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New tax bill threatens graduate students
Graduate student Alex Ahmed will have to pay four times as much tax if the H.R. 1 is passed./ Graphic by Riley Robinson

New tax bill threatens graduate students

Alex Ahmed, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in personal health informatics, lives with three other people in an apartment in Jamaica Plain. Like other graduate students who work as teaching or research assistants, she receives a tuition waiver and lives off a stipend provided by the university.

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Data expert warns of fake visuals
Alberto Cairo hopes to improve data visualization literacy nationwide. / Photo by Lauren Scornavacca

Data expert warns of fake visuals

As the data visualization community pushes forward with new technologies, it is leaving a part of the general public behind, a prominent data journalist and visualization expert told the Northeastern community Thursday.

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Northeastern professor creates voices for the voiceless
Through the recording interface for the Human Voice Bank, users are able to record their voice for people suffering from speech impediments.

Northeastern professor creates voices for the voiceless

Text-to-speech technology has become widely available in modern society, granting verbal communication to millions. But, with a limited set of voices available, users are unable to identify themselves by sound. It was this problem that led to the creation of VocaliD.

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Candidates for governor speak at College Democrats
Setti Warren, one of the three Democratic candidates for governor, speaks to the Northeastern College Democrats. / Photo by Albert Tamura

Candidates for governor speak at College Democrats

Two Democratic candidates for Massachusetts governor harshly criticized the state’s politics while discussing new solutions to fix economic inequality and social issues in an event held by Northeastern University College Democrats Saturday night.

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Northeastern professor Ivan Losev named American Mathematics Society Fellow
The American Mathematical Society awarded Northeastern professor Ivan Losev a prestigious fellowship, one of 60 other mathematicians. Courtesy of Creative Commons

Northeastern professor Ivan Losev named American Mathematics Society Fellow

The American Mathematical Society has honored Northeastern University professor Ivan Losev with a fellowship for his research, which uses algebra to understand quantum mechanics, and his contribution to geometric representation theory and the theory of categorification.

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CRIME LOG: NOV. 27 — DEC. 3

CRIME LOG: NOV. 27 — DEC. 3

Crimes reported to the Northeastern University Police Department from Monday, Nov. 27 to Sunday, Dec. 3.

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The Northeastern
A team of Northeastern engineers was one of 10 finalists in the International Atomic Energy Agency's international robotics challenge. / Photo by Albert Tamura

Northeastern team finals in international robotics challenge

A team of Northeastern students traveled to Brisbane, Australia, to compete in the final rounds of an international robotics challenge Nov. 20 to 24. Northeastern’s team was one of 10 finalists and was the only team from the United States to qualify.

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The NEU Too campaign kicked off at Thursday midnight as students covertly covered the campus in promotional posters./ Photo by Riley Robinson
The NEU Too campaign kicked off at Thursday midnight as students covertly covered the campus in promotional posters./ Photo by Riley Robinson

[UPDATED] Midnight campaign criticizes administration for sexual assault response

Students walked the deserted hallways and quads of Northeastern Thursday midnight, taping signs to poster boards, windows, bathroom walls and benches for their campaign to hold the administration accountable for how it handles campus sexual assault.

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STIs and college students: education and prevention
Free condoms are available to students at the University Health Sciences Center in Forsyth Hall./ Photo by Sophie Cannon

STIs and college students: education and prevention

A whirlwind of clothes hitting the floor, limbs tangled in bedsheets too small for the dorm-sized beds and an ad-free Spotify playlist in the background. As depicted by the many romantic comedies and teenage television shows, this is a common scene of the college-aged love life. 

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Startup works to return lost items
Fourth-year business administration major Terence Simpson created JackTags to help people find lost phones./ Photo by Dylan Shen

Startup works to return lost items

Losing a phone is practically a rite of passage. Unfortunately, with technology playing such an integral role in people’s lives, losing a phone can feel crippling. JackTags, a Northeastern startup, may have a solution.

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