Husky Happenings

Day of Silence observed around campus today Today marks the first time Northeastern is participating in the Day of Silence, a nationwide student movement. Participants in the Day of Silence pledge a vow of silence lasting 12 hours, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., to protest hate and violence against minorities. At 8 p.m. there will be entertainment including karaoke, live bands, spoken word poetry and improv comedy with Northeastern comedy group NU and Improv’d as part of a “breaking of the silence” held in the West Addition of the Curry Student Center (CSC). Sponsors of the Day of Silence include Northeastern University Bisexual, Lesbian and Gay Association (NUBiLAGA); the Student Government Association; the Center for Counseling and Student Development; the Resident Student Association; Progressive Student Association and Northeastern University. For more information, contact NUBiLAGA in 240 CSC at (617) 373-2738 or visit

– Jeff Swoboda, News Staff

Northeastern works toward insurance change For students covered by Northeastern’s health insurance policy, changes may be on the way. “We’ve been working with groups to evaluate, assess and compare our current health plan to schools like Boston University, George Washington and American University,” said Rogan O’Handley, Student Government Association vice president for student services. Less than 20 percent of Northeastern students take advantage of the university’s policy, Director of Customer Service David Winch said in January. “With what’s happened in health care, family plans aren’t as they used to be,” said Dr. Roberta Berrien, executive director of University Health and Counseling Services, adding that she thinks students will “look favorably” on a change. “We’re excited about it,” she said. “Given the input we’ve had, we think people will be pleased.”

– Chris Estrada, News Staff

BRC discusses changes to process, seeks new logo With program funding requests for the spring semester completed, the Budget Review Committee (BRC) began discussing ways to streamline the fund requesting process at Thursday’s meeting. The committee will continue to discuss modifications to this process and the Student Activity Fee manual at next week’s meeting, with the hope of implementing changes for the beginning of the fiscal year in July. The BRC is also in search of a new logo and is offering a $100 prize for the best submission. The logo, which will be featured on t-shirts and handouts at any program sponsored by the Student Activity Fee (SAF), must mention the BRC and SAF in the design and can contain a maximum of two colors. All submissions must be done electronically and submitted by April 15 in hard copy to 332 Curry Student Center and by e-mail to [email protected]

– Stephanie Peters, News Staff

Alumni Office accepting scholarship applications The Office of Alumni Relations is accepting applications for The Eugene M. Reppucci Jr. Scholarship for Sons and Daughters of Alumni. Students who demonstrate financial need, academic achievement and have a history of community service are encouraged to apply for these scholarship awards, which begin at $1,000 for a full academic year. Each applicant must be a son or daughter of an alumnus or alumna. To apply for the scholarship, students must file all the required forms with the Office of Financial Aid, have successfully completed a full-year of academic study at Northeastern and submit the completed application form with the Office of Alumni Relations by June 1. The scholarship was established and named in honor of Eugene M. Reppucci, Jr. when he retired as senior vice president for development after 34 years in the position. Application forms are available online at, or at the Office of Alumni Relations at 350 Richards Hall.

– Ricky Thompson, News Staff

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