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On 25-year anniversary, double Husky recalls efforts to make Latinx home away from home at Northeastern

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The celebration of Northeastern’s Latinx Student Cultural Center reminded William Rodriguez of progress made and dreams fulfilled—including his own.

Rodriguez, a double-Husky graduate, arrived at Northeastern in 1982 as a master’s student in the College of Criminal Justice. On Tuesday night, he gave the keynote address marking the 25th anniversary of the cultural center that he helped build.

“The center means a lot to me,” Rodriguez said in an interview before his speech. “Because it’s part of an evolution—a movement—that we started even before the center was created.”

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