President Barack Obama will deliver his farewell address this evening in Chicago. We asked four Northeastern faculty members to reflect on how Obama will be remembered, with a particular focus on his impact on healthcare, human rights, and American culture.
In the second installment of our two-part series looking at some of the big stories primed to make headlines in the new year, Northeastern experts explain that Donald Trump will put “America first,” athlete-led social activism will heat up, and franchise reboots will take over your TV.
Cities as far-flung as Oakland, California, and Oulu, Finland, will soon be part of separate basic income experiments. But a universal basic income program is unlikely to become a reality in the U.S., says applied microeconomics expert Mindy Marks, who notes that such an initiative would be too costly and potentially subject to abuse.
Cultivating a sense of gratitude has been found to alleviate stress, says psychology professor David DeSteno. It could also save you some hard-earned money as you shop for last-minute gifts.
All 538 members of the Electoral College will gather in their respective state capitols on Monday to formally cast their votes in the presidential election. But there’s little reason to believe that anyone other than Donald Trump will be voted in as the country’s next commander-in-chief, say elections expert William Crotty and law and public policy specialist Dan Urman.
Don’t overthink it, says Mary Steffel, an expert in the psychology of gift-giving, and don’t be afraid to ask your recipients exactly what they want.
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.