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Susan Setta remembered as dedicated, passionate

Susan Setta remembered as dedicated, passionate

Chris Butler

October 26, 2018


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Loved ones of the late Susan Setta gathered Oct. 6 for a memorial service honoring her achievements throughout her life. Setta, who died May 14 at age 69, was a professor at Northeastern for 40 years in the Department of Philosophy and Religion. She served as chair of the department for 16 years until...

Ed Dinan remembered as compassionate, brilliant

Ed Dinan remembered as compassionate, brilliant

April 11, 2018


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By Rachel Morford, news correspondent Edward Dinan, a Northeastern accounting professor and father of six whose success in the telecommunications field earned him national renown, died of natural causes at his home in North Hampton, New Hampshire, on Feb. 16. He was 71 years old. Dinan, known ...

Obituary: Deniz Kocaoglu remembered as fearless, genuine

Obituary: Deniz Kocaoglu remembered as fearless, genuine

October 19, 2017


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By Rachel Morford, news staff Deniz Kocaoglu — known best for her charisma, sincerity, humor and talent — died Oct. 6 after suffering complications related to acute myeloid leukemia. She was 21 years old. Originally set to graduate in 2020 with a major in economics and a minor in communication studies,...

Obituary: Jack Grinold was “the encyclopedia of Northeastern Athletics”

Obituary: Jack Grinold was “the encyclopedia of Northeastern Athletics”

April 29, 2017


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By Jenna Ciccotelli, sports editor Jack Grinold, 81, who made a home on Huntington Avenue for over half a century as Northeastern University’s sports information director and was recognized both nationally and locally for his pride and dedication to the institution, died April 21 after years of d...

Obituary: Jake Thompson, 18, remembered as kind, genuine

Obituary: Jake Thompson, 18, remembered as kind, genuine

March 17, 2017


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By Rachel Morford, news staff Jake Thompson, a Northeastern freshman best remembered for his charm, confidence and sincere personality, died unexpectedly March 5 in Boston. He was 18 years old. Thompson’s friends and family valued the ease with which Thompson formed connections to others. ...

Eugene “Neil” Fachon remembered as kind, optimistic

Eugene “Neil” Fachon remembered as kind, optimistic

February 28, 2017


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By Julia Preszler, news staff Eugene “Neil” Fachon, a third-year student at Northeastern characterized by his optimism and kindness, died from a rare form of brain cancer on Feb. 19 at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care in Providence, Rhode Island. He was 20 years old. Fachon, an industrial engineering ...

Obituary: Robert “Bobby” Peterson remembered as empathetic, enthusiastic

Obituary: Robert “Bobby” Peterson remembered as empathetic, enthusiastic

February 19, 2017


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By Rachel Morford, news staff   Robert Peterson, a senior at Northeastern best known for his enthusiasm, sincerity and passions in gaming and music, died unexpectedly on Feb. 10 in Boston. He was 23 years old. Known as Bobby to his friends, Peterson was set to graduate in May with a major in com...

Obituary: Hope Lewis, Northeastern law professor, remembered as passionate human rights scholar

Obituary: Hope Lewis, Northeastern law professor, remembered as passionate human rights scholar

December 9, 2016


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By Rachel Morford, news staff Hope Lewis, a celebrated human rights scholar and Northeastern law professor, died at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on Dec. 6 after suffering complications related to a long-term illness. She was 54. Lewis served as the faculty director of Global Legal Studies, ...

Obituary: Alexandra Johnson remembered as genuine, outgoing, caring

Obituary: Alexandra Johnson remembered as genuine, outgoing, caring

June 22, 2016


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By Rachel Morford, news correspondent Alexandra Valentine Johnson, remembered by loved ones as a scholar, activist, volunteer and committed friend, passed away on June 18 after suffering complications relating to a seizure. She was 19. “It was pretty hard not to be drawn to Alex,” said Alisa ...

Obituary: Ryan Shaw remembered as charismatic, talented and kind

Obituary: Ryan Shaw remembered as charismatic, talented and kind

June 1, 2016


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By Rachel Morford, news correspondent Ryan Shaw passed away suddenly on May 9 two weeks shy of his 19th birthday, after contracting bacterial meningitis. He was 18. Shaw was born on May 29, 1997, and grew up in Wakefield and Cape Cod. At the time of his death, Shaw had just finished his freshman...

Obituary: Student Kevin Mayer, 19, dies

Obituary: Student Kevin Mayer, 19, dies

March 25, 2015


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Kevin Mayer, a sophomore communications and film studies major at Northeastern, died suddenly on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was 19 years old. Mayer graduated from Boston Latin School in 2013 and was an active member of the Nor’easters a cappella group at NU. A member since 2013, Mayer was a bass...

Stephen Burgard, director of the School of Journalism and Pulitzer winner, dies

Stephen Burgard, director of the School of Journalism and Pulitzer winner, dies

October 30, 2014


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By Alexandra Malloy, news editor Director of the School of Journalism and Pulitzer prize winner, Stephen D. Burgard, died while on sabbatical at the Harvard Divinity School. His death was announced by Bruce Ronkin, the interim dean of the College of Arts Media and Design, in an email to faculty and s...

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