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The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

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The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

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After passing out cheese to all attending members, Maddie Engle, a second-year combined computer science and linguistics major and one of the newly named Cheese Club co-presidents, toasts a piece of cheese with her fellow editorial board members. Editorial board members taste-tested cheese together to build a sense of community.

‘Cheese transcends majors’: Cheese Club unites students on campus

Tristen Schilling, news correspondent April 12, 2024

An unlikely club on campus is uniting students of all years and majors over one thing: a love for cheese.  Northeastern’s Cheese Club does just what the name implies: You “just show up and eat cheese,” said club member Emily Aitken, a second-year philosophy major.  The...

Lake Hall stands at 43 Leon St. Representatives of the facilities department said that Northeastern assumes asbestos is present in older campus buildings such as Lake, Holmes, Nightingale and Meserve Halls unless proven otherwise.

Northeastern says it assumes asbestos is present in older campus buildings, raising concerns from faculty

Lily Cooper, news correspondent April 11, 2024

At a February faculty senate meeting, Northeastern facilities department representatives said they assume there is asbestos present in certain older buildings on campus until proven otherwise during construction or renovations.  Faculty at the meeting expressed concerns,...

‘There’s a beauty in the resilience of being a woman in STEM’: How Northeastern women STEM majors persevere in a male-dominated field

‘There’s a beauty in the resilience of being a woman in STEM’: How Northeastern women STEM majors persevere in a male-dominated field

Jethro R. Lee, news staff April 9, 2024

Historically, the number of students who apply and are admitted to Northeastern University has been relatively equal across genders. In fact, women tend to be slightly overrepresented in the student body, as has been the case for the 2023-24 academic year.  Yet, science,...

A student uses their solar eclipse glasses to look at the sun, watching as the moon overtakes its rays. Glasses were handed out at Krentzman Quad and the Egan Research Center.

Total solar eclipse draws crowds, captivates students

Margot Murphy, photo staff April 9, 2024

Students gathered across campus to witness the total solar eclipse Monday, and though 8% of the sun was visible to Bostonians, students clapped in delight at the near-total darkening of the sun. A total solar eclipse last occurred in the United States seven years ago in August...

Students seek totality for Monday’s total solar eclipse

Students seek totality for Monday’s total solar eclipse

Nikhil Jagannath, news correspondent April 7, 2024

When Kitty Tran heard the sun was disappearing, she jumped at the chance to see it. Tran, a second-year business administration major, knows a solar eclipse is coming and plans to skip class Monday. Tran and friends are headed to Burlington, Vermont, a town on the 115-mile-wide...

Jewish students, organizations ‘disturbed’ after posters accusing Israel of genocide pasted on chairs in Northeastern classrooms

Jewish students, organizations ‘disturbed’ after posters accusing Israel of genocide pasted on chairs in Northeastern classrooms

Juliette Piovoso, deputy campus editor April 5, 2024

Chairs in several Northeastern classrooms were plastered with flyers reserving seats for Palestinians killed by the Israeli military April 3, prompting a committee within the university’s Jewish Studies Program to say it was “disturbed” by the incident. The posters,...

A student holds up a sign during a NUSLSJP pro-Palestine demonstration in Cabot Quad Nov. 16. Many at the rally held handmade cardboard signs. Almost two dozen Northeastern faculty and staff members signed a letter announcing the formation of a NFSJP group.

Northeastern professors, staff form Faculty for Justice in Palestine chapter

Emily Spatz, campus editor April 5, 2024

More than 20 Northeastern faculty and staff have formed a chapter of the nationwide Faculty for Justice in Palestine group and signed on to a letter expressing solidarity with Palestine.  The letter, which faculty shared with The News, condemns what it calls penalization...

Students sit during the 2023 graduate commencement ceremony at Fenway Park. Sethuraman Panchanathan was chosen to be the speaker for the 2024 graduate commencement ceremony.

National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan to speak at Northeastern’s 2024 graduate commencement

Kristina DaPonte, news staff April 3, 2024

Sethuraman Panchanathan, the director of the National Science Foundation, will be the speaker at Northeastern’s 2024 graduate commencement ceremony, the university announced Wednesday. As director of the National Science Foundation, or NSF, Panchanathan “maintains leadership...

Three NU Sanskriti students wearing white T-shirts perform a dance. Many students wore white T-shirts to the celebration in accordance with tradition.

Thousands throw color on Centennial at Northeastern’s annual Holi celebration

Annika Sunkara, news staff April 3, 2024

Thousands of students adorned Centennial Common with color Saturday in celebration of Holi, a Hindu holiday meant to bid winter farewell and welcome spring. NU Sanskriti, Northeastern’s Indian student association, hosted the annual event alongside the Center for Spirituality,...

The south tower of the Sheraton hotel stands at 39 Dalton St. The Boston Planning and Development Agency gave Northeastern approval to permanently convert 426 of the Sheratons hotel rooms into student dorms Jan. 18.

Students living in Sheraton say access to food, campus is difficult

Heidi Ho and Juliette Piovoso April 2, 2024

Editor’s Note: The address for the south tower of the Sheraton Hotel was changed from 39 Dalton St. to 60 Belvidere St. in early March. As the address changed while this story was being reported, The News decided to refer to the building as 39 Dalton St. for the sake of clarity.  Most...

Schuyler Bailar speaks to the audience in AfterHours. Bailar was the first transgender athlete to ever compete in the NCAA D1 athletic division. Photo courtesy of SHARE.

Record-breaking transgender athlete speaks about his story, overcoming challenges at AfterHours

Gemma Weisenfreund, news correspondent April 1, 2024

When Northeastern’s Sexual Health Advocacy, Resource, and Education group and LGBTQA Resource Center were seeking a keynote speaker, Division 1 swimmer Schuyler Bailar was a top pick among the board. Along with a top 15% placement in the NCAA breaststroke category and a Harvard...

Lucian Grainge speaks at the Treasury Connect Creative Industries Conference May 3, 2023. Grainge was listed as a defendant in a sexual assault and trafficking case against Sean “Diddy” Combs. Photo courtesy Kirsty OConnor, HM Treasury, flickr.

Lawsuit alleges Northeastern Board of Trustees member aided, abetted sexual misconduct by Sean “Diddy” Combs

Emily Spatz, campus editor March 31, 2024

Editor’s Note: This story contains details of sexual assault. A lawsuit filed last month lists a member of Northeastern’s Board of Trustees as a defendant in a sexual assault and trafficking case against rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs.  The suit alleges Lucian Grainge,...