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NSCC’s Maria Theresa Queiroz leads fight for collective liberation with compassion

“There are spaces out there that can help you. There are spaces where you can find your people. It’s all about that first step,” Queiroz said. 
Julia Carlin, news staff October 21, 2020
“I’m about love and kindness. We need to listen to each other and try not to put expectations on others,” said the Maria Theresa Queiroz NSCC's Secretary of Data Intelligence. “Sometimes we think Black people need to speak up on everything because it’s their community. I don’t think people realize how tiring that is. We need to step up as non-Black people in helping them.” 

Remote co-ops limit communication, job experience for students

Annie Malone's work-at-home desk setup.
Alexis Santoro, news correspondent October 21, 2020
With most co-ops being completely remote in the midst of COVID-19, students are having to find new ways to get the most out of their job, without having the opportunity to physically be there. 

Work the Polls looks to register young, diverse poll working corps

Laura Mueller-Soppart and Klevis Xharda, the two founders of Work the Polls, want to make it easier to become a poll worker across the country.
Marta Hill, news staff October 21, 2020
Work the Polls is a grassroots initiative whose mission is to fully staff poll sites across the country with a young and diverse poll worker corps. Co-founder and Northeastern graduate Laura Mueller-Soppart said she approached a few friends, including Northeastern graduate Klevis Xharda, and the organization was up and running within a week. 

Northeastern Votes aims to increase election turnout among students

Northeastern Votes tables outside of Curry Student Center.
Annie Probert, news staff October 20, 2020

A non-partisan coalition of students, staff and faculty is looking to increase voter turnout and engagement among Northeastern students during one of the most eventful election years in recent history....

Dean Robert Jose aims to build understanding, listen to students of color

“I simply listen,” Jose said. “Students come into my office all the time. I listen to what they have to say. … That’s it.”
Jenna Chin, news correspondent October 14, 2020
“It is very important that when you come to a college campus as a new student, you see people that look like you,” said Robert Jose, Dean for Cultural and Spiritual Life. 

Remote learners face financial burdens after aid reductions

“For a lot of us first-gen, low-income students, we kind of have to handle this ourselves without our parents because they don't have the experience,” said second year computer science major Kelly Ma.
Ali Dusinberre, news staff October 14, 2020
When second-year computer science major Kelly Ma decided to move back home with her parents in New York this semester and take classes remotely, she did so with the intention of saving money. But an email from her financial aid advisor at the end of August shifted her expectations.

ResMail delays create frustration, inconvenience for students

Students have reported lengthy lines at Resmail in addition to major delays in receiving their packages and letters.
Marta Hill, news staff October 12, 2020
For the first month of living on campus, fourth-year bioengineering major Henry Weith was unable to perform part of his job because he had not received his renewed driver's license — or any other mail. 

Northeastern community remembers Justice Ginsburg, clubs discuss legacy

The university flew its flag at half-mast to honor Justice Ginsburg
Rose Pecci, news correspondent October 12, 2020

Flags at Northeastern were flying at half-mast in honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away Friday, Sept. 18. Ginsburg, commonly referred to as RBG, was a dedicated justice; she...

Faculty members describe confusion, pressure to return to campus

“I know that the chances of students dying are low, but is that what it’s going to take?” said Abbie Levesque, a doctoral candidate in English and instructor of first-year writing.
Matt Yan, news staff October 12, 2020
“Later, when I saw the school touting, ‘Oh, look at how many professors chose to come back,’ it was a bit of a slap in the face because I know a lot of [professors] didn’t feel like they had a choice,” said an anonymous teaching faculty member in the College of Science, who requested anonymity in fear of professional retaliation.

NU College Democrats, Republicans host Zoom debate

NU College Democrats, Republicans host Zoom debate
Sarah Barber, news correspondent October 11, 2020
The joint event, hosted by the Northeastern University College Democrats, or NUCD, and College Republicans, or NUCR, occurred just one week after the 2020 presidential debate, but has been in the works for months — with the original date in March having been cancelled due to COVID-19. 

President Aoun gives annual address at faculty senate meeting, discusses testing, in-person teaching

President Aoun gives annual address at faculty senate meeting, discusses testing, in-person teaching
Mihiro Shimano, news staff October 10, 2020
President Joseph E. Aoun began with an annual address, praising Northeastern for the successful reopening of campus. He highlighted the hundreds of staff and faculty who worked on reopening, as well as the positive test rates, which have remained low at a seven-day average of 0.03%.

COVID-19 has created new challenges, labor issues for faculty, graduate students

COVID-19 has created new challenges, labor issues for faculty, graduate students
Jayden Khatib, news staff October 9, 2020
The Graduate Employees of Northeastern union is calling the university to grant PhD students a “one-year extension on degree timelines and funded graduate assistantships, including NUSHP health insurance and tuition remission,” via a petition written by five PhD students and one English professor.
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