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The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

Protesters sit on the border of the Centennial Common encampment April 26. Some Black student protesters spoke about their mutual respect for the Palestinian people.

‘These are the issues we came to college to change’: Black students at pro-Palestine encampment find solidarity, familiarity with calls for justice

Kwadjo Otoo, news correspondent June 14, 2024

Just a few steps away from Centennial Common, where pro-Palestine protesters set up an encampment for nearly 48 hours in April, sits the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute. Affectionately called “The ‘Tute” by many students, the building is home to Northeastern’s...

Police arrested 98 protesters at Northeastern University April 27.

Campus Turned Processing Area

Annika Sunkara, Eli Curwin, and Emily Spatz June 11, 2024

  Table of Contents I: Introduction II: Who was arrested at the Northeastern encampment? III: Legal observers, press ordered to leave the Common before arrests IV: Protesters zip tied, taken into Shillman Hall for processing V: Arrestees say Northeastern...

A self-portrait of Feda Eid titled Picnic. Eid announced that she was withdrawing her “Diasporic Threads” exhibit from Northeasterns Gallery360 in an Instagram post May 27. Photo courtesy Feda Eid.

Arab-Muslim artist pulls exhibit from Northeastern’s Gallery 360 following school’s use of police on pro-Palestine demonstrators

Aiden Stein, news correspondent June 6, 2024

In light of Northeastern’s use of police force to break up a pro-Palestinian encampment in April, Arab-Muslim artist Feda Eid withdrew her upcoming solo show at the College of Arts, Media and Design’s NUGallery 360 and NortheasternCrossing. The display was set to go up in...

One week later: scenes from the Centennial Common encampment

One week later: scenes from the Centennial Common encampment

On the morning of April 25, about 30 student protesters set up on tarps in Centennial Common, linked arms and began chanting pro-Palestinian slogans. What started as a small group of demonstrators quickly escalated into a two-day-long encampment, joining similar Gaza solidarity...

Kyler Shinkle-Stolar (center) stands linking arms with Sahra Ahmed (left) and August Escandon, two student protesters who were arrested for their involvement in the Centennial Common encampment. Shinkle-Stolar’s trespassing charges were dismissed during an arraignment April 29 at Boston Municipal Court in Roxbury.

‘The university is afraid of its students’: First arrested protester arraigned, arrested Northeastern student protesters hold press conference

Annika Sunkara, Emily Spatz, and Eli Curwin May 1, 2024

A group of around 11 Northeastern students, many of whom were arrested Saturday morning at the Gaza solidarity encampment on Centennial Common, held a press conference Monday morning outside of Boston Municipal Court in Roxbury. The conference was held following the 9 a.m. arraignment...

Pro-Palestine protesters gather, pitch tents and rest April 25 around 6 p.m. during the encampment. Northeastern University released a statement April 29 regarding the administrations thoughts on the encampment.

Northeastern administration releases statement about encampment and arrests

Kristina DaPonte, news staff April 29, 2024

In a joint statement sent to the Northeastern community Monday, Provost David Madigan and Chancellor Ken Henderson addressed the circumstances that led to the university’s decision to dismantle the pro-Palestine encampment on Centennial Common that began Thursday morning. The...

White chairs sit on Centennial Common along with a sign that reads, Reserved for Private Event. Northeastern facilities staff removed the barricades surrounding Centennial Common at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Encampment live updates: Centennial reopened, furniture put in for commencement weekend

news staff April 28, 2024

Editor's Note: This live feed received its last update Monday, April 29 at 1:30 p.m. All further coverage on the encampment will be reported in separate stories.  The encampment that formed on Centennial Common Thursday was cleared out by police Saturday morning, marking...

A no trespassing sign hangs from a barricade around Centennial Common. The area remained blocked off after the encampment was cleared April 27.

Students react to university’s Saturday statement on encampment sweep: ‘Things obviously aren’t back to normal’

Emily Spatz, Annika Sunkara, and Lily Webber April 27, 2024

Several Northeastern students on campus Saturday afternoon criticized a university statement following the sweep of a Gaza solidarity encampment which announced the campus had been “fully secured” and that “all campus operations have returned to normal.”  “Admissions...

A WCVB reporter interviews a protester. The Centennial Common encampment attracted national press attention.

Northeastern pro-Palestine solidarity encampments attract national press attention

Alexis Algazy and Kevin Gallagher April 26, 2024

Across Boston campuses, students, faculty and staff have set up encampments in support of Palestine. Protests have garnered attention from many Boston-based and national news outlets amid a nationwide wave of pro-Palestine campus activism.  Protesters with Huskies for a Free...