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Op-ed: Mass. Senate debate –– Kennedy contradicts and contradicts some more

Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Joe Kennedy III face off in a fiery debate for Massachusetts senate seat.

Jacob Kemp, contributor

July 27, 2020

Perhaps no race better represents the ideological divisions growing in the Democratic Party than the current Senate primary between incumbent Sen. Ed Markey and his challenger, Rep. Joseph Kennedy III. As the race starts speeding up toward the Sept. 1 vote, with Sunday night’s debate igniting spark...

A Letter From the Editor

July 9, 2020

To all members, readers and supporters: The Huntington News condemns all acts of sexual violence and stands with victims and survivors of sexual abuse, especially those within the Northeastern community.  In addition, we will ensure that our staff members undergo sexual harassment trainings and are thorough...

Op-ed: Northeastern’s first Uyghur student denounces China’s mistreatment of his people

A child feeds doves in Kashgar, a historic city in the Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Kaiser Mejit, contributor

July 3, 2020

I moved to Boston from Urumqi, the so-called capital of the Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, in late 1997. I arrived in the United States as the first Uyghur student at Northeastern University. As the only Uyghur in Boston at the time, I expressed my feelings of loneliness in The Northeastern News. My pi...

Op-ed: Journalism alumni call on Aoun to stop stonewalling The News

Op-ed: Journalism alumni call on Aoun to stop stonewalling The News

Alumni of the Northeastern School of Journalism and The Huntington News

June 16, 2020

Last month, amid the coronavirus pandemic, President Joseph E. Aoun appeared on CNN to discuss Northeastern’s ambitious plan to reopen campus this fall. In December and January, Aoun spoke to the New York Times about the school. Yet, for the past seven years, Aoun and his team have repeatedly refused ...

Op-ed: In response to Aoun

Northeastern students react to President Joseph E. Aoun's statements regarding racism in America.

Cara Jones, contributor

June 8, 2020

Dear President Joseph E. Aoun, My name is Cara Jones and I am a Black student in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. When I was a senior in high school applying to colleges, Northeastern was my absolute first choice, prompting me to apply early decision. In addition to the...

Column: You listened, we noticed

President Joseph E. Aoun releases a second statement on racism in America.

Brittany Mendez, opinion editor

June 4, 2020

Hours after I published a column yesterday criticizing President Joseph E. Aoun’s initial statement in response to police brutality in America, he sent a second letter to the Northeastern community. The new statement provided concrete solutions and engagement opportunities for members of the commu...

A Letter From the Editor

June 4, 2020

To all members, readers and supporters: The Huntington News condemns the recent acts of racism, injustice and police brutality, as well their longstanding history in our country. We stand in solidarity alongside the Black community at The News, Northeastern University, the Greater Boston area and...

Column: President Aoun, do better

Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun pledged to give part of his salary to COVID-19 research efforts.

Brittany Mendez, opinion editor

June 3, 2020

On June 1, Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun released a statement in response to the rampant racism in our country, but he failed to address the root of the problem. Aoun’s letter was an empty, generic means of performative activism. For an institution that aims to be a “model for what our society can be,” I sinc...

Op-ed: AICUM, it’s time to choose a side

Op-ed: AICUM, it’s time to choose a side

Lauren Rothschild, Sara Flynn, and Lorena Leza

May 22, 2020

Massachusetts is world-renowned for its leadership in higher education. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students attend its academic institutions to pursue their studies, explore research opportunities, create change and benefit from the state's exceptional educational experiences. Each year, however,...

Op-ed: NU students living on campus: If you can leave, you should

Op-ed: NU students living on campus: If you can leave, you should

Katie McCreedy, contributor

March 13, 2020

In a whirlwind few days, Northeastern and many other colleges across the country moved to remote, online learning in the wake of the growing COVID-19 outbreak. While universities like Harvard and Tufts forced students to leave campus, Northeastern took a more flexible approach, leaving students to d...

Column: Consent matters, even if you’re a doctor

Column: Consent matters, even if you’re a doctor

Maya Homan, opinion editor

February 27, 2020

Earlier this month, the New York Times published an article from researcher Emma Goldberg, who had uncovered a startling medical practice: Doctors in certain hospitals across the U.S. routinely perform pelvic exams on women who are undergoing surgery without any medical necessity and without asking f...

Column: Don’t judge the economy by Trump’s Tweets

Column: Don’t judge the economy by Trump’s Tweets

Adrian Tolstoy, columnist

February 27, 2020

You have most likely heard President Donald Trump bragging about how well the economy has been doing under his leadership. Only recently Trump tweeted, “BEST USA ECONOMY IN HISTORY!” And sure, there has been a steady stock market rise, with constant record-breaking performances. It is fair to say that if ...