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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

A rendering of the proposed building that will be a part of the Roux Institute. Northeastern’s plan to expand the Roux Institute using the former B&M Baked Beans Factory was approved by the Portland Planning Board June 11. Photo courtesy Portland Planning Board.

Northeastern’s Roux Institute expands into former baked beans factory

Val O’Neill, managing editor June 25, 2024

For Northeastern, Beantown just keeps on growing. This time — to a former baked beans factory.  The Portland Planning Board approved June 11 the university’s plan to expand its Maine-based graduate campus and research facility, the Roux Institute, into the old B&M...

A banner on the Marymount Manhattan College campus. Following the May 29 announcement that Northeastern will be acquiring Marymount Manhattan College, some students at the New York City college expressed concerns over MMC maintaining its identity through the acquisition.

Marymount students concerned about majors, maintaining school’s identity amid Northeastern acquisition

Zoe MacDiarmid, news staff June 11, 2024

When news broke May 29 that Northeastern had acquired Marymount Manhattan College, or MMC, in New York City, current MMC fourth-year acting major Abby Mulligan said her dad, who had just read about the merger in The New York Times, was the first to tell her.  “At first,...

An American flag flies on top of Ell Hall on Northeastern’s Boston campus. The university announced a new merger with Marymount Manhattan College May 29.

Northeastern announces merger with Marymount Manhattan College in New York City

Kristina DaPonte and Emily Spatz May 29, 2024

Northeastern announced Wednesday morning that it will acquire Marymount Manhattan College, a small, private liberal arts institution in New York City that has struggled with declining enrollment in recent years. The merger will mark Northeastern’s 14th campus and comes less...

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 in the coming years.  For the first time publicly, Aoun addressed how...

Northeastern presented this illustration of the 840 Columbus Ave. proposal to the Boston Planning and Development Agency September 22, 2020.

Roxbury developers sue Northeastern over plans to build second LightView-style building

Riley Robinson, news staff January 28, 2021

Northeastern University plans to construct a 26-story building at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard. The land at 840 Columbus Ave. is currently a parking lot. Northeastern purchased it from the City of Boston in 1997. In court, it’s referred to as Parcel...