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Northeastern to outsource portion of COVID-19 test processing to Broad Institute

All Northeastern students will be tested at the Cabot Testing Center.

Kelly Chan, editor-in-chief

August 28, 2020

Northeastern will be outsourcing a portion of COVID-19 tests to the Broad Institute in Cambridge.

University announces new health violations tipline, threatens students who party with suspension

A new sign and hand sanitizer dispenser in Curry Student Center.

Corey Dockser, news correspondent

August 28, 2020

In an email sent to students today, the university announced that students who host or attend unsafe gatherings during the pandemic face suspension. The email also announced a new tipline.

Northeastern sends warning letter to first-years who expressed intent to party in Instagram poll

Northeastern's reopening plan is reliant on students acting responsibly and not gathering in large groups.

Corey Dockser, news correspondent

August 21, 2020

In a warning letter sent to incoming first-year students, Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Madeleine Estabrook said partying is "unacceptable."

Northeastern reports 1 positive out of 3,949 tests in first 3 days of testing

Testing at Cabot Center began on Monday.

Deanna Schwartz and Charlie Wolfson

August 21, 2020

The first three days of COVID-19 testing at Northeastern’s facility in Cabot Physical Education Center produced one positive result, Northeastern announced Friday morning.

6 takeaways from The News’ interview with President Aoun

President Aoun spoke with Huntington News editors via Microsoft Teams Tuesday.

Charlie Wolfson and Deanna Schwartz

August 18, 2020

Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun spoke with The News in an hour-long video call Aug. 18. Here are six key takeaways from the interview.

Q&A: President Aoun discusses Northeastern’s diversity goals with The News

Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun.

Kelly Chan, Deanna Schwartz, and George Barker

August 18, 2020

Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun spoke with The News in an hour-long video call Tuesday about his anti-racism and diversity goals for the university.

Q&A: President Aoun discusses reopening Northeastern

President Aoun wears a mask created by Northeastern student Naomi Silver.

Kelly Chan, Deanna Schwartz, and George Barker

August 18, 2020

Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun spoke with The News in an hour-long video call Tuesday about Northeastern’s plans to reopen for the fall 2020 semester.

Q&A: Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs on fall student life

Madeleine Estabrook, senior vice chancellor for student affairs.

Deanna Schwartz and George Barker

August 11, 2020

Madeleine Estabrook, senior vice chancellor for student affairs, discussed details of fall student life and safety regulations in a video call with The News Monday. Estabrook answered questions about topics including isolation housing, consequences for violating public health guidelines, testing ...

Northeastern confident in housing plan despite city and faculty opposition

Northeastern filed a proposal with the city to use 149 rooms in the Midtown Hotel as student housing.

Jayden Khatib, deputy city editor

August 9, 2020

With the ongoing effort to maintain physical distancing for the fall, housing at Northeastern will look very different next semester. Vice President and Chief of Campus Planning and Development Kathy Spiegelman said in an interview with The News that reducing density is one of the university’s top priorities to ensure safety this fall. She sa...

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."