Millennials, shaped by ‘a nation in distress,’ pose a unique challenge to presidential candidates

Millennials—the gen­er­a­tion born between 1981 and 2001—have largely grown up in a post-​​9/​11, Great Recession-​​battered America: a cli­mate that has left them with stag­gering debt and a dis­trust of estab­lished sys­tems, argued Boston Globe jour­nalist Evan Horowitz at this week’s Open Class­room. These voters, he said, could be a major influ­ence in the pres­i­den­tial election.

09/19/16 - BOSTON, MA. -  Anthony Braga, Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, poses for a portrait at Northeastern University on Sept. 19, 2016. Photo by: Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
09/28/16 - BOSTON, MA. - President Joseph E. Aoun  host, College Disrupted, an event featuring Lawrence Bacow, former president of Tufts University, and Susan Hockfield, former president of MIT, to discuss the future of higher education at a time of heightened scrutiny and fundamental change. Photo by: Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

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3Qs: Examining the debate: Expert says ‘an obvious winner and loser’

Alan Schroeder, jour­nalism pro­fessor and pres­i­den­tial debate expert, says Monday night’s debate between Repub­lican Donald Trump and Demo­crat Hillary Clinton was “fas­ci­nating” and that Clinton emerged as the clear winner.

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The future of transportation

Join Pres­i­dent Aoun and Lyft’s chief tech­nology officer and North­eastern grad­uate Chris Lam­bert on Tuesday, Sept. 20, for a con­ver­sa­tion about the dis­rup­tions in the fast-​​moving field of trans­porta­tion, including the arrival of autonomous vehicles

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Students in motion

Stu­dents walk by Shillman Hall on Wednesday. Photo by Adam Glanzman/​Northeastern University

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