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The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

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A rendering of the proposed building that will be a part of the Roux Institute. Northeastern’s plan to expand the Roux Institute using the former B&M Baked Beans Factory was approved by the Portland Planning Board June 11. Photo courtesy Portland Planning Board.

Northeastern’s Roux Institute expands into former baked beans factory

Val O’Neill, managing editor June 25, 2024

For Northeastern, Beantown just keeps on growing. This time — to a former baked beans factory.  The Portland Planning Board approved June 11 the university’s plan to expand its Maine-based graduate campus and research facility, the Roux Institute, into the old B&M...

A banner on the Marymount Manhattan College campus. Following the May 29 announcement that Northeastern will be acquiring Marymount Manhattan College, some students at the New York City college expressed concerns over MMC maintaining its identity through the acquisition.

Marymount students concerned about majors, maintaining school’s identity amid Northeastern acquisition

Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff June 11, 2024

When news broke May 29 that Northeastern had acquired Marymount Manhattan College, or MMC, in New York City, current MMC fourth-year acting major Abby Mulligan said her dad, who had just read about the merger in The New York Times, was the first to tell her.  “At first,...

An American flag flies on top of Ell Hall on Northeastern’s Boston campus. The university announced a new merger with Marymount Manhattan College May 29.

Northeastern announces merger with Marymount Manhattan College in New York City

Kristina DaPonte and Emily Spatz May 29, 2024

Northeastern announced Wednesday morning that it will acquire Marymount Manhattan College, a small, private liberal arts institution in New York City that has struggled with declining enrollment in recent years. The merger will mark Northeastern’s 14th campus and comes less...

Kevin Dave, the police officer who struck Kandula in his cruiser in January 2023. Photo courtesy Lucy Parsons Labs.

Seattle police officer who struck, killed Northeastern graduate student issued traffic infraction

Emily Spatz, campus editor March 6, 2024

The Seattle police officer who struck and killed Northeastern graduate student Jaahnavi Kandula last year has been issued a traffic infraction for second-degree negligent driving, according to legal documents acquired by The News. Kevin Dave, the officer who was driving over...

Kevin Dave, the police officer who struck Kandula in his cruiser in January 2023. Photo courtesy Lucy Parsons Labs.

Seattle police officer who fatally struck Northeastern graduate student will not face charges, prosecutors say

Juliette Piovoso, deputy campus editor February 22, 2024

Prosecutors will not pursue felony charges against the Seattle police officer who hit and killed Northeastern graduate student Jaahnavi Kandula with a police cruiser while on duty due to a lack of evidence, the King County Prosecutor’s Office stated in a memo to the Seattle...

The Mills College Art Museum stands at 5000 MacArthur Blvd in Oakland, CA. Look up to the Sky, dedicated to Bay Area creator Hung Liu, opened Jan. 20 and will be open until March 24.

Look Up to the Sky: Mills College Art Museum exhibit honors Hung Liu’s art and mentorship

Gabriella Mbaoua, news correspondent February 16, 2024

Jan. 20  marked the opening of a new exhibit at Mills College Art Museum, a gallery building founded in 1925 that hosts many exhibitions year round featuring works from artists all over the world. Students, faculty, staff and all campus visitors can experience a variety of artwork...

Mitchell Rusitzky poses for a photo while holding his Emmy at the Children’s & Family Creative Arts Emmys Dec. 16.  The 2023 alum, along with his team at Baobab Studios, earned an Emmy in the Outstanding Interactive Media category for the game “Galactic Catch.” Photo courtesy of Alex Tinsman.

Northeastern student celebrates his last final by winning an Emmy

James Mills, news correpondent February 3, 2024

When Mitchell Rusitzky’s first co-op came to an end, he could have left his projects halfway finished. Instead, he dropped an anchor and continued working full-time on top of a full course load. The project was with an animation studio he now works for full-time, which would...

N.U.in pass/fail system replaced with grades, students respond

N.U.in pass/fail system replaced with grades, students respond

Amy Simon, news correspondent February 1, 2024

Since the start of Northeastern’s N.U.in program over a decade and a half ago, students sent abroad for their first semester of college would receive a separate GPA for their classes at their affiliated universities and would not receive their Northeastern GPA until completing...

Arif Mohammed poses for a photo in a graduation gown. Mohammed, a freshman at the Oakland campus, was killed in a double hit-and-run in November. Photo courtesy GoFundMe.

Northeastern Oakland student killed in November double hit-and-run incident

Juliette Piovoso, news staff December 16, 2023

Arif Mohammed, a first-year computer engineering major at Northeastern’s Oakland campus, was killed in a double hit-and-run Nov. 19, according to local reports. He was 18 years old.  The fatal crash, which occurred just before 11 p.m. on Highway 13 in Oakland, California,...

Two banners read Mills College Northeastern University. Former Mills College students found the settlement and the universitys response insufficient. Photo courtesy Jeta Perjuci.

‘It feels like a payout. It feels like business as usual’: While some remain dissatisfied, Northeastern, Mills agree to settle former students’ $1.25 million class-action lawsuit

Sonel Cutler, campus editor November 9, 2023

After 10 months of negotiation, a California judge approved a $1.25 million class-action settlement Tuesday for hundreds of former Mills College students who sued the school and Northeastern University last year, claiming Mills misled them about its  2021 merger with Northeastern. The...

Attendees listen to the moderators and panelists at SGAs Global Campus Town Hall Oct. 12. Many students attended hoping to provide feedback on Northeasterns NU Bound, N.U.in and Global Scholar programs.

Northeastern Student Government Association’s Global Forum leaves NU Bound students dissatisfied

Esha Minhas, news staff October 25, 2023

Northeastern's Student Government Association, or SGA, held a Global Campus Town Hall in Richards Hall on Oct. 12 to discuss students’ experiences in the NU Bound, N.U.in and Global Scholar programs. The forum aimed to provide students with a platform to give feedback to those...

Coming back to Boston: NU Bound students reflect on their flawed integration to Northeastern’s main campus

Coming back to Boston: NU Bound students reflect on their flawed integration to Northeastern’s main campus

Jackson Laramee, news correspondent October 2, 2023

On Sept. 6, Fenway’s MGM Music Hall opened its doors to Northeastern’s 125th class for convocation. Thousands of first-year students turned the space into a rainbow with brightly colored shirts and light-up bracelets, listening as President Joseph E. Aoun gave words of wisdom...