Students lead voter registration drive on campus

A col­lec­tive of more than 15 North­eastern stu­dent groups, led by the Stu­dent Gov­ern­ment Asso­ci­a­tion, will work together to reg­ister peers for the November elec­tions and gen­erate enthu­siasm for the demo­c­ratic process.

3Qs: Why voting rights rulings will help the Democrats at the polls

Over the past two weeks, courts in five states have ruled against voter ID and proof-​​of-​​citizenship laws, citing their dis­crim­i­na­tory impact on minori­ties. Martha Davis, law pro­fessor and human rights expert, says that the court rul­ings will likely favor the Democ­rats, par­tic­u­larly in the swing states where restric­tive voter laws have been struck down.

The RNC: How we got here and where we are headed

In this guest post, Nathan Kotler, S’19, a member of the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Col­lege Repub­li­cans, exam­ines the unique set of cir­cum­stances that have led to rise of Donald Trump as the Repub­lican pres­i­den­tial nominee.

New SGA leadership sees proactive, progressive future

Stu­dent Gov­ern­ment Asso­ci­a­tion President-​​Elect Elliot Horen and Exec­u­tive Vice-​​President-​​Elect Suchira Sharma see them­selves as com­mu­ni­ca­tors, facil­i­ta­tors, and problem solvers.

Sanders, Cruz victorious in campus primary

Ver­mont Sen. Bernie Sanders won a land­slide vic­tory in the first-​​ever news@Northeastern pres­i­den­tial pri­mary elec­tion, cap­turing 68 per­cent of the Demo­c­ratic vote. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz cap­tured 33 per­cent of the Repub­lican vote to earn a narrow win.

A how-​​to guide for voter registration

The dead­line to reg­ister to vote in the Mass­a­chu­setts pres­i­den­tial pri­mary is Wednesday, Feb. 10. Not reg­is­tered? We have you cov­ered. Haley Havens, S’19, of Democ­racy Mat­ters at North­eastern, helped put together a list of every­thing you need to know to register.

3Qs: A perilous deal for the president

Ear­lier this week, Pres­i­dent Obama signed a bill passed by Con­gress that would raise the debt ceiling and avoid default. The com­bative nego­ti­a­tions that pre­ceded the deal, how­ever, high­lighted the deep polit­ical divide in Wash­ington. We asked Robert Gilbert, the Edward W. Brooke Pro­fessor in Northeastern’s Depart­ment of Polit­ical Sci­ence, to examine the polit­ical cli­mate in light of this deal, and what it means for the 2012 elections.