Husky Happenings

Administration reorganizes co-op department As the final step in the administrative reorganization, Northeastern’s Division of Cooperative Education, Co-op Employer Relations, Co-op Information Services and International Co-op will all now report to Marian Stanley, vice president for corporate partnerships and foundations, effective Jan. 17, according to a myNEU announcement by Provost Ahmed Abdelal last week. Career Services will also move to the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, under the direction of Dean of Student Financial Services Seamus Harreys. The team moving to Corporate Partnerships and Foundations will provide services to co-op employers and the colleges, and will now be called Experiential and Cooperative Education Central Services. According to the announcement, Northeastern will also look into strengthening the capacity of international co-op in the coming months.

– Mary Ann Georgantopoulos, News Staff

Student government to host ‘Dorm Storm,’ inform The Student Government Association (SGA) will be hosting “Dorm Storm” Saturday. About 30 senators will sit in six residence halls to talk about their objectives for the semester and address any student concerns. They will also be promoting the upcoming direct elections of the student body president, informing students of the association’s progress and surveying students about Resmail. Lyrics to the new Diehard Dog song will also be distributed in the halls. Krystal Beaulieu, vice president for administration and public relations for SGA, said she realized that sometimes it is difficult for the student body to come to the association, so they started this outreach program as an opportunity for SGA to go to the students instead. “It’s important to let students know what SGA is doing,” Beaulieu said. The senators will be spread among Stetson East, Willis Hall, West Village A, West Village H, Coventry and Davenport B from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

– Mary Ann Georgantopoulos, News Staff

New program incorporates arts, science and technology As part of the “Science ‘ Society: Closing the Gap” conference last weekend, Partnership for Arts, Science and Technology Learning (PASTEL) was honored as one of the world’s most innovative informal science programs, according to a Northeastern press release. With a collaboration between Northeastern, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Science, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Public Libraries and the City Performing Arts Center, PASTEL is based on the idea that opportunities exist in every city for engaging the public in science learning, not only in science-based venues, but also in art museums, concert halls and performance spaces. The program teaches children about the tools used to detect fraudulent art as well as how the music from a symphony travels from a musician’s instrument to one’s ear. PASTEL’s pilot programming was funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) planning grant as part of the Informal Science Education program, which invests in projects that develop and implement informal learning experiences designed to increase interest, engagement and understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

– Mary Ann Georgantopoulos, News Staff

Law deans sign letter opposing Stimson’s remarks In response to controversial remarks made by Detainee Affairs Assistant Defense Secretary Charles Stimson, the deans of more than 100 law schools signed a letter in opposition, including Northeastern’s School of Law dean Emily Speiler. Stimson criticized lawyers who defend detainees at Guantanamo Bay, a U.S. military prison, and said “make those law firms choose between representing terrorists or representing reputable firms.” Speiler co-wrote the letter, released Jan. 15, with Yale University Law School Dean Harold Koh. “We find Secretary Stimson’s statement to be contrary to basic tenets of American law. We teach our students that lawyers have a professional obligation to ensure that even the most despised and unpopular individuals and groups receive zealous and effective legal representation,” the letter said. Stimson released a letter of apology Jan. 17 in which he said “I hope that my record of public service makes clear that those comments do not reflect my core beliefs.”

– Jessica Torrez-Riley, News Staff

Two Northeastern alumnae named Lawyers of the Year Two Northeastern alumnae have been awarded the title of Lawyers of the Year for 2006 by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The attorneys, Kellie Bonnevie and Stephanie Page, won this title because they displayed excellence in the cases they argued, according to the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly website. Bonnevie graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 1992 and has been working on racial discrimination cases for the past 12 years. Bonnevie said her most memorable moment in law school was when she read a case where a judge mentioned the plaintiff’s race in a decision where race should not have been a factor, and how her professor spoke eloquently about it. Page graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 1978 and since then has been working with the Committee for Public Counsel Services. She said her most memorable moment in law school was her first jury trial in Alaska as a student.

– Mary Ann Georgantopoulos, News Staff

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