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Looking ahead: US politics in 2015

The Obama administration’s agenda, the next pres­i­den­tial cam­paign, and polit­ical behavior on social media are among the topics that assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence Nick Beauchamp will be closely fol­lowing this year.

Our diversity is not a zero-​​sum game’

The North­eastern com­mu­nity cel­e­brated the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday after­noon, con­vening for an annual event titled “A Tribute to the Dream.”

Ask the Global Officer: Matt Bilotti

Matt Bilotti, DMSB’15, leaves today for London, England—the site of his first stop on his six-​​month journey as Pres­i­dent Aoun’s Global Officer. Here, he shares what he’s looking for­ward to, what he’s anx­ious for, and the price­less advice he’s already received.

Ask the Global Officer: Caitlin Morelli

On Wednesday, Caitlin Morelli, SSH’16, will leave for Mumbai, India—the site of her first stop on her six-​​month journey as Pres­i­dent Aoun’s Global Officer. Here, she tells us more about how she’s pre­pared for this once-​​in-​​a-​​lifetime opportunity.

January’s can’t-miss campus events

One of the can’t-miss events at North­eastern this month is “A Tribute to the Dream” on Jan. 15, when the uni­ver­sity com­mu­nity will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

NFL playoffs have Northeastern campuses facing off

In the spirit of regional pride, the CEOs of North­eastern University-​​Seattle and North­eastern University-​​Charlotte have made a tasty wager ahead of Saturday’s NFL playoff game between the Seattle Sea­hawks and the Car­olina Panthers.

Tweets of the Week: Discovering Teixobactin

The dis­covery of Teixobactin set the sci­ence com­mu­nity, main­stream media, and Twitter abuzz on Wednesday when Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor Kim Lewis’ work was pub­lished in Nature. Here a sam­pling of the con­ver­sa­tion that erupted on social media.