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Column: U.S. must respect immigrant rights

Column: U.S. must respect immigrant rights

November 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Melissa Wells, opinions editor When history looks back on Nov. 25, nobody will remember why the United States justified an attack on unarmed civilians. It will remember Maria Lila Meza Castro dragging her twin daughters away from tear gas, one barefoot, the other tripping over her mother’s dirt-covered shoes. The girls have nothing but t-shirts and diapers to cover...

Dire climate change report evokes concern among NU community

Dire climate change report evokes concern among NU community

November 7, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Alison Booth, news correspondent The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, recently released a report detailing a dramatic increase of global warming. The report’s implications and level of media coverage concerned some members of the Northeastern community. “It sounds really ...

Column: Build network across generations

Column: Build network across generations

April 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’m currently sitting in the lobby of the World Bank, the No. 1 institution that provides funds to end poverty around the world. As one of the largest bureaucracies in the world, it employs thousands of economists, researchers and administrators here in Washington. It also holds two annual meetings...

Column: Celebrities for humanity—for better or for worse?

Column: Celebrities for humanity—for better or for worse?

April 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I find this picture incredibly powerful. It was taken during Angelina Jolie’s field trip to a refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the Special Envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency. Its power doesn’t just come from the symbolism of a celebrity showing up in a disadvantaged community,...

Letter: NWFZ is best Iran solution

May 8, 2013


Filed under Opinion

There are two sides to every story, so the saying goes. When discussing Iran’s nuclear program, the right says Iran is the biggest threat to world peace and we need to bomb them before they get nuclear weapons. Liberals, meanwhile, tell us this might not be necessary, because we can just stop them...

Letter: The Iranian threat

March 27, 2013


Filed under Opinion

The last time a world leader publicly announced an existential threat to the international community, roughly 6 million people of a specific “ethnicity” were brutally tortured and murdered. Almost 70 years later, Iran makes that same threat to the land of those people: Israel. Iranian President...

Letter: ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’ unfounded

March 13, 2013


Filed under Opinion

In early March, students from college campuses all across the country, including Northeastern, will join together as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week.” The alleged purpose of this event is "to educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system and to build Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions...

Presentation on poverty slated for NU

January 24, 2013


Filed under Campus

By Christie Young, News Correspondent This February, The Global Poverty Project (GPP) plans to show its 1.4 Billion Reasons presentation at Northeastern. The event, hosted by UNICEF Campus Initiative, promotes a worldwide end to extreme poverty. The group defines extreme poverty as living on les...

Students represent NU at UN conference

December 6, 2012


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By Hao Lu, News Correspondent Three Northeastern students arrived in Doha, Qatar last week to attend the 2012 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Northeastern, as an observer organization, is one of six US educational institutes at the university level sending students to attend the co...

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