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3Qs: Breaking news, graphic images, and where to ‘draw the line’

On Monday, pho­to­jour­nal­ists cov­ering an art exhibit in Istanbul wit­nessed the assas­si­na­tion of the Russian ambas­sador to Turkey, and news orga­ni­za­tions around the world were left with a cru­cial deci­sion to make about how to tell the story. Here, pro­fessor Matthew Car­roll, a former Boston Globe Spot­light reporter, offers some insight into the process.

How to make the most of winter break in Boston

If you’re staying in Boston this hol­iday season, you’re in luck: there are plenty of ways to cel­e­brate this winter won­der­land. From ice skating and a gin­ger­bread house com­pe­ti­tion to hol­iday extrav­a­ganzas and sporting events, there’s some­thing for everyone in the city.

How to make resolutions you’ll actually achieve

At the begin­ning of every year, mil­lions of Amer­i­cans set res­o­lu­tions for the upcoming 365 days. Making those goals stick past the first week of Jan­uary, how­ever, can prove chal­lenging. We asked Laura Dudley, an expert in behavior analysis, for some tips on actu­ally achieving our New Year’s resolutions.

Northeastern and Facebook partner on next generation research projects

Face­book announced on Wednesday that North­eastern is one of 17 research uni­ver­si­ties selected to partner with the com­pany on next gen­er­a­tion, joint tech­nology projects. The Spon­sored Aca­d­emic Research Agree­ment makes it easy for research fac­ulty and labs to work together with Facebook.

Provost Emeritus Stephen Director named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Director is a pio­neer in the field of elec­tronic design automa­tion, and the National Academy of Inven­tors announced this week that he is among a dis­tin­guished group of aca­d­emic inven­tors elected as a fellow this year.