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NU assembles advisory board to improve NUPD’s relationship with students, surrounding community

NU assembles advisory board to improve NUPD's relationship with students, surrounding community

Mihiro Shimano, news staff

August 9, 2020

On June 15, President Joseph E. Aoun announced the formation of an advisory board for the Northeastern University Police Department, or NUPD, following the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests against racism and police brutality.  The advisory board was announced as a part of Aoun’s plan to ...

Students react to Northeastern changes in tuition, financial aid

The university has increased tuition at an average annual rate of 4.3 percent from 2015 to 2019. During the same period, room and board charges grew at an average annual rate of 3.5 percent and 4.1 percent, respectively.

Jessica Silverman, deputy campus editor

August 4, 2020

Students have expressed frustration with administration regarding the tuition increase. However, the university stated that this financial aid investment is more ambitious than in the past.

City Councilor calls for NU, BU to switch to all-virtual learning for fall

City Councilor Kenzie Bok called for Northeastern and BU to reverse their plans for in-person learning this fall.

Charlie Wolfson, news staff

August 4, 2020

City Councilor Kenzie Bok called for Northeastern and BU to reverse plans for in-person learning this fall.

Northeastern to use part of Symphony Hall for fall dining

cohen wing

Deanna Schwartz, managing editor

July 28, 2020

Northeastern is leasing the Cohen Wing of Boston's Symphony Hall for "student dining, 'grab ‘n go' meal distribution, and student collaboration."

COVID-19 creates ‘opportunities and challenges’ for Northeastern admissions, says NU’s VP of Enrollment Management

“The pandemic gives us a lot of challenges and a lot of opportunities to serve the students and to also think about engaging and supporting students' needs differently,” Northeastern’s Vice President of Enrollment Management Sundar Kumarasamy said.

Deanna Schwartz, managing editor

July 23, 2020

Northeastern’s Vice President of Enrollment Management said the university is exploring different ways to allow Northeastern applicants to “engage, experience and express their abilities, talents and aspirations.”

Trump administration rescinds order barring international students

Northeastern joined a lawsuit filed by Harvard and MIT against the order.

Charlie Wolfson, news staff

July 14, 2020

The Trump Administration on Tuesday rescinded its recent order that would have barred international students from residing in the United States while taking only online classes, according to multiple reports.

Q&A: Deans James Hackney and Uta Poiger discuss Diversity and Inclusion Council

Dean Uta Poiger of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and Dean James Hackney of the School of Law

Kelly Chan, Brittany Mendez, and Jayden Khatib

July 10, 2020

The co-chairs of Northeastern’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, Dean James Hackney of the School of Law and Dean Uta Poiger of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, discussed the council’s work in addressing racism and embracing diversity over a call with The News.

Northeastern joins Harvard, MIT in lawsuit against immigration policy

Northeastern has the third most international students in the country.

Jayden Khatib, deputy city editor

July 8, 2020

Northeastern University, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are suing President Trump’s administration over its decision not to allow international students enrolled in fully online programs to remain in the United States this fall.

Northeastern projects budget surplus despite COVID-19 shutdown, document shows

More than $23 million in housing refunds were more than offset by decreased operating costs, a financial disclosure states.

Charlie Wolfson, news staff

July 8, 2020

Northeastern projects a budget surplus of $28.5 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020.

Incoming class of the coronavirus: 20 first-years on starting college during a pandemic

Olivia Fernandez, an incoming first-year student from Colorado.

Deanna Schwartz, managing editor

July 7, 2020

Editor's note: Since this article's publication, Northeastern has canceled the N.U.in England program. Northeastern’s incoming first-years are in a unique position. Their senior spring was cut short because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and their freshman fall will be defined by virus restrictions. ...

Reopening updates: Students moving in must test negative 3 times, parents not allowed in residence halls during move-in

Signs instructing campus visitors to wear a mask are placed around campus.

Charlie Wolfson, Deanna Schwartz, George Barker, Ingrid Angulo, Jessica Silverman, and Sarah Olender

June 25, 2020

This story will be updated continually as new information comes from the university and elsewhere that pertains to Northeastern students. 10:45 a.m. July 31: Students moving in must test negative three times, parents not allowed in residence halls during move-in Northeastern announced new COVID-19...

Release of SGA statement reveals tensions among leadership

SGA President Christopher Brown and Executive Vice President Gabby Nobile

Jessica Silverman, deputy campus editor

June 17, 2020

Updated at 10:15 am June 18th to include additional responses from SGA President Chris Brown in response to claims made in the article Updated at 8:15 pm June 19th to include statements from James Lyons, co-founder of the Northeastern Students of Color Caucus When Director of Diversity, Equity and Incl...