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Facebook’s new degrees of separation: Does it matter?

Last week the pop­ular social media plat­form reported that each of us is con­nected to everyone else not by six but just three and a half other people. North­eastern net­work the­o­rist Albert-​​László Barabási offers a more com­pre­hen­sive view: the number itself is a “toss up,” depending on the den­sity of the network.

Vote in the Northeastern primary

The North­eastern pri­mary On Tuesday, voters across New Hamp­shire will head to the polls for the first-​​​​in-​​​​the-​​​​nation pri­mary. As can­di­dates and cam­paign vol­un­teers canvas the Granite State, and as our own […]

A how-​​to guide for voter registration

The dead­line to reg­ister to vote in the Mass­a­chu­setts pres­i­den­tial pri­mary is Wednesday, Feb. 10. Not reg­is­tered? We have you cov­ered. Haley Havens, S’19, of Democ­racy Mat­ters at North­eastern, helped put together a list of every­thing you need to know to register.

Decision 2016: Student journalists report from the field

As pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates from both par­ties criss­crossed Iowa last weekend, a dozen North­eastern stu­dents headed north to pre­view the New Hamp­shire pri­mary. They are mem­bers of jour­nalism pro­fessor Jonathan Kaufman’s class “Cov­ering Cam­paign 2016.” Here, we share their reports from the field.

Northeastern professor testifies at House hearing on countering terrorism financing

Nikos Passas, an inter­na­tional finan­cial crime expert, was on Capitol Hill Wednesday telling mem­bers of a House Finan­cial Ser­vices Com­mittee task force that the global threat of trade-​​based money laun­dering is serious but that effec­tive responses are within reach.

Northeastern senior wins award as national engineering Co-​​op Student of the Year

Kelly O’Connell, E’16, came to col­lege with inter­ests in envi­ron­mental issues and cli­mate change. Today she credits Northeastern’s co-​​op pro­gram, backed by rig­orous engi­neering courses, with guiding her toward her career goals.

3Qs: When true crime becomes a pop culture phenomenon

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.

Northeastern’s Black History Month to honor global impact of African diaspora

The month­long cel­e­bra­tion will fea­ture more than a dozen edu­ca­tional events, including a film screening, an art exhibit, and a walking tour of Boston’s Rox­bury neighborhood.