Donald Trump spoke with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen last week, upending decades of diplomatic practice. “It can be said with near certitude that when Trump accepted that phone call, he had no idea what the consequences might be for U.S.-China relations,” says China expert Suzanne Ogden.
The so-called “alt-right,” defined by The Associated Press as a “white nationalist movement,” has experienced a surge of notoriety in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. We asked Jeffrey Juris, an expert on social movements and protests, to explain how much influence the group, which harnesses the power of social media to spread its message, could have on the president-elect’s policy agenda over the next four years.
Final exams for fall classes begin on Friday. Here are five study tips to help you prepare, with insight from Lydia Young, an education expert with a particular focus on curriculum development.
A number of philosophers, futurists, and technologists have come to believe that we are living in a computer-simulated world, kind of like a real-life version of The Matrix. But physics professor Dmitri Krioukov is not part of that camp. Here’s why.
For network security expert Alina Oprea, collaboration is the solution to stopping future cyberattacks. “People in government, academia, and industry have the expertise to address different parts of the problem,” she explains, “but we need to work together in order to have a broader impact.”
To ease the tension of Election Day, we asked seven faculty members to participate a quirky thought experiment that challenged each of them to consider how one well known but long dead person in their respective fields would have voted in the 2016 presidential election. The responses were insightful, sobering, and occasionally hilarious.
In her new book, English professor Mary Loeffelholz argues that Emily Dickinson’s poems continue to live on in the hearts and minds of readers due largely to their ability to comfort those in times of sorrow. “She was a master of extending consolation and recognition to people in the wake of death,” Loeffelholz explains, “a master of acknowledging it, grieving it, and expressing it.”
“The most amazing thing I have ever done.” That’s how senior Christa Blomquist described her Dialogue of Civilizations program in Iceland. At Thursday’s annual dialogue fair, she was among the students and faculty who extolled the virtues of living, working, and studying in an unfamiliar country.
Growing up in France, Nadine Aubry knew that she wanted to harness the power of engineering to make a positive impact on the world. Now, as dean of the College of Engineering, she is shaping the future of engineering education while being recognized for her achievements through prestigious appointments and major awards.
ABC News chief political analyst Matthew Dowd will address the numerous ways in which the 2016 election is transforming American politics. The interactive discussion—“Election 2016: Where do we go from here?”—will take place on Friday at noon in Blackman Auditorium and also will be shown live on Facebook.
No matter what you study, good writing skills will help you achieve success in both the classroom and the workplace. Here are five tips to help you write your next essay, cover letter, or office-wide email.
Apple created a stir when it announced it had eliminated the headphone jack from its latest iPhone model, pushing many users to wireless headphones. Here, Tommaso Melodia, director of Northeastern’s Wireless Networks and Embedded Systems Laboratory, explains the science behind Bluetooth headphones and how their quality compares to wired devices.