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What social media data could tell us about the future

Can a flow of infor­ma­tion across Twitter signal when a momen­tous event is about to occur? Northeastern’s Alessandro Vespig­nani and an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of sci­en­tists devel­oped a method to find out. Their find­ings rep­re­sent an ini­tial step in con­structing models to detect trouble before it’s too late.

Reporters, filmmaker shine ‘spotlight’ on investigative journalism

The North­eastern com­mu­nity on Tuesday evening got an inside look into the making of the Academy Award-​​winning film Spot­light, gaining insight from a jour­nalist who led The Boston Globe inves­tiga­tive team that was por­trayed in the movie and the writer who shaped the story for the big screen.

Student group brings joy to people with disabilities

Northeastern’s stu­dent chapter of Best Bud­dies Inter­na­tional counts more than 40 young human­i­tar­ians who vol­un­teer to enhance the lives of people with intel­lec­tual and devel­op­mental dis­abil­i­ties. Alex Linden, BHS’17, and Melissa Jacques, S’17, are two of those human­i­tar­ians. On Friday, they’ll help host Northeastern’s inau­gural “Spe­cial Spirit” bas­ket­ball game.

Young alumnae share experiences, insight from the workplace

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary panel of North­eastern alumnae—all recent graduates—kicked off the inau­gural Women’s Lead­er­ship Con­fer­ence, which aimed to inspire and edu­cate the next gen­er­a­tion of women leaders.