Campus

Faculty Senate discusses impact of new tax law on NU employees

Faculty Senate discusses impact of new tax law on NU employees

Northeastern’s Faculty Senate met Wednesday to deliberate on the impact of the recent U.S. tax law on NU employees and to propose improvements to various university policies, including those pertaining to research programs, leave of absence and sabbatical.

Campus

Local media leaders talk MLK legacy, race in America

Local media leaders talk MLK legacy, race in America

Members of the Northeastern community gathered in East Village Tuesday night to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and discuss the current climate of race in America with a panel of award-winning members of the media.

Campus

Northeastern students shared their experiences in the LGBTQA+ community. From left to right, Sara Atlas, Eva Hughes Maldonado, Somaiya Rowland, Sofia Benitez and Cameron Bates. / Photos by Riley Robinson and illustration by Michelle Lee

The Rainbow Disconnect: How the LGBTQA+ community fails to support all members

People who identify as pansexual, asexual or bisexual suffer specific types of discrimination unlike their gay and lesbian counterparts.

 

City

Cambridge police estimate 10,000 people came to Cambridge Common for the Women's March. / Photo by Alex Melagrano.

From all walks of life, 10,000 take part in Women’s March

Thousands filled Cambridge Common Saturday for a sequel to last year’s massive protest. In a rebuke of President Donald J. Trump and in advocacy of feminism, the crowd was filled with people angry at the current administration and hopeful for the movement. This is who they were.

City

Northeastern University expands into the Roxbury community with new construction.

Roxbury residents face gentrification

Once a vibrant community filled with black residents, including civil rights activist Malcolm X, Roxbury has become a commercial hub and a hotspot for urban renewal.

City

Environmentalists applaud plastic bag ban, retailers oppose

Environmentalists applaud plastic bag ban, retailers oppose

The ordinance Mayor Walsh signed into law, which bans Boston stores from giving out single-use plastic bags beginning December 2018, has been hailed by many environmental groups as a significant and necessary step in Boston’s continuing green push. Simultaneously, it has been panned by those in the food industry as misguided and potentially harmful.

 

Sports

Women’s hockey battles back from two down, ties rival BU 3-3

Women’s hockey battles back from two down, ties rival BU 3-3

The Northeastern women’s hockey team welcomed their cross-city rivals from Boston University to Matthews Arena Tuesday night for the 81st all-time meeting between the teams. The 3-3 draw was the teams’ first faceoff in 2018; the Huskies took the previous two contests earlier in the season by scores of 3-2 (OT) and 6-3.

Sports

Women’s basketball dominates Charleston

Women’s basketball dominates Charleston

The Huskies were aggressive on both sides from the tip, pressuring the Charleston guards on defense and attacking the basket on offense. The Huskies forced six turnovers in the first quarter and converted those fastbreak opportunities into eight of their 13 first-quarter points.

Sports

Swimming and Diving beats Vermont in return to competition

Swimming and Diving beats Vermont in return to competition

The Northeastern women’s swimming and diving team raced to a decisive 182-118 dual meet win against the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont, Saturday. The meet against Vermont was the first competition for the Huskies since Dec. 2.

 

Arts & Entertainment

Fetty Wap takes to the House of Blues

Fetty Wap takes to the House of Blues

Rapper Fetty Wap headlined for a full house Tuesday night, performing songs off his debut self-titled album as part of his “For My Fans” tour.

Arts & Entertainment

Event Calendar: Jan. 18 – Jan. 24

Event Calendar: Jan. 18 – Jan. 24

These are the events in Boston you can’t miss this week.

Arts & Entertainment

MoviePass begins to evolve film industry

MoviePass begins to evolve film industry

As he scrolls through movies on his phone, Josh Alter’s eyes light up and he talks about all of the blockbusters he has seen recently. They range from “It” to “Blade Runner” to the second “Kingsman.”

 

Opinion

Column: What’s the ‘experiential learning’ equivalent for professors?

Column: What’s the ‘experiential learning’ equivalent for professors?

Northeastern loves “experiential learning.” So why don’t we demand that of our professors?

Opinion

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Op-Ed: A Crown Prince is not a revolutionary

The New York Times ran an op-ed on its front page titled “Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring, at Last,” in which Thomas Friedman likened bin Salman’s ascension to the revolutionary waves of the Arab Spring. Aside from being offensive to the millions who risked their lives during those popular uprisings, this comparison is flat-out wrong. He has shown no interest in real reform for Saudi Arabia.

Opinion

Graduating seniors watch the commencement ceremony.

Editorial: Don’t judge a book by its major

It is not an issue that adults expect the next generation to have an organized plan for their life, but it has reached the level where it is part of our culture to judge groups of people based on their college major. Even more concerning is the influence that our salary-obsessed society has on where money is allocated within schools and universities.