Husky Happenings

Aoun, senior VPs to hold town hall meeting Sept. 27 President Joseph Aoun will host a town hall meeting for members of the Northeastern community from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 27. President Aoun will be joined by Senior Vice President of Enrollment and Student Life Philomena Mantella, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance Larry Mucciolo, Provost Amhed Abdelal, Interim Senior Vice President for Development George Triantaris, Chief Planning Officer Mark Putnam and Chair of the Faculty Senate Agenda Committee Carol Glod, according to a release. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend and engage in a dialogue with the university’s leaders on important issues facing Northeastern.

– Ricky Thompson, News Staff

Bob Saget, Sarah Silverman to perform Sept. 29 Actors/comedians Bob Saget and Sarah Silverman will headline the 4th Annual Kappa Sigma Comedy Night at 8 p.m. on Sept. 29 in Blackman Auditorium. Tickets for the event are on sale now, $5 each for Northeastern students, and are available in the Blackman Auditorium Box Office in Ell Hall and at various locations around campus. Saget is best known for his role as Danny Tanner in the television show “Full House” and Silverman has appeared in the movies “There’s Something About Mary” and “School of Rock.” In the past, the annual event has hosted just one headlining comedian during its three-year run: Eddie Griffin (2005), Jay Mohr (2004), and Jim Breuer (2003).

– Jessica Torrez-Riley, News Staff

Metal detectors as a possibility for afterHOURS The Student Government Association (SGA) held its first Senate of the semester last Thursday, with executive board members taking the opportunity to familiarize new and prospective senators with the association’s history and procedure. Vice President for Administration and Public Relations Krystal Beaulieu said as of yesterday, the association had received new senator applications from 11 freshmen as well as five upperclassmen. At the relatively quiet meeting, Senator Devin Phillip addressed a brief scuffle that occurred at afterHOURS on Sept. 10. The incident, which was reported in The News last week, involved a student who said he was bumped on the dance floor by another student at the campus nightclub. The two students exchanged words and punches were thrown, the injured student said, but the assailant fled before officers arrived. The incident was referred to the Student Center Governing Board, which will review the possibility of installing metal detectors at the club at its Sept. 27 meeting. “I know that it’s been brought up before, but it hasn’t been acted upon,” Phillip said at the meeting.

– Ricky Thompson, News Staff

Int’l Affairs to host Anti-Americanism lecture The International Affairs program will be hosting “An Old Europe Perspective on Anti-Americanism,” on Sept. 26 at Blackman Auditorium. David Wisner, director of the Michael S. Dukakis Chair in Public Policy and Service at the American College of Thessaloniki, will speak at the event. Wisner has published on the French Revolution, neo-idealist epistemology and neo-classical art in a number of publications, including the Journal of the History of Ideas, the Journal of the History of Collections and the Gazette des Beaux-Arts. Since moving to Greece in the mid-1990s, Wisner has been active in issues like civic education, public policy, and United States involvement in Southeast Europe, and appears regularly to discuss international politics on Greek radio and television. The event is scheduled from 9:50 to 11:15 a.m.

– Ricky Thompson, News Staff

NU Democrats host State Sen. Dianne Wilkerson State Senator Dianne Wilkerson spoke to about 60 students in the Curry Student Center last Wednesday in a discussion hosted by the Northeastern Democrats. Josh Robin, president of the NU Democrats, said Wilkerson talked about what her job as state senator is like, her reasons for running for re-election and Northeastern’s relationship to the community. Wilkerson is the state senator for the 2nd Suffolk district, which includes Northeastern. “The Northeastern Democrats feel if [Wilkerson] is re-elected, that we have her ear,” Robin said. The fact that she came to Northeastern to talk with students shows that there is a relationship between her and Northeastern, he said. The NU Democrats hosted Wilkerson’s opponent in the primary, Sonia Chang-Diaz, two weeks ago.

– Jessica Torrez-Riley, News Staff

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