Northeastern to host screening of Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now

The film—which reex­am­ines the ground­breaking doc­u­men­tary Eyes on the Prize from the view­point of civil rights activists past and present—will be screened on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Cabral Center. It will be fol­lowed by a panel dis­cus­sion with Mar­garet Burnham and Sarah Jackson, two North­eastern fac­ulty mem­bers involved in social change.

3Qs: As Obama’s visit begins, what’s next for US and Cuba?

José Buscaglia, pro­fessor and chair of the Depart­ment of Lan­guages, Lit­er­a­tures, and Cul­tures, has just returned from Havana as part of a North­eastern del­e­ga­tion that explored sev­eral poten­tial aca­d­emic and research part­ner­ships in Cuba. Here, he exam­ines Pres­i­dent Obama’s trip there, which began Sunday, and how nor­mal­ized rela­tions may impact the two coun­tries going forward.

Northeastern students share how cancer has affected them

Thou­sands of North­eastern stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff will flock to Matthews Arena on Friday for the university’s sev­enth annual Relay for Life fundraiser for the Amer­ican Cancer Society. Here, stu­dents reflect on how cancer has affected their lives.

Environment central to grassroots political initiative led by students, professor

On Sunday night, Demo­c­ratic pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debated in Flint, Michigan, the city facing a dev­as­tating lead-​​contamination water crisis. For sev­eral North­eastern stu­dents, as well as pro­fessor Daniel Faber, the debate hit home on a very per­sonal level, as the envi­ron­ment is cen­tral to a grass­roots polit­ical initiative—called Envi­ron­men­tal­ists for Bernie.

Students work to expand understanding of immigration

More than 180 stu­dents will be par­tic­i­pating in the Center of Com­mu­nity Service’s Alter­na­tive Spring Break pro­gram this week. One group of young human­i­tar­ians will be vol­un­teering with a Texas-​​based non­profit that was founded by labor rights activist César Chávez to help fam­i­lies fight depor­ta­tions and effect pos­i­tive social change in their community.

3Qs: How politicians are using your data to influence your vote

The cam­paign for Repub­lican pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Ted Cruz is working with a British data com­pany to develop behavior-​​based models of Amer­ican voters. As voters head to the polls today as part of Super Tuesday, we asked pro­fessor Nick Beauchamp if the prac­tice, called micro­tar­geting, is the quin­tes­sen­tial form of polit­ical per­sua­sion or simply a dirty trick played on the unwit­ting public.

Northeastern’s resident assistants bring maturity, compassion to the job

The university’s res­i­dent assis­tants mon­itor the safety and well-​​being of approx­i­mately 9,000 stu­dents living on campus. In recog­ni­tion of National Res­i­dent Assis­tant Appre­ci­a­tion Day, held this week, we share some of their stories.

3Qs: Boutros Boutros-Ghali’s biggest achievement was ‘largely unheralded’

Boutros-​​Ghali, the first African to serve as U.N. secretary-​​general, died on Tuesday at the age of 93. We asked Denise Garcia, a pro­fessor of global gov­er­nance and inter­na­tional law, about his legacy, the pub­li­ca­tion of “Agenda for Peace,” and his lead­er­ship during a tumul­tuous time in inter­na­tional diplomacy.

What Ebola and HIV/​AIDS can teach us about the Zika virus pandemic

Assis­tant pro­fessor Richard Wamai, an expert on HIV/​AIDS and neglected trop­ical dis­eases, pro­vides much-​​needed per­spec­tive on why the Zika virus has struck so fiercely and the public health mea­sures that could halt it.