Assistant professor of communication studies Sarah Jackson’s new book examines how the mainstream and black press have covered controversial political dissent by African-American celebrities. Her inspiration came from an unlikely source: Kanye West.
Law professor Wendy Parmet analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday that some for-profit companies with religious objections can avoid paying for employees’ contraceptive care, a requirement of the Affordable Care Act.
In April, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick filed legislation that would ban noncompete clauses in the state, saying that they restrict innovation. Here, law professor David Phillips offers insight into the role of noncompete clauses and how the potential new law could impact businesses.
Law professor Roger Abrams discusses the recent decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to cancel the trademarks of the Washington Redskins.
Nick Naraghi, DMSB’15, served as Student Body President last year. Now, the finance student in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business is leading IDEA, Northeastern University’s student-run venture accelerator. Here, Naraghi reflects on his SGA experience and discusses his vision for IDEA and personal interest in entrepreneurship and innovation.
Social media activism can be a powerful tool to raise awareness about an issue, says Brooke Foucault Welles, an assistant professor of communication studies whose research looks at how social networks shape and constrain behavior.
Boston is on the short list of cities for a potential U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Here, assistant professor of business Rosanna Garcia, who has visited the past eight Summer Games, discusses what it takes to host the international event and what it could mean for the city.
In her new book on gay equality, sociology professor Suzanna Walters argues that the plea for tolerance has sabotaged the full integration of gay men and women into American life.
Joanne Miller, Matthews Distinguished University Professor and chair of Northeastern’s Department of Psychology, was recently recognized for her pioneering research on human language processing in the field of speech perception.
A new policy from the National Institutes of Health will require all biomedical research funded by the NIH to be gender balanced. Here, Rebecca Shanksy, an assistant professor of psychology whose research is focused in this space, discusses the implications of the decision.
Law professor Michael Bennett, whose research is at the nexus of law and technology, weighs in on what the FCC chairman’s recent proposal means for net neutrality and Internet traffic speeds, as well as why the implications of societal ignorance of how technologies work.
Northeastern is a key partner in the Massachusetts Open Cloud Project, a university-industry collaboration designed to create a new public cloud computing infrastructure to spur Big Data innovation.