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University unveils changes to graduation requirements

It’s become a popular impromptu experience on campus: Student sees President Aoun. Student runs toward President Aoun. Student asks President Aoun to take a selfie. Student takes selfie. Student rejoices.

Now, this exciting phenomenon is set to become a graduation requirement for undergraduate students. The president will begin holding additional “campus hours” in the fall to help students fulfill this prerequisite. Group selfies will be accepted, though photobombing the president will not count toward satisfactorily completing the degree requirement.

The selfie is among several new graduation requirements that will go into effect this fall with the incoming freshman class. Other new requirements include mastering the university’s underground tunnel system and taking field trips to Northeastern’s Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts, and the Kostas Research Institute in Burlington, Massachusetts.

Students will also be required to quickly list the ingredients of a TKO from Chicken Lou’s when prompted by university leaders.

A full list of the new requirements will be announced in the coming weeks.

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This article is part of Northeastern’s 2015 April Fools’ Day coverage.

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