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Letter: SGA decision promotes dialogue

Letter: SGA decision promotes dialogue

March 3, 2016

Supporting peace and rejecting human rights violations may seem like an easy task, but what happens when it isn’t? When any seemingly good topic is presented without context and the full picture is not understood, how is someone to make a decision? Numerous student groups sighed with relief on Feb. 28 as the No...

Letter: A call on SGA to heed student voices

Letter: A call on SGA to heed student voices

February 25, 2016

On Monday, the Student Government Association (SGA) held a town hall to hear opinions from the student body on five referenda under consideration. Among the submitted referenda was a proposal from Students Against Institutional Discrimination (SAID) to initiate a democratic redrafting of the SGA Constitu...

Students should examine LGBTQA+ allyship on campus

Students should examine LGBTQA+ allyship on campus

February 4, 2016

In July 2015, a letter to The News raised concerns about the Northeastern University student government’s commitment to engage with and protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, asexual, etc. (LGBTQA+) students in recent years. The letter, written by the Student Government Associati...

SGA advocates for gender-neutral bathrooms, divestment

SGA advocates for gender-neutral bathrooms, divestment

November 19, 2015

By Varun Goyal, deputy news editor This semester, the Student Government Association (SGA) at Northeastern has been working on several initiatives aimed at improving the university for students, faculty and staff. According to SGA President and senior information science and business administration ...

Letter: SGA can do more for LGBTQ students

Letter: SGA can do more for LGBTQ students

July 1, 2015

In last Friday’s landmark decision, the Supreme Court held that marriage is a fundamental right for members of the same sex. This decision extends the right to marry to all people, regardless of sex, in all 50 states. When Proposition 8, a California-wide referenda on same-sex marriage, was being...

Tyler, Helfman to lead SGA

Tyler, Helfman to lead SGA

April 8, 2015

By Mary Whitfill, editor-in-chief  By a narrow margin of just 50 votes, the IgniteNU platform, spearheaded by Eric Tyler and Morgan Helfman, won the Student Government Association's (SGA) direct elections, putting the pair at the helm of SGA. Tyler, a junior information science and business dual ma...

Letter: Tyler, Helfman run for SGA office

Letter: Tyler, Helfman run for SGA office

March 26, 2015

Webster’s defines passion as a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something. The passion for doing something for the community we love is what inspires Eric and I, Morgan. Eric and I are not alone. Northeastern’s culture is defined by passion, both at an individu...

Letter: EngageNU vies for student votes

Letter: EngageNU vies for student votes

March 26, 2015

Northeastern University is home to an active and engaged community, one that is ripe with opportunity for all students. Now, more than ever, is a great time to be a Husky. We want to serve the student body because we love this school. This university has come far, and opportunities for improvement s...

SGA elections underway

SGA elections underway

March 26, 2015

By Alexandra Malloy, news staff Voting on the future Student Government Association (SGA) president and executive vice president as well as various referenda is set to open on myNEU on Thursday, March 26. The two platforms, IgniteNU and EngageNU, are driven by Eric Tyler with Morgan Helfman and John F...

Column: Issues to split student vote

Column: Issues to split student vote

March 19, 2015

By Ross Beroff, editorial columnist Student government election season is coming, and that means voting not just for student body president and executive vice president but also voting on various referenda. The Student Government Association (SGA) approved three referenda for the ballot and rightfully ...

SGA approves referendums for upcoming vote

SGA approves referendums for upcoming vote

March 18, 2015

By Amanda Hoover, news editor The Student Government Association (SGA) voted on potential referenda for the annual student government elections on Monday, March 16. The referenda gives the student body the opportunity to vote on ideas deemed feasible, fair and in accordance with university policy by SGA....

Letter: SGA to vote on SJP divestment referendum

March 5, 2015

Recently, the Student Government Association (SGA) allowed a referendum to proceed from Northeastern University’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) that called on Northeastern to divest from several corporations due to their commerce with the Israel Defense Forces. The SGA had previously rejected this...