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.
Ali Campbell, SSH’17, wants to combine the rigors of research with the art of photography to effect social change. Her upcoming photo exhibit, “Rwanda Unseen,” is a prime example.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A team of Northeastern students placed first at the 31st Annual International Model NATO Conference in Washington D.C. earlier this month, marking the fifth consecutive year in which a delegation from the university has won the competition.
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.
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.
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.