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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.”

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...

NU lifts ban on non-essential university travel

NU lifts ban on non-essential university travel

Charlie Wolfson, news staff

June 17, 2020

Northeastern’s ban on non-essential university travel has been lifted, the chancellor and provost announced in an email Wednesday.

Northeastern shares additional NUflex details on cleaning, visas, sports in Tuesday town hall

Northeastern shares additional NUflex details on cleaning, visas, sports in Tuesday town hall

Sarah Olender, news staff

June 17, 2020

In a virtual town hall meeting Tuesday, both Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Madeleine Estabrook and Chancellor and Senior Vice President for Learning Ken Henderson told students that safety is their top priority as they continue to modify the plan for students to return to campus in the fall.  “Our planning, and every step we take, is focused around that principle of safety,” Estabrook said. During the meet...

Q&A: Provost Madigan and Chancellor Henderson discuss reopening

David Madigan (left) and Ken Henderson (right).

Deanna Schwartz and George Barker

June 16, 2020

On Tuesday, June 16, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs David Madigan and Chancellor and Senior Vice President for Learning Ken Henderson spoke with The News over video call for an interview about reopening and the fall semester.

Northeastern shares further reopening details on dining, NUflex, sports in Thursday town hall

Chancellor Ken Henderson during the town hall Thursday night.

Deanna Schwartz and George Barker

June 11, 2020

Northeastern’s fall reopening will be “a puzzle,” Senior Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Madeleine Estabrook said Thursday evening in a town hall webinar for incoming freshmen and their families. Estabrook was joined by Chancellor and Senior Vice President for Learning Ken Henderson to sha...

Northeastern details NUflex program

A classroom in East Village.

Ingrid Angulo and Jessica Silverman

June 11, 2020

As Northeastern gears up for students’ return this fall, the university has clarified details about its new flexible learning program called NUflex. The program will allow students to choose whether they attend classes in person — in conjunction with public health guidelines — or online with the assistance of new classroom technology.

Students express frustration with CARES Act funding

Northeastern offered financial assistance to students going through hardship with money given to the university by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Jessica Silverman, deputy campus editor

June 7, 2020

Of the $5.8 million given to Northeastern by the federal government, about $4.2 million of that money has gone towards emergency funding for students. It is unclear whether all of the money given to the university has been allocated to students since the last May 22 update.