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.
Distinguished Professor David Lazer and his colleagues analyzed global-scale databases of news events and found them wanting. Their recommendations for improvements would enable researchers to build models anticipating everything from the escalation of conflicts to the progression of epidemics.
Entire mountain ranges of data are growing all around, and they will either bury us or help us climb to new heights of understanding. It all depends on how we respond. This was the focus of a four-hour “hackathon” Wednesday night, sponsored by Northeastern to explore the intersection between public policy and Big Data analysis. The event, “Data Science, Journalism, and the Future of Justice,” was part of HUBweek, a series of more than 100 events that brought together the brightest minds in government, private industry, and academia to celebrate innovation in Boston.
Anthony Braga, newly appointed Distinguished Professor and director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, has been working in conjunction with the Boston Police Department for more than 20 years, analyzing policies and developing programs aimed at reducing the city’s violent crime rate.
On Wednesday, President Aoun led a discussion with former Tufts and MIT presidents Lawrence Bacow and Susan Hockfield, respectively. The three talked careers, disruptions, and opportunities–both personal and for the higher ed sector in general.
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.
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
The Christian Science Monitor