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June 29, 2016

Obituary: Alexandra Johnson remembered as genuine, outgoing, caring


Alexandra Valentine Johnson, remembered by loved ones as a scholar, activist, volunteer and committed friend, passed away on June 18 after suffering complications relating to a seizure. She was 19.

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Orientation sessions acquaint incoming freshmen with NU


With two orientation sessions already completed and five more to come, thousands of students are beginning to discover Northeastern University’s campus, academics and student life through activities such as picking classes and attending a barbecue on the quad.

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Crime Log: June 14 – June 18

Crime of the Week: Thursday, June 16

8:45 p.m.

A dining hall manager called Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) to report a cleaner had found three students inside the south tower of International Village and sent them on their way. One of the students threw up on the worker and then exited the building. NUPD spoke with the intoxicated student and requested Emergency Medical Services (EMS), which responded and cleared the student, who refused treatment and transport. NUPD escorted the student to Douglass Park, where he planned to stay with his friend.

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Crime Log: June 6 – June 11

Crime of the Week: Thursday, June 9
9:11 a.m.
An allied officer reported she had been harassed for several days by an unknown man while on duty in the Robinson Quad. Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) filed a report. NUPD then reported stopping the subject of the case on the Egan Research Center access road. The subject, unaffiliated with NU, was identified and banned from all Northeastern University (NU) property before being escorted off campus. A report was filed.

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Obituary: Bailey Putnam, 21, remembered as the voice of the voiceless


By Olivia Arnold and Isaac Feldberg, news staff Bailey Putnam, a rising junior at Northeastern University widely admired for his good-natured sense of humor, sharp wit and insatiable passion for journalism, died by suicide  on Thursday, June 9. He was 21. Putnam, of Weymouth, was pursuing a degree in media and screen studies and journalism and working as a co-op in the regionals department of the Boston Globe at the time of his death. He accrued a remarkable list of achievements outside of the classroom that included interning with a Massachusetts state representative, working as a co-op in the sports department at The Patriot Ledger and serving as the sports editor for the Huntington News while also excelling academically. In a heartfelt eulogy, provided to the News by his father Stephen Putnam before the funeral, Bailey Putnam was remembered as “the young man who could be recognized by everyone by only his first name.” His family highlighted his thoughtful, curious and energetic disposition, as well as his distinct loves for sports, music and meaningful conversations. It was this third interest, according to his family, that led Putnam to journalism. “He wanted the stories of other people to be heard while he was the conduit in which to send their message,” they wrote. “He was saying: ‘I will give a voice, I will write out the details and people will learn about you. I’m just here to deliver the message.’” Putnam was happiest in supporting roles, his family said, letting othersRead More

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Crime Log: May 30 – June 5

Crime of the week: Sunday, June 5
6:23 p.m.
A Northeastern University (NU) student reported he heard a noise in his living room in 309 Huntington Ave. and discovered an unknown man attempting to steal his bike. The subject dropped the bike and ran out of the building. The student reported he had left his front door unlocked. Boston Police Department (BPD) was notified and responded for a report. Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) checked the surrounding area and building for the subject with negative results. NUDP stated the back door of the building was also unlocked. A report was filed.

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NU student, former Huntington News sports editor, found dead


Bailey Putnam, a rising Northeastern University junior majoring in journalism and a former Huntington News sports editor, was found dead late yesterday afternoon, according to an email circulated to the Boston Globe staff.

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Obituary: Ryan Shaw remembered as charismatic, talented and kind

Ryan Shaw

Ryan Shaw passed away suddenly on May 9 two weeks shy of his 19th birthday, after contracting bacterial meningitis. He was 18.

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Crime Log: May 2 – May 15

Monday, May 2
5:11 p.m.
An individual attending the campus with a visiting program reported his laptop bag and computer were stolen from International Village (IV). A report was filed.

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NU students call for sustainability education and policy change

Photo courtesy Alan Levine

At the Curry Student Center food court, Mike Luna is digging into a meal of sweet potatoes and sipping soda from the non-recyclable cup given to him by one of the Northeastern University (NU) restaurants. However, the sophomore biology major does not necessarily know how to dispose of his trash.

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