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Letter from PILOT Action Group: NU, wealthy nonprofits should pay fair share

Letter from PILOT Action Group: NU, wealthy nonprofits should pay fair share

December 5, 2018


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Dear President Joseph E. Aoun, We, the PILOT Action Group, are a coalition of Boston-area community, education, student, housing, faith and labor organizations. We thank you for your commitment to making Boston a city that provides education and opportunity for all. We thank you for striving to live u...

An open letter to Aoun about voting

An open letter to Aoun about voting

October 17, 2018


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I am a proud Husky and Ph.D. candidate in the physics department writing to urge that you make Election Day an official university holiday so students, faculty and staff can be freed of obligations and encouraged to vote. No one should have to choose between their academic or professional pursuits ...

Op-ed: Why voting yes on 3 is crucial to Massachusetts’ future

Op-ed: Why voting yes on 3 is crucial to Massachusetts’ future

October 10, 2018


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Ben Rutberg, contributor As college students, it is our duty to be the voice of the younger generation. We have the power to shape our future by the way we vote. We will be living with the results of this November’s election far longer than the rest of the voting population, so it is especially im...

Op-ed: Nahant needs to work with MSC

Op-ed: Nahant needs to work with MSC

April 15, 2018


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For three years, Northeastern’s Marine Science Center has been one of the most academically formative places for me. I participated in the Three Seas program and completed two co-ops and several research projects at the center. I taught at the Johnson School, Nahant’s elementary school, as part of t...

Op-Ed: I oppose NU’s expansion in Nahant

Op-Ed: I oppose NU’s expansion in Nahant

April 4, 2018


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I have spent my entire life as a resident of Nahant, Massachusetts. As the Commonwealth’s smallest town, I would not expect you to be familiar with Nahant, so let me enlighten you. Nahant is a stunning coastal town 25 minutes north of Boston. Nahant is best known for its beaches, but we are much...

Op-Ed: SGA and Leadership Development

Op-Ed: SGA and Leadership Development

March 28, 2018


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As I come to the end of my fourth year in the Student Government Association, as well as the end of my term as vice president for academic affairs, I have gotten a chance to reflect on my tenure in the association. The core mission of SGA is to have a positive impact on our fellow students, which is o...

Op-ed: Northeastern deserves uniteNU

Op-ed: Northeastern deserves uniteNU

March 14, 2018


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Suchira Sharma still remembers the day Collin Walter joined SGA three years ago. She was running the first Senator education workshop, and Collin walked up to her afterward. He had a dozen questions on how the organization worked. But she will always remember his last question: “How do I make a di...

Op-ed: NU grad union is fighting back

Op-ed: NU grad union is fighting back

March 12, 2018


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I am a graduate student employee in the College of Computer and Information Science. For the past year, I have been helping organize a union because we deserve to have a say in our working conditions. Though we are certainly students, we are also employed as instructors, graders, research assistants an...

Op-Ed: N.U.in students need to be integrated onto campus

Op-Ed: N.U.in students need to be integrated onto campus

February 21, 2018


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A little less than a year ago, I committed to what would be the biggest leap of my lifetime; I placed my deposit for a spot in the N.U.in program, meaning I would be spending my first semester of college in Rome with 101 strangers. Having only left the United States once before, I was certainly intimid...

Op-Ed: Renew U.S. temporary protected status for Haitians

Op-Ed: Renew U.S. temporary protected status for Haitians

February 14, 2018


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In the recent torrent of national debate over immigration policies, Northeastern students might have missed the termination of Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for 59,000 Haitians in the United States. In July 2019, this displaced contingent will be asked, or forced, to leave the country and return...

Op-Ed: Systems are human constructs

Op-Ed: Systems are human constructs

February 8, 2018


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Our society is made up of systems, ways of organizing people and ideas to fit the mold. Systems are neither perfect nor bullet-proof; when systems crumble, the resulting negative impacts will inflict burdens on society. These negative impacts can be translated into inequality, increased competition and hatre...

Op-Ed: UNICEF is more than just a name

Op-Ed: UNICEF is more than just a name

January 31, 2018


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The United Nations Children’s Fund, also known as UNICEF, is more than just a name for an organization. UNICEF’s mission is to aid children in crisis areas who do not have access to the resources we are so privileged to be surrounded by. By now, most people have probably heard of the Syrian refugee cr...

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