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Ken Henderson (left) and Madeleine Estabrook (right).

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

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...

The SGA office in Curry Student Center.

Northeastern denies SGA request for Election Day class cancellation

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 was given a few hours to pack up and leave my apartment. My roommates were called several hours later.

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

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.
A sign from one of the sexual health popups earlier this semester.

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

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 general assembly's agenda from a meeting in late October.

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

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.”   
The 11 dismissed N.U.in students were living in the Westin Hotel in Boston.

Westin residents find community, frustrated by distance

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 N.U.in programs.
Faculty expected to return to campus for spring semester per updated remote work policy

Faculty expected to return to campus for spring semester per updated remote work policy

Matt Yan, news staff October 23, 2020

In an email sent to all faculty Oct. 22, Northeastern updated its remote work policy for the Spring 2021 semester. Faculty are expected to return to campus “to teach their courses and conduct their research...

“There are spaces out there that can help you. There are spaces where you can find your people. It’s all about that first step,” Queiroz said. 

NSCC’s Maria Theresa Queiroz leads fight for collective liberation with compassion

Julia Carlin, news staff October 21, 2020
“I’m about love and kindness. We need to listen to each other and try not to put expectations on others,” said the Maria Theresa Queiroz NSCC's Secretary of Data Intelligence. “Sometimes we think Black people need to speak up on everything because it’s their community. I don’t think people realize how tiring that is. We need to step up as non-Black people in helping them.” 
Annie Malone's work-at-home desk setup.

Remote co-ops limit communication, job experience for students

Alexis Santoro, news correspondent October 21, 2020
With most co-ops being completely remote in the midst of COVID-19, students are having to find new ways to get the most out of their job, without having the opportunity to physically be there. 
Laura Mueller-Soppart and Klevis Xharda, the two founders of Work the Polls, want to make it easier to become a poll worker across the country.

Work the Polls looks to register young, diverse poll working corps

Marta Hill, news staff October 21, 2020
Work the Polls is a grassroots initiative whose mission is to fully staff poll sites across the country with a young and diverse poll worker corps. Co-founder and Northeastern graduate Laura Mueller-Soppart said she approached a few friends, including Northeastern graduate Klevis Xharda, and the organization was up and running within a week. 
Northeastern Votes tables outside of Curry Student Center.

Northeastern Votes aims to increase election turnout among students

Annie Probert, news staff October 21, 2020

A non-partisan coalition of students, staff and faculty is looking to increase voter turnout and engagement among Northeastern students during one of the most eventful election years in recent history....

“I simply listen,” Jose said. “Students come into my office all the time. I listen to what they have to say. … That’s it.”

Dean Robert Jose aims to build understanding, listen to students of color

Jenna Chin, news correspondent October 15, 2020
“It is very important that when you come to a college campus as a new student, you see people that look like you,” said Robert Jose, Dean for Cultural and Spiritual Life. 
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