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How Donald Trump is changing presidential communication

How might President-​​Elect Donald Trump’s com­mu­ni­ca­tion tac­tics change the future of pres­i­den­tial com­mu­ni­ca­tion? One expert says, “Trump’s use of Twitter is more evo­lu­tion than rev­o­lu­tion. It’s his lan­guage that is rev­o­lu­tionary, and I sus­pect that lan­guage will per­ma­nently alter polit­ical com­mu­ni­ca­tion styles.” We spoke with jour­nalism and polit­ical sci­ence experts to find out more.

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A student walks by Daniel Anguilu's mural on the stairway leading up to the Columbus Parking Garage on Nov. 28, 2016. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Cayman Somerville, S'17, president of the student-run magazine, NU Sci, hands a copy to Paul Lawson, E'17, in the Curry Student Center at on Wednesday. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
12/08/14 -- Boston, MA. -- Johanna Ramirez, SSH, 15, left, Rosa Torres, Office Assistant, LSCC, Manny Cruz, SSH'16, Anthony Crisp, SSH'15, and Lydia Vega, Coordinator of Student Service, LSCC, sort though donated toys for the Annual LSCC Toy Drive in the Latino/a Student Cultural Center at Northeastern University on December 8, 2014. The LSCC hosts its annual Toy Drive in conjunction with the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Also working with the Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center of Cambridge, which assists homeless families move towards overcoming homelessness. Staff Photo by Matthew Modoono

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3Qs: What’s next for ‘Obamacare’ under President Trump?

Donald Trump cam­paigned on a promise to repeal and replace Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s sig­na­ture health­care law. But it’s unclear what his plan would entail. We asked Wendy Parmet, a leading expert in public health law, to weigh in on what health­care might look like under Pres­i­dent Trump, who on Monday appointed an out­spoken ‘Oba­macare’ critic to be his sec­re­tary of health and human services.


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The science of fear

Feel­ings of fear “often have to do with uncer­tainty,” says Northeastern’s Lisa Feldman Bar­rett, “par­tic­u­larly uncer­tainty around whether some­thing is alive or not.” Take a peek through her haunted house and learn more about the sci­ence of fear… if you dare.


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Stu­dents make their way to class on Monday. Photo by Matthew Modoono/​Northeastern University

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