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An American flag waves from the exterior of Matthews Arena. Concerns about the arenas structural stability have risen in recent years.

‘Reaching the end of its useful life’: As historic Matthews Arena faces foundational issues, Northeastern weighs new arena

Amelia Ballingall, news staff May 8, 2024

The fate of the most historic hockey rink in the world is uncertain. Documents released April 19 from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs detail a plan for “Preclearing Excavation Work” at the 114-year-old Matthews Arena which, for the...

Students walk in what is now Krentzman Quad in 1965 with signs protesting the Vietnam War. By 1968, the nationwide Vietnam War resistance movement had reached Northeastern. Photo courtesy Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections.

‘It was a thrilling time to be a college student’: Amid pro-Palestine protests, alumni reflect on activism during Vietnam War

Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff May 8, 2024

On April 25, Northeastern students joined a global movement unfolding on college campuses. Through protest, students sought to replicate the disruption to the lives of Palestinians in Gaza as Israel continues its military campaign in the region following Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack....

The class of 2024 watch as fireworks explode over Fenway Park during the undergraduate commencement ceremony May 5. Many members of the graduating class started college during the COVID-19 lockdown, a theme mentioned in many speakers speeches.

‘You will shape the 21st century’: Class of 2024 celebrates commencement at Fenway Park

Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff May 6, 2024

On an overcast Sunday afternoon, 4,000 members of the class of 2024 gathered as family and friends filled the Fenway Park stands to celebrate Northeastern’s spring undergraduate commencement.  Graduates wore decorated caps and many waved various countries’ flags, including...

Kyler Shinkle-Stolar (center) stands linking arms with Sahra Ahmed (left) and August Escandon, two student protesters who were arrested for their involvement in the Centennial Common encampment. Shinkle-Stolar’s trespassing charges were dismissed during an arraignment April 29 at Boston Municipal Court in Roxbury.

‘The university is afraid of its students’: First arrested protester arraigned, arrested Northeastern student protesters hold press conference

Annika Sunkara, Emily Spatz, and Eli Curwin May 1, 2024

A group of around 11 Northeastern students, many of whom were arrested Saturday morning at the Gaza solidarity encampment on Centennial Common, held a press conference Monday morning outside of Boston Municipal Court in Roxbury. The conference was held following the 9 a.m. arraignment...

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...

Police officers dismantle the pro-Palestine encampment on Centennial Common April 27. A coalition of over 100 Northeastern student organizations signed on to a statement addressed to campus administration condemning the university’s response to the encampment.

Student organization coalition condemns university’s handling of encampment

Kristina DaPonte, news staff April 30, 2024

A coalition of over 100 student organizations at Northeastern has signed on to a statement addressed to campus administration condemning the university’s response to the pro-Palestine encampment erected on Centennial Common April 25. “We represent a coalition of student...

Pro-Palestine protesters gather, pitch tents and rest April 25 around 6 p.m. during the encampment. Northeastern University released a statement April 29 regarding the administrations thoughts on the encampment.

Northeastern administration releases statement about encampment and arrests

Kristina DaPonte, news staff April 29, 2024

In a joint statement sent to the Northeastern community Monday, Provost David Madigan and Chancellor Ken Henderson addressed the circumstances that led to the university’s decision to dismantle the pro-Palestine encampment on Centennial Common that began Thursday morning. The...

A counter-protester holds up an Israeli flag in front of pro-Palestine protesters. The statement, kill the Jews, was used by Northeastern as a part of the reason for clearing out the “Gaza solidarity encampment” in Centennial Common, which resulted in the detainment of over 100 individuals.

Video footage reveals ‘Kill the Jews’ remark used to explain police intervention made by pro-Israel counter protester in provocation

Eli Curwin, news staff April 28, 2024

Footage taken late Friday night of a tense confrontation between pro-Palestine demonstrators and pro-Israel counter-protesters at the encampment revealed it was a pro-Israel student demonstrator who said “Kill the Jews,” asking the pro-Palestine demonstrators “anybody...

Perspectives from the protest: Why Northeastern, other university, outside demonstrators are participating

Perspectives from the protest: Why Northeastern, other university, outside demonstrators are participating

Alexa Coultoff and Annika Sunkara April 25, 2024

The encampment protest launched at Northeastern Thursday morning drew hundreds of Northeastern students to Centennial Common throughout the day. As the afternoon went on, groups of outside participants from Boston-area universities and organizations joined the masses of people...

Pro-Palestine student demonstrators gather on Centennial Common while surrounded by a barricade of bikes, Adirondack chairs and police officers. Students sat in small groups, linking arms and chanting pro-Palestine slogans.

BREAKING: Pro-Palestine demonstrators erect encampment on Centennial Common

Eli Curwin and Emily Spatz April 25, 2024

Following days of nationwide student demonstrations, around 30 pro-Palestine organizers gathered in Centennial Common Thursday morning for the creation of a “liberated zone.” Though students did not have tents or posters at the 8 a.m. start of the demonstration, they huddled...

Attendees watch as a solar panel is symbolically turned on. 332 solar panels were activated April 2 as part of the CJS Hubs Snell Solar Celebration. (Editors Note: Mars Poper, center right, is a staff photographer for The News.)

Snell’s solar panels: Northeastern takes next step on path to a sustainable campus

Nikhil Jagannath, news staff April 22, 2024

In early spring, Northeastern announced it would activate solar panels on the roof of Snell Library, marking a major step forward for the university’s commitment to sustainability. The array of 332 solar panels, activated April 2 as part of the Snell Library renovations,...

The exterior of the Khoury College of Computer Sciences building. Griffin Loranger was pursuing a combined degree in computer science and cognitive psychology.

Third-year Northeastern computer science, psychology student dies, school says

Kristina DaPonte, news staff April 19, 2024

Griffin Loranger, a third-year Northeastern student on the Boston campus from Maine, passed away April 15, according to school officials and an obituary made public online. He was 21 years old. Loranger was pursuing a combined degree in computer science and cognitive psychology...