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The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

Students write letters addressed to President Aoun urging the university to divest from companies that produce military weapons. The university indicated it rejected students demands to cut ties with military-industrial companies Feb. 14.

‘There’s nothing apolitical about $1.5 billion’: Sunrise Northeastern protests university’s investments in recent campaign

Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff March 1, 2024

Environmental activism group Sunrise Northeastern gathered Feb. 20 to write Valentine’s Day-themed letters opposing the university’s investments in military-industrial companies.   The event,...

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Protestors holding signs in support of the DivestNU campaign cross Forsyth Street. DivestNUs demands included complete divestment from fossil fuels, no new investments and transparency throughout that process.

‘They have to stop making the poison’: DivestNU rallies against Northeastern’s investments in fossil fuels

Zoe MacDiarmid and Sonel Cutler October 25, 2023

On the heels of Family & Friends weekend Sunday, Oct. 15, more than three dozen members and supporters of DivestNU gathered on Centennial Common to pressure Northeastern’s administration to divest...

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Corinna Parrish sings into the mic while playing the guitar. She performed songs expressing her concern about the state of the world.

Northeastern students sing for climate justice, divestment from fossil fuels

Galiah Abbud, news correspondent October 17, 2023

Northeastern’s Council of University Programs, or CUP, and Sunrise Northeastern, a campus group dedicated to environmental activism, hosted the first Climate Justice Jam in over 10 years Oct. 6 in AfterHours. The...

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Students protest Northeasterns investment in fossil fuel companies on Kretzman in 2017. DivestNU has been advocating for divestment for years. photo by lauren scornavacca

DivestNU to introduce student government referendum calling on Northeastern to divest from fossil fuels

Ahir Verma, news correspondent February 15, 2023

In March, a renewed call for Northeastern University to divest from fossil fuels will make its way onto the Student Government Association’s, or SGA’s, direct election ballot.  Echoing a similar...

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Among other Boston schools, Harvard and BU have both committed to divesting from fossil fuels. NU has yet to announce any plans to do the same.

Northeastern falls behind local universities in fossil fuel divestment plans

Leah Cussen, news correspondent November 19, 2021

In September, Boston University and Harvard University announced their plans to divest from the fossil fuel industry. Northeastern University has no plan to divest, despite receiving pressure from the...

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University not to consider fossil fuel divestment in financial strategy

University not to consider fossil fuel divestment in financial strategy

November 22, 2017
Northeastern is not currently considering divestment from offshore funds that invest in fossil fuels, a Northeastern treasurer announced at Wednesday’s Faculty Senate meeting.
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The list of faculty members who signed DivestNUs open letter in support of fossil fuel divestment. The letter was delivered to Provost James C. Bean last fall./Photo by Lauren Scornavacca

Faculty Senate considers divestment resolution

Julia Preszler March 22, 2017
The Faculty Senate has yet to vote on whether it will adopt a resolution asking university administration to be more transparent about the university’s investments in fossil fuels, but many of its members supported the idea at an informal meeting March 15.
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Students protest Northeasterns investment in fossil fuel companies on Kretzman in 2017. DivestNU has been advocating for divestment for years. photo by lauren scornavacca

DivestNU carries tube symbolic of pipeline through campus

Paxtyn Merten and Lauren Scornavacca February 28, 2017
Approximately a dozen students marched down Forsyth Street and around Centennial Common Wednesday to demand that University President Joseph E. Aoun divest the university’s endowment funds from fossil fuels.
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DivestNU unveils banner for national day of action

DivestNU unveils banner for national day of action

Julia Preszler January 24, 2017
The national day of action was coordinated by Go Fossil Free, a project launched by the environmental organization 350.
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Students protest for divestment outside Aoun’s holiday party

Students protest for divestment outside Aoun’s holiday party

December 7, 2016
As Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun hosted a holiday party at his Beacon Street home Tuesday, 11 students outside sang climate-centric carols.
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