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Huskies For Israel petition opposes HP boycott

Huskies For Israel petition opposes HP boycott

February 21, 2018


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By Emily Sandstrom, news correspondent A Northeastern pro-Israel student group launched a petition opposing the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, or BDS, which currently advocates for a global boycott of Hewlett-Packard, or HP, products because of the company’s business with the Israeli government...

Students for Justice in Palestine launch “Northeastern Against Hewlett-Packard” campaign

Students for Justice in Palestine launch “Northeastern Against Hewlett-Packard” campaign

February 6, 2018


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By Morgan Lloyd, campus editor Northeastern Students for Justice in Palestine, or SJP, kicked off their “Northeastern Against Hewlett-Packard” campaign in a Friday event, calling for the university to stop doing business with the company. Hewlett-Packard, or HP, supplies Northeastern with its print...

Op-ed: ISEC showcases Northeastern’s hypocrisy

Op-ed: ISEC showcases Northeastern’s hypocrisy

April 5, 2017


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  After years of planning and construction, Northeastern finally opened its new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) on Monday. Meant to herald a new era of collaboration between students and faculty across a wide variety of academic disciplines, the impressive new buildi...

Letter: DivestNU protest ignorant and hypocritical

Letter: DivestNU protest ignorant and hypocritical

November 3, 2016


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Without debating the merits of divesting Northeastern's investment portfolio of ExxonMobil or generally eschewing investment in fossil fuels, I would like to point out the hypocrisy of DivestNU using many of the following items during their occupation of Centennial Common: Nylon tents Plastic-composite Adirondack ch...

State of the University overshadowed by DivestNU protest

State of the University overshadowed by DivestNU protest

October 21, 2016


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By Lucas Moctezuma, news correspondent Hundreds gathered in Cabot Gymnasium Thursday for Northeastern’s State of the University address, where President Joseph E. Aoun’s speech was interrupted by student demonstrators criticizing the university for its refusal to divest from fossil fuels and its c...

DivestNU promises to escalate campaign

DivestNU promises to escalate campaign

October 19, 2016


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By Julia Preszler, news correspondent Members in DivestNU, the student group calling on the university to divest its endowment from the fossil fuel industry, said they planned to escalate their campaign after meeting with members of Northeastern’s Senior Leadership (SLT) team Tuesday morning.  Four ...

Gallery: DivestNU stages die-in and mock oil spill

Gallery: DivestNU stages die-in and mock oil spill

October 15, 2016


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Protesters staged die-ins and mock oil spills on Centennial Common and in the Snell Library Quad Sunday, Oct. 15. The demonstration came on the 13th day of DivestNU's occupation of Centennial Common. Photos by Scotty Schenck ...

[UPDATED]: DivestNU ends its occupation of Centennial Common after staging die-in

[UPDATED]: DivestNU ends its occupation of Centennial Common after staging die-in

October 15, 2016


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UPDATED at 6:40 p.m. By Elise Harmon, managing editor Members of DivestNU ended their occupation of Centennial Common around 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. After staging a mock oil spill and die-in during Prospective Students Day, the group announced on its Facebook page that members had left Cente...

DivestNU delivers faculty letter to provost’s office

DivestNU delivers faculty letter to provost’s office

Paxtyn Merten and Shaina Richards

October 14, 2016


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Approximately 20 students in the DivestNU campaign marched from Centennial Common, the site of their nearly two-week occupation, to Churchill Hall on Friday morning and delivered a letter to Provost James C. Bean from Northeastern University faculty in support of fossil fuel divestment. Around an...

DivestNU occupation of Centennial in second week

DivestNU occupation of Centennial in second week

October 13, 2016


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By Elise Harmon, managing editor Members of DivestNU, now in their second week of occupying Centennial Common, held a rally with alumni Tuesday and have agreed to move their tents out of the way for a Student Government Association (SGA) event scheduled for Friday. The student group, which formed ...

The fight for fossil fuel divestment

The fight for fossil fuel divestment

October 7, 2016


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By Rowena Lindsay, news staff The protesters started setting up camp on Centennial Common at 7:45 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3. First came the tents, about a dozen of them scattered across the lawn,  although the number soon grew. Then signs and banners: “Stop funding climate change,” one reads. ...

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