The Huntington News

Obituary: Dennis Njoroge remembered as bright, empathetic

Obituary: Dennis Njoroge remembered as bright, empathetic

January 13, 2016

By Rachel Morford, news correspondent Dennis Michael Njoroge, 21, a fourth-year media arts major and film aficionado at Northeastern University, was found dead in the Charles River on Dec. 31, according to the Boston Globe. The discovery marked a tragic end to a month-longsearch for Njoroge, who...

Obituary: Student Kevin Mayer, 19, dies

Obituary: Student Kevin Mayer, 19, dies

March 25, 2015

Kevin Mayer, a sophomore communications and film studies major at Northeastern, died suddenly on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was 19 years old. Mayer graduated from Boston Latin School in 2013 and was an active member of the Nor’easters a cappella group at NU. A member since 2013, Mayer was a bass...

Obituary: Kenneth G. Ryder, led NU through period of expansion

November 8, 2012

By Raffaela Kenny-Cincotta, News Correspondent It was the summer of 1967. Kenneth Ryder had just assumed the office of President of Northeastern University. A month later he wed Teresa Ryan, who had come to Northeastern as an assistant in the business school. When the newlyweds returned from thei...

Obituary: Naman Shah, spread charity and friendship

October 18, 2012

By Todd Feathers, News Correspondent While visiting a poverty stricken region of the Dominican Republic during a 2011 Social Enterprise Institute trip, Naman Shah stopped when he came across a shirtless boy. The Northeastern student, known to friends for his many acts of quiet charity, did not hesitate...

Obituary: Hall of Fame coach Fern Flaman, at 85

July 4, 2012

Colin A. Young and Sarah Moomaw, News Staff Fern Flaman, a Hockey Hall of Famer and the longest tenured Northeastern men’s hockey head coach, died of cancer June 23. He was 85. NHL Vice President Jim Gregory announced Mr. Flaman’s passing on the floor of the NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh pr...

Obituary: Retired CBA dean was innovatiove, caring

June 16, 2011

College of Business Administration Dean Thomas Moore. (Photo Courtesy/Northeastern) By Colin Young and Gal Tziperman Lotan, News Staff Thomas Moore, the recently retired dean of the College of Business Administration (CBA) and graduate of Northeastern’s MBA program, died June 15, university presiden...

OBITUARY: Christopher Williams, ‘a ray of sunshine’ to friends and family

April 21, 2011

By Zack Sampson, News Staff Christopher J. Williams, a senior biomedical physics major, died April 10 of complications from Cystic Fibrosis. He was 23 years old. Mr. Williams’ father, John Williams, said his son had a close circle of friends he enjoyed spending time with. He also liked campi...

Obituary: Andy Prior, recent ASL graduate, mentor

November 18, 2010

By Zac Estrada, News Staff Northeastern students and faculty remember recent graduate Andy Prior as a remarkable man who went out of his way to help others, from fellow sign language interpreters to deaf children and students. The 23-year-old American Sign Language/English Interpretation major, who graduated in May with a Bachelor of ...

Obituary: Emily Staupe, researcher

September 16, 2010

By Lauren DiTullio, News Staff Emily Staupe, a Northeastern alumna, employee and researcher, died unexpectedly in her Milford home last Sunday. She was 30. “We were always kind of a family in the lab,” said senior behavioral neuroscience major Tehya Johnson. “Out of everyone, Emily was by far...

Obituary: Payne remembered by loved ones for her smile

June 3, 2008

To those who knew her, there was one quality of Rebecca Payne's that stood out more than the others on her long list of good qualities: her smile. "She could see the good in everything. She just had a radiant smile," said Jess Meiley, a senior athletic training major and a friend of Payne since...

Obituary: Dedicated student, Freeman loved to play

April 3, 2007

From the moment Jake Freeman stepped foot on Northeastern's campus he was determined to excel in his studies. But that does not mean he didn't know how to have a good time. Mr. Freeman transferred to Northeastern from Santa Barbara City College in September 2006 and rushed the Pi Kappa Alpha f...

Obituary: ‘Infectious’ perspective of life made Devino stand out

April 3, 2007

By Derek Hawkins Adrienne "AJ" Devino, a freshman communications major loved by her friends and family for her compassionate personality, eclectic interests and unique sense of style, died Saturday night in a snow tubing accident at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, N.H. She was 18. Ms. Devino, a membe...