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Editorial: Keep on voting, America

Editorial: Keep on voting, America

November 28, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The 2018 midterm elections were remarkable in terms of voter turnout. Almost half of the people in America who can vote, did. What’s particularly striking is that nearly a third of young people voted in this election — the highest proportion of this age group to vote in the last seven midterms. When the voting ...

Candidates for U.S. Senate face off in debate

Candidates for U.S. Senate face off in debate

November 5, 2018


Filed under City

By Nick Swindell, news correspondent Senator Elizabeth Warren and her Republican challenger Geoff Diehl faced off in their final debate Oct. 30 in Needham, MA, discussing were Trump, immigration and gun rights. Warren was the first to speak, immediately framing Diehl as a President Donald J. Trump sympat...

Senate candidates make final push before upcoming elections

Senate candidates make final push before upcoming elections

Nick Swindell, deputy campus editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under City

On Tuesday, voters in Massachusetts will vote for one of the candidates to represent them in the U.S. Senate. Incumbent Elizabeth Warren is running for the Democrats, Geoff Diehl for the Republicans and Shiva Ayyadurai as an independent. Warren is the favorite to win, consistently polling about 26 points above Diehl, while Ayyadurai sits below 10 percent. &n...

Pivotal swing vote Flake talks about Kavanaugh hearings at Boston event

Pivotal swing vote Flake talks about Kavanaugh hearings at Boston event

October 4, 2018


Filed under City

By Julia Preszler, city editor All attention turned toward Sen. Jeff Flake, Republican of Arizona, when he spoke Monday about the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit at City Hall Plaza. Attendees and those who watched the interview remotely afterwa...

uniteNU ticket promises accountability, action

uniteNU ticket promises accountability, action

March 14, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Alyssa Lukpat, staff writer Collin Walter, a third-year biochemistry major, and Nina Kalantar, a third-year international affairs and political science combined major, announced Monday they are running for Student Government Association student body president and executive vice president, respect...

In the House: Filibustering Gorsuch is a mistake

In the House: Filibustering Gorsuch is a mistake

April 3, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

By Connor Hamill, political columnist Neil Gorsuch: judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. Supreme Court—and huge problem for Democrats. Hearings for Gorsuch have gotten under way in Congress, and they’ve put Democrats in...

Technobabble: Your Internet history for sale

Technobabble: Your Internet history for sale

March 28, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

By Joshua Stair, political columnist I try to avoid singling out a single political party for criticism, but last Thursday, Republicans in the Senate made it very difficult not to do so. The Senate voted to repeal Internet privacy rules which would have prevented Internet service providers (ISPs), from sharing or selling customers' web browsin...

Republicans take Massachusetts, nation

Republicans take Massachusetts, nation

November 6, 2014


Filed under City, Featured Content

By Elise Harmon, news correspondent Midterm elections marked losses for Democrats both in Mass. and across the nation as Republican Charlie Baker was elected governor and Republicans gained control of the Senate by winning seven new seats. Mass. voters flocked to polls on Tuesday to decide on four re...

Little interest in special elections around campus

April 18, 2013


Filed under City

By Erica Moser, News Correspondent In the months that led up to the presidential election on Nov. 6, Northeastern was abuzz with political activity, as students discussed the election, watched the debates and tracked polls. Now, in the midst of a special election for US Senate, that energy may have...

Senate special election begins to take shape

February 13, 2013


Filed under City

By Mary Whitfill, News Staff A special election to fill the empty Senate seat left by John F. Kerry when he was confirmed as Secretary of State will take place June 25, less than two months after the April primary. Currently filling the seat as interim senator is Northeastern Law School alumnus William “Mo” C...

Alum appointed to US Senate

January 30, 2013


Filed under Campus

Governor Deval Patrick on Wednesday appointed a Northeastern law alumnus, William “Mo” Cowan, to be an interim senator for the Commonwealth, the governor’s office announced. Cowan, Patrick’s former chief of staff, takes over for Senator John F. Kerry, who this week was confirmed as the nation’s...

SGA votes down Speaker of the Senate plan

October 26, 2011


Filed under Campus

By Zack Sampson, News Staff Student Government Association (SGA) senators rejected a proposal Monday to develop a new internally-elected position, speaker of the senate, which would have allowed one person to take over the executive vice president’s duty of chairing meetings. Senator Nick Naraghi and...

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