William Fowler, Distinguished Professor of History, recalled the attack from both a personal and historical perspective. His father, four uncles, and an aunt served in World War II, and “Pearl Harbor was a defining moment for them and for their generation.”
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During a presentation to an architecture class on Monday, President Aoun discussed everything from how higher education has changed in the past decade to the vision that brought the soon-to-be-completed Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex to life. Here are some highlights from the conversation.
The so-called “alt-right,” defined by The Associated Press as a “white nationalist movement,” has experienced a surge of notoriety in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. We asked Jeffrey Juris, an expert on social movements and protests, to explain how much influence the group, which harnesses the power of social media to spread its message, could have on the president-elect’s policy agenda over the next four years.
In her senior year at Northeastern Madeline Seibert did a co-op in China, where she led an independent study documenting food losses and waste through Chinese supply chains. Now, with the support of her Schwarzman Scholarship, Seibert will continue this work through a yearlong master’s program at the Tsinghua University in Beijing.
In the “gig economy,” where algorithms drive matches between workers and customers, hiring someone should be bias free, right? Not so, according to new research led by Northeastern’s Christo Wilson. The findings suggest racial and gender biases exhibited by two prominent online freelance marketplaces, TaskRabbit and Fiverr.
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Our photographers give you an exclusive glimpse inside the new 225,000-square-foot Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex as construction nears completion.
“If the president-elect really wants to prioritize energy independence and creating energy-related jobs,” says professor Jennie Stephens, a sustainability science and policy expert, “then advancing renewable energy is essential.”
Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary and controversial global figure who defied the U.S. for decades, died Friday. “Castro is one of the towering figures of the Modern Era,” said professor José Buscaglia, a pioneer in study abroad programs by American institutions to Cuba. Here, Buscaglia and political science expert William Crotty reflect on Castro’s life and legacy.
Americans reach for their smartphones dozens of times per day. Northeastern philosophy professor John Basl says that tech companies should warn consumers about the potentially addictive nature of their products. But he also notes that “the internet has opened up new avenues for social interaction.”
Graduate student Giulia Afiune, a native of Brazil, was part of a multimedia journalism project this summer that told the stories of families evicted due to Rio Olympics construction. This fall, that project won a prestigious national journalism award in her home country.
Wes Bush, president and CEO of the global security company Northrop Grumman, joined President Aoun on Monday to discuss innovation as a foundation for forward progress, and the importance of leaders to create an environment that fosters it.