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The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

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Alexa Coultoff

Alexa Coultoff, Projects Editor

Alexa Coultoff is a second-year criminal justice and journalism combined major and projects editor of The News. This is her second semester as projects editor, where she hopes to continue bringing insights and investigations into our coverage. She is currently on co-op at the Metro desk of The Boston Globe. You can follow her on X @alexacoultoff

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WRBB News Episode 7: Boston Love Stories

WRBB News Episode 7: Boston Love Stories

Alexa Coultoff and Annika Sunkara
February 27, 2024

In the seventh episode of WRBB News, co-hosts Bela Omoeva and Grace Sawin speak with The News about a recent story. Projects editor Alexa Coultoff takes listeners behind the scenes of the love stories...

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Celebrating Boston’s love stories

Celebrating Boston’s love stories

In honor of Valentine's Day, The News' projects team set out to collect love stories around Boston. Nine couples shared the stories of how they met and what makes their love special. Check out each story...

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Gemma and Evan

Gemma and Evan

Alexa Coultoff, projects editor
February 14, 2024

Gemma Guerrazzi and Evan Gillis share a different kind of love story — a best friendship. The two met when they happened to be in the same group at Emerson College’s accepted students day. At the...

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VIDEO: Boston police incident report reveals Northeastern University police vehicle struck pedestrian at Mass. and Cass in July

VIDEO: Boston police incident report reveals Northeastern University police vehicle struck pedestrian at Mass. and Cass in July

Annika Sunkara and Alexa Coultoff
December 18, 2023

  Through public records requests, projects editor Alexa Coultoff recently obtained a police report and traffic camera footage from July 5, when a Northeastern University Police Department,...

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Boston police incident report reveals Northeastern University police vehicle struck pedestrian at Mass. and Cass in July

Alexa Coultoff, projects editor
December 11, 2023

A Northeastern University Police Department, or NUPD, mechanic struck a homeless pedestrian in an NUPD vehicle July 5, while the pedestrian was crossing a crosswalk at the intersection of Massachusetts...

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‘Sweeping it away is not going to make it go away’: Recent Mass. and Cass ordinance passes amid backlash of its potential harmful effects

‘Sweeping it away is not going to make it go away’: Recent Mass. and Cass ordinance passes amid backlash of its potential harmful effects

Alexa Coultoff, news staff
November 13, 2023

Mass. and Cass, the colloquial name for the area at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard, is notorious for its long history of homeless encampments and open-air drug use....

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An empty Shabbat table sits in Cabot Quad honoring the 229 hostages taken by Hamas. Posters with names and faces of hostages along with balloons indicating birthdays spent in captivity were attached to chairs.

[Photo] Jewish and student organizations assemble an empty Shabbat table memorial for 229 Hamas hostages

Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff
November 1, 2023

An empty Shabbat table sits in Cabot Quad honoring the 229 hostages taken by Hamas. Posters with names and faces of hostages along with balloons indicating birthdays spent in captivity were attached to...

Northeastern faculty and professional journalists comment on Israel and Gaza at university panel

Alexa Coultoff, news staff
October 18, 2023

Northeastern’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities invited students to attend an Open Classroom Series Oct. 11 featuring Northeastern professors and veteran journalists who voiced their thoughts...

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Roughly a hundred Willis Hall residents were evacuated Tuesday night following a fire on the third floor.

[Photo] BREAKING: Candle ‘explosion’ prompts evacuation of Willis Hall Tuesday night

October 10, 2023

Roughly a hundred Willis Hall residents were evacuated Tuesday night following a fire on the third floor.

Roughly a hundred Willis Hall residents were evacuated Tuesday night following a fire on the third floor.

[Photo] BREAKING: Candle ‘explosion’ prompts evacuation of Willis Hall Tuesday night

Emily Spatz, deputy campus editor
October 10, 2023

The fire prompted a response from several Boston fire department vehicles.

The NUPD headquarters at 760 Columbus Ave. Northeastern recently released their Annual Security Report, which includes data on campus crime from 2020-2022.

Northeastern police department releases 2023 annual security report

Alexa Coultoff, projects editor
October 8, 2023

Every October, colleges around the country — including Northeastern — are mandated to release statistics of campus crime for the preceding three calendar years and information on how safety measures...

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Massachusetts efforts for police accountability rise while other states fall behind

Massachusetts efforts for police accountability rise while other states fall behind

Alexa Coultoff, projects editor
September 24, 2023

Following the August release of a statewide database of police disciplinary records, two of three Northeastern police officer records have been amended in an effort to correct the original publication. The...

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A chalk message in favor of graduate students right to unionize is written on the ISEC bridge. Councilors in the Cambridge City Council expressed their support for GENU-UAW during an Aug. 7 meeting.

[Photo] ‘We stand behind them’; Cambridge City Council supports graduate student advocates on their quest for unionization

Alexis Algazy, deputy city editor
September 11, 2023

A chalk message in favor of graduate students' right to unionize is written on the ISEC bridge. Councilors in the Cambridge City Council expressed their support for GENU-UAW during an Aug. 7 meeting.

One of the chalk messages advocates with GENU-UAW wrote on campus in April 2023. The NLRB in August dismissed GENU-UAWs charge that the university illegally intimidated organizers by having NUPD officers question organizers who participated in chalking.

[Photo] National Labor Relations Board rules Northeastern did not illegally intimidate unionizing graduate student workers

Eli Curwin, editor-in-chief
August 23, 2023

One of the chalk messages advocates with GENU-UAW wrote on campus in April 2023. The NLRB in August dismissed GENU-UAW's charge that the university illegally intimidated organizers by having NUPD officers...

A wall on campus with chalk messaging promoting graduate students right to unionize. The union representing grad students has filed charges against Northeastern after university officials allegedly illegally retaliated against students for chalking.

Northeastern graduate students file federal charges against Northeastern as intimidation efforts to interfere with graduate union continue

Alexa Coultoff, news staff
May 13, 2023

Northeastern graduate students on May 5 filed an unfair labor practice charge, or ULP, against Northeastern after university police allegedly retaliated against two union organizers, visiting their workplaces...

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Students at the April 14 graduate student unionization protest walk into ISEC. Demonstrators called for Northeastern to allow graduate students to unionize, which would give student workers more leverage to improve their working conditions at the university.

The fight for graduate student workers continues with no sign of concession from Northeastern

Alexa Coultoff and Julia Henning
April 25, 2023

Kutub Gandhi says he is one of the luckier ones. When Gandhi, a third-year computer science graduate student, is not doing his PhD work, he fulfills a mandatory role as a Research Assistant or Teaching...

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Downtown Miami, where Northeastern will open its 14th campus in Fall 2023. The campus will focus on technology, finance and health. Photo by Ryan Parker via Unsplash.

Q&A: New Miami campus dean discusses innovative master’s programs for global tech industry

Alexa Coultoff, news staff
April 14, 2023

Northeastern University’s 14th campus will open to both graduate students and Experiential Associates to Master's, or eA2M, degree completion program students for the Fall 2023 semester in the sunny...

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Gourevitch speaks at the 30th Annual Robert Salomon Morton Lecture. Gourevitch conveyed to attendees the importance of recalling genocide and using that memory to take action to prevent it from happening again.

Philip Gourevitch comments on the power of genocide memory at annual Northeastern lecture

Alexa Coultoff, news correspondent
April 4, 2023

“If it happened once, it can happen again.”  Italian Jewish Holocaust survivor Primo Levi left this warning in his literary work before he died by suicide in 1987. This reminder still echoes...

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Tánaiste Micheál Martin (right) addresses an audience beside Boston Globe journalist Kevin Cullen (left) at the John F. Kennedy Library on St. Patricks Day. Martin spoke on U.S.-Ireland relations at the event.

Tánaiste Micheál Martin discusses unique Irish-U.S. relationship at St. Patrick’s Day forum

Alexa Coultoff, news correspondent
March 26, 2023

Ireland and the United States share a unique relationship, centered upon the sharing of values and culture through the immigration of Irish people into America, Tánaiste Micheál Martin told the audience...

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Katy Shorey moderates the Zoom Q&A with “Girl Talk” producer Stephanie Sunate and film subject Gaby Lewis. The documentary followed the high school careers of five teenage girls on Newton South’s high school debate team. Photo courtesy of Claire Ogden.

‘Girl Talk’ documentary screening empowers women in debate

Alexa Coultoff, news correspondent
March 21, 2023

Over 40% of national high school debate students are female, while less than 10% become national champions, according to the documentary “Girl Talk.” Anika Sridhar of Newton South High School was the...

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