Obama’s 2016 State of the Union address, visualized

Pres­i­dent Barack Obama on Tuesday deliv­ered the final State of the Union address of his two-​​term pres­i­dency. To pro­vide analysis of the president’s remarks, we turned to pro­fessor Nick Beauchamp, an expert on U.S. pol­i­tics and polit­ical method­ology who has devel­oped a new method to visu­alize the lan­guage and themes of polit­ical speeches.

SOTU language analysis reveals history’s ‘twists and turns’

Ben Schmidt, an assis­tant pro­fessor of his­tory and a core fac­ulty member in the NU Lab for Texts, Maps, and Net­works, con­ducted a word-​​by-​​word analysis of Pres­i­dent Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday evening.

Committed to changing lives

Micro-​​finance expe­ri­ence in South Africa and a pres­i­den­tial speech inspire a young North­eastern alumna to follow a path of helping others