Husky Happenings

NU police investigating alleged rape on campus The Northeastern Police Department is investigating an allegation by a female student who reported yesterday morning that she was sexually assaulted on campus by an acquaintance. James Ferrier, associate director of Public Safety, said this is the only information being released at this time.

– Hailey Heinz, News Staff

Business school claims 8th Business Beanpot title The College of Business continued its tradition of bringing home the Business Beanpot in an all-day competition last Saturday at Boston University. The team, comprised of 10 Northeastern students, beat teams from Boston University, Bentley College, Babson College and Suffolk University to mark the eighth time in 10 years of competition that the College of Business captured first place. During the competition, two teams of five students from each school reviewed a case study and, acting as consultants, prepared three-page business analyses. This year’s case study focused on a company suffering significant losses after experiencing tremendous growth during the dot-com boom. “The tougher the case, the better we do,” said the team’s coach, Professor Ray Kinnunen, in a release. “It gives us a chance to differentiate ourselves.” The team, comprised of juniors and seniors, underwent an eight-week training regimen to prepare for the competition. “Several people remarked on how polished and professional our team was – one even said it looked like the team had been in the consulting world for 10 years,” Kinnunen said in the release.

– Ricky Thompson, News Staff

Info. Services looks to provide campus-wide cable Northeastern’s Information Services Department has embarked on a campus-wide initiative to become the new cable television service provider to the university, according to a release from the Department of Residence Life yesterday. Nearly 100 television channels will be extended to all Northeastern-owned residence hall rooms and apartments. The service will also be available in rooms occupied by Northeastern students at the YMCA and all active administrative locations in non-residential buildings by the beginning of the Summer I term, according to the release. Current Comcast subscribers will continue to receive their usual service through April 30, at which time those rooms that have been converted will receive the new service provided by Northeastern University. Detailed information regarding the process for returning cable boxes and the new cable service will be available in mid-April.

– Ricky Thompson, News Staff

BRC funds group to enter ‘Campus Laugh Masters’ Student comedy group NU ‘ Improv’d received $1,910 from the Budget Review Committee (BRC) Thursday to enter Northeastern into the Campus Laugh Masters, a regional competition to find the funniest college students in the northeast. NU ‘ Improv’d will judge all students wishing to enter the competition on March 28 in afterHOURS, and will select one person as Northeastern’s funniest student. The BRC also approved $2,067 in additional funding for the Arab Student Association’s Arab Awareness Week events. The money will go, in part, to allowing students to taste Middle Eastern ice cream at tables set up in the outdoor quads throughout the week. The United Nations Association received $630 to fund the group’s registration fees for the National University Model Arab League Conference in Washington, D.C. The approved amount is far from the $5,476 the UN Association requested, but the BRC deemed the group’s request for transportation, accommodations and advertising money non-fundable for a conference or competition. The BRC also continued to hear mid-year spending reports from campus groups that receive a yearly budget from the Student Activities Fee.

– Stephanie Peters, News Staff

Groups seeking applicants for Battle of the Bands The Council for University Programs (CUP), Music Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA) and Northeastern’s WRBB radio are accepting band applications for the second annual Battle of the Bands April 1 at afterHOURS. The preliminary competition is scheduled for March 14 and March 15. Two bands will be chosen to compete on each date, as well as a “wild card” band. Applications are due to Professor Ava Lawrence in 351 Ryder Hall by today at 4:30 p.m. Bands selected to compete must have a minimum of 15 minutes of original material to play, and 20 percent of the band’s members must be currently enrolled and in good standing with Northeastern University. To obtain an application and contest rules, go to, or contact Lawrence at 617-373-4067.

– Ricky Thompson, News Staff

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