Northeastern University Disorientation Guide 2011 Tuition! Money! Eats! Campus Life! Activism! Etc.

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Northeastern University Disorientation Guide 2011 Tuition! Money! Eats! Campus Life! Activism! Etc.

Date

2011

Place

Boston, Massachusetts

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atthecenter.
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U1ai1
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youth
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verbally
1
of'gay
bisexual
communicy
1 lesbian,
1 &trans
harassed,
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werphysically
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resources
lo
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orie11tatio11.
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Nostudent
ontheNUcampus
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as commu11itie-S.
members
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faces
problems
withmajor
toensure
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populations
haveNortl1eastern
disconnects
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theShot Itishard
todisting
uishthemotivated
member
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itlook
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foundation
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FULL
RESULTS

THE
OFFICIAL
2011

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SOME
STUDENT
COMMENTS
FROM
THE
POLL

s.

President
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Hill,
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ryofove
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ly,
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andsome
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ts arcpaid
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.cdwith
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of
education
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11

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tyline.
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1

hasmadimple
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at U.

11

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andUte
adminl
lmlion
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canllack
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cture.
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hlte
cture
tool],
andthefacilitic
uck.
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until
proven
innucent!r,

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bank
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CREDIT
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CONT~
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shops
beless
expensive
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The
Dark
History
oftheSou
thEnd
&Northastern'sThr
eattoRobury

I
1\Neighborhood
leader
speaks
outc1bout
Northeastern
Univrrsit}'S
proposed
planto
purchase
pe1rt
ofthe
' }'MCAs
property,
demolish
thebttilclin&
mut
co11tmrt
with
Plio,
11ix
1ale
Propertri
aprh
dorm
mmmgement
ronipn11y1
tobuild
anti
opernle
anew
NUdorm.

When
youthink
ufthe•oulh
End,
IamTofttllyexplain
thegap
inhitory
miing,
urcimage
ofhmwn
tone
htilltling
,jazzonemustfirt cxpJain
th o·callcd
dubs,
andhcaulif
ulplazas
arethevision
((darkened
period
ofcrime.
Many
would
you
secoflhiwcU-known
area.1ni
areasay
that
thedecline
oftheouth
End
inilic
Agrowing
numher
ofcitize11
arcactivelyopposu1g
Northeastern
),plans
todemolis
h
theYMCA's
landmark
gymnasium.
Ncighl)or~
commmtityactivists,
andNortheasternforms
partof ortheastern'
campus)
andl960s
was
du~
toprcviou
owner
moving
student
have
joindtogether
tuforce
theschool
tolive
uptoit·prior
promise
of
isaplace
with
arichdiversity
ofcultures,
outofilie
buildingsandtumingpr
artanda strong
LGBT
commun
icy.owned
residences
intorental
aparbnents
discontinuing
unwarranted
comm
uni~expansion.
TheSouth
Endh· gone
from
beingandleased
space
. This
cauedproperty
Northeastern
student
may
notrea
lizethisibutwhen
auniversi~
expands
intoa
a marshland
inthe1800),
anarea
of vttlues
todecrea
e andcrime
rates
to
neighborhood
,large
amounts
ofhousingandother
property
aretaken
offthemarket)
architcChual
wealth
inthe~te1800s1
to increase
.But
thetruth
i thatmot ofthis
resulting
ininaeased
local
housingcosts.
1naddition1
thecharacter
andquality
of
anarea
with
a"darkened
period
ofcrirn{emigration
outofthearea
was
due
towhat
theneighborhood
ignificantly
changes,
often
innegative
wayforIoctl
long
-time
1
in
the
196
0
• And
officially,
thlsdarkistermed
"white
Oight~
a 'tuatio
nwhere
rt:.ident
,who\\
illremain
here
long
aftcrtransi
torystudent
graduatei
period
ofcri.
i W'JSresolved
withthe middktoupper
clas white
\mericans
Currently,
orthastern
University
andthePhoenix
Corporation
arclr~ngto
purchase realization
bythearcl.man
ymiddle
clas
. desert
anareawhen
African
\mcrirnns
anddcmoli
hahi.toric
parl
oftheYMCA
inorder
tobuild
anew
dorm.
What
they andprofc
· innal
r( idcnt.
ofth South
begin
residing
intheareal.
l'hii cxac1ly
donotrealize
hthatYMCA
i notmerely
agym,
If acommunity,
a cond
hnm~, ends's
historic
archilcctural
wealth... what
happened
during
thLtime.
1~ more
andahaven
tochildren,
at-r!,kyouth,
thedisahlcd,
elderly,
andmany
others,
Itisa
This
·toryalthough
lrucr themot African
Amcricai!
re.idcnt!arted
to
unique
pace
where
mentor
hipoftheyoung
takeplace,
anddcmoli
hing
onetheheI
part,
isakomising
chunk
ofbu~
upreal~
·talcm.the.oulh
End,
more
1
3 huge
facilities
U1e
YMCA
off
er threatens
that.
Toparaphra
coneofourmembers:
'lflhc
1
hi·toric
information,
lhatmtlyrel<lcnt
, wlutcAmen
canpill~
ul. a.reult,
Y1CA
diappear
lhccommtmity
within
itswJlls
will
ellappear
a well~
• lh ,
d lhcapartments
became
or
ofth
. c outhEnd
m
c60carry
aroun
.UI1uccup1ed
Trui nolthefir·ltime
local
wlivers
ilieshave
runrough
hoduvcr
ourcommuniUc
.
with
them.
The
information
ln leased
t~other
tenilllt
which
thentarted
I pro~de
Lt., ti . ba d . r al.t .
lheperiod
ofneglect
oftheouth
End.
ln2008,
Phoenix
Properties
soughtto bttildanolher
34-slo~
' dorm
~nuwn
as
-u11s
ar c1c1 • e onmu
· merv1ew
0rm
Grandiv1arc)
on t Botolph
t.'lni.private
lyrundorm
would
have
been
leacdto
'th c··1 'd t andprev10tt8 Landlords
oflhetenant
did
. notfeel
WI 1u 111reI en ·
neighborhood
univer
itics
inchunks,
andwmud
have
ledtoincreased
pollution,
noise) Northeastern
~omni
who
were
living
on oblgi ated
tomain!~
thebuildings,
t,o
.busAvenu
dW1ng
. the60,s.
keep
upthefront-facing
garden
orrepair
andtraffic
probl
m forourneighbo
rhoo
ds. Communiry
oppo
ition
helped
prevent Colum
anywear
onthebrownstone
buildings.
this
development.
We
were
aided
byastud
entopposition
which
cited
a2 %approva
l
Asweall know,
once
anarea
ofa city
rating
fromtudent
who
have
lived
inPh
oenix
Properties
dorm
atother
univer~ties,
Resid
entswilltell
becomes
neglertrd
1it~ only
amatter
of
Asconcern
dandengaged
neighbo
rhoodcitizens,
wearrdmanding
jutierandan
e crime
errpinlofilllhevoid.
ehisto
ry timbefore
effective
voice
inthiprocei
.We
stand
f1rmlyopposed
tothebackroom
dealthathave you th
And
sure
enough,
in~cl960theouth
marked
lhrY~ICA
demolition
plan
thusfar1and
wearrdetermined
totake
back
our
boo
ksleave
out:
that
End
cntredinto1h"darltcn
dperiod
of
pmwr.
We
willnot
b com~cophants
ofNortheastern.
norof ityHalt
which
has
crime.
"
rev
i
ta
lizat
io11
pro
jec
t
"
is
~olatcd
itsown
commilmc
n~Intnmsparcncy
during
ilii.procc
.And
reognizing
youmight
bea king,
how
didan
U1at
noiliing
happen
byit elf,wethecitizenry
must
and\ iJIact,anddemand
that
anotherterm
forunlawf
ul Now
area
thatwa· ~tdcn
withrime,
anarea
inAf
ilution
. inourncighhorhood
~cltlsservants
ofU1c
people,
andtruekwanl
ofour
forced
evictio
ns, thataloncedeemed
a. oneofilicmost
city.
dangcrou
areas
inBoton,become
ilic
Ourmc~age
loilicNorthca
ternadministtation
(and
clcclcd
offici~
) isthatthe
affluent
comnumify
thatWt'know
it a
communi~
expects
local
preservation
andsocial
jutkctobeapartufpublic
policy,
1
today?I amurcman)
wo~d
likelo
honored
byallourintitution
, pub
Hcandprivate.
Building
onexiting
univer
ity
continues>
propcrfy
i onething.
Continued
expansion
issomething
e~.
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realtorsteer
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The
Dark
Histor
yoftheSouth
End
(contd)

adark
period
ofurua\\
fulandinhumane
desc
ribedtheplacement
ofinternal
ional
revitalization
projects
inlheSout
hEnd1Villageas symbolic
of "Norlhca
.tern
andfrom
there
became
lhcarea
weknowputting
their
butttoiliccommunity,"
She
ilastoda
y,
justified
tiwc~im
b}'pointing
outthat
't there
arcnnentrances
10thehuilding
l lo showlhat a cnmmum
y
All goc
. h r,or40year, \'l°'a tcc
11r
.~ pus}
,tl facing
Tremont
'trcct,
which
overlook
the
wluc
t\l,
1~ i

hclicvc
thatit wa.alldone
legitimate
ly,
Filtering:
This
isa
and~cproccd~crvc~
a title
like Landlord
wlit'11
altmdlord
thr"rcvit~ization
ofthe outhEn
d: termde1111oli11g
'filter{outcertai
ntena11ls1
This
Unfortunately,
theprviour~sidcnt
will
unlly
legal
because
itispnrl
tellyou
what
thehistory
huokl
leave
out: is,1ct
andcocm~
outoftheir
neigh
IorhoodRoxbury
community.
11
of
fliancllortls
job
lodoIhisIOt'
iliatrcvitalization"
i anoU1cr
termfor
into~e rurrounding
areaby big Boston
Public
Health
Commission
ti1umt
applicants.
unlawful
andforced
evictions,
realtor tmplea5eml
business
maywithgoodreaon he REACH:
TIie
200-member
coalition
it~unethi
cal(and
~1ecrin~
raci~cgrcgation,
andinsome Howrve,~
ofnewformsluis
illegal)
touse
racial
pr~udices waryandunwelcoming
met
monthly
fortenyears.
The
caseoutright
murder.
ofbigbusiness.
Consider
Northeas
tern coalition
and
stereotypes
iuthis
process,
hasearned
anoidstn11di11g
Universicy
andi~ continuing
quest
for reputation
Realtor
teeri11g:
isil~gnl
in
which
was
one
ofthedriving
inthelocal
a11d
prtblit
bettercollege
ranking
: A man
yofyou health
th~country
but
still
heavily
factots
intheeve11&
pre5ented
in
co1nn1ur1i9·
foritswork
in
know,
ortheastem
habeen
expanding
practiced.
11,~
~ when
arenltor
th~ar1icle.
several
areas,
induding
m~il~
itson-campu
houing,mot recentlyawareness
will
direct
certain
fnmilies
and
ofracial
and
ethnic
health
there
was
forcefully
burning
theresidents with
thebuilding
ofInternational
Village disparities,
people
dther
into
oraway
from
educating
thep,ililic
about
,aNorth
a,ternalum (Parcel
18),
a22story
residence
hallwith health
certain
nrigliborliootUi
which
then out.Inaninterview
issue.s
that
affect
theBlnck
South
Endre.ident
recalled over1200
upper
cla tudntsresidingcon111
result5
inr~identinl
segregntian andformer
1u11i~
inBosfonl
and
forits
aninstance
during
the1960
when
hewa
\! initsince
it opening
intheFall
of2009.cre
bllsed
011
rafeJ
Jinnnce~
ogeJ
sex
1H1
dible
p(lrtnersl,ips
withrnmm,mity
walking
tohLcarparked
down
Col
umbus AsNorthca
ternfurther
c~~ands
inlo member~
orientntim11
living
liabitt
nnd
poliqmnkert
fi1itli
-lmd
Avenue
, justpat Mas
.achuusAvenue, neighborhood
. likeRoxbury,
lhcrc
sli~ lenders,
personal
chokes,
mui
academic
i1Jstil11tions.
The
andsaw
aperson
(later
dLcovered
tobe
co,1litio11
includes
community
groups,
Parcel
18:
111
thecontex
t ofreal
YouCC1oncercaltor,
lanillord
1, ,md thelandlord
b)'theI calpaper)
Uuo
wa
health
rnre
providers)
busim'Ss
and
estliteap,1r
celis"large
plotof
busu1cs
owner
·awhowmuch
historic
Molotov
cocktail
through
anapartmen
t
faith
[e(lders,
mui
academic
pe1rl11ers.
lmul.
Parcel
18enrompnsses
the
archilcctur~
wealth
hadbeen
preserved
bllilcling
wu1dow.
Thewhole
huiltling
Wliiltier
treet
Health
Ce11tt
ra11d
u1trusarca
y quichly
awa grea
t qttickly
burt inflame
. There
waan
1 lhc
continue
asanacademic
commmuty
theaffordable
housing
conmnmity Aswe
investment
opportunify.
Realtors
the
n African
American
mother
andinfant
localcommun
ity
(Whittier
Streel
Apartmeu~).to tryandincrease
raciallyleered
potential
incoming
caught
onthe3rdfloor
ofthatbuilding,
wemust
look
atthestrung
Student
plans
tobril~
afimners engagement,
residents.
Basicaily
didnotlook
likeandthemother
hadtojump
withher
1ifyou
bysome
ofthereidrn~
with
a
market
totire
area
have
recent~ resistance
"thiskind
offamil(
ordldnothave
'thisinfant
ontopofherfrom
thewindow.
lensoftmd
erstanding.
A ou~ider
trying
come
tofruition
tointegrate,
wemusttakeintocon
ideration
much
mon
f th~n
you
we
re.de:me
d."no
t This
story
might
ound
alittle
outland
ish,
tobeagrowing
dlconnect
between
theviews
ofthewider
neighborhood.
ror
agood
frtforthiscomm~ty.
Business
buttherealit
i•isthatyou
can
hear
more seems
communi~
andtheacadem
ic ifourgoal
istruq
' serving
andimproving
owner
.tookpartbybuym.g
up land about
thistype
ofaggrc
ionifyou
just thelocal
lnfact,ome
reidrnts
ofthetheloca
lcommunity,
wemut li tentothe
andpaymg
landlords
fortheir
proper~.
digfurther
intothehistory
oftheSou
th community.
have
opnJycalled voicesof1hat
community,
even
when
fucir
~hich
.!hen
caud man'.
landlords
to End,When
recapping
the60'sin thc localneighborhood
ternUnivcrsily
ahugthreat
to answer
might
negatively
affect
1hc
planof
discontinue
lca-candCVIcl
thetenants
,outhEnd,
local
reprcntativBryon Northca
,community.
ouracademic
institution
.
that
occupied
thebuilding
,
Rushing
, historian
andreidnl oftht theRoxbu~
1

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Landlo~s
, byfar1
were
lhcworse
ofthe louthEndinlhc601,
waquoted
inu,e
lwu.
Itwalanillord
whowould
coe
rce,Bo
stonGlobe
a\ saying
thatthere
was
manipulate
, andthreaten
lcn
antsinto Lmwclcomed
urblm
renewal,
aLoknown
~vutg
uptheir
leaseLmillor
tl refuse
d as"~um
clcarancc1
during
lhclime.
And
lorrnllhcir
apartments
loparticu
lar if roujut a'kprevious
reidcntwho
candidate
who
didnotmeet
thecorrec
t lived
inthe~ uuth
Endinthe60s you
raci~
qualifications.
And
finaUy,
ifforce
d will
generally
gettheame
report
c.This
c,1ction
andthreat
rud
notwork)
then dark
period
ofcrime
was
also
followed
by
1

28

liyoucanimagine
acommunity
Utal
hasThis
article
isprovided
byIlleHealth
already
dealt
withnceraofleering
andDisparities
huietil
Collabomtii1i
(HDSC),
theforceful
uptake
oflandandbuildin~
agroup
ufst11tie11ts
commilled
tobuilding
for "re~tulization,
" you
canunderstan
l part11erships
between
sd1ools,
local
~crcacuon
tothing
·like
thecontruction
01go11izatio11s
a11d
comm1111ities
iuBoston
oflnternation~
illage.
lnaconvcr
ationaimed
aladdressing
/oral
health
disparities.
with
aloc
alRoxbury
reident
ataBoston
/oinusonfi1cebook!
Public
He~thREACH
meeting,
shr
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l~ePe
ape
Ioli&
of~P1,
film&
al~oo~a
a~ou,
,~ala~oP
,~e
fol~s
,~,~rou1~'
.lare
aPa
afawIli~e
:
: !DD
,~e
melen~ movemen,
llave
you
evr nthibumper
sticker
andthou~t,
well
ye,onhundred
years
ago,
union
fought
fortheweekend,
andthe40hour
work
wek,and
child
labor
law,andovertu11e
pay.
Butnow
the thing
areprotected
by
law•·which
means
there's
noneed
tofight
forthem
anymore.
Or,
have
you
heard
this
one?
Un
ions
arecorrupt,
bloated,
andundemocratic.
Union
bosses
arecorrupt
andgreedy.

Unions
ha,eabadrep
,anditsnotcompletely
W1deserved.
There
have
been
high
-profile
cases
ofcorruptio
n. Union
sarevery
bureaucratic.
Union
bosses
dotend
tobeve~wealthy.
And
yes,
therights
that
union
members
fought
and
died
for(dont
believe
me?
kee
preading)
arenow
codified
asfederal
laws,

laPlan
loun,~
Illa
documentary
abo
uttheminers
'
1-1.AI~l ANstrike
inthe1970s
inKentucky.
The
r:nlJ NT,Ycompany
hired
gunmenwho
shot
lJ; A
atthestr&h
1gmin
ers,
'

. Mia
inU.
abo
ut thestruggle
iliilliiililiiil

1

That
doesn
tmean
w can
stop
fig
htingback
against
corporate
greed
and
misbehavior.
l·oron,these
compa
niesarenotplaying
nic. hey
brakthe
rules
allthetime,
and
getaway
\~thit They
aredodgin
gtax,disriminating
u1hiring
and
promotion
,pa)~ng
poverty
wage
,providing
unfi wor~ng
environm
nt,buting
upunion
,anddriving
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it l (Faltk
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).
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chool
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ther
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ha,
,ctogobankrupt
togohere. varlous
jurlcorcommittee
who
would
govern
(Norris
2011:
Harri
2011)?
tern
might
notbeable
loimplement
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thequ~
tiou
i how
tomllkc
that
happen?
lhcadminl
lmlion
ourchool.
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eiilier
modelO\'cmi~L
Butthey
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viableGiven
lhesheer~eoftheproblem
, U1c
have
succc
fullr
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long-term
go~
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commits
unpu
lsetodonothing
i understandable;
to
multiple
waya student
voic~
could llself
to thelong
-termgo~
ofaffordability,
retrec\l
u1totheworld
ofqukk
ditraction,
ORGANIZE
!Join
groups
fighting
foratuitionGiven
,,. canatI astbegin
with
a
cutsbloated
executi\'e
payandexpensive
trying
toconvince
oursel\'es
thateveq1hu1g
freeze!
Jou1
groups
fighting
forastudent
voicebelmplementedl
011
campus!
l11most
u1dustrialized
countr
ies, movement
asking
howtudents
want
tosee
expansion
project
, the}'
could
atleaststartlsalright
when
itisn't.
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down
theright
path.
ffthetudents
sodesire,ltigher
u1duding
Canadal
France,
andtl1eUKi
tl1eydemocracy
oncampus.D k hopu1g
to
education
willsim~}'
become
more
havestudent
Wlion~
which
areorgan
ized spearhead
this
within
theupcoming
semeste
r,
ltcould
gradually
introduce
awork
program
expensive,
tothepoint
thatit won't
be
Like
labor
rntlons.
Theunions
there
have
wonbutitwilltake
theparticipation
ofthousands u1order
toreduce
cost~
and/or
begin
the affordable
forourown
children.
Donothing,
collective
bargaining
rights
over
tuition,
roomofstudents
tobesu~cessful.
process
tobecome
apublic
institution.
Withandthejobs~ruation
won
t improve,
wages
andboard,
andmajor
university
decisions.
itsnewmantra
oi affordable,
access
ible won't
goup,
andcollege
\\illretun1
lowhat
it
even
then,
atuition
freeze
isashort-term education,
Over
therel
thesetudent
unions
area hugeBut
theschool
mud
engage
inamulti-was
lntl1e1800
s- apla·esolely
fortheelite.
fix.Andifwewant
along-term
currather yea
reason
why
ruitioo
hastayed
soridiculously
r funding
appeal
tobuild
upthefunding
ah~nd-aid
forcollege
·otSiwemay
want
r andfight,
we'll
b
necessary
forthefull holarshipt
This
step Butlf wejointogeth
low
- becaugovernm
nlknow
that
ifthey than
toco11
sider
altmative
e onomi
models
for
things
weUnever
have
trytomake
education
unaffordable,
millions
would
truly
bea m sive
w1derta~ng,
and ableloaccomplish
a.chool.
Model.
thalarn'tIt. don
pos
.iblonourown.
And
thebright
will
hitthetr t andlopthm.Onl)
' irwe running
would
probablr
takeeveral
years.
Bulthe thou~ht
dont
•tliihefore!
Inthe1960'
,
tudent
Jeht
getthutt)'p(oforganization,
only
ifweforce unustalnahle
newmi,ionofaffordable
education
wouldsideis,wlve
lhedraft
andthVietnam
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ourvoices
tobehlard,
,anwechange
ou1;
probably
findmore
\,;llu1g
donor.
than
the ending
One
po ihillty
1sthatUh~,omc~
apubllc current
lmpo
Ible,
butthe!udcnl
movcm~nt
ilidit!
u11lver
it{ diredi0111
narc!
simo,~rranking~.
uniwr
itr,somc~lng
iliat
w· ~on~idcrcd
in
Loweru1g
thevoting
agec~mcd
impo.
iblc,
1990'
.The
costofhigher
educalion None
Rememb~r:
hadit notbe~n
forth~studentthecurly
ofthl· would
beetb}',
mid~lufth!~hulthestudent
mowm~m
didit!And
today,
partia~}1
ubsidized
bytaxdollars, would
organizing
ofilic60 w~'d
stillbegett
ing becom
takeplannu1g
andverycompetent
students
across
iliccowllr)'
ha,
'cwon
tuition
becom~
cheaper.
Andif it
drafte~
the\'Otlng
agewould
b~21,andwe ,mutheschool
execuUon.
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u11po
slhle,fre
ezesandkicked
outcorrupt
uniwr
lty
wasn,l
forthetate
s urrent
budget
problems, andif successfuJ,
verylike!}'
wouldn't
e,·enhava student
thebenefits
would
he presldents.
lfthe}'
candoit,soanwe!
could
easilr
become
a crown massive:
government
{ul'hasit is).We've
done
it Northeastern
an affordahl
Northeastern
for
jewel
ufMassachusett
highfr-ed.
We
have
thepower
tofight
forthedirection
of
before,
and
wecan
doitagain.
generations
to come.o more150,000
higher
education.
ITwedonothing,
tuitlon
bythetime
ourchildren
aregrown,
no American
Oneother
possibiliq
' i thellwo
rkcollege'i more
will
eventually
bursL
The
political
~~
,~Rl
11RM
&l~M~
T[RM
AllfRNAllV[~
(oratleast
le~)tudenl
dbteither
.Andthebubbles
currently
implemented
at a small given
Once
students
form
a stude11t
unlon,
tl1e model,
wlll
blame
it(asthey
qpicaHy
do)onthe
s~rocketing
tuition,
it'sonJy
a matterrlght
ofschools
aero thecount
ry.At
andworking
da~.Thefll
cutfunding
questions
willriseasto whatthenew number
oftimebefore
peo~e
start
demanding
d1is
of poor
College
forexample,
every
student universities
forcollege
e\'en
further,
andtheituation
will
Northeastern
would
look
Iike.How
wouldBerea
across
thecountry.
getafulltuition
scholarship,
in
hemade
even
worse.
But~ weft~t,wecan
it function
economically,
andhowwould
it automatically
return
forwhich
ewrytudent
i required
to
show
theworld
analternative
andprove
that
begowrned
poUticall)
,? From
a governance
Afl~Al
~All
l~A~ll~~
work
somewhere
onampu
. E entially,
it's
ll is possible
- Empoweri11g
andacce
sihle
Sooner
orlater,
thecurrntunsus1ainable
srnn~oint,
the n1dents
havedemanded

,tlfordable
and
d mocratic
du(ation.
We
wanthow
much
forteachin~
andoforth.
We
could

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doing\
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1 democracy
implern
ntpaniipato~
inseverala wee~
whlchever
workuit th~ir
prcforence.
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ways.
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expand
slrenglhen,
benefits
wiili
low~r
labor
cost,
andilic
midunpli
fytheunhicr
ilyrcforcndum
ptoces.,school
benefit
boili
with
tl1cirholar
hlp,
and
increase
thepolici.uhj~
110
lhem.
w~tutlc1lt
from
cammg
cxlm
money
onilicside.
could
dc1t1w1d,
,ia tudcnl
referendum,
lhat nnd
bloated
exccuurc
pa)
' gc~cut,andtuition
thework
co~cgc
model
has
1 Adillti011a~y,
getfrozen.
\,ecould
ulililule
parlkipato
11
U1e
added
bcncfil
thatincetudents
work
lm~eting
of universify
finances,
allowing
ever}'
office
ofthechool,
campus
f!udents
tocoilectiv
l)'dctrmine
how
mud1
of u1ctlmost
become
fareasier
lounplement.
ourcollecti\'e
tuition
tospend
011
landscapi
til democracy
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have
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alread}'
slarted;
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SLABS
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Boston,
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emphasize.
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deemed
safe
toventureWeneed
weallenjoy
here.
After
altthecit~ens
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ofNl;Ptrs
presence.
And
Boston
tonletuslearn
,play,
andlive
here.
Being
here
is notjut acollege
town
bwJt
tofulfill
tl1e
thus
means
being
apart
ofthegreater
Boston
needs
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rm
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and
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