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Northeasterns faculty senate voted Nov. 2 to create two new graduate programs in the College of Professional Studies. The College of Science voted in a Master of Science in nanomedicine and the College of Arts, Media and Design voted in a Master of Science in creative collaboration and multidisciplinary design.

Faculty senate establishes two new graduate programs

Ethan Wayne, news staff November 14, 2022

The university’s faculty senate held its biweekly meeting Nov. 2 and passed resolutions instituting two new graduate programs at Northeastern. Before voting on these two proposals, the senate gave...

Northeastern students Evan Forcucci and William Cutler have created Huskypedia, a student-edited and maintained set of resources to act as an alternative to university-run sites like the Student Hub. Still in its infancy, the site has space for interested Northeastern students to add information about topics ranging from a freshman survival guide to the annual Underwear Run. Photo courtesy of Huskypedia.

Student-created Huskypedia aims to provide resources, information to students

Jesica Bak, news correspondent November 1, 2022

Dissatisfied with Northeastern’s existing online resources for student information, two students set out to create their own.  When Evan Forcucci, a first-year electrical engineering student at the...

Susan Chira, Pulitzer-prize winning editor-in-chief of The Marshall Project, spoke at Northeastern Oct. 26. She shared her perspectives on the interplay between journalism and activism at the event, Journalism, Activism and Social Change.

Susan Chira shares insights on intersection of journalism, activism

Pavithra Rajesh, news staff November 1, 2022

Wednesday evening, Egan Research Center’s Raytheon Amphitheater was packed with students and faculty listening to a conversation about the tussle between journalism and activism.  Members of the...

A protestor holds a sign at a protest in Boston after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade June 24.

Northeastern alumni reflect on abortion rights, reporting 50 years later

Marta Hill, editor-in-chief October 28, 2022

Fifty years ago, Northeastern was a very different place. Women weren’t allowed to wear pants, the school was majority commuter students and it was one of the more politically conservative schools in...

Harvard professor Elizabeth Janiak came to Northeastern Oct. 20 to give a presentation on the public health implications of overturning Roe v. Wade. Some of the research she shared comes from her work as the director of social science research at Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts.

Post-Roe world highlighted in presentation from Harvard professor

Katherine Mailly, news correspondent October 27, 2022

Elizabeth Janiak, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and director of the T.H. Chan School of Public Health, gave a presentation Oct. 20 on the broad questions of how the overturning of Roe v....

After the Mills-Northeastern merger was finalized this July, the historically womens college officially became Mills College at Northeastern University. The first cohort of and NU Bound students have entered the Oakland, California campus. Photo courtesy of Carlie Chin.

Students share experiences as first, NU Bound class enters Mills College at Northeastern

Grace Comer, campus editor October 27, 2022

Following a contentious and litigious merger, the first class of and NU Bound students have joined the returning Mills College students in Oakland, California, at Mills College at Northeastern University.  Although...

NU SHARE has collaborated with the Office of Prevention and Education at Northeastern and University Health and Counseling Services to open an emergency contraception vending machine in the Marino Center Atrium, which was unveiled Oct. 25. The vending machine offers discounted Plan B pills and headache medicine, and free sexual and menstrual health products. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Costa.

NU SHARE installs emergency contraception vending machine, rallies for reproductive health access

Kristina DaPonte, news correspondent October 27, 2022

There’s a new vending machine on campus, but you can’t purchase a soda or candy bar from it.  On Oct. 25, NU Sexual Health Advocacy, Resources and Education, or NU SHARE, in collaboration with...

The 50th anniversary edition of the Northeastern News was published Oct. 28 by editors from 1967 through 1973.

The News’ coverage from 50 years ago: campus reacts to birth control speaker

October 26, 2022

This fall, the Huntington News has been collaborating with editors of the paper from 1967 through 1973. Then called the Northeastern News, the staff produced a variety of articles and editorials...

A virtual rendering of the proposed renovations to Snell Library was shared at the Oct. 19 faculty senate meeting. These renovations are slated to take place over the course of the next few years. Photo courtesy of David Madigan.

Faculty Senate discuss updates on academic plan, facilities, diversity

Ethan Wayne, news staff October 24, 2022

At the university’s faculty senate biweekly meeting Oct. 19, administrators shared university updates on the new academic plan, Snell Library renovations and student support initiatives, among other...

All first and second-year students at Northeastern were enrolled in a Success Skills Program, created in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvanias Wharton School. In a Sept. 26 email, these students were told that the course had been indefinitely postponed following implementation difficulties.

Wharton Success Skills Program canceled, student opinions on the program vary

Katherine Mailly, news correspondent October 24, 2022

The Wharton/NU Success Skills program has been postponed following difficulties in carrying out the program, according to a Sept. 26 email. First and second-year students enrolled in the course had mixed...

Occupancy sensors were installed on desks in ISEC Sept. 26 for a research study, without alerting faculty or students. Citing concerns about privacy and a lack of communication from the university, some graduate students removed the sensors and placed them on a kitchen table in ISEC. Photo courtesy of Max von Hippel.

NU administration removes occupancy sensors in ISEC in response to privacy, ethical concerns

Jessica Silverman, editor at large October 17, 2022

Students and faculty working in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex, or ISEC, pushed back against Northeastern administration last week after the university attempted to monitor their...

Northeastern’s School of Nursing, housed in Behrakis Health Sciences Center, recently introduced a mandatory test prep program for its students. In response, hundreds have now signed a petition in opposition to the new requirement.

New curriculum requirement for nursing students costs hundreds, creates financial burden

Jesica Bak, news correspondent October 17, 2022

“It is time for the School of Nursing to take responsibility for its students,” Madeline Kim, a fourth-year nursing student, wrote in her organized petition to the Bouvé School of Nursing sent Sept....

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