The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News


Students write letters addressed to President Aoun urging the university to divest from companies that produce military weapons. The university indicated it rejected students demands to cut ties with military-industrial companies Feb. 14.

‘There’s nothing apolitical about $1.5 billion’: Sunrise Northeastern protests university’s investments in recent campaign

Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff March 1, 2024

Environmental activism group Sunrise Northeastern gathered Feb. 20 to write Valentine’s Day-themed letters opposing the university’s investments in military-industrial companies.   The event, dubbed “Break-Up with the Military-Industrial Complex,” generated more...

President Aoun stands behind a podium at the 2022 President’s Convocation. Aoun was the eighth highest-paid private college president in the U.S. during FY 2022 with a total compensation of roughly $2.7 million.

Aoun ranked eighth highest-paid private college president in US, new report finds

Eli Curwin, editor-in-chief February 27, 2024

President Joseph E. Aoun was the eighth highest-paid private college president in the country during the university’s 2022 fiscal year, according to a recently-published analysis of private college presidents’ compensation by the Chronicle of Higher Education.  In Northeastern's...

The office door of the newly renamed John Martinson Honors Program. Northeastern renamed its honors program after John Martinson, who recently donated $5 million to the program.

Northeastern honors program renamed, revamped after $5 million donation

Val O’Neill, deputy campus editor February 27, 2024

Following a $5 million donation, Northeastern announced it is renaming the university’s honors program to The John Martinson Honors Program, according to an email sent to honors students Feb. 19. The program will also undergo changes the university says will improve experiential...

The entrance to the student media suites in Curry Student Center. Tastemakers, Council for University Programs, N.U. Science, N.U. T.V., Live Music Association and Spectrum Literary Arts Magazine received an email from the Center for Student Involvement Jan. 22 that they would need to vacate their spaces by the end of the semester.

University to displace six clubs from offices in Curry ahead of summer renovations

Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff February 26, 2024

Six clubs with offices on the second floor of Curry Student Center will be forced to find new spaces by the end of the semester after a university announcement outlined plans to renovate the floor to create new event and meeting rooms. Several club leaders received an email...

Max Chapnick poses for a headshot. Chapnick discovered approximately 20 previously undiscovered works that Louisa May Alcott may have written under pseudonyms.

Northeastern instructor uncovers dozens of possible Louisa May Alcott works, finds new pseudonym for first time in decades

Lily Cooper, news correspondent February 23, 2024

While doing research for his doctorate in English and American Literature, Northeastern postdoctoral teaching associate Max Chapnick came across “The Phantom,” a story attributed to writer E.H. Gould. He was searching for stories by Louisa May Alcott — the author of the...

Kevin Dave, the police officer who struck Kandula in his cruiser in January 2023. Photo courtesy Lucy Parsons Labs.

Seattle police officer who fatally struck Northeastern graduate student will not face charges, prosecutors say

Juliette Piovoso, deputy campus editor February 22, 2024

Prosecutors will not pursue felony charges against the Seattle police officer who hit and killed Northeastern graduate student Jaahnavi Kandula with a police cruiser while on duty due to a lack of evidence, the King County Prosecutor’s Office stated in a memo to the Seattle...

Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun makes a statement in 2020. In his annual address to faculty senate, Aoun spoke for the first time about the universitys response to the expected demographic cliff of students applying to college.

Northeastern received largest number of applications of any private university in 2023, Aoun says in annual address to faculty senate

Ethan Wayne, news staff February 20, 2024

In President Joseph E. Aoun’s annual address to the faculty senate Feb. 14, he gave his impression of the landscape of higher education, including where he sees the Northeastern brand and system headed in the coming years.  For the first time publicly, Aoun addressed how...

The exterior of Snell Library. Northeastern announced in an email to students Friday afternoon that the second floor of Snell will close Feb. 20 for renovations, while the basement level will reopen the same day.

Second floor of Snell Library to close for renovations, basement to reopen with books

Laura Emde, news staff February 17, 2024

The second floor of Snell Library will close Feb. 20 for renovations, Dean of the Library Dan Cohen announced in an email to students Friday afternoon. The basement level will reopen the same day and house physical books for the first time in nearly four years, the email stated. The...

The Mills College Art Museum stands at 5000 MacArthur Blvd in Oakland, CA. Look up to the Sky, dedicated to Bay Area creator Hung Liu, opened Jan. 20 and will be open until March 24.

Look Up to the Sky: Mills College Art Museum exhibit honors Hung Liu’s art and mentorship

Gabriella Mbaoua, news correspondent February 16, 2024

Jan. 20  marked the opening of a new exhibit at Mills College Art Museum, a gallery building founded in 1925 that hosts many exhibitions year round featuring works from artists all over the world. Students, faculty, staff and all campus visitors can experience a variety of artwork...

Ell Hall stands behind Krentzman Quadrangle. Northeasten University was ranked 53rd in U.S. News & World Reports 2024 best college rankings.

Northeastern indicates it will not divest endowment holdings, sever ties with companies that do business with Israeli military

Emily Spatz, campus editor February 16, 2024

Northeastern indicated on Wednesday it is rejecting student demands to divest and sever ties with companies that do business with the Israeli military.  In an updated FAQ article on the school-run media outlet Northeastern Global News, or NGN, the university provided answers...

Spectrums editorial board poses for a photo. The magazine was recently recognized as Superior in the REALM competition. Photo courtesy Spectrum Magazine.

Spectrum Literary Arts Magazine receives national award for students’ creativity

Annika Geiben Lynn, news correspondent February 14, 2024

Northeastern is home to over 400 clubs and on-campus organizations, but one in particular is growing quickly and getting nationally recognized for its quality of creative work. Spectrum Literary Arts Magazine is Northeastern’s oldest literary arts magazine, highlighting...

Shirley Wang poses for a photo while tabling at a networking and holiday marketplace event in fall of 2023. Wang founded Hackrah Media as an inclusive Gen Z-led marketing agency. Photo courtesy Shirley Wang.

How a Northeastern student’s inclusive start-up aims to redefine the workplace

Lily Webber, news staff February 14, 2024

When Shirley Wang started her business, she had very specific goals in mind for her colleagues: She wanted them to come together, embrace their identities and grow their skills. A self-described proud Gen Z entrepreneur, Wang knew her budding business could be a safe space for...