Looking ahead: Social movements in 2015

Marches and demon­stra­tions aimed at shaping the con­ver­sa­tion around race and social inequal­i­ties cap­tured the nation’s atten­tion in 2014. Here, North­eastern assis­tant pro­fessor Sarah Jackson talks about what we’ve learned from recent activism and what we might expect in 2015.

Looking ahead: US politics in 2015

The Obama administration’s agenda, the next pres­i­den­tial cam­paign, and polit­ical behavior on social media are among the topics that assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence Nick Beauchamp will be closely fol­lowing this year.

Student lands big late-​​night gig

North­eastern stu­dent Marvin McMoore is helping to shape the future of Boston’s late-​​night cul­ture as one of two-​​dozen mem­bers of a task force cre­ated to inves­ti­gate oppor­tu­ni­ties to enhance the city’s nightlife.

Grassroots experiences inspire political dreams

Leah Camp­bell, SSH’14, is finding her own niche in the polit­ical world after grass­roots expe­ri­ences at Oxfam America, the Bar­bara Lee Family Foun­da­tion and the Bar­bara Lee Polit­ical Office.

Blog:  iNSolution

You can’t shut down government text-​​mining

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity pro­fes­sors David Smith and Ryan Cordell are inter­ested in hidden social net­works. In par­tic­ular, they want to under­stand how ties between edi­tors, writers, politi­cians, busi­ness mag­nates, etc., made the […]

Music, race, and the White House

Hip-​​hop in Amer­ican cul­ture and its con­nec­tions with Barack Obama’s pres­i­dency set the stage for a thought-​​provoking panel dis­cus­sion with experts in race, music, gender studies, pop cul­ture, and politics.