Husky Happenings

Tickets on sale for RSA’s first spring formal dance Tickets went on sale Friday for the first-ever Northeastern formal. The dance, which is being sponsored by the Resident Student Association (RSA), will be held March 18 from 8 p.m. to midnight, said Smith Anderson, RSA president. The event will include hors d’oeuvres, a three-course dinner, a DJ and a cash bar. There are 1,000 tickets available, although 100 have been reserved for alumni, Anderson said. There will be 100 tables for 10, and reserved seating is available upon request through the RSA Web site, Tickets cost $25 per person, and can be purchased through the myNEU portal. “I’ve been trying to get a formal going for two years, and it’s just been timing and funding issues,” Anderson said. President Richard Freeland, the Student Affairs Office and Alumni Affairs are all helping fund the event.

– Hailey Heinz, News Staff

BRC denies mid-year budget for Resource Room Due to inaccurate financial figures, the Budget Review Committee (BRC) voted Thursday to disapprove the mid-year spending report for the Campus Activities Office (CAO) Resource Room, a space for student groups to make copies and use other office supplies. Because the mid-year budget was rejected, the Resource Room is ineligible for an automatic 10 percent budget increase next year. The BRC did, however, approve the mid-year reports for afterHOURS and CAO’s participation and popular programs budgets. Three student groups also received funding for program requests at Thursday’s meeting: Northeastern University Bisexual, Lesbian and Gay Alliance received $3,599 for the third annual Day of Silence event April 26, the NU Deaf Club received $2,775 to bring comedian Ken Glickman to campus March 13 for the comedy show DEAFology 101 and Distilled Harmony, an a cappella group, received $642 for a multi-school a cappella concert March 25.

– Stephanie Peters, News Staff

’10 Things I Hate About You’ actor to come to campus The Council for University Programs (CUP) will bring actor and comedian Kyle Cease to afterHOURS Wednesday, March 1. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the event is free to all Northeastern students. Cease played Bogey Lowenstein in the movie “10 Things I Hate About You” and was the “slow clapper” in “Not Another Teen Movie.” CUP Showcases Chair Andie Rizzolo called Cease a “comedic genius.” Cease has won the International Giggles Competition and placed in the finals of the Seattle International Comedy Competition. Also, “Comedy Central Presents Kyle Cease” is scheduled to air on May 12. To find out more information about Cease, check his Web site:

– Dinah Alobeid, News Staff

Law School hosts bone marrow drive this week A bone marrow donor drive will be held at the Northeastern School of Law tomorrow and Friday, where anyone between the ages of 18 and 60 is encouraged to undergo a test to determine bone marrow type and get it entered into a national database. Bone marrow typing is done by a mouth swab, and typically takes 10 to 15 minutes, according to a press release from event organizer Meg O’Leary. O’Leary’s 18-year-old niece Emily Quinlan is suffering from leukemia and is having difficulty finding a marrow type match. Although the drive is being organized for Quinlan, information could potentially benefit anyone seeking a transplant, according to the release. The drive will be held in the Moot Court Room at 400 Huntington Ave. between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Donors are asked to bring their insurance information, but organizers will cover the costs for uninsured donors.

– Hailey Heinz, News Staff

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