3Qs: SC upholds routine DNA tests by police

Law pro­fessor Daniel Medwed said he is con­flicted about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that police can take DNA sam­ples from people upon arrest, noting both the pri­vacy con­cerns and the poten­tial to solve cold cases.

Synergy in Seattle

Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun told Seattle-​​area leaders Wednesday night that Northeastern’s new grad­uate campus will leverage the strengths of both the uni­ver­sity and the region, cre­ating solu­tions to regional and global challenges.

Classroom technology requires academic reboot

Northeastern’s Edu­ca­tional Tech­nology Center and Aca­d­emic Tech­nology Ser­vices hosted Teaching With Tech­nology Day on Monday, bringing together teachers, aca­d­e­mics and industry pro­fes­sionals to dis­cuss the role of com­puters in the classroom.

3Qs: Tech sector ‘bubble-​​ing’ over?

The leading social-​​media news site, Mash­able, recently released an info­graphic com­paring the suc­cesses and fail­ures of new new-​​venture com­pa­nies today to those in the dot-​​com era of the late 1990s and early– 2000s, beg­ging the ques­tion, “Are we in a tech bubble?” John Friar, an exec­u­tive pro­fessor of entre­pre­neur­ship at North­eastern and an expert in tech­nology strategy for start-​​up com­pa­nies, explains what it means to be in a tech bubble, if the world is in fact in one, and how start-​​ups can avoid the worst fall-​​out from a bursting bubble.

3Qs: The end of handwriting perhaps, but not writing

Indiana recently became the latest state to remove the require­ment for its schools to teach hand­writing, leading to the debate over whether cur­sive is out­dated in our dig­ital society or a crit­ical com­po­nent of youth learning. We asked Neal Lerner, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of Eng­lish and the director of the Writing Center at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, to weigh in.

3Qs: Productivity gains, but at a cost

In recent years, glob­al­iza­tion and advanced tech­nolo­gies have increas­ingly given com­pa­nies the ability to allow employees to work remotely. So how has this trend changed the game for busi­nesses and the lives of their workers? We talked to Jay Mulki, asso­ciate pro­fessor of mar­keting in the Col­lege of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion, who is con­ducting research in this area and recently pre­sented at a con­fer­ence spon­sored by Care​.com in New York City.