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Column: We actually need to talk about diversity

Column: We actually need to talk about diversity

April 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

And that starts with recognizing that Northeastern is not a leader in diversity and inclusion with regard to students of color, queer students, disabled students and students with physical or mental health concerns, who are constantly made uncomfortable by faculty and staff who simply don’t know better. In...

Column: ‘Diversity in leadership’ needs to be more nuanced

Column: ‘Diversity in leadership’ needs to be more nuanced

March 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When the student body elected President Suchira Sharma and Executive Vice President Paulina Ruiz, it was historic. Both Sharma and Ruiz are women of color, and their election broke Northeastern’s “glass ceiling.” It’d be easy to say the election of Nathan Hostert and Dylan Balcom, two white...

Column: SGA elections depend more on personality

Column: SGA elections depend more on personality

March 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last year, student body elections were defined by huge gaps in each slate’s platform. The ReNUal team didn’t mention Title IX, even though the Sexual Assault Response Coalition is perhaps the student group most engaged with the Student Government Association, and Suchira + Paulina received two de...

Column: Campus activism excludes anonymous students

Column: Campus activism excludes anonymous students

February 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Jasmine Heyward, editorial columnist At Northeastern, campus advocacy groups exist around essentially every issue. From mental health to environmental sustainability to drug policy, students have many opportunities to find communities working for the same causes. The groups that have bee...

Column: SGA referenda burst NU ‘liberal bubble’

Column: SGA referenda burst NU ‘liberal bubble’

February 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Jasmine Heyward, editorial columnist “Should Northeastern publicly request that the Massachusetts state government change their laws to allow open carry of firearms on college campuses?” This is one of 22 referenda questions submitted to Northeastern’s Student Government Association, or SGA, for consideration. Approved questions will appear o...

Column: Professor politics can be uncomfortable in an unexpected way

Column: Professor politics can be uncomfortable in an unexpected way

January 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

At universities across New England, professors tend to be politically liberal, and Northeastern is no different. President Donald J. Trump is not popular among many professors here, and snide comments about the administration are common, at least in my arts and media courses. With that, though, can...

Column: What’s the ‘experiential learning’ equivalent for professors?

Column: What’s the ‘experiential learning’ equivalent for professors?

January 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

  I took Elementary German 1 during Spring 2017 and it was easily the best language course I’ve ever taken. My professor grew up in Germany and has stayed connected with the culture. She stopped speaking English three weeks into the class, and it was everything I could have hoped for. When I...

A conversation with Student Body President Suchira Sharma on the Budget Priorities Survey

A conversation with Student Body President Suchira Sharma on the Budget Priorities Survey

November 19, 2017


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by Jasmine Heyward, news staff Northeastern’s Student Government Association, or SGA, sent the annual Budget Priorities Survey to the undergraduate student body Nov. 6. The results of this survey are used by the SGA Cabinet to make recommendations to senior administrative personnel. The Huntington News spoke with Student Body President Suchira Sharma about the creation of th...

NU changes Title IX sexual assault hearing process

NU changes Title IX sexual assault hearing process

September 13, 2017


Filed under Campus

  By Jasmine Heyward, news staff The Northeastern Student Government Association (SGA), Office of Gender Equity and Compliance (OGEC) and the Sexual Assault Response Coalition (SARC) released a joint statement announcing changes to the university’s Title IX policy on  Aug. 31. The policy wen...

SGA executive cabinet announces Title IX changes, trayless dining

SGA executive cabinet announces Title IX changes, trayless dining

September 1, 2017


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  By Jasmine Heyward, news correspondent  Northeastern’s Student Government Association (SGA) announced fall policy changes including changes to the Title IX hearing process and trayless dining at its summer 2 senate meeting on Aug. 14. After more than three years of campaigning by student advoca...

SGA selects next year’s cabinet, passes two bills

SGA selects next year’s cabinet, passes two bills

April 5, 2017


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By Jasmine Heyward, news staff Northeastern’s Student Government Association (SGA) chose next year’s cabinet—through both elections and appointments—and passed two pieces of legislation on Monday. Along with the recently elected student body president and executive vice president, cabin...

Sharma, Ruiz elected student body president and executive vice president

Sharma, Ruiz elected student body president and executive vice president

March 29, 2017


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By Jasmine Heyward, news correspondent After a controversial Student Government Association (SGA) election season, Suchira Sharma and Paulina Ruiz won the election for Northeastern’s student body president and executive vice president (EVP), SGA announced Tuesday. With the victory, their sl...

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