Staying Safe During an Attack on Campus

Staying Safe During an Attack on Campus

Around 2:00AM on Sunday morning, an armed man entered a nightclub in Orlando, Florida and opened fire on the people inside. Forty-nine innocent people were shot and killed, while 53 others were severely injured, some of them still in critical condition as of Monday, June 13th. If you’ve turned on a television or read a ...

Why You Should: Write Down Your Goals

Why You Should: Write Down Your Goals

Have you ever made New Year’s resolutions that you failed to follow through with? If so, you’re not alone. Evidence suggests that roughly 60 percent of people abandon their grand plans for the upcoming year within six months of making them. Surprisingly, the trick to sticking with your goals may be simpler than you think. ...

The ALIGN Program: A New Approach to Teaching Tech Skills

The ALIGN Program: A New Approach to Teaching Tech Skills

Big data is rapidly transforming our world, but our institutions of higher education are not keeping up. Northeastern University is on the forefront of developing an approach to teaching data science that enables more students to succeed in the 21st century techno-economy, according to PK Agarwal, Regional Dean and CEO of Northeastern University-Silicon Valley. He ...

Handwritten Versus Typed Note-taking

Handwritten Versus Typed Note-taking

Laptop computers make note-taking convenient and efficient, but can they also be a hindrance to students? A recent study found that students who took notes with paper and pen outperformed their classmates who used laptop computers to take notes on the same material, suggesting that teachers and lecturers should encourage their students to turn off ...

Tech Job Skills: Open Source Development

Tech Job Skills: Open Source Development

A recent report by The Linux Foundation found open source talent to be one of the top priorities for recruitment efforts this year, reflecting the growing importance of open source technology for college students looking to qualify for a job in the tech marketplace. According to the same report, 65% of hiring managers agree that ...