Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell delivered his final speech as a senior member of the Obama administration on Thursday morning at Northeastern, saying that innovation in higher education is critical to the success of the nation’s democracy. “Our colleges and universities must strive each day to embody the highest aspirations of this country,” he noted.
The rate of progress in computing and technology is increasing at warp speed. A commonly-held computational truism, known as Moore’s Law, asserts that computer processor performance doubles every 18 months. […]
When news broke of a top-ranking intelligence briefing about allegations involving President-elect Donald Trump and Russia, many outlets covered the story, but only one published the salacious details. Here, two journalism professors offer counter viewpoints about that outlet’s decision, with one arguing “the information was bound to be disclosed or leaked,” and the other calling the decision “misguided” and noting that “raw intelligence of the sort is often wrong.”
The spring semester is less than one week old, but scores of seniors have already begun looking for their first full-time jobs after graduation. Here, Mary Sullivan, associate director of Northeastern’s Department of Career Development, offers up some tips to the enthusiastic jobseekers.
Turn on most major cable channels or streaming services and you’ll find a show that bends toward science fiction. Nathan Blake, a film expert, says the combination of new media platforms, remarkable talent, and a cultural “suspicion that shadowy forces are shaping reality” have paved the way for a broader consumption of sci-fi shows.
The latest legislative session is only hours old, but already wrought with controversy. Nicholas Beauchamp, an expert in U.S. politics, says this is only the beginning, and advises onlookers to keep an eye out for tension, discord, and the deployment of unconventional political tactics over the coming year.
Words like ‘tenacity,’ ‘believe,’ and ‘voice’ can be used to describe the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. For one student, his impact is best summed up with the word ‘trust.’ “It starts with trust and that’s how we start working together,” she says. Join President Aoun and Tony Award winner Renée Elise Goldsberry in celebrating the life and legacy of King during A Tribute to the Dream on Jan. 17.
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A student walks up the stairs in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex on Thursday. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University