Bob Dylan made history when he was named the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature, becoming the first musician to receive the honor. We spoke with music industry expert David Herlihy about Dylan’s influence and the relationship between music and literature.
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No matter what you study, good writing skills will help you achieve success in both the classroom and the workplace. Here are five tips to help you write your next essay, cover letter, or office-wide email.
Last week, muralist Susan Cervantes, members of Precita Eyes, and students and staff from the Latino/a Student Cultural Center unveiled the latest installment in the university’s Public Art Initiative. Our photographers captured images, from concept to completion, of the colorful mural on Forsyth Street.
Bay Area muralist Susan Cervantes and artists from her organization, Precita Eyes, say they serve as a “bridge” between art and the community, and they’re doing just that by collaborating with students to design and paint the university’s newest mural on the Latino/a Student Cultural Center as part of Northeastern Public Art Initiative. Here’s how you can get involved.
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.
On Nov. 8, a group of data scientists and journalists will buck a decades-old tradition by releasing real-time Election Day projections. Renowned statistician Nate Silver says it “could go disastrously wrong,” while others say the old way was “ill conceived and anti-journalistic.” We asked Jonathan Kaufman, the director of the School of Journalism at Northeastern, for his take.
From “very lady-like and proper” to “abstract and more daring,” alumnus Ralph Pucci talks about the evolution of mannequins. Pucci, an innovator in the field, will participate in help lead a symposium today that explores the art, business, and politics of these retail figures.
Dylan Rockoff’s album These Old Streets reached No. 8 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart when it was released earlier this year. Now, the D’Amore-McKim School of Business student is set to wrap up a tour and figure out what’s next.
Gawker.com, the flagship site of Gawker Media, published its final piece Monday, Aug. 22. Here, Dan Kennedy, associate professor in the School of Journalism, weighs in on the implications of the gossip site’s shuttering, the “troubling” mechanics behind the suit that served as its demise, and what the future may hold for independent media organizations.
Two of the most unique—and potentially revolutionary—games of all-time were released this summer, in “Pokémon Go” and “No Man’s Sky.” The seemingly very different games share a striking similarity that says a lot about the future of the gaming industry. Here, Casper Harteveld, assistant professor of game design, explains why.
Two venues at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro—the 12,000-seat Future Arena and the 15,000-seat Aquatic Stadium—will be dismantled and rebuilt into entirely new buildings following the games. We asked assistant professor David Fannon, an architect and building scientist, to explain how Rio’s reliance on “nomadic architecture” might benefit Brazil in the decades to come.
In high school, Madi Murphy’s passion for music inspired her to launch a fan club dedicated to the Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men. At Northeastern, a co-op took her to Iceland where she worked for the band—and did so much more.