3Qs: Ireland’s historic same-​​sex marriage vote

On Friday, Ire­land became the first country in the world to legalize same-​​sex mar­riage by pop­ular vote, a his­toric event for the tra­di­tion­ally con­ser­v­a­tive nation. North­eastern asso­ciate pro­fessor Patrick Mullen dis­cusses what it was like to be on the Emerald Isle during the vote.

3Qs: The aid response to Nepal

Nepal’s “harsh geog­raphy” will make the rescue and human­i­tarian aid efforts in response to the dev­as­tating earth­quake rather chal­lenging, but tech­nology and social media are improving the effi­ciency of these efforts, says North­eastern asso­ciate pro­fessor Ozlem Ergun, an expert in large-​​scale networks.

Ask the entrepreneur: 3Qs with Nightingale Apps

Tiffany Kelley, MS/MBA’08, rec­og­nized a need for better tools to help nurses and improve patient care. Here, she shares her inspi­ra­tion for cre­ating her busi­ness and how North­eastern has helped her along the way.

3Qs: The US response to ISIS

On Monday, the United States launched strategic airstrikes on ISIS tar­gets in parts of Syria and Iraq. It was a move Pres­i­dent Obama had no choice but to make, says assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence Max Abrahms.

3Qs: Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision

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.

3Qs: What are you watching? #Now

We binge watch TV shows, live tweet along with actors, and indulge in increas­ingly com­pelling online pro­gram­ming. But these are just a few exam­ples of the TV industry’s recent evo­lu­tion, says Bill Lan­caster, a lec­turer in the Depart­ment of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Studies.