The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

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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WRBB News Episode 6: Record-Breaking Application Numbers and the Beanpot Semifinal Victory

WRBB News Episode 6: Record-Breaking Application Numbers and the Beanpot Semifinal Victory

Annika Sunkara, Val O’Neill, and Amelia Ballingall February 11, 2024

In the sixth episode of WRBB News, co-hosts Bela Omoeva and Grace Sawin speak with The News about two recent stories. Deputy campus editor Val O'Neill explains why Northeastern received yet another record-breaking...

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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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Op-ed: Deception, marketing and prestige: Why U.S. News’ rankings are losing influence 

Op-ed: Deception, marketing and prestige: Why U.S. News’ rankings are losing influence 

Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff November 6, 2023

Every year, the college admissions cycle happens like clockwork. Students make one of the most important decisions of their lives so far: where to go for college. To guide them during a notoriously difficult...

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Op-ed: Implement class-based admissions

Op-ed: Implement class-based admissions

Noelia Arteaga, deputy opinion editor September 25, 2023

It’s time to look beyond race in the admissions process. Yes, having a racially diverse student body is important, but colleges and universities can and should have both diversity in race and class....

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The Visitor Center at Northeastern stands on Leon Street. The university accepted 5.6% of applicants from a record-breaking 96,327 applications for the incoming freshman class.

Northeastern acceptance rate drops to 5.6% after record number of applications

Emily Spatz, deputy campus editor August 20, 2023

Skyrocketing application rates to Northeastern — which have risen almost 50% in four years — resulted in a record number of undergraduate applications to the university for fall 2023. Northeastern...

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The Supreme Court rejected affirmative action in college admissions in a ruling handed down Thursday, June 29. Photo by Claire Anderson via Unsplash.

Northeastern community responds to SCOTUS decision striking down affirmative action in college admissions

Emily Spatz and Sonel Cutler June 29, 2023

After the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that race-based admissions programs at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are unconstitutional, President Joseph E. Aoun assured...

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