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The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News


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...

A student dressed in a penguin costume blocks a midair snowball. Northeastern canceled classes scheduled for Feb. 13 in anticipation of a snow storm.

University cancels Tuesday classes in anticipation of nor’easter, Boston declares snow emergency

Emily Spatz, campus editor February 12, 2024

Northeastern canceled all classes on its Massachusetts campuses scheduled for Tuesday after the National Weather Service predicted a snowstorm would impact New England Tuesday morning. The cancellation is the first since university officials announced last month the school would...

The Northeastern University Faculty Senate office, located in Ryder Hall. David Madigan said at a faculty senate meeting Feb. 28 that the university is considering cutting expenses for the next fiscal year amid a projected decline in revenue.

Northeastern faculty senate updated on growing operational revenue during latest meeting

Ethan Wayne, news staff February 8, 2024

Northeastern’s operating revenue continues to grow at a significantly faster pace than other private universities across the country, and the university remains in good financial health, according to Senior Vice President for Finance and Treasurer Thomas Nedell’s presentation...

A crowd with Palestinian flags and signs reading End all U.S. aid to Israel and Stop bombing Palestine, Yemen, Syria and Lebanon gather around a man playing a Ghanian drum. Hundreds gathered at Roxbury Crossing Sunday to protest Northeastern University and other colleges role in the Israel-Palestine war.

Hundreds gather to protest war in Gaza, allege university suppression of student speech

Quillan Anderson, news staff February 8, 2024

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Roxbury Crossing Sunday to protest the stifling of pro-Palestine student speech on Boston’s college campuses. The march closed parts of Tremont Street and Huntington Avenue from 2-4 p.m. The demonstration was organized by the Boston...

Mitchell Rusitzky poses for a photo while holding his Emmy at the Children’s & Family Creative Arts Emmys Dec. 16.  The 2023 alum, along with his team at Baobab Studios, earned an Emmy in the Outstanding Interactive Media category for the game “Galactic Catch.” Photo courtesy of Alex Tinsman.

Northeastern student celebrates his last final by winning an Emmy

James Mills, news correpondent February 3, 2024

When Mitchell Rusitzky’s first co-op came to an end, he could have left his projects halfway finished. Instead, he dropped an anchor and continued working full-time on top of a full course load. The project was with an animation studio he now works for full-time, which would... pass/fail system replaced with grades, students respond pass/fail system replaced with grades, students respond

Amy Simon, news correspondent February 1, 2024

Since the start of Northeastern’s program over a decade and a half ago, students sent abroad for their first semester of college would receive a separate GPA for their classes at their affiliated universities and would not receive their Northeastern GPA until completing...