Northeastern University Chief of Police Michael Davis has been a part of a range of efforts and initiatives at the national level examining law enforcement practices, particularly those involving race and policing.
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Northeastern student and champion climber Josh Levin zipped through the opening round of American Ninja Warrior. Tonight, he’ll be on campus for a viewing party with the Northeastern community as NBC airs the show’s Los Angeles finals, in which Levin competed. Here, Levin, who’s won nearly 20 climbing national championships, describes how he aced the first American Ninja Warrior course.
Faculty research, Husky 101 Orientation, and a patriotic Husky are among our selections of tweets from the Northeastern community this week.
Police in Louisiana shot and killed Alton Sterling on Tuesday. A day later, police in Minnesota fatally shot Philando Castile. Both men were black. And both shootings were captured in grisly videos by bystanders—videos that quickly circulated on social media. Here, law professor Jessica Silbey talks about the role technology now plays in influencing the conversation about race and policing, and the constitutional right of citizens to record law enforcement in public.
Professor Mary Thompson-Jones knows the intricacies of diplomacy operations, with more than two decades of experience in foreign policy. In her new book, To the Secretary: Leaked Embassy Cables and America’s Foreign Policy Disconnect, she explores the intricacies exposed by the 2010 WikiLeaks scandal.
“I started playing ultimate frisbee a couple years before I came to Northeastern, so for about five years. And saying it out loud I’m realizing how long that is. Ultimate […]
Social media has become a go-to platform for people to express their opinions on the hot topics of the day. But in many cases, people are sharing those thoughts with those who have similar opinions. Here, assistant professor Brooke Foucault Welles explains how this trend correlates to offline debates.
Inspired by an experience on a Dialogue of Civilizations program in 2014, a group of students examined whether there is inherent bias in the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, which handles war crimes stemming from the conflicts in the Balkans in the early 1990s.
Daniel Medwed, professor of law and an expert in wrongful convictions, examines the judge’s decision and discusses the legal implications of Syed being granted a new trial.
Check out the amazing people, places, and events at Northeastern during the month of June as documented through the lenses of university photographers.
Northeastern’s Alan Mislove and Christo Wilson have been researching whether the algorithms e-commerce and other websites use to analyze user profile data, web-browsing choices, and other online information may lead to discrimination. Now the ACLU has sued the government on their and others’ behalf so they can continue to do so without prosecution.
Summitt, who won eight national titles as head coach of the Tennessee women’s basketball team, died Tuesday. Here, Northeastern faculty and staff reflect on the life and legacy of Division 1 college basketball’s winningest coach.