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Social Impact Council to begin meeting in January

Social Impact Council to begin meeting in January

December 4, 2014

By Alexandra Malloy, news editor In his state of the university address last month, NU President Joseph E. Aoun announced the creation of a social impact council, which is set to begin meeting in the beginning of the upcoming at semester. The council was born from the original suggestion to create ...

Student groups hope to redefine sexual assault

Student groups hope to redefine sexual assault

December 4, 2014

By Amanda Hoover, news correspondent  Amid a developing dialogue about sexual assault and a Title IX case filed against the university, Northeastern students have begun pushing the administration to redefine sexual assault in the Code of Student Conduct (CSC).Advocates for the change are hoping the u...

SGA and NUPD plan to expand shuttle services

SGA and NUPD plan to expand shuttle services

November 13, 2014

By Alexandra Malloy, news editor With ridership of the off-campus student shuttle expanding, the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) have entered talks to expand the service to the nearly 6,300 students who live off campus. “I didn’t know th...

Budget priorities survey to be released next week

Budget priorities survey to be released next week

November 6, 2014

By Mary Whitfill, editor-in-chief An education at Northeastern comes with a price tag that tops $42,000/year. Before required fees, room and board and other expenses that come with living in the 10th most expensive city in the country, according to Business Insider, a Northeastern student can expe...

SGA announces online textbook exchange

SGA announces online textbook exchange

October 30, 2014

By Mary Whitfill, editor-in-chief After years of watching students cringe when paying full price for textbooks at the Northeastern bookstore, the Student Government Association (SGA) is releasing an online platform to save students the sticker shock associated with purchasing texts for a full cours...

Aoun discusses leadership with SGA

Aoun discusses leadership with SGA

October 30, 2014

By Alexandra Malloy, news editor President Aoun addressed members of the Student Government Association (SGA) Monday night, focusing on why members of the senate and the student body are the factors that are pushing the university forward. Aoun prompted senate members to ask him about anything, ...

Letter: NU better off without SJP, but restrictive policies and unfair treatment wrong

April 10, 2014

Upon reading in The News that Northeastern on March 7 issued a suspension of the student group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), I read into the situation and was disappointed to learn that the university failed to apply regulations and policies in a consistent manner. Further, I was shocked ...

Budget priorities survey reveals students’ concerns

January 23, 2014

By Will Jackson, News Correspondent  The 2013 Budget Priorities Survey by the Student Government Association (SGA) revealed that most surveyed students emphasized the importance of instructors’ qualities and evaluations and were dissatisfied with the lack of accessibility to NUwave in residence halls. The Budget Priorities survey is an annual pol...

Letter: Wherever particular people congregate

October 31, 2013

I should probably begin by saying I'm no activist, social reformist, progressive, do-gooder – whatever have you. Not in the operative sense of those words, anyway. I'm just a 21-year-old college kid largely consumed by the day-to-day trivialities of my own puny universe. But sometimes I think abou...

Q&As with leaders of student organizations

September 5, 2013

By Miharu Sugie, News Staff Student Government Association SGA Chief of Staff Joshua Trowbridge, sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering The Huntington News: What is Student Government Association? Joshua Trowbridge: We serve to represent the voice of the students to senior administration through ...

Letter: SGA has communications problems

April 11, 2013

There is an old philosophical question, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Last month The Huntington News published an editorial note indicating that the paper believed the actions of the Student Government Association (SGA) at Northeastern “h...

Editorial note: Sitting out of SGA direct elections

March 27, 2013

Some attentive readers of The News may have noticed a striking lack of coverage of Northeastern’s Student Government Association (SGA) throughout the current academic year, and especially now, during direct elections for student body president and executive vice president. The News does not believe ...