On Wednesday, the man whose conviction was profiled on the hugely popular “Serial” podcast, returns to court for a post-conviction hearing. Here, law professor Daniel Medwed, an expert in wrongful convictions, says that “Serial” and Making a Murderer have highlighted some of the chief flaws in our criminal justice system. But he also says that he is dismayed by how the programs presented their cases.
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Rolling Stone on Saturday published an article by Oscar-winning actor and activist Sean Penn that sparked a national debate about journalistic ethics. We spoke with John Wihbey, an assistant professor of journalism and new media at Northeastern, who examines the interview with noted Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday delivered the final State of the Union address of his two-term presidency. To provide analysis of the president’s remarks, we turned to professor Nick Beauchamp, an expert on U.S. politics and political methodology who has developed a new method to visualize the language and themes of political speeches.
Illustrator and graphic novelist John Jennings knows that when most people think about comics, they think of superheroes. Through exhibits like “Visible Noize” at Gallery 360, he is working to change that preconceived notion.
We asked Carter Sigl, president of the Northeastern University Film Enthusiasts Club, to share his short list of the movies you should be excited to see in theaters over winter break.
Assistant professor Nick Beauchamp has brought science to the art of crafting persuasive text for things like advertisements and political talking points. A study found the algorithm he created generated persuasive text that shifted people’s opinions of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law.
When the curtain rises Tuesday night on The House of Bernarda Alba, the Department of Theatre’s first production of the 2015–16 season, audiences will experience a never-before-heard translation by the play’s director—associate professor Antonio Ocampo-Guzman.
University photographers were there to document Los Angeles-based pop surrealist artist John Park as he painted a new mural titled Reality Check II in East Village. The mural is the latest installation in President Aoun’s Public Art Initiative.
From cooking demos to Parent and Family Weekend, this month is stocked with fun activities and opportunities to enjoy the crisp autumn weather.
Favianna Rodriguez, the year’s first artist in residence, shows how art, advocacy, and entrepreneurship can inspire societal and environmental change. Her work is on display at Gallery 360, and she will discuss her art tonight at 6 p.m. in Blackman Auditorium.
Ellen Cushman’s research centers on literacy in tribal and urban communities, with a particular focus on exploring language’s role in the everyday struggle for dignity, respect, and change.
Just like a fresh new outfit for the first day of school, Northeastern is starting the new semester in style with the launch of its Snapchat account, NortheasternU.