In the Media

  • Can Dancing Prevent Dementia?

    The Wall Street Journal -- 08/19/2019

    Art Kramer, director of the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health at Northeastern University in Boston, was part of the 2017 study that showed structural changes in the brain after six months of dance.

  • Trump plan to head off mass killings is wishful thinking despite latest success

    USA Today -- 08/19/2019

    We are a population of 330 million people. From that, there are, on average, only about two dozen individuals each year who fatally shoot four or more victims, according to the USA TODAY/Associated Press/Northeastern University mass killings database. …

  • 7 States Where Demographics Haven’t Determined Their Political Destiny — Yet

    Governing -- 08/19/2019

    Put simply, “a Maine Republican may not be identical to a Republican in Texas,” says Northeastern University political scientist Costas Panagopoulos.

  • Wireless Carrier Throttling of Online Video Is Pervasive

    Bloomberg -- 08/19/2019

    “They are doing it all the time, 24/7, and it’s not based on networks being overloaded,” said David Choffnes, associate professor at Northeastern University and one of the study’s authors.

  • Mass shootings vs. mass killings

    Boston Globe -- 08/19/2019

    According to the mass-killing database compiled by the Associated Press, USA Today, and Northeastern University, there are about two dozen mass shootings each year in which four or more victims are killed.

  • The Case For Publishing The Names Of Mass Shooters

    Huffington Post -- 08/19/2019

    But Northeastern University criminologist James Alan Fox thinks the focus on the name and photo is misplaced.

  • ‘No more real newspaper’ in Worcester

    CommonWealth Magazine -- 08/15/2019

    All of which has Northeastern University journalism professor Dan Kennedy wondering whether the Worcester saga involving Henry could come full circle. …

  • Despite increase, President Trump retweets post saying America is not in the ‘midst of an epidemic of mass shootings’

    ABC News -- 08/15/2019

    The president retweeted Thursday morning a tweet from Fox News host Laura Ingraham, linking to a Reason article, in which Northeastern University criminologist James Alan Fox blamed the media.

  • Trump promotes views of criminologist who says there’s no evidence of a mass-shooting ‘epidemic’

    The Washington Post -- 08/15/2019

    On Twitter, Trump shared a message that linked to an interview with Northeastern University criminologist James Alan Fox, who shared his views in a podcast broadcast Wednesday by Reason, a libertarian publication.

  • Amazon’s algorithm is reading a new emotion on faces: fear

    Fast Company -- 08/15/2019

    The authors also caution that using facial expression as a proxy for emotion is premature: “More generally, tech companies may well be asking a question that is fundamentally wrong,” write the researchers, who hail from Northeastern University and CalTech. …

  • Legit, Safe Places to Inject Heroin Are Closer Than Ever

    Vice -- 08/14/2019

    Leo Beletsky, a professor of law and health sciences at Northeastern University, cautioned that the increasingly strange battle’s outcome was hard to predict, mainly because such a campaign has never really been waged.

  • Could The Rising Cost Of Water Leave Some Mass. Residents Struggling To Pay The Bill?

    WBUR -- 08/14/2019

    Martha Davis, law professor at Northeastern and lead author of the Northeastern report: “A Drop in the Bucket: Water Affordability Policies in Twelve Massachusetts Communities.” …