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Millennials, shaped by ‘a nation in distress,’ pose a unique challenge to presidential candidates

Millennials—the gen­er­a­tion born between 1981 and 2001—have largely grown up in a post-​​9/​11, Great Recession-​​battered America: a cli­mate that has left them with stag­gering debt and a dis­trust of estab­lished sys­tems, argued Boston Globe jour­nalist Evan Horowitz at this week’s Open Class­room. These voters, he said, could be a major influ­ence in the pres­i­den­tial election.

New professor has made crime prevention his life’s work

Anthony Braga, newly appointed Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor and director of the School of Crim­i­nology and Crim­inal Jus­tice, has been working in con­junc­tion with the Boston Police Depart­ment for more than 20 years, ana­lyzing poli­cies and devel­oping pro­grams aimed at reducing the city’s vio­lent crime rate.

HUBweek: Explore and celebrate the future being built in Boston

North­eastern is hosting sev­eral exciting events as part of HUBweek—an annual event in Boston billed as “a first-​​of-​​its-​​kind civic col­lab­o­ra­tion that brings together the most cre­ative and inven­tive minds making an impact in Boston and around the world.”

Looking to turn an idea into a business? Husky Startup Challenge offers just that

Turning an idea into a busi­ness takes a lot of work and strategic planning—both of which the Husky Startup Chal­lenge pro­gram can help foster. The first step, though, is signing up, and appli­ca­tions close at mid­night tonight.

Study: 70M more firearms added to US gun stock over past 20 years

The esti­mated number of privately-​​owned guns in the U.S. grew to approx­i­mately 265 mil­lion between 1994 and 2015, with the majority of those new guns being hand­guns, according to a com­pre­hen­sive national survey co-​​led by North­eastern. Owners also now cite pro­tec­tion as a pri­mary reason of ownership.

Who are we? And who belongs here?’ Panel tackles pertinent immigration questions

A team of fac­ulty experts exam­ined Amer­ican atti­tudes about immi­gra­tion during a panel dis­cus­sion on Wednesday. Sen­ti­ments of accepting then rebuking immi­grants has long been a pat­tern throughout Amer­ican his­tory, they said, though the tone of the rhetoric during this pres­i­den­tial race is new.

Recent graduate shines investigative light on 75-​​year-​​old civil rights cold case

Pvt. Felix Hall, a 19-​​year-​​old African Amer­ican from Mill­brook, Alabama, was lynched in the woods of Fort Ben­ning, Georgia, in 1941. More than 70 years later, Alexa Mills dug into the case as part of her course work in the School of Journalism’s Media Inno­va­tion pro­gram and then wrote a front-​​page fea­ture on her find­ings for The Wash­ington Post.

Tweets of the Week: Sept. 19 to Sept. 23

#North­eastern @Northeastern #husky pic​.twitter​.com/​g​7​P​i​M​h​f​rvH — Aman Gupta (@amangptaneu) Sep­tember 22, 2016 .@Northeastern stu­dent Ashlee shares why she votes & gets involved in the polit­ical process. #whyivote #north­east­ern­votes pic​.twitter​.com/​J​x​p​I​7​F​A​MyH — North­eastern Votes […]

Want the most telling presidential polling data? Professor says turn to Twitter

Knowing society’s con­stant demand for imme­diate, real-​​time infor­ma­tion, assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence Nick Beauchamp devel­oped a model that uses tweets to gauge public opinion of can­di­dates more quickly than tra­di­tional polls.