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.

Looking ahead: Cybersecurity in 2015

U.S. busi­nesses suf­fered a score of data breaches in 2014. Here, William Robertson, an assis­tant pro­fessor and web secu­rity expert, explains what we can expect from cyber­se­cu­rity in the new year.

3Qs: The legacy of Stuart Scott

Stuart Scott, the long­time ESPN sports­caster, died Sunday at the age of 49 after a seven-​​year battle with cancer. Here, Charles Foun­tain, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of jour­nalism at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, dis­cusses Scott’s legacy as one of sports broadcasting’s sig­na­ture voices.

3Qs: Jury selection for marathon bombing trial

North­eastern law pro­fessor Daniel Medwed says that the jury selec­tion process in the trial of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsar­naev will differ from other fed­eral cases in two fun­da­mental ways.

3Qs: Historic policy shift for US and Cuba

Pres­i­dent Barack Obama on Wednesday announced plans to “nor­malize rela­tions” between the U.S. and Cuban gov­ern­ments. Here, asso­ciate pro­fessor Amílcar Antonio Bar­reto dis­cusses what this will mean for the neigh­boring nations.

3Qs: When the news makes mistakes

North­eastern jour­nalism pro­fessor Alan Schroeder weighs in on how news out­lets’ backpedaling on high-​​profile sto­ries in light of ques­tions about sources can affect their cred­i­bility, and how they can regain it.