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Students sit around a scroll at the Dec. 1 sit-in on the second floor of Curry Student Center. Three students charged with Code of Student Conduct violations after the sit in were found responsible last week.

3 students placed on deferred suspension following Dec. 1 Huskies for a Free Palestine sit-in

Emily Spatz and Laura Emde January 31, 2024

All three students charged with violations of the Code of Student Conduct after a Huskies for a Free Palestine sit-in Dec. 1 were found responsible in their hearings with the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution and have been placed on deferred suspension, The News...

A group of prospective students and parents stop at Krentzman Quadrangle during an admissions tour. Northeastern received a record-breaking number of applications for fall 2024.

Northeastern undergraduate applications surge, breaking record for 2024

Val O’Neill, deputy campus editor January 29, 2024

Northeastern recorded yet another record-breaking number of undergraduate applicants for the 2024-25 academic year, receiving 98,373 applications for fall 2024, according to a Northeastern Global News, or NGN, article.  The application pool is up from 96,327 in 2023 and 91,000...

The Sheraton Boston Hotel stands at 39 Dalton St. The BPDA recently approved plans to convert 426 rooms into student housing.

Boston development board approves 856-bed Sheraton student residence conversion

Sonel Cutler, news staff January 29, 2024

Boston’s real estate development agency approved earlier this month Northeastern’s proposal to permanently convert 426 rooms in the Sheraton Boston Hotel, also referred to as 39 Dalton St., into student housing, clearing a critical hurdle needed to officially begin the transformation. The...

Daniel Auderer, who was reassigned to a nonoperational role after being shown laughing at the death of a Northeastern graduate student. Photo courtesy Lucy Parsons Lab.

Investigation finds Seattle police officer laughing at Northeastern graduate student’s death broke department policies, undermined public trust

Emily Spatz, campus editor January 28, 2024

Seattle police officer Daniel Auderer violated department policies and undermined public trust when he made remarks saying a deceased Northeastern graduate student had “limited value” last year, an investigation by Seattle’s Office of Police Accountability found. According...

Tyler Brogan poses with a copy of his petition. Brogan began petitioning for a sustainability class to be added to NUpath since last year.

‘This is pretty serious stuff’: One student’s journey advocating for required sustainability classes at Northeastern

Lily Webber, news staff January 27, 2024

When Tyler Brogan, a fourth-year environmental and sustainability sciences and economics combined major, took Northeastern’s Economics of Sustainability class, he became worried — worried about what he was learning and worried that others may be oblivious to the same information.  “That...

Created or generated? The debate over AI comes to Northeastern classrooms

Created or generated? The debate over AI comes to Northeastern classrooms

Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff January 25, 2024

Game design professor Chris Barney was used to scrutinizing his students’ assignment submissions. He used Canvas’ built-in plagiarism checker and occasionally checked manually for telltale signs of plagiarism. But in the past year and a half, Barney has had to inspect assignments...

Ted Landsmark, Libby Adler, Karl Reid and Matthew Lee (left to right) lead a discussion about maintaining diversity on campus without affirmative action. The SCOTUS ruling left many questions and unclear regulations as to how universities should be handling admissions.

‘We’re at a pivot point in American history’: administrators and professors discuss how to maintain diversity on campus after SCOTUS ruling bans affirmative action

Ethan Wayne, news staff January 25, 2024

On Jan. 16, the College of Social Sciences and Humanities held a session of its “Civility Series” titled “Northeastern Reflects: The State of Affirmative Action, the State of Belonging” to “discuss and debate creative paths forward on diversity, equity, and belonging.”  The...

First responders gather behind an area taped off by Boston Police following the allegedly staged package explosion Sept. 13, 2022. Jason Duhaime was dropped as a client by his attorneys and has a trial scheduled for later in February.

Attorneys drop former Northeastern employee who allegedly staged 2022 campus package explosion

Eli Curwin, editor-in-chief January 24, 2024

The two attorneys representing Jason Duhaime, a former Northeastern employee who allegedly staged a package explosion in Holmes Hall in September 2022, have dropped the defendant as their client, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Rachel Stroup and Thomas Miller,...

A white board with a Palestinian flag lists statistics from the first 101 days that Israel has been at war with Hamas. Over 60 students attended the NUSL SJP 10-hour sit-in Jan. 16.

Northeastern School of Law Students for Justice in Palestine chapter sit-in draws over 60 students

Erin Fine, news staff January 24, 2024

Northeastern University School of Law Students for Justice in Palestine chapter staged a 10-hour sit-in in Dockser Hall Commons Jan.16 with over 60 students in attendance. Participants called for a ceasefire in what they said was the Israeli “genocide” of Palestinians in...

George Matthews, the former chairman of the Northeastern Board of Trustees. The Northeastern alum, who died Jan. 11, was well known for being the namesake of Matthews Arena, among other achievements. Photo courtesy Northeastern University archives.

George Matthews, namesake of Matthews Arena, remembered as devoted Northeastern alum, successful entrepreneur

Val O’Neill, deputy campus editor January 17, 2024

George Matthews, former chairman of the Northeastern Board of Trustees and namesake of the historic Matthews Arena, died Jan. 11, according to a Northeastern Global News, or NGN, article. He was 93. Matthews was born Feb. 13, 1930, in East Boston, where he was a student in...

Audience members listen as Imari K. Paris Jeffries and Richard Harris moderate a conversation celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 11. The discussion touched on topics such as expanding inclusivity efforts in the city and the importance of The Embrace and similar memorials.

‘A Tribute to the Dream’: Northeastern celebrates the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through community conversation

Lily Webber, news staff January 16, 2024

On the afternoon of Jan. 11, the Northeastern community gathered to reflect and celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. during the university’s annual commemoration of King with an event titled “A Tribute to the Dream.”  Lively chatter encompassed the...

Crime Log: Monday, Nov. 20 to Sunday, Dec. 31

Crime Log: Monday, Nov. 20 to Sunday, Dec. 31

Christina McCabe, news staff January 12, 2024

Monday, Nov. 20 2:53 a.m. A caller reported graffiti in Centennial Common. A report was filed. 7:00 a.m. A caller reported an individual possibly squatting in Richards Hall. The area was checked.  12:16 p.m. A caller reported individuals possibly involved in...