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Northeastern purchases ‘Horticulture Hall’ on Mass. Ave.

Northeastern purchases ‘Horticulture Hall’ on Mass. Ave.

Deanna Schwartz, campus editor

February 14, 2020

Northeastern is purchasing “Horticulture Hall,” a historic Boston building on Massachusetts Avenue, according to a Thursday announcement. 

Students struggle to break out of the ‘N.U.in Bubble’

Students struggle to break out of the ‘N.U.in Bubble’

Annie Probert, news correspondent

February 12, 2020

The start of the spring semester at Northeastern has brought many new faces - most notably, the over 1,000 first-year students arriving on campus fresh off their first semester abroad with the N.U.in program. Along with the excitement of being on campus for the first time comes the difficulty of adjusting to a freshman year that is almost half over.

Northeastern student petitions the removal of lead actor from West Side Story revival on Broadway

Northeastern student petitions the removal of lead actor from West Side Story revival on Broadway

Pavithra Rajesh, news correspondent

February 12, 2020

Rabin is the creator of a petition that aims to remove Amar Ramasar, a principal dancer of the New York City Ballet who is accused of sexual harassment, from playing the lead role of Bernardo in the revival of West Side Story on Broadway.

Performing arts groups struggle with budget cuts, Blackman cost

Performing arts groups struggle with budget cuts, Blackman cost

Deanna Schwartz, campus editor

February 12, 2020

For students in performing arts groups, it has become more difficult to host shows on campus because of Student Activity Fee budget cuts and a change in the cost to book Blackman Auditorium. 

Faculty senate votes to create Mechatronics major

Faculty senate votes to create Mechatronics major

Lucy Gavin, deputy campus editor

February 11, 2020

At their meeting Feb. 5, Northeastern’s faculty senate discussed Northeastern’s new Portland, Maine campus, enrollment management and voted to add a Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics. 

Professor Mona Minkara’s interactive classroom requires no sight

Professor Mona Minkara’s interactive classroom requires no sight

Jordan Baron, news staff

February 11, 2020

Mona Minkara, a chemistry professor, currently provides the Northeastern community and the scientific community with living proof that vision does not necessarily require sight.

NUCALLS promotes language learning, community engagement through free lessons

NUCALLS promotes language learning, community engagement through free lessons

Petrina Danardatu, news staff

February 5, 2020

The Northeastern University Culture and Language Learning Society, or NUCALLS, is a group dedicated to sharing the power of language. They provide free language sessions once a week in hopes of enriching and educating the Northeastern and Greater Boston community. 

Referenda approved include evening academic advising, increased ISEC access

Referenda approved include evening academic advising, increased ISEC access

Jessica Silverman, deputy campus editor

February 5, 2020

The Student Government Association, or SGA, agreed upon the referenda questions for students to vote on in the March elections. Of the 16 referenda questions proposed by student organizations, SGA passed five.

Canvas to replace Blackboard as NU learning management system

Canvas to replace Blackboard as NU learning management system

Lucy Gavin, deputy campus editor

February 3, 2020

Canvas will replace Blackboard as the school’s learning management system, Northeastern announced Monday in an email to students.

CAMD launches Center for Design

CAMD launches Center for Design

Mihiro Shimano, news correspondent

February 1, 2020

The College of Arts, Media and Design, or CAMD, hosted the official launch event for the Center for Design Tuesday evening. The event showcased some of the interdisciplinary research that the center has worked on.

Faculty senate recommends increasing faculty wages by 4% to improve U.S. News and World Report Ranking

Faculty senate recommends increasing faculty wages by 4% to improve U.S. News and World Report Ranking

Huntington News Roundup

February 1, 2020

In a bi-monthly meeting Jan. 15, members of Northeastern’s faculty senate approved a resolution that would raise faculty salaries by 4 percent, a move intended to improve Northeastern’s U.S. News and World Report ranking, which could also raise tuition for students.

Students still housed in Midtown Hotel after two years

Students still housed in Midtown Hotel after two years

Savannah Miller, news correspondent

January 29, 2020

Northeastern first used the Midtown Hotel for student housing in the spring semester of 2018. Since then, the hotel has been home to more N.U.in students, as well as first-years in the ContiNUe program, transfer students and upperclassmen returning from co-op or study abroad.