Take 5: What students need to know about new media, political campaigns, and global co-​​op

Jonathan Kaufman, the new director of the School of Jour­nalism in the Col­lege of Arts, Media and Design, shares how he fol­lows the news, what jour­nalism stu­dents should know before going on global co-​​op, and about the 2016 cam­paign course he’s teaching in the spring.

Take 5: Lessons from the slackline

Bio­chem­istry major Doug Pagani, S’18, tried out the slack­lines on Cen­ten­nial Common about a year ago, and now the hobby has become a true pas­sion. Here, he dis­cusses how to get started and how he’s improved his per­for­mance through exer­cise and under­standing the sci­ence of it all.

Take 5: Facts you may not know about ‘Old Ironsides’

Unde­feated, unmatched, and unfor­get­table, the USS Con­sti­tu­tion, which is under­going a two-​​year restora­tion, is the ulti­mate achieve­ment of 18th cen­tury tech­nology says Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of His­tory William Fowler.

Take 5: Can’t-miss campus events in October

North­eastern has sev­eral exciting and engaging events planned this month. Here are five, which range from campus art and Huskies hockey to Big Data research and Pro­files in Innovation.

Take 5: Launching students into startup careers

Leaders in Northeastern’s entre­pre­neur­ship com­mu­nity spoke last week at a national con­fer­ence focused on preparing stu­dents and alumni to launch their careers at fast-​​growing com­pa­nies and startups.

Take 5: A ‘Nor’Easter’ on Florida’s tropical shores?

North­eastern marine sci­ence pro­fes­sors Brian Hel­muth and Mark Pat­terson dis­cuss the deci­sion for North­eastern to join forces with Mis­sion 31, the month­long under­water expe­di­tion off the Florida coast and headed by Fabien Cousteau.

Take 5: Get to know Northeastern’s Baja SAE team

Northeastern’s chapter of Baja SAE just com­pleted another suc­cessful season, fin­ishing eighth overall at the final com­pe­ti­tion of the year. Here are five fun facts about the motor­sports team and the vehicle designed by engi­neering students.

Take 5: Pharmacy student leads the way

Lucy West, BHS’15, PharmD’16, was recently elected National President-​​elect of Amer­ican Phar­ma­cists Asso­ci­a­tion – Academy of Stu­dent Phar­ma­cists. It’s the latest example of her lead­er­ship and involve­ment in a range of impres­sive campus and pro­fes­sional activities.

Take 5: The life and literature of Gabriel García Márquez

The award-​​winning Colom­bian nov­elist died last week at the age of 87. We asked Alan West-​​Durán, an asso­ciate pro­fessor in the Depart­ment of Lan­guages, Lit­er­a­tures, and Cul­tures, to dis­cuss the author’s life, lit­er­a­ture, and legacy.

Take 5: How to protect your passwords

Not using the same pass­word for every­thing is among sev­eral tips North­eastern cyber­se­cu­rity expert Wil Robertson sug­gests to help Internet users guard their per­sonal infor­ma­tion online.