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.
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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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
The members of the sixth graduating class of the Torch Scholars Program represented “beacons of light” at a celebration in their honor on Thursday in East Village.
An open rehearsal of Alien vs. Predator, a Northeastern student-created original, audience-immersive theatre experience, was held in Ryder Hall on Thursday.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the theatre department’s final production of the semester, opens Tuesday. Find out what’s in store for the audience. Hint: Lots of spelling and “an immersive theater experience.”
How will the outcome of the ongoing Hulk Hogan-Gawker trial impact future litigation and the freedom of the online press? We asked law professor Jessica Silbey and communication studies professor Dale Herbeck.