Red Sox take offseason swing to campus

Red Sox players and man­age­ment vis­ited campus on Wednesday evening for a town-​​hall style meeting in which they dis­cussed the upcoming season and fielded ques­tions from the fired-​​up audience.

3Qs: Campaigning in Twitter’s virtual ‘big tent’

Pres­i­dent Obama, who’s known for his social media savvy, held the first-​​ever Twitter Town Hall meeting last week, where he answered the public’s ques­tions about taxes, jobs and the economy. Dan Kennedy, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of jour­nalism, is an expert in news reporting and social net­works. Here, he dis­cusses Obama’s choice to engage the public through Twitter, and the use of social media by pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates and journalists.