The artist behind the MFA’s sound

Thanks to expe­ri­en­tial learning and deter­mi­na­tion, North­eastern alumna Jas­mine Hagans is living her dream as curator of lec­tures, courses, and con­certs at the Museum of Fine Arts, where she’s building its con­cert profile.

3Qs: Creativity + design + action

The ethos behind the mis­sion of the North­eastern Center for the Arts is simple, says center director Bree Edwards: “Artists, cre­ativity, and entre­pre­neur­ship con­tribute to society in incred­ibly thoughtful, provoca­tive, and chal­lenging ways.”

The rise of Gallery 360

Northeastern’s art gallery received high praise for its most recent exhibit, “Celebrity Type,” and is looking to ride that suc­cess toward greater interest both on campus and beyond.

3Qs: When funny turns un-​​funny

Come­dian Tracy Morgan, known for his role as Tracy Jordan on the sitcom “30 Rock,” was widely crit­i­cized ear­lier this month after he made homo­phobic com­ments during a comedy show in Nashville. Some argue that people shouldn’t be upset by come­dians’ offen­sive remarks. Others find this kind of comedy any­thing but funny. Here, North­eastern com­mu­ni­ca­tion studies lec­turer William Lan­caster sheds some light on why offen­sive comedy is so common — and what’s really wrong with it.