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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...

Ella Agoos: the story of NU’s ‘meme queen’

Ella Agoos: the story of NU’s ‘meme queen’

March 1, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Alyssa Lukpat, news staff Some call her Northeastern’s “meme mom.” Others recognize her in the grocery store, shout “meme queen” and run away. But her name is Ella Agoos, and she is the creator of the NU Meme Collective, a secret Facebook group for Northeastern students to share meme...

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...

Law school panel talks transgender rights, “politics of the toilet”

Law school panel talks transgender rights, “politics of the toilet”

February 15, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Nicholas Hirano, news correspondent Law students and professors gathered over sandwiches Wednesday to hear a roundtable discussion on the social and legal implications of transgender anatomy. The event, which was held as part of the Daynard Distinguished Visiting Fellows Program at the Northea...

The Rainbow Disconnect: How the LGBTQA+ community fails to support all members

The Rainbow Disconnect: How the LGBTQA+ community fails to support all members

January 18, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Kaitlyn Budion, staff writer Last year, there was a running joke in Northeastern’s theatre department centered on then-freshman theatre major and pansexual woman Somaiya Rowland. In her first year at a liberal college in Boston, she felt confident enough to be open about her sexuality. That c...

Reach(OUT) promotes discussions on gender, sexuality and careers

Reach(OUT) promotes discussions on gender, sexuality and careers

October 23, 2017


Filed under Campus

By Glenn Billman, deputy campus editor Almost 90 students from eight universities gathered Oct. 13 and 14 for the fourth annual Reach(OUT) LGBTQA+ Career Conference, the only conference for LGBTQA+ professional development at the undergraduate level in the nation. In its four years, Reach(OUT) has broug...

A Coming Out Day crisis? Not really.

A Coming Out Day crisis? Not really.

October 13, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

by Kaitlyn Budion, political columnist October 11 was the 29th annual “Coming Out Day,” and the LGBTQA+ community showed how, like the rest of the country, it is divided. Before the day even began, Matthew Birkhold, an assistant professor at Ohio State University, published an opinion piece in...

Modern pride flag flies over Centennial

Modern pride flag flies over Centennial

October 11, 2017


Filed under Campus

By Rachel Morford, news staff A redesigned pride flag was raised above Centennial Common Oct. 2 in recognition of LGBTQA+ history month. The new flag features brown and black bands above the iconic rainbow stripes to highlight the experiences of people of color within the LGTBQA+ community and will...

NU event highlights resources for LGBTQA+ sexual violence survivors

NU event highlights resources for LGBTQA+ sexual violence survivors

April 19, 2017


Filed under Campus

By Kaitlyn Budion, news staff Students learned about resources available to LGBTQA+ survivors of sexual violence at Friday’s “Break the Silence” event at Northeastern’s Center for Intercultural Engagement. Speakers outlined the different on and off-campus organizations that students could go to...

Column: Sports organizations should continue North Carolina boycotts

Column: Sports organizations should continue North Carolina boycotts

April 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

By Bailey Knecht, columnist On March 30, lawmakers in North Carolina voted to repeal House Bill 2—commonly known as HB2 or the “bathroom bill”—an ordinance that forced transgender people to use bathrooms based on their birth certificate rather than their gender identity. Lawmakers...

Editorial: LGBTQA+ hate reports disheartening

Editorial: LGBTQA+ hate reports disheartening

March 22, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It almost goes without saying that the last few months have been laden with controversy as President Donald J. Trump undoes LGBTQA+ policy instituted by his predecessor. In February, the Trump administration revoked federal protections for transgender students, removing guidelines advising schools to treat students based on their gender identity. Shortly afterward, the Supreme Court remanded G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board, a case involving a trans...

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