The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

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Students walk toward EXP on the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex Pedestrian Bridge. The total cost of attendance for Northeastern undergraduates during the 2023-24 academic year was $86,000.

Students pay nearly $80,000 to go to Northeastern. Where is that money going?

Elsa O'Donnell and Katarina Schmeiszer July 14, 2024

Before Northeastern students begin classes each fall, thousands of families await the inevitable: The semesterly email notification that their bill is ready. As that bill continues to climb, students wonder how their tuition dollars are being spent, and if their education is...

President Joseph E. Aoun speaks at the 2022 Presidents Convocation. Aoun wrote an article on the future of AI in higher education that was published in The Chronicle of Higher Education. File photo by Marta Hill.

Aoun authors essay on bracing for, and embracing, the future of AI

Sonel Cutler, editor-in-chief July 5, 2024

“AI is our reality now,” according to Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun.  Aoun, a longtime proponent of transforming higher education to prepare for the impacts of artificial intelligence on humankind, argued for an approach to college education that places more emphasis...

The exterior of International Village. In the past two decades, Northeastern consistently raised the prices of on-campus housing options. File photo by Marta Hill.

Living expenses at Northeastern are creeping up each year. Some students say they aren’t getting the bang for their buck.

Miles Mu, news correspondent July 4, 2024

With semesterly housing rates approaching $10,000 per semester, Northeastern dorms are more than 25% pricier than they were 20 years ago, when accounting for inflation. Off-campus housing isn’t much cheaper — a recent report ranked Northeastern the eighth most expensive...

A Boston Police Department officer walks toward the scene of the bomb hoax in Holmes Hall Sept. 13, 2022. Jason Duhaime was convicted June 28 of staging the bomb hoax and lying to federal law enforcement. File photo by Avery Bleichfeld.

Former Northeastern lab manager convicted in 2022 bomb hoax on Boston campus

Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff July 1, 2024

Jason Duhaime, the 46-year-old former new technology manager and director of the Immersive Media Lab at Northeastern University, was convicted June 28 of staging a bomb hoax on Northeastern’s Boston campus in September 2022 and lying to federal law enforcement, according to...

Ell Hall in the present day.

Northeastern, then and now: A look back at the development of the Boston campus

Heidi Ho, photo correspondent June 27, 2024

Northeastern's ever-growing Boston campus started out small. The school, founded in 1898, began teaching classes out of the YMCA of Greater Boston on Huntington Avenue. More than 125 years later, the campus occupies 67 acres of land, rapidly expanding over the last several...

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 rendering of the proposed building that would replace Matthews Arena. Northeastern released its institutional master plan for the next decade June 14. Photo courtesy BPDA.

Northeastern released its institutional master plan for the next decade. Here’s a breakdown.

Emily Spatz, campus editor June 19, 2024

On June 14, Northeastern released a development plan for its Boston campus that spans the next decade, outlining its intent to demolish and replace Matthews Arena and build and renovate dozens of other academic buildings and dormitories.  The university sent a notification...

Crime Log: Monday, April 1 to Tuesday, April 30

Crime Log: Monday, April 1 to Tuesday, April 30

Christina McCabe, news staff June 17, 2024

This crime log is compiled using publicly-available police logs from the Northeastern University Police Department, or NUPD. The NUPD is required to make this information public, pursuant to the Clery Act, and The News will publish updated logs as they become available. Monday,...

Protesters sit on the border of the Centennial Common encampment April 26. Some Black student protesters spoke about their mutual respect for the Palestinian people.

‘These are the issues we came to college to change’: Black students at pro-Palestine encampment find solidarity, familiarity with calls for justice

Kwadjo Otoo, news correspondent June 14, 2024

Just a few steps away from Centennial Common, where pro-Palestine protesters set up an encampment for nearly 48 hours in April, sits the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute. Affectionately called “The ‘Tute” by many students, the building is home to Northeastern’s...

Police arrested 98 protesters at Northeastern University April 27.

Campus Turned Processing Area

Annika Sunkara, Eli Curwin, and Emily Spatz June 11, 2024

  Table of Contents I: Introduction II: Who was arrested at the Northeastern encampment? III: Legal observers, press ordered to leave the Common before arrests IV: Protesters zip tied, taken into Shillman Hall for processing V: Arrestees say Northeastern...

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,...

Crime Log: Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 31

Crime Log: Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 31

Christina McCabe, news staff June 10, 2024

This crime log is compiled using publicly-available police logs from the Northeastern University Police Department, or NUPD. The NUPD is required to make this information public, pursuant to the Clery Act, and The News will publish updated logs as they become available.  Friday,...