Husky Happenings

Veterans memorial set to be unveiled Saturday Northeastern will unveil a new on-campus memorial honoring 300 students and alumni who died during war on Nov. 11, Veteran’s Day. At 2 p.m., the dedication ceremony will feature an Army color guard and performances of the national anthem and “America the Beautiful” by the Air National Guard Band of the Northeast. President Joseph Aoun, Vice Admiral Mark Fitzgerald, former Ireland Ambassador Richard Egan and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Neal Finnegan will speak at the dedication. The memorial is located on Forsyth Street across from the Egan Research Center. The design was selected last November out of 66 entries, with the winning team of alumni – Marc Roehrle, Mo Zell and Steve Fellmath – receiving an award of $10,000.

– Jessica Torrez-Riley, News Staff

SGA approves resolution to define activities periods The Student Government Association approved a resolution that reaffirmed activities period last week. Submitted by Senators Grant Oberg, Valeria Gioioso and Vice President for Academic Affairs MJ Paradiso, the resolution seeks to define the days and times of activities period for the fall, spring and summer semesters in the undergraduate student handbook and the faculty handbook. It states that faculty or staff must give students the option to be excused from or make up course-related events scheduled during activities period. To pass this resolution, the Senate voted to suspend the two weeks rule that bars them from voting on a resolution at first review. SGA voted on the resolution during that meeting. The resolution passed with 68 votes in favor and 12 abstentions. It will now be passed on to Northeastern President Joseph Aoun for approval.

– Mary Ann Georgantopoulos, News Correspondent

Verizon Wireless expanding campus network coverage Verizon Wireless announced Monday that it is expanding its network coverage by creating a new cell site near Northeastern. In a press release, Verizon said the new site would increase coverage and capacity specifically to the Northeastern campus. The expansion is part of Verizon’s multibillion dollar network investment, which included more than $300 million for New England in 2005. Real-life test men and women, who drive 95 specially-equipped vehicles throughout the country test the network.

– Jessica Torrez-Riley, News Staff

NU to host race relations conference, fair Nov. 15-17 The third Race Relations Conference on New England Campuses will be held at Northeastern next week. Regular registration costs $295 and student registration is $125, but Northeastern is offering free registration for its students on a limited basis. From Nov. 15-17, the conference will include panels and discussion on race, international issues, admissions and privilege as well as keynote speakers such as Spelman College President Beverly Tatum, author of “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” At 10 a.m. on the 15th, a Student Diversity Career Fair will be held in the Cabot Cage. Northeastern’s Office of Affirmative Action and Diversity is hosting the conference with co-sponsors The College Board, University of Massachusetts system, Berklee College of Music, Boston College, Dartmouth College, Emerson College, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Massachusetts College of Art, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Simmons College and Bentley College. To register or for more information, check out www.racerelations.neu.edu.

– Jessica Torrez-Riley, News Staff

Students selected as national election correspondents Northeastern students Andres Regenstreich and Brian Cox were selected by Gather.com to be national correspondents for the 2006 election yesterday. Gather.com is a website that presents user-created content and allows users to connect with people who have common interests. Regenstreich and Cox, both senior political science majors, were selected as featured political bloggers and writers “to cover the most highly contested issues leading up to” yesterday’s election. Regenstreich covered the New Jersey Senate and Cox covered the Connecticut and Montana gubernatorial races. The site chose 16 bloggers, eight from the left and eight from the right, to make up the editorial team to cover bipartisan election coverage. The bloggers were chosen based on their involvement in local affairs and politics, as well as the quality of their content on the website.

– Jessica Torrez-Riley, News Staff

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