Today is #GivingTuesday, dubbed as a global day dedicated to giving back. Professor Patricia Illingworth says that while the day can greatly benefit charities, there are concerns with the unofficial holiday and that people should consider the impact of their charitable gifts.
Three faculty members—Jonathan Kaufman, director of the School of Journalism, Shakir Mustafa, teaching professor of Arabic, and Heather Littlefield, associate teaching professor in linguistics—explain the differences among the names ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh and why they matter.
“Any attempt to link Syrian refugees to the threat of terrorism is xenophobic scaremongering, pure and simple,” says Rachel Rosenbloom, an immi¬gra¬tion policy expert and asso¬ciate pro¬fessor of law at Northeastern.
There’s a growing trend of reviving classic TV shows. So why can’t we resist watching when our favorite shows, like X-Files, from years ago return to TV? “It’s like visiting with old friends,” says associate professor of media and screen studies Joanne Morreale.
If you want to ace your exams, you’ll need to study hard. But, says Fred Davis, a biology professor with expertise in circadian rhythms, you’ll also need to put down the books and catch a little shuteye.
Federal and state authorities have become particularly interested in the practices of daily fantasy sports websites like FanDuel and Boston-based DraftKings. Here, law professor Roger Abrams explains why observers conclude the sites are games of chance and predicts forthcoming federal oversight.
After much speculation, the Federal Reserve on Thursday announced that it would hold the line on U.S. interest rates, which have not increased in nearly a decade. Professor William Dickens, chair of the Department of Economics, discusses the Fed’s decision and what it all means.
On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman overturned New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension imposed by the NFL—and which Commissioner Roger Goodell later upheld—stemming from the “Deflategate” […]
Beyond the physical destruction Hurricane Katrina caused along the Gulf Coast a decade ago, the storm ultimately led to widespread human rights violations, according to Amnesty International. Political science professor Thomas Vicino holds forth on the issues former Gulf Coast residents continue to face today.
A decade after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, Northeastern professor Stephen Flynn examines how the catastrophic event vaulted our ability to recover from natural disasters into a national priority.
The death of a 2-year-old foster child in Auburn, Massachusetts, in August drew widespread attention to the state’s troubled child welfare system. Professors Elise Dallimore and Christie Rizzo address the criticism leveled at the Department of Children and Families and what changes should be made to improve the foster care system.