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Column: Empowering lessons of reciprocity

Column: Empowering lessons of reciprocity

September 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Melissa Wells, columnist In a letter sent out by the Office of the President summarizing convocation, one line stood out: “... Learning is a reciprocal act …We acquire important lessons when we converse, question and collaborate with people from across our diverse community.” America is known to cloa...

Editorial: NU needs to cut all ties with I.C.E.

Editorial: NU needs to  cut all ties with I.C.E.

September 19, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

As a university that prides itself on fostering a global community, Northeastern must evaluate what that means. Earlier this year, Northeastern’s law school launched a program to help undocumented students obtain legal status. With several statements publicizing this, the university stressed their support...

Column: We actually need to talk about diversity

Column: We actually need to talk about diversity

April 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

And that starts with recognizing that Northeastern is not a leader in diversity and inclusion with regard to students of color, queer students, disabled students and students with physical or mental health concerns, who are constantly made uncomfortable by faculty and staff who simply don’t know better. In...

Letter to the Editor: We need to talk about The News

Letter to the Editor: We need to talk about The News

April 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

To the Editorial Board: I am writing in response to The News’ editorial “We need to talk about diversity” published on April 5. Quite simply, it missed the mark. It is easy to say we need to talk about diversity. It is even easier to post an editorial stressing a need for inclusion. Your piece acknowledged that ...

Editorial: We need to talk about diversity

Editorial: We need to talk about diversity

April 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It is crucial that we have difficult conversations about diversity and inclusion now. At Northeastern, it is the job of students, faculty and the administration to actively promote an open dialogue about acceptance on campus. We must also turn conversations about systemic discrimination into concr...

Column: ‘Diversity in leadership’ needs to be more nuanced

Column: ‘Diversity in leadership’ needs to be more nuanced

March 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When the student body elected President Suchira Sharma and Executive Vice President Paulina Ruiz, it was historic. Both Sharma and Ruiz are women of color, and their election broke Northeastern’s “glass ceiling.” It’d be easy to say the election of Nathan Hostert and Dylan Balcom, two white...

SGA slates debate campaign issues

SGA slates debate campaign issues

March 22, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Alyssa Lukpat, news staff The two slates running for student government president and executive vice president debated campaign issues including diversity in student government, mental health resources and housing March 14 in the Curry Student Center mezzanine. Collin Walter and Nina Kalanta...

Editorial: Student news lacks diversity in its staff

Editorial: Student news lacks diversity in its staff

October 5, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Journalists have trouble talking about themselves. They call themselves the fourth branch of government, yet rarely report on their own actions or how they may be influencing and interacting with the very public they’ve made it their mission to inform. Self reflections are few and far between in the ...

NU center hosts dialogue to discuss identities

NU center hosts dialogue to discuss identities

September 14, 2016


Filed under Campus

By Rachel Morford, news co-editor Students and staff gathered Wednesday at noon in what once was the Curry Student Center game room to share pizza, soda and conversations about inclusivity. The Center for Intercultural Engagement hosted a dialogue focused on the intersectionality of identity, the first ...

Concerned students rally for #DoBetterNU

Concerned students rally for #DoBetterNU

April 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, Featured Content

By Alejandro Serrano, deputy news editor “We can’t normalize these issues of institutionalized discrimination with words. We need to take action,” said freshman sociology Rachel Domond into a megaphone atop the stone Northeastern sign on Centennial Common. Domond was the first of many st...

SAID slams NUPD gun policy at city hearing

SAID slams NUPD gun policy at city hearing

March 4, 2016


Filed under Campus, Featured Content

                            By Cassidy DeStefano, news editor Members of on-campus activist coalition Students Against Institutional Discrimination (SAID) condemned Northeastern University’s (NU...

Healey, MIT lend support to affirmative action

Healey, MIT lend support to affirmative action

November 11, 2015


Filed under City, Featured Content

By Cassidy DeStefano, news correspondent As the Supreme Court of the United States prepares to hear arguments challenging affirmative action, local politicians and universities are adding their voices in support of the practice and the diversity they say it creates on campuses. Massachusetts Attorney General...

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