Rolling Stone on Saturday published an article by Oscar-winning actor and activist Sean Penn that sparked a national debate about journalistic ethics. We spoke with John Wihbey, an assistant professor of journalism and new media at Northeastern, who examines the interview with noted Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.
Sheri Fink, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of this year’s First Pages book Five Days at Memorial, spoke to new students Tuesday night about what she witnessed at a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina struck the city in 2005.
As part of Northeastern’s educational series on civic sustainability, a trio of Northeastern scholars led a discussion on immigration issues in the U.S. from a legal, philosophical, and criminal justice perspective.
An interdisciplinary group of researchers from around the world converged at Northeastern last week to grapple with the ethics of informed consent when using humans as their subjects.
With the ability to clone animals from their genetic material, bringing back extinct species is no longer the stuff of science fiction. But is it ethical? We asked philosophy professor Ronald Sandler.
Ronald Sandler, associate professor of philosophy and director of the university’s Ethics Institute, examines the doping allegations against the cyclist and why the case has resonated so strongly with the public.
Journalism students participated in a question-and-answer session with Boston Globe editor Martin Baron last week.
The winner of the 98th Tour de France will be crowned on Sunday in Paris. But the event has been tainted by ongoing allegations of blood doping and the use of performance-enhancing drugs by cycling’s top performers. We asked Dan Lebowitz, executive director of Sport in Society, a Northeastern University research center, to analyze the impact of such illegal practices in professional sports.
Northeastern professor discusses why the wealthy should factor important moral and ethical choices into their giving decisions
A well-respected German defense minister resigned recently after he admitted that parts of his 2006 doctoral thesis repeated passages by other authors without proper citation. These days, copying and pasting makes it easier than ever to plagiarize, especially in academia, where papers, projects and dissertations are written every day. Brenda Berkelaar, a professor of communication studies at Northeastern, clarifies what plagiarism is, how to prevent it, and how the short-term repercussions can have lasting effects.