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Editorial: NEU Too warrants response from administration

Editorial: NEU Too warrants response from administration

Northeastern University Police Department officers took down the posters that campaign members put up at midnight Nov. 30 long before classes began that day, so very few students got the chance to see them. Furthermore, the university neither commented to student publications regarding the campaign nor sent out an acknowledgement to any students. The dismissive attitude of the university toward student activism sends a clear, albeit implicit, message that the topic is not worth their time.

by × December 6, 2017 × 0 comments

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Editorial: We can do more to combat media illiteracy

Not everyone will become part of the media and not everyone will respect the fields involved in creating media. Regardless, everyone will consume it. There should be systems in place to ensure that we consume news it in a way that is smart, productive and helps foster communication.

by × November 30, 2017 × 0 comments

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Editorial: Paradise Papers should be a catalyst for change

Editorial: Paradise Papers should be a catalyst for change

It is unclear how much of the endowment is invested in EnCap or if the university currently has other offshore investments. These questions aren’t answered by the university’s statement. It is time the university takes seriously and openly addresses the requests of the activist groups on campus because, in the end, they were right about what the administration was hiding.

by × November 16, 2017 × 0 comments

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New Title IX procedures are designed to protect survivors and encourage students to report cases of assault and harassment. / Graphic courtesy of the Northeastern Student Government Association

Editorial: All forms of discrimination must be addressed

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights lists laws that prohibit discrimination based on race, age and disability. Yet it’s Title IX that universities focus all of their transparency efforts and in doing so information about other injustices on campus slip through the cracks.

by × November 12, 2017 × 0 comments

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Editorial: Students want an end to the “NU Shuffle”

Editorial: Students want an end to the “NU Shuffle”

The “NU Shuffle” refers to the experience students go through when they go to one advisor or department for help with a problem and are referred to another office that will often give another referral and another after that until the situation is resolved. The multistep process can be time consuming and often ends in students feeling more upset than they did when the problem initially arose.  

by × November 2, 2017 × 0 comments

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Editorial: The student body needs to see more of President Aoun

Editorial: The student body needs to see more of President Aoun

Like Bigfoot or the Loch Ness monster, Joseph Aoun is often discussed but rarely seen. He may as well be Northeastern’s own mythical creature.

by × October 25, 2017 × 0 comments

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Snell Library, which recently underwent a major renovation of the second floor, will likely see new projects in the future. School administrators spoke at a town hall meeting Wednesday about possible changes. 
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Editorial: Make study spaces more accessible

Many rooms in academic buildings sit empty after regular school hours, even though there are students all over campus who would be happy to use them.

by × October 19, 2017 × 0 comments

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Editorial: Harvey Weinstein’s scandal reveals Hollywood’s hypocrisy

Editorial: Harvey Weinstein’s scandal reveals Hollywood’s hypocrisy

Hollywood has a long history of keeping its problems with sexual misconduct hidden in the shadows. In more than one instance, stars have openly disregarded sexual assault allegations to instead show support for the accuser.

by × October 11, 2017 × 0 comments

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Editorial: Student news lacks diversity in its staff

Editorial: Student news lacks diversity in its staff

The biggest newsrooms in the country have shown that they are either unable or unwilling to increase their diversity, which makes it even more important that student newspapers increase their efforts to have more staff diversity.

by × October 5, 2017 × 0 comments

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Editorial: Boston should pursue a bid for Amazon HQ 一 with caution

Editorial: Boston should pursue a bid for Amazon HQ 一 with caution

As enticing as being the site of Amazon’s next headquarters may be, there are issues that must be addressed in order to make any future relationship with Amazon as effective as possible.

by × September 27, 2017 × 0 comments