State of the Union

Facing declining approval rat­ings and harsh crit­i­cism, Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s State of the Union address will likely be an oppor­tu­nity to reas­sure the country and press reset. Mem­bers of Northeastern’s … read more »

Winter Olympics

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are fast approaching. North­eastern Uni­ver­sity experts are avail­able to speak about all of the mul­ti­di­men­sional aspects of these global games. From secu­rity con­cerns, urban … read more »

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Man­dela, the Nobel Prize winner who guided South Africa from apartheid to democ­racy and became an inter­na­tional icon of peace, died Thursday at the age 95. Our fac­ulty at … read more »


Whether through eco­log­ical fore­casting, cre­ative solu­tions for coastal com­mu­ni­ties, designs for resilient infra­struc­ture, or green tech­nology, to name a few, North­eastern researchers con­tinue to inves­ti­gate how we as a society … read more »

Government Shutdown

On October 1, 2013, the US fed­eral gov­ern­ment shut­down, fur­loughing hun­dreds of thou­sands of fed­eral employees, closing national parks, sus­pending impor­tant national ser­vices, and threat­ening to com­pro­mise the government’s debt-​​​​ceiling … read more »

Sandy Hook shooting

Update: Invesi­ga­tors behind the Sandy Hook school shooting in New­town, Conn. last December plan to release a report on Monday, November 25, that doc­u­ments addi­tional infor­ma­tion about the gunman and the … read more »

Sustainable design

In the wake of nat­ural dis­as­ters like the Okla­homa tor­na­does or Super­storm Sandy, how can cities better plan for poten­tial, high-​​​​damage situations? How can we better design build­ings and city spaces … read more »

DOD report re: China’s cyberattacks

According to a report released Monday by the U.S. Depart­ment of Defense, China is alleged to be directly respon­sible for cyber­at­tacks against the U.S. The report, which eval­u­ated China’s mil­i­tary capa­bil­i­ties, … read more »