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The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News


Students walk toward EXP on the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex Pedestrian Bridge. The total cost of attendance for Northeastern undergraduates during the 2023-24 academic year was $86,000.

Students pay nearly $80,000 to go to Northeastern. Where is that money going?

Elsa O'Donnell and Katarina Schmeiszer July 14, 2024

Before Northeastern students begin classes each fall, thousands of families await the inevitable: The semesterly email notification that their bill is ready. As that bill continues to climb, students wonder how their tuition dollars are being spent, and if their education is...

The exterior of International Village. In the past two decades, Northeastern consistently raised the prices of on-campus housing options. File photo by Marta Hill.

Living expenses at Northeastern are creeping up each year. Some students say they aren’t getting the bang for their buck.

Miles Mu, news correspondent July 4, 2024

With semesterly housing rates approaching $10,000 per semester, Northeastern dorms are more than 25% pricier than they were 20 years ago, when accounting for inflation. Off-campus housing isn’t much cheaper — a recent report ranked Northeastern the eighth most expensive...

A Boston Police Department officer walks toward the scene of the bomb hoax in Holmes Hall Sept. 13, 2022. Jason Duhaime was convicted June 28 of staging the bomb hoax and lying to federal law enforcement. File photo by Avery Bleichfeld.

Former Northeastern lab manager convicted in 2022 bomb hoax on Boston campus

Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff July 1, 2024

Jason Duhaime, the 46-year-old former new technology manager and director of the Immersive Media Lab at Northeastern University, was convicted June 28 of staging a bomb hoax on Northeastern’s Boston campus in September 2022 and lying to federal law enforcement, according to...

Photos of the month: June

Photos of the month: June

Photo Staff June 30, 2024

June's heat didn’t stop Bostonians from uniting on the streets for summer fun, from the Pride and Celtics parades to the Dragon Boat Festival and Somerville carnaval. We sent our photographers out to capture it all, and here’s the best of what they brought back.

Police arrested 98 protesters at Northeastern University April 27.

Campus Turned Processing Area

Annika Sunkara, Eli Curwin, and Emily Spatz June 11, 2024

  Table of Contents I: Introduction II: Who was arrested at the Northeastern encampment? III: Legal observers, press ordered to leave the Common before arrests IV: Protesters zip tied, taken into Shillman Hall for processing V: Arrestees say Northeastern...

A banner on the Marymount Manhattan College campus. Following the May 29 announcement that Northeastern will be acquiring Marymount Manhattan College, some students at the New York City college expressed concerns over MMC maintaining its identity through the acquisition.

Marymount students concerned about majors, maintaining school’s identity amid Northeastern acquisition

Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff June 11, 2024

When news broke May 29 that Northeastern had acquired Marymount Manhattan College, or MMC, in New York City, current MMC fourth-year acting major Abby Mulligan said her dad, who had just read about the merger in The New York Times, was the first to tell her.  “At first,...

‘A space for absolutely everybody to be joyful and expressive’: Boston Pride parade covers the streets in rainbow

Alexis Algazy, city editor June 9, 2024

The LGBTQ community, allies and Bostonians alike decorated in the colors of the rainbow lined the city’s streets June 8 for the Boston Pride for the People parade. Pride parades take place around the U.S. throughout June to celebrate the LGBTQ community and honor the 1969 Stonewall...

Ken Henderson sits down with The News for an interview April 3. Henderson discussed topics such as admissons, Northeasterns global campus and university diversity.

Q&A: Chancellor Henderson discusses admissions, global campuses, diversity with The News

Eli Curwin, news staff June 3, 2024

Northeastern Chancellor and Senior Vice President for Learning Ken Henderson sat down with The News for an hour-long interview in an International Village conference room April 3 to discuss admissions, Northeastern’s global campus system and university diversity.  The Chancellor’s...

Activists hold signs while crossing Forsyth Street during a DivestNU protest against Northeasterns investments in fossil fuels Oct. 15, 2023. Many Northeastern students joined DivestNU and Sunrise Northeastern to become more involved in climate activism. File photo by Erin Fine.

Northeastern students are turning climate anxiety into action

Harrison Zuritsky, news correspondent May 22, 2024

Jonathan Bacdayan’s climate anxiety was so acute when he arrived on campus freshman year that he attended a Sunrise Northeastern meeting before he even walked into a class.   From then on, he strove to translate his anxiety into action, including helping to lead Divest...

One week later: scenes from the Centennial Common encampment

One week later: scenes from the Centennial Common encampment

On the morning of April 25, about 30 student protesters set up on tarps in Centennial Common, linked arms and began chanting pro-Palestinian slogans. What started as a small group of demonstrators quickly escalated into a two-day-long encampment, joining similar Gaza solidarity...

Photos of the month: April

Photos of the month: April

Photo Staff April 30, 2024

April marked the end of the spring semester and had no shortage of activity. Students viewed the solar eclipse, runners took on the Boston Marathon and college protesters formed encampments across the country. We sent our photographers out to capture it all, and here’s the...

White chairs sit on Centennial Common along with a sign that reads, Reserved for Private Event. Northeastern facilities staff removed the barricades surrounding Centennial Common at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Encampment live updates: Centennial reopened, furniture put in for commencement weekend

news staff April 28, 2024

Editor's Note: This live feed received its last update Monday, April 29 at 1:30 p.m. All further coverage on the encampment will be reported in separate stories.  The encampment that formed on Centennial Common Thursday was cleared out by police Saturday morning, marking...