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Recent grad on election’s front lines in battleground state of Pennsylvania

Chelsie Ouel­lette has spent the past year-​​and-​​a-​​half working for the Hillary Clinton cam­paign. From man­aging teams of cam­paign workers and training vol­un­teers, to engaging with voters and devel­oping strate­gies to reach them, all of it has been with an eye toward Tuesday—Election Day.

New professor builds applications that combat cyberattacks

For net­work secu­rity expert Alina Oprea, col­lab­o­ra­tion is the solu­tion to stop­ping future cyber­at­tacks. “People in gov­ern­ment, acad­emia, and industry have the exper­tise to address dif­ferent parts of the problem,” she explains, “but we need to work together in order to have a broader impact.”

Would Abraham Lincoln have voted for Trump or Clinton?

To ease the ten­sion of Elec­tion Day, we asked seven fac­ulty mem­bers to par­tic­i­pate a quirky thought exper­i­ment that chal­lenged each of them to con­sider how one well known but long dead person in their respec­tive fields would have voted in the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. The responses were insightful, sobering, and occa­sion­ally hilarious.

Students urge campus: Put down the soda

Before you quaff a sugary soda or sports drink, one stu­dent group on campus is hoping you’ll stop and con­sider a healthier option instead. Phar­macy stu­dents have teamed up with the Boston Public Health Com­mis­sion to pro­mote a health-​​conscious ini­tia­tive on campus called ReThink Your Drink.

It’s Homecoming week: Here’s what’s happening on campus

Home­coming has some­thing for everyone, from the sports fan and music afi­cionado to the polit­ical junkie and community-​​conscious human­i­tarian. Here is a day-​​by-​​day run­down of activ­i­ties and events for the entire week.