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The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

Ethan Wayne

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Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun makes a statement in 2020. In his annual address to faculty senate, Aoun spoke for the first time about the universitys response to the expected demographic cliff of students applying to college.

Northeastern received largest number of applications of any private university in 2023, Aoun says in annual address to faculty senate

Ethan Wayne, news staff
February 20, 2024

In President Joseph E. Aoun’s annual address to the faculty senate Feb. 14, he gave his impression of the landscape of higher education, including where he sees the Northeastern brand and system headed...

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The Northeastern University Faculty Senate office, located in Ryder Hall. Thomas Nedell presented detailed updates on the financial state of the university to the faculty senate Jan. 31.

Northeastern faculty senate updated on growing operational revenue during latest meeting

Ethan Wayne, news staff
February 8, 2024

Northeastern’s operating revenue continues to grow at a significantly faster pace than other private universities across the country, and the university remains in good financial health, according to...

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Ted Landsmark, Libby Adler, Karl Reid and Matthew Lee (left to right) lead a discussion about maintaining diversity on campus without affirmative action. The SCOTUS ruling left many questions and unclear regulations as to how universities should be handling admissions.

‘We’re at a pivot point in American history’: administrators and professors discuss how to maintain diversity on campus after SCOTUS ruling bans affirmative action

Ethan Wayne, news staff
January 25, 2024

On Jan. 16, the College of Social Sciences and Humanities held a session of its “Civility Series” titled “Northeastern Reflects: The State of Affirmative Action, the State of Belonging” to “discuss...

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The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is located at 271 Huntington Avenue. At the faculty senate meeting Dec. 6, senators heard an update from the universitys chief inclusion officer about an effort to pioneer the incorporation of belonging into DEI initiatives at universities.

Faculty senate hears diversity update, provost speaks on wellness days, Huskies for a Free Palestine sit-in

Ethan Wayne, news staff
December 24, 2023

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs David Madigan announced to Northeastern’s Faculty Senate Dec. 6 that there were several "rule violations" at a Dec. 1 sit-in organized by Huskies...

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Northeastern officials discuss future of university admissions, diversity in wake of affirmative action ruling

Northeastern officials discuss future of university admissions, diversity in wake of affirmative action ruling

Ethan Wayne, news staff
December 4, 2023

Many college admissions officials across the country weren’t surprised when, in June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that higher education institutions could no longer use race as a factor in their admissions...

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The Northeastern Faculty Senate office, located in Ryder Hall. The Nov. 15 meeting included an annual update from Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs David Madigan and Ken Henderson, chancellor and senior vice president for learning.

Faculty senate hears annual update from chancellor and provost, discuss growing global campus opportunities, diversity, issues with Oakland housing

Ethan Wayne, news staff
November 29, 2023

The Northeastern Faculty Senate office, located in Ryder Hall. The Nov. 15 meeting included an annual update from Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs David Madigan and Ken Henderson,...

Professor Dale Herbeck poses for a photo. Herbeck was chair of the Communication Studies Department for 10 years before his death Oct. 26. Photo courtesy CAMD Communications Department.

Professor Dale Herbeck remembered as brilliant, empathetic leader and educator

Ethan Wayne, news staff
November 13, 2023

Professor Dale Herbeck, a faculty member at Northeastern for over 10 years, died Oct. 26. He was 65.  According to a statement released by the College of Arts, Media and Design, or CAMD, Herbeck joined...

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Northeasterns net assets have risen dramatically since 2006, while debts have remained relatively stable, according to Nedell. Total revenue has increased by 7.8% in this time. Photo courtesy of the Northeastern Office of Finance.

Northeastern treasurer presents to Faculty Senate, discusses $1.3B university revenue

Ethan Wayne, news staff
November 22, 2022

The university’s faculty senate held its biweekly meeting Nov. 16, with Senior Vice President for Finance and Treasurer Thomas Nedell delivering an annual report to the body of senators from Northeastern’s...

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Northeasterns faculty senate voted Nov. 2 to create two new graduate programs in the College of Professional Studies. The College of Science voted in a Master of Science in nanomedicine and the College of Arts, Media and Design voted in a Master of Science in creative collaboration and multidisciplinary design.

Faculty senate establishes two new graduate programs

Ethan Wayne, news staff
November 14, 2022

The university’s faculty senate held its biweekly meeting Nov. 2 and passed resolutions instituting two new graduate programs at Northeastern. Before voting on these two proposals, the senate gave...

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A virtual rendering of the proposed renovations to Snell Library was shared at the Oct. 19 faculty senate meeting. These renovations are slated to take place over the course of the next few years. Photo courtesy of David Madigan.

Faculty Senate discuss updates on academic plan, facilities, diversity

Ethan Wayne, news staff
October 24, 2022

At the university’s faculty senate biweekly meeting Oct. 19, administrators shared university updates on the new academic plan, Snell Library renovations and student support initiatives, among other...

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The Northeastern Faculty Senate office, located in Ryder Hall. President Aoun told the Faculty Senate that Northeastern’s global network will only continue to expand.

President Aoun gives annual address at faculty senate meeting, discusses global network, mergers, acquisitions

Ethan Wayne, news staff
September 30, 2022

The university’s faculty senate held its biweekly meeting Sept. 28, with President Joseph E. Aoun delivering his annual address to the body of senators from Northeastern’s academic colleges. Prior...

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The Northeastern University Dance Team takes the national stage in Daytona for the first time in five years.

[Photo] Dance Team takes the national stage in Daytona for the first time in five years

Julia Henning, news correspondent
April 7, 2022

The Northeastern University Dance Team takes the national stage in Daytona for the first time in five years.

The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion works on campus to institute diversity initiatives and identify sources of bias in the university.

Northeastern outlines required anti-racism training for all students, faculty, staff

Ethan Wayne and Kayla Shiao
November 1, 2021
In a Nov. 1 email, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs David Madigan announced that Northeastern will be requiring anti-racism and cultural literacy training for all faculty, staff and students on all Northeastern campuses and explained the coming implementation.
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In a university-wide email, Northeastern laid out progress in supporting APIDA students on campus.

Northeastern announces new initiatives to support APIDA students

Ethan Wayne and Gwen Egan
June 3, 2021

In a university-wide email sent June 3, Northeastern detailed progress toward addressing aggression directed at Asian Pacific Islander Desi American, or APIDA, communities and students.    “We...

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Coffee Beans by amanda28192 is licensed with CC BY-NC 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/

Column: Dunkin’ vs. Starbucks: the ongoing dispute brews on

Ethan Wayne, news staff
April 1, 2021

Coffee shops dominate college culture around the country as a convenient place to study, meet and enjoy food and drinks. Businesses like Starbucks, Dunkin’, Peet’s Coffee and Panera Bread surround...

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Husky senior netminder Aerin Frankel won the 2021 Patty Kazmaier Award, taking home top honors in womens college hockey.

[Photo] Aerin Frankel wins 24th Patty Kazmaier Award, highest individual honor in women’s college hockey

George Barker, news staff
March 28, 2021

Husky senior netminder Aerin Frankel won the 2021 Patty Kazmaier Award, taking home top honors in women's college hockey.

The Huskies will play their NCAA quarterfinal matchup with Robert Morris Monday at 2 p.m.

[Photo] No. 1 women’s hockey draws No. 8 Robert Morris for NCAA quarterfinals

George Barker, news staff
March 15, 2021

The Huskies will play their NCAA quarterfinal matchup with Robert Morris Monday at 2 p.m.

Students enjoy the nice weather as they relax on Krentzman Quad, March 11.

[Photo] Northeastern announces Care Days, on-campus changes

Valeria Vazquez and Jessica Silverman
March 11, 2021

Students enjoy the nice weather as they relax on Krentzman Quad, March 11.

Photo by Cody OLoughlin for Northeastern University

Northeastern announces in-person plans for 2021 commencement

Ethan Wayne, breaking news editor
February 12, 2021
Northeastern announced a tentative plan for 2021 commencement in an email from Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs David Madigan Feb. 11.
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Photo courtesy Northeastern University Police Department

Lieutenant Michael Dwyer remembered as devoted, loving

Ethan Wayne, news staff
February 5, 2021
Lieutenant Michael J. Dwyer, a veteran officer of the Northeastern University Police Department, or NUPD, who served 44 years on the force, passed away Jan. 25.
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Boston City Hall

New Boston police commissioner placed on leave after past domestic assault allegations surface

Ethan Wayne, breaking news editor
February 5, 2021

Dennis White, who was sworn in as Boston police commissioner after the sudden retirement of William Gross, has been placed on administrative leave pending investigation into domestic assault allegations...

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Northeastern womens hockey shuts out Merrimack once more this weekend, placing them on the top of the league in Hockey East.

[Photo] No. 4 women’s hockey stakes claim to first place in Hockey East with 6-0 win at Merrimack

George Barker, news staff
January 30, 2021

Northeastern women's hockey shuts out Merrimack once more this weekend, placing them on the top of the league in Hockey East.

NU womens hockey defeat Merrimack again 5-0 Friday afternoon.

[Photo] No. 4 women’s hockey’s shutout streak continues as they defeat Merrimack 5-0

George Barker, news staff
January 29, 2021

NU women's hockey defeat Merrimack again 5-0 Friday afternoon.

Exercise equipment in Marino is placed six feet apart in order to maintain safety protocols.

Northeastern announces reopening of recreation facilities

Ethan Wayne, breaking news editor
January 27, 2021

Northeastern University’s Campus Recreation Department announced Tuesday that Marino Recreation Center and SquashBusters Center will reopen on Feb. 1 in accordance with Boston’s safety guidelines....

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Photo courtesy Northeastern University

Northeastern appoints Carla Brodley as Dean of Inclusive Computing

Ethan Wayne, news staff
January 25, 2021
Carla Brodley, dean of the Khoury College of Computer Sciences, has been appointed as the inaugural Dean of Inclusive Computing at the Northeastern Center for Inclusive Computing.
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In 2017, students, Bostonians and a former Israeli soldier joined SJP members to protest Israeli Defense Force soldiers visiting Northeastern.

Students for Justice in Palestine chapter faces criticism after controversial Instagram post

Ethan Wayne, news staff
December 13, 2020

Northeastern University Students for Justice in Palestine, or NUSJP, faced backlash last week after posting an Instagram graphic titled "Reading through different strategies and theory of the Popular Front...

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Ken Henderson (left) and Madeleine Estabrook (right).

Chancellor Henderson, Senior Vice Chancellor Estabrook discuss spring semester, safety protocols

Ethan Wayne, news correspondent
October 28, 2020

Chancellor and Senior Vice President for Learning Ken Henderson and Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Madeleine Estabrook held two town-hall meetings last week to discuss an update on the reopening...

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ResMail was temporarily relocated to Matthews Arena.

Op-ed: ResMail has not delivered on its promises

Ethan Wayne, contributor
September 28, 2020

While Northeastern has committed to reopening our campus in an efficient and safe manner,  not all of its plans were flawlessly executed. ResMail specifically falls in this category.  Ten thousand...

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