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Four Stetson East dining hall workers test positive for COVID-19

Stetson West was one of two dining halls closed as a result of the positive test results.
George Barker, campus editor November 5, 2020

In the last 10 days, four dining hall workers from Levine Marketplace, commonly known as Stetson East, tested positive for COVID-19, according to an email from Chancellor and Senior Vice President for...

Northeastern updates COVID-19 guidelines after Massachusetts stay-at-home advisory

The university updated its guidelines after the state issued a stay at home advisory.
Jessica Silverman, deputy campus editor November 4, 2020
In an email to students Nov. 4, Chancellor and Senior Vice President for Learning Ken Henderson gave an update regarding the new safety measures imposed by the Massachusetts government to address the spiking number of COVID-19 cases in the state. 

[UPDATED] NUPD and BPD officers respond to shooting near campus

Boston Police parked officers on Leon Street after the shooting.
George Barker, Mike Puzzanghera, and Jordan Baron November 3, 2020

A shooting occurred on Annunciation Road near Ruggles and Leon streets Tuesday night, according to Northeastern Police Department and Boston Police Department officers on the scene. No one was shot...

Spring semester teaching policy raises diversity, childcare concerns for faculty, graduate students

Faculty senate, pictured meeting last semester, raised concerns that this new policy change would disproportionately impact women and people of color, directly contradicting the university’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Jessica Silverman, deputy campus editor October 30, 2020

As a working parent, communication studies professor Brooke Foucault Welles has spent the fall semester learning to balance teaching her courses remotely and taking care of her young children that are...

Students weigh travel risks as Thanksgiving approaches and cases soar nationwide

Not only do students risk spreading COVID-19 to their hometowns, but following Thanksgiving break, an influx of people may return to Boston with the virus after catching it at home.
Charlie Wolfson, news staff October 30, 2020
Later this month, thousands of students, faculty and staff will likely leave the relatively controlled ecosystem of Northeastern for the Thanksgiving holiday. This semester, Thanksgiving presents Northeastern with one of its biggest challenges yet.

NUPD reports robbery near Boston campus

NUPD reports robbery near Boston campus
Lucy Gavin, deputy campus editor October 30, 2020
A Northeastern student was robbed at knifepoint near the Boston campus on Friday afternoon, according to an email from NUPD.

Chancellor Henderson, Senior Vice Chancellor Estabrook discuss spring semester, safety protocols

Ken Henderson (left) and Madeleine Estabrook (right).
Ethan Wayne, news correspondent October 28, 2020

Chancellor and Senior Vice President for Learning Ken Henderson and Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Madeleine Estabrook held two town-hall meetings last week to discuss an update on the reopening...

Northeastern denies SGA request for Election Day class cancellation

The SGA office in Curry Student Center.
Isaac Stephens, news staff October 27, 2020
Northeastern denied a Student Government Association request for Election Day to be declared a university holiday, arguing that the large number of students voting by mail makes the accommodation for in-person voters unnecessary.

I spent 10 days in on-campus isolation housing. Here’s how it went.

I was given a few hours to pack up and leave my apartment. My roommates were called several hours later.
Ananya Sankar, news staff October 27, 2020
On any normal occasion, getting two missed calls from a Boston number wouldn’t be out of the ordinary. I was on my way out the door to head to my 11:45 a.m. class when I called the number back, thinking it might have been a source for one of my journalism assignments.

UHCS, OPEN partner with student organizations to provide resources for students’ sexual health

A sign from one of the sexual health popups earlier this semester.
Adessa Jayne, news correspondent October 25, 2020
Northeastern University Health and Counseling Services, or UHCS, has partnered with the Office of Prevention and Education, or OPEN, along with Reslife and three student organizations, to launch a series of pop-up events and online resources for students’ sexual health throughout COVID-19.

NSCC’s first assembly discusses food insecurity, COVID-19 concerns

NSCC's general assembly's agenda from a meeting in late October.
Petrina Danardatu, news staff October 25, 2020
“The General Assembly’s goal is to create events and create dialogue,” said Vinayak Kapoor, president of the General Assembly. “Our meetings will be in-part an educational space, as well as space dedicated to action by creating and making proposals to [Northeastern] administration.”   

Westin residents find community, frustrated by distance

The 11 dismissed students were living in the Westin Hotel in Boston.
Susanna Serrano, news correspondent October 24, 2020
Students living at the Westin have a less traditional college experience than most freshmen. While they don’t get room service, pool access, or a room to themselves, all rooms come with a hotel mini-fridge, king or queen-sized beds, a bathroom and a view. As opposed to having RAs, students have International Coordinators, or ICs, which is universal across the programs.
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