President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address Tuesday night, which served as a hopeful goodbye and a call to action, urging Americans to bring about positive change and stand up to threats that challenge democracy. We spoke with political experts William Crotty and Nick Beauchamp for their reactions.
Eating is something we do every day, but how often do we consider the social, economic, global, and environmental cogs behind our food system? This semester’s Myra Kraft Open Classroom series, which starts tonight, encourages the Boston community to do just that.
President Barack Obama will deliver his farewell address this evening in Chicago. We asked four Northeastern faculty members to reflect on how Obama will be remembered, with a particular focus on his impact on healthcare, human rights, and American culture.
Spring semester classes begin on Monday. Here are five tips to kick-start your return to the classroom, with insight from fellow students and co-op coordinators.
The latest legislative session is only hours old, but already wrought with controversy. Nicholas Beauchamp, an expert in U.S. politics, says this is only the beginning, and advises onlookers to keep an eye out for tension, discord, and the deployment of unconventional political tactics over the coming year.
In the second installment of our two-part series looking at some of the big stories primed to make headlines in the new year, Northeastern experts explain that Donald Trump will put “America first,” athlete-led social activism will heat up, and franchise reboots will take over your TV.
“I Am Here” registration for spring semester classes begins on Thursday. Here’s a rundown of other important dates to remember as well as some of the big events happening on campus over the next two weeks.
Cities as far-flung as Oakland, California, and Oulu, Finland, will soon be part of separate basic income experiments. But a universal basic income program is unlikely to become a reality in the U.S., says applied microeconomics expert Mindy Marks, who notes that such an initiative would be too costly and potentially subject to abuse.
All 538 members of the Electoral College will gather in their respective state capitols on Monday to formally cast their votes in the presidential election. But there’s little reason to believe that anyone other than Donald Trump will be voted in as the country’s next commander-in-chief, say elections expert William Crotty and law and public policy specialist Dan Urman.
As Donald Trump prepares to take office, it’s unclear what may lie ahead for the U.S. and Russia, says Russian history and culture expert Harlow Robinson. What is clear, though, is that the Trump era has already begun to change the face of the global landscape. According to Robinson, we could be entering “a very strange era.”
Protests over laying the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota represent more than just a fight over water– and land rights; the movement represents “a recalibration of what it means to be more fully human in this modern world,” one university expert says. Here, we take a look at this complex issue from three angles—the politics, protests, and people of Standing Rock.
Northeastern researchers created a web tool, launched on Monday, designed for desktop users searching on Google Chrome and meant to help people “better understand the prices they’re getting from e-commerce sites.”