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July 28, 2016

  • Black Lives Matter Protest

    Black Lives Matter needs more than social media activism

    Videos showing two tragic and brutal killings of black men by police officers two weeks ago marked the latest iteration of a shocking—yet too familiar—pattern of police violence against African-Americans in this country. Within 48 hours, Alton Sterling was shot in the chest while pinned to the ground by officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile was shot in the arm while reaching for identification after an officer pulled him over for resembling a robbery suspect with “a wide-set nose.”

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    More than 1,000 march through protest against police violence

    A close-knit ring of protesters, signs held above their heads, swayed outside the Boston Police Department (BPD) headquarters on Wednesday, July 13. The group’s leader, sporting a megaphone, began a call-and-response chant.

  • DivestNU

    University sustainability pledge draws mixed reactions

    Northeastern University’s checkbook is a shade greener as of July 11, when the school announced that it will be directing $25 million of its endowment funds toward sustainable investments over the next five years.

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    Q&A: Nolan Stevens drafted into NHL

    After a sophomore campaign in which he posted a team-high 20 goals, Northeastern left winger Nolan Stevens was selected 125th overall in the 2016 NHL Draft by the St. Louis Blues. Stevens enjoyed a breakout season with the Huskies, and his impressive play earned him the fifth-round draft selection. Stevens was one of 61 NCAA players selected in the draft, and he was the 37th college player taken.

  • mohammed

    Obituary: Mohamed Bazzi remembered as generous, a prankster and a born leader

    Friends and family mourned the passing of rising third-year Northeastern student Mohamed Bazzi this past week, his loss resonating across campuses and continents. Bazzi died in a canoeing accident on the night of Saturday, July 2 in Littleton, Mass., local authorities reported. He was 21.


Crime Log: July 18 – July 23

Jul 28, 2016

Crime of the Week: Saturday, July 23

1:46 p.m.

Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) reported that a small group of students was filming in a Snell Library classroom and one student had a BB gun. Upon arriving, NUPD found an M22 6-millimeter Beretta-style BB gun painted black to make it look real. NUPD confiscated the BB gun and filed a report.


University sustainability pledge draws mixed reactions

Jul 20, 2016

Northeastern University’s checkbook is a shade greener as of July 11, when the school announced that it will be directing $25 million of its endowment funds toward sustainable investments over the next five years.

Crime Log: July 11 – July 17

Jul 20, 2016

Crime of the Week: Saturday, July 16

12:49 a.m.

A proctor in Willis Hall reported an intoxicated person in the lobby. Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) responded and spoke to the Northeastern University (NU) intern, who was not alert, before requesting Emergency Medical Services (EMS). EMS cleared the intern and NUPD sent him on his way. However, he started punching the wall after EMS left and was arrested at 1:14 a.m. He will be charged with resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer for head-butting an NUPD officer. NUPD also confiscated two fake ID cards from him. A report was filed.

arts & entertainment

Plate 22

Frederick Douglass honored in images, words

A new exhibit at the Museum of African-American History, “Picturing Frederick Douglass: The Most Photographed American of the 19th Century,” showcases the charismatic abolitionist, orator and social reformer of the 1800s through a mixture of remastered and enlarged photographs and accompanying text.


21st French Film Festival opens at MFA

The French have long been at the forefront of artistic output. From Van Gogh’s masterworks to Debussy’s compositions, the world has looked to France as a beacon of creative expression. It must have come as a shock to few to learn that the Francophone nation had developed the art of film in the late 19th century. Over a century later, France is still a master of cinema — a legacy that is on display at the Museum of Fine Arts’ (MFA) 21st Annual Boston French Film Festival, its most popular and widely attended film festival.


Nature-themed art exhibit highlights cultural differences

“De Aquí y de Allá,” a Northeastern graduate’s new art exhibit at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, illustrates the dichotomy of being a stranger in a strange land through landscapes of both South American and New England nature.


Public Library concerts tap local talent

The Boston Public Library continues its 10-year tradition of free Concerts in the Courtyard this summer, curated by Adult Programs Librarian Rebecca Campbell. The McKim Courtyard, an outdoor space centered around a fountain and surrounded by Roman-style columns, will host the series of one-hour concerts.