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Northeastern launches Professional Advancement Network to help professionals thrive in a dynamic workforce

The new edu­ca­tional plat­form offers hun­dreds of degree pro­grams, cer­tifi­cates and boot­camps to address the increas­ingly com­plex needs of learners and the pressing talent demands of employers.

Global climate deal to phase out fast-​​growing pollutant. What happens next?

More than 170 coun­tries reached a land­mark cli­mate deal last weekend to limit the use of a chem­ical used in air con­di­tioners and refrig­er­a­tors that’s been called the world’s fastest-​​growing cli­mate pol­lu­tant. North­eastern pro­fessor Matthew Eck­elman weighs in on the deal’s sig­nif­i­cance and the envi­ron­mental trade offs that come with replacing one tech­nology with another.

The art of political speechwriting—from a former White House speechwriter

Alan Stone was the archi­tect of many pres­i­den­tial speeches in the early 1990s. As the 2016 cam­paign enters the home stretch, we asked him to share his expe­ri­ences, tips, and what it’s like to hear a pres­i­dent speak words you’ve written.

Forbes Under 30 Summit comes to Northeastern

Mayor Martin Walsh, Chrissy Teigen, the university’s own Michael Dukakis, and more will share expe­ri­ences and insights as part of the Forbes Under 30 Summit, a city-​​wide gath­ering of young entre­pre­neurs and game-​​changers. North­eastern is hosting pro­gram­ming today and tomorrow in Blackman Audi­to­rium, free and open to all with a valid North­eastern ID.

Media organizations face new challenges in covering 2016 election

The media have a Trump problem,” asso­ciate pro­fessor of jour­nalism Dan Kennedy said bluntly. His com­ments came as part of a dis­cus­sion about the role of the media in this year’s atyp­ical pres­i­den­tial race. A panel of experts exam­ined that issue, along with the influ­ence that pop cul­ture and the rise of social media have had on polit­ical news coverage.

Election expert calls 2016 presidential race ‘a low point’ in the nation’s political history

The 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion has intro­duced many firsts for Amer­ican pol­i­tics, but it isn’t without prece­dent, says Bill Crotty, pro­fessor emer­itus and an expert on pres­i­den­tial pol­i­tics. “This is not the worst of times,” he explains, “but it is a low point in a country with a his­tory of polit­ical low points.” Here he talks about the “civil war” within the Repub­lican Party and the prob­lems for Democ­rats that “are just begin­ning to surface.”