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September 17, 2014

Allston Christmas: traffic, trash and treasure

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On Sept. 1, Allston Christmas brought its usual chaos to Boston as thousands of rental units changed hands from outgoing to incoming students. The Allston Christmas tradition dates back to the ‘60s and refers to large quantities of furniture and household goods that litter the streets of the Allston, Brighton and Mission Hill areas during college move-in time.

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Waxman leads student discussion of Israeli-Palestinian dispute

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Throughout the 20th century the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has always been a hot issue that attracts a great amount of controversy, both on a political and ethical levels. Discussing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can be a challenging feat, but teaching it is even harder.

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Former Northeastern student on FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List

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Former Northeastern student Ahmad Abousamra was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list in 2013, and has a $50,000 bounty on his head, for allegedly heading the social media for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group.

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Bouvé celebrates history of physical therapy

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The Bouvé College of Health Sciences is celebrating 100 years of the Origins of Physical Therapy at Northeastern at the end of this month.

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Fall Fest and other Welcome Week Shenanigans

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Before deadlines and homework begin piling up, Northeastern University’s Welcome Week 2014 provides a chance for students to get involved and find out what the campus has to offer. The festivities began on Wednesday, Aug. 27 with Welcome Week information sessions and will come to a close on Saturday, Sept. 6, when various clubs and organizations host activities around campus.

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Faculty denied tenure, at odds with Provost

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Last year, Denise Horn, assistant professor of International Relations, was denied tenure in a highly public and controversial decision made by the office of the provost. With a huge wave of faculty and undergraduate support behind her, Horn’s tenure decision was postponed for reassessment. And this year she was denied again.

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East Village to open Jan.2015

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With the ever-rising student population, Northeastern is continually addressing the problem of housing. As more undergraduates enter and the commitment to provide on campus housing increases, students have continued to seek other means of housing off campus.

Northeastern has 8,414 beds for this fall semester. With roughly 16,640 undergraduates and approximately 54 percent living on campus, as reported by US News, 8,985 students should be living on campus, but 571 remain without beds.

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Rockin’ ladies hit the stage — Yes All Women Boston’s inaugural show

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It’s Friday night at Jacques Underground and Sam Coren, the guitarist of local band Sleep Crimes, is shredding on her yellow Gibson SG special. But Coren is not an anomaly — she is one of the many talented female musicians to grace the stage at the Yes All Women Boston (YAWB) inaugural rock show.

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New film brings women’s self-defense to light

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In a softly-lit building with exposed brick, local film producer Nuria Ballmer watched the actors simulate self-defense techniques on set. These are easy moves, Ballmer said, that even her children learned in karate lessons, but she never had the opportunity to learn. Ballmer said that women’s education hasn’t changed much, in the sense that women are still not taught how to handle dangerous situations.

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Northeastern goes “Strong in the Americas”

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Northeastern is joining eight other universities to enhance student abroad and exchange programs as part of President Barack Obama’s,“100,000 Strong in the Americas” initiative. The university was granted $25,000 by the US Department of State, sponsored by Santander Bank.

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