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Northeastern faculty discussed COVID-19 and the spring semester during the Dec. 2 senate meeting.

Faculty, staff hold final senate meeting of the fall semester

Mihiro Shimano, news staff December 7, 2020
Faculty members met Dec. 2 for the final faculty senate meeting of the fall semester.
First-year student Azara Mahtani studies at this remote workspace.

NU Start students torn on in-person, remote learning

Annie Probert, news staff December 7, 2020
What was supposed to be an exciting spring for many NU Start students arriving on campus for the first time has turned into another semester at home due to the worsening coronavirus pandemic.
An entrance to the UHCS building on Forsyth Street.

‘Protecting the pack’: students call on administration to strengthen mental health services

Elena Plumb, news correspondent December 2, 2020

Northeastern has decorated the Boston campus with lawn signs and murals touting its COVID-19 response mantra, “Protect the Pack,” but students question where this dedication to student health has been...

UTSAV members at an event during the Fall 2019 semester.

UTSAV promotes community, understanding and celebration of South Asian culture

Adessa Jayne, news correspondent December 2, 2020
Northeastern student organization UTSAV — named after the Sanskrit word for “festival” — celebrates the cultural traditions of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and India and empowers students of all South Asian backgrounds to connect with their heritage.
This semester, lots of normally packed classrooms have largely remained empty due to COVID-19 related safety precautions.

Students battle burnout as finals approach

Kenneal Patterson, news staff December 1, 2020
There’s less than two still two weeks until finals, but Sophie Horton is already feeling burned out. The third-year criminology and psychology combined major serves as the president of Active Minds, a campus organization prioritizing student mental health.
Faculty senate discusses COVID-19 spread, updates to class scheduler

Faculty senate discusses COVID-19 spread, updates to class scheduler

Mihiro Shimano, news staff November 30, 2020
Northeastern’s faculty senate held a meeting Nov. 18 to update staff on upcoming changes to the virtual class scheduler, Information Technology Services and Snell Library. Two academic proposals for the university graduate program were passed as well.
Because the current circumstances are keeping students in Boston for the holiday, students are finding ways to celebrate with their friends and roommates.

Students opt to stay on campus for Thanksgiving with rising COVID-19 cases

Maggie Scales, news correspondent November 26, 2020

While she would normally celebrate holidays in Bahrain with her family, Kirthi Padmanabhan, like many other Northeastern students, remains on campus in her Columbus Avenue dorm for Thanksgiving, as her...

One of BBOSS's meetings from last semester.

BBOSS aims to create business-oriented community for Black students

Mihiro Shimano, news staff November 18, 2020
In January, the Northeastern Black Business Oriented Student Society, or BBOSS, held its first ever general body meeting. Since then, the organization has provided opportunities, information and a community for Black students at Northeastern to explore the field of business.
The University Health and Counseling Services building is one location students can seek medical care.

Students echo communication issues with NU health plan

Matt Yan, news staff November 18, 2020
“You want to be able to make sure that all steps of the process [and] all stakeholders in the university, who [help] students are educated in this,” said Rajon Mitchell, a fourth-year sociology and political science combined major. “You want to make sure that those representatives are able to speak to the students and provide them the best answers possible ... so that they’re making an informed choice, and they’re not just being locked into this [$2,099] bill.” 
Northeastern shares travel guidance for Thanksgiving break

Northeastern shares travel guidance for Thanksgiving break

Lucy Gavin, deputy campus editor November 17, 2020
Northeastern announced that the university is updating its guidance and requirements for Thanksgiving break in an email to students Monday.
The incident occurred near NUPD's station on Columbus Ave.

NUPD apprehends juvenile with BB gun, raising questions on officers’ methods

George Barker and Julia Carlin November 15, 2020

On Wednesday afternoon at approximately 2 p.m., two Northeastern University Police Department, or NUPD, officers responded to a juvenile carrying a BB gun in Columbus Garage, according to an email statement...

“Sara is like a campus mom. It's always so great to see her, and she always has her door open.” said Esme Alvarez, a fourth-year psychology major and a LaCLA scholar.

Sara Rivera: A 23-year journey of education and mentorship

Rachel Erwin, news staff November 13, 2020
The assistant director of the Latinx Student Cultural Center, or LSCC, Sara Rivera has impacted the lives of countless students. She has been a staff member at the LSCC since shortly after it opened its doors in 1997.
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