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NU releases safety protocols for initial reopening of research labs, administrative offices

NU releases safety protocols for  initial reopening of research labs, administrative offices

Charlie Wolfson, news staff

May 25, 2020

In an email to students, Chancellor Kenneth Henderson wrote that the first group of people to return to campus will be those who work in critical research labs and administrative staff who do work that is “difficult to perform effectively from off campus.” In the first phase of reopening, no building, lab or workplace will exceed 25 percent capacity.

Without virtual commencement, students fill the void with at-home celebrations

Angela Bersani poses for graduation photos in her yard on May 1

Charlie Wolfson, news staff

May 12, 2020

Students celebrated at home with cakes, photos and Zoom calls.

Northeastern announces plan to reopen classrooms, residence halls in the fall

Northeastern announces plan to reopen classrooms, residence halls in the fall

Hannah Bernstein, news staff

May 8, 2020

Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun announced Friday in a university-wide email that senior administrators plan to return staff and faculty to their offices, resume in-person teaching with modifications and reopen residence halls for the fall semester. 

Graduate student sues Northeastern for tuition refund in class action lawsuit

Graduate student sues Northeastern for tuition refund in class action lawsuit

George Barker, news staff

May 4, 2020

Northeastern graduate psychology student Manny Chong filed a class action lawsuit against Northeastern University last week, alleging that the university breached its Financial Responsibility Agreement with students, which all students must sign before classes begin each fall. 

Students granted hardship housing required to move out by April 24, leaving some in limbo 

The International Village dining hall during social distancing.

Deanna Schwartz, campus editor

April 22, 2020

Students granted spring hardship housing are required to move out by the 24th, leaving some students in a hard place.

Aoun to give 20 percent of salary to student aid and COVID-19 research

Aoun to give 20 percent of salary to student aid and COVID-19 research

Charlie Wolfson, news staff

April 21, 2020

Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun announced Tuesday he will contribute 20 percent of his annual salary to new funds meant to support students facing economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and to support research programs related to the crisis.  Each of the university’s senior vice presi...

Northeastern releases details of N.U.in Boston program

Northeastern releases details of N.U.in Boston program

Charlie Wolfson, news staff

April 15, 2020

Some students will be housed a 25-minute commute from campus.

Congress allocated $14 billion in relief money to colleges. Here’s how it impacts Northeastern

Congress allocated $14 billion in relief money to colleges. Here’s how it impacts Northeastern

Charlie Wolfson, news staff

April 14, 2020

Northeastern was allotted more than $11 million by the CARES Act. Half must go to emergency financial aid grants for students.

NU administrators slow SGA distribution of pass/fail policy information

Northeastern announced the emergency March 17 move-out date in an email March 14.

Isaac Stephens, news staff

April 13, 2020

SGA leaders said they wanted to make sure students knew how their decisions would fit into major and minor requirements or affect plans for graduate school.

NU student raises over $2,000 for food banks

NU student raises over $2,000 for food banks

Alex Sumas, news correspondent

April 10, 2020

Matt Sullivan, a Northeastern first-year student, raised over $2,100 with his younger sister Cat Sullivan to buy groceries for food banks over the past three weeks. 

Kuznetsova, Opet elected to head 2020-2021 SGA

Kuznetsova and Opet will take office July 1 to serve a one-year term.

Jessica Silverman and Isaac Stephens

March 23, 2020

Kate Kuznetsova and Billy Opet have been elected president and executive vice president of the Student Government Association, or SGA, as announced at Monday night’s SGA Senate teleconference. The pair won more than 71 percent of votes cast. The PILOT referendum, which advocated for the university to fulf...

For students returning from overseas, a loss of money and opportunities

The Pantheon in Rome, where students studying abroad were called back to the US.

Alex Sumas, news correspondent

March 23, 2020

For students who chose to study abroad this semester, a loss of money and opportunities.