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Faculty Senate grills CIO on NU’s IT woes

Faculty Senate grills CIO on NU’s IT woes

Nick Hirano, news staff

December 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, Featured Content

Northeastern’s top information technology executive met with the Faculty Senate Nov. 28 to discuss his priorities for updating and improving the university’s technology infrastructure. Faculty members bemoaned the school’s outdated phone system and cumbersome online tools during the forum. Cole...

Aoun teases second ISEC building at Faculty Senate meeting

Aoun teases second ISEC building at Faculty Senate meeting

November 1, 2018


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By Nick Hirano, deputy campus editor Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun gave his annual address to the Faculty Senate in an Oct. 24 meeting, highlighting the university’s successes and previewing plans for micro-degree programs and an additional ISEC facility. Aoun said the current climate ...

Faculty Senate discusses impact of new tax law on NU employees

Faculty Senate discusses impact of new tax law on NU employees

January 18, 2018


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By Daniel Melcer, news correspondent Northeastern’s Faculty Senate met Wednesday to deliberate on the impact of the recent U.S. tax law on NU employees and to propose improvements to various university policies, including those pertaining to research programs, leave of absence and sabbatical. T...

University not to consider fossil fuel divestment in financial strategy

University not to consider fossil fuel divestment in financial strategy

November 22, 2017


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By Morgan Lloyd, news staff Northeastern is not currently considering divestment from offshore funds that invest in fossil fuels, a Northeastern treasurer announced at Wednesday’s Faculty Senate meeting. “Our endowment holds roughly 10 percent of its endowment in energy stocks and investment. ...

Editorial: Paradise Papers should be a catalyst for change

Editorial: Paradise Papers should be a catalyst for change

November 16, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Last Wednesday, The Guardian published an article about the Paradise Papers, a collection of leaked documents that revealed Northeastern was on a list of 12 U.S. universities that had invested part of their endowments in fossil fuels using an offshore hedge fund. The report was no doubt unwelcome media...

Paradise Papers tie Northeastern to offshore fossil fuel investments

Paradise Papers tie Northeastern to offshore fossil fuel investments

November 11, 2017


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By Glenn Billman, deputy campus editor Leaked Paradise Paper documents revealed Northeastern and several other universities have invested part of their endowments in fossil fuels via an offshore hedge fund, according to an article published in the Guardian Wednesday. EnCap Energy Capital Fund IX-C is based in the Cayman Islands, where there is no corporate or income tax. Northeastern and 11 o...

Faculty Senate hears presentation on student enrollment and university agenda

Faculty Senate hears presentation on student enrollment and university agenda

October 21, 2017


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By Shreyanth Reddy, news correspondent Faculty Senate members discussed new facilities, campus improvements and growth in enrollment and ratings across departments at their second meeting of the academic year Oct. 4. Provost of Academic Affairs James C. Bean said the higher intake of students ...

Faculty Senate considers divestment resolution

Faculty Senate considers divestment resolution

March 22, 2017


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By Julia Preszler, news staff 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. Dana Br...

Faculty Senate discusses suspension of Students for Justice in Palestine

March 20, 2014


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By Maxim Tamarov, News Staff Faculty members addressed the recent suspension of the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at a Faculty Senate meeting Wednesday. The student organization, which distributed fake eviction notices in campus dorms, was told that it violated the school’s prohibition of...

Faculty Senate unanimously postpones effective date for seniors’ Latin honors

Faculty Senate unanimously postpones effective date for seniors’ Latin honors

February 27, 2014


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By Maxim Tamarov, News Staff  On Wednesday, Northeastern’s faculty senate motioned to withhold the changes to the GPA requirements for graduating with Latin honors that were supposed to go into effect this semester. The vote to postpone the GPA requirement by one year was unanimous. “You certainly ...

Editorial: 2014 graduates should get the Latin honors they didn’t know they are set to lose

February 19, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Did you know Northeastern’s GPA requirement to graduate with Latin honors rose at the beginning of the year? If not, you are far from alone. As The News reported in January, the policy change – raising the standard for cum laude from 3.25 to 3.5, magna cum laude from 3.5 to 3.7 and summa cum laud...

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