The new group study areas are beautiful, but are not being utilized appropriately by some students. Too often I see it being used as an area for friends to just hangout or just one individual using a whole conference room for themselves. Part of this issue can be derived from not being required to reserve the room. Enabling the requirement of reservations will open up more group space to students who really need it. Another ...more »
Other schools like the University of Rochester don't let their wall space go to waste. Their tunnel system is filled with club advertisements and creative artwork (and even some not-so-creative artwork) that is painted directly onto the tunnel walls. How cool would it be if we were able to utilize our tunnels (or any other available space if ventilation is a problem) as a way of creative expression that anyone can be ...more »
It is so waste time that we have to wait for the huge lines for people to serve us food in the dinning halls. We can save at least half of the time if we just serve ourselves. And also we can just get whatever how much food we want, instead wasting food or cant get enough.
I am proposing a subsidized hubway membership to reduce the amount of bike thefts on campus, help the environment and help students got to class and co-op. Currently other schools are offering their students steep discounts for hubways. This will help students on co-op get to nearby co-ops without needing to pay for an expensive Monthly MBTA pass or a car. MIT and Harvard both give a discount to their students ...more »
Currently we get 120$ of free printing, but lot of students always exceed that amount and use own money to print. I used way too much money on printing weekly. On the other hand, there are many activities, student club events and etc going on inside the school; however, not many people have access to all of this information simply because lots of these events are spread through flyers, word of mouth or facebook event ...more »
There needs to be more campus activities this year, utilizing Centennial. When I was a freshman in the fall of 2010, Chiddy Bang put on a concert in Centennial. This kind of stuff brings our school together. I think it was put on by the pike frat, but I am sure the school can figure something out. Outdoor concerts are the best. We have a quad. Those 2 things kind of work together. If not a concert, then a carnival or ...more »
Now at Northeastern is a "smoke-free campus", why can't it be enforced?
People who have yet to go on co-op should be able to view the co-op listing from earlier on, before they take the co-op class. That could help people plan ahead, and the co-ops listed could serve as suggestions on companies/firms/programs/schools to do internships in.
The new version of Blackboard is now user-unfriendly, disorganized and confusing. The update seems pointless, and the previous version was much better. While it may be too late to convert back to the previous version now (I would surely like to see it happen though), I feel that Northeastern should reevaluate the usefulness of this update, and avoid going through with pointless changes in the future. Moreover, Northeastern ...more »
Using credit cards to pay for tuition has allowed many people to gain cash back rewards. As such, the credit card payment option had been a convenient and attractive one. The recent policy change means that many people lose the opportunity to earn that reimbursement from the bank. Besides, not everyone would like to pay via "electronic checks, checks by mail, wire transfers, payment plans via TuitionPay and International ...more »
SGA's current structure is ineffective and their achievements are unrecognizable. These are students who are paid to do nothing other than make it difficult to become a club. I say we begin the revolution now!
The Psychology Department posts a template of all the syllabuses for each section of each course being offered each semester, on their website. It is really useful for pre-registration times and course planning in general. Northeastern should make this mandatory by having other departments follow suit. I do not see why other departments have not.
We have evaluations for teachers so why shouldn't we have evaluations for co-op advisors? These individuals are just as important, if not more so, in a Northeastern education.
Anywhere there is a garbage can, there should be a recycling bin. The average student is unfortunately most likely not going to go hunt down a recycling bin when a garbage bin is closer. There are a few near the entrances to the floors but none throughout the rest of the floor. Also, if there are ANY on the first floor, I have yet to find them (besides the one in Argo). It's so simple but it can make a huge difference. ...more »
Whether you're on your own laptop or your professor is logged into myNEU in the classroom's computer, the "Luminis Platform" will pop-up unexpectedly and ask you if you want to stay logged in. This is very disruptive and unwelcome, especially when it comes when you're in the middle of class, work, etc. Please get rid of it. I don't remember this being around last year. But somehow this year... it's here?