All articles posted in Society & Culture

3Qs: Snapchat’s new privacy policy: What you should know

The mes­saging app recently updated its pri­vacy policy, causing an outcry among users. Here, law pro­fessor Jes­sica Silbey, an expert in intel­lec­tual prop­erty, explains what the new policy does—or doesn’t—change, and offers advice for social media users.

Supreme Court of the ‘60s lent ‘legal force to the dissatisfaction with bigotry’

Former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank and retired fed­eral judge Nancy Gertner dis­cussed during last week’s Myra Kraft Open Class­room lec­ture the ram­i­fi­ca­tions of the U.S. Supreme Court between 1953 and 1969, when Earl Warren served as chief justice.

Northeastern reflects on sex, gender, and justice

Stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff con­vened on Tuesday evening to examine the growing need for gender jus­tice. “Recog­ni­tion of diver­sity and plu­rality is essen­tial to building a strong campus as well as a fully func­tioning society,” noted Uta Poiger, dean of the Col­lege of Social Sci­ences and Humanities.

Professor brings science to the art of persuasion

Assis­tant pro­fessor Nick Beauchamp has brought sci­ence to the art of crafting per­sua­sive text for things like adver­tise­ments and polit­ical talking points. A study found the algo­rithm he cre­ated gen­er­ated per­sua­sive text that shifted people’s opin­ions of Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s health­care law.