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24/7 Dining Halls During Exams Weeks

Picture yourself during finals week... Now remember all of those nights spent up until 4, 5 am and how hungry you get, but N O T H I N G is open. How hard would it be for Northeastern to leave Stetson East or IV open all night during these few weeks of the year? Other schools do it, and not just for finals.

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Get Actual Software Licenses Rather than MyApps

Other schools allow students to download actual versions of SPSS, Microsoft Office, MATLAB, etc... in normal application format. The MyAPPS virtual desktop client is inconvenient for students for many reasons. Many times the connection is slow and buggy. We also shouldn't have to be tied to an internet connection in order to get work done. If other schools can give their students direct access to the programs to download ...more »

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Stay Logged In button on MyNEU

It would be great to click a "Stay Signed In" button on the MyNEU log-in page so that I don't have to enter my information every time I visit the page. This isn't a huge problem, but it would make my life easier.

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Rethink the 3 swipe maximum at Outtakes

The 3 swipe maximum at Outtakes for students on co-op with mealplans is very inconvenient; many students cannot find time to go to Outtakes multiple times a week due to spending so much time off campus and miss out on a service they have already paid for.

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Dog therapy stress relief

Organize events during finals where students can take a break to play with dogs to relieve stress, similar to other schools like Tufts, BU, Yale, and so on.

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Campus Gmail Calendar

a public gmail calendar with campus events (including by departments or student groups) that the NU community can subscribe to. The current calendar through myNEU and/or OrgSync is clunky.

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• Improve Student Employment Website

For all those who have used this online service, you know as well as I do how utterly confusing and irritating it can be. Every time you click a link from the left hand side, other links appear and disappear and rearrange themselves almost at random. The user-friendliness of the site is also poor as important functions, such as the one for narrowing down the search by category, are hard to find and even harder to use. ...more »

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class selection reform

Has anyone ever experienced the annoying task of spending too much time looking for course? The current system is hard to look through and not user friendly. I want the 'Schedule of Classes' program to be reformed so that looking for classes is more stream lined and tailored to the individual. improvements should include - comments on the class and teacher right next to the course description - courses tailored to ...more »

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Virtual Advising

Create and implement "Virtual Advising" so that all students can interact with their Academic Advisors whether they are in downtown Boston or downtown Shanghai through such tools as Skype.

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Open up Alumni Reading Room to students during finals

Space in the library is almost impossible to come by during finals and the Alumni Reading Room is a semi-quiet place that takes up a lot of the first floor. Why not let students use it during finals (at least)?

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Marino View - Online system to view crowdedness of Marino

It's a hassle to go to the gym and find a huge crowd, and all the machines and weights in use. Link the swipe in system and the turnstyles to some online software that simply monitors the number of people that come in and out and displays these numbers in real-time. After a month of monitoring, number ranges can be assigned crowdedness level (such as light, moderate and high). This could be viewed on MyNeu, among the ...more »

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Sanitary Purell Dispensers in Marino

I still don’t know why we don’t have more purell dispensers around campus in general. Mostly every college, gym, hospital, public venue in general, etc. has this and I am not sure why Northeastern, particularly the gym, does not have hand sanitizers. It should also be put in places like the library and the Curry Student Center. Hopefully Northeastern will deem proper hand hygiene important enough to put in its budget ...more »

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