edmiston explains why people are craving the the­ater expe­ri­ence, shares his pre­dic­tion for the Tonys, and high­lights some exciting devel­op­ments at Northeastern.

New campus mural from start to finish

Uni­ver­sity pho­tog­ra­phers were there to doc­u­ment Boston-​​based artist Cedric Dou­glas as he cre­ated a new mural on the Behrakis Health Sci­ences Center. The mural is the latest instal­la­tion in Northeastern’s Public Art Initiative.

Chemical engineering professor moonlights as webcomic artist

In 2008, Lucas Land­herr cre­ated a slice-​​of-​​life web­comic called “Sur­viving the World” as a way to “main­tain his sanity” while he worked toward becoming a pro­fessor. Today, his comic series—as well as his pen­chant for idio­syn­cratic humor—is shaping his pro­fes­sional life in ways that he never could have imagined.

Twin sisters combine new, old media for campus art show

As grad­uate stu­dents in Northeastern’s Master of Fine Arts pro­gram, twin sis­ters Bahareh and Farzaneh Safarani found unique ways to meld video with their clas­sical painting skills. The end results are now on dis­play in a new Gallery 360 exhibit titled “Presence.”