Husky Happenings

Former university president chairs task force Former Northeastern President Richard Freeland has been tapped to chair a task force in charge of evaluating governance models for the five-campus University of Massachusetts system. The task force will include the governor and representatives from legislature. The Boston Globe endorsed Freeland’s role on the task force in an editorial June 5, saying the former president “would be an excellent choice” since he “understands the sensitivities of faculty members toward changes in the operations of their institutions.” Freeland, who taught as a visiting professor of higher education at Harvard University last year, will be meeting with Northeastern administrators next month to discuss the possibility of him rejoining the Department of History at Northeastern, where he has held a guest appointment since he was selected as president 11 years ago, department chair Laura Frader said in an e-mail to The News.

– Ricky Thompson, New Staff

14 hour power outage planned for 26 buildings Power will be cut off in several residence halls and academic buildings, June 30, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. for required annual inspection and maintenance. Power will be restored to each building or location as it passes inspection and some buildings may have electrical power restored before 8 p.m. In an announcement by the Facilities Division, it suggested students turn off electronic equipment prior to the shutdowns to reduce the risk of damage to computers and other sensitive equipment. The following locations will be affected: Architecture Studio, Behrakis Health Sciences Center, Cargill Hall, Dana Research Center, Dockser Hall, Egan Research Center, Holmes Hall, Kariotis Hall, Knowles Center, Lake Hall, Latino/a Student Cultural Center, Meserve Hall, Nightingale Hall, Ryder Hall, Shillman Hall, Snell Engineering Center, Stearns Center, all buildings in the the West Village complex, West Campus Parking Garage and Willis Hall.

– Jessica Torrez-Riley, New Staff

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