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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...

Northeastern shares travel guidance for Thanksgiving break

Northeastern shares travel guidance for Thanksgiving break

Lucy Gavin, deputy campus editor November 16, 2020
Northeastern announced that the university is updating its guidance and requirements for Thanksgiving break in an email to students Monday.
Cabot, once a facility where varsity, club and intramural sports could occur, has been the home of a massive testing operation this semester.

Northeastern testing data signals increased COVID-19 spread

Avery Bleichfeld, managing editor November 8, 2020

COVID-19 testing data released by Northeastern University indicated that Thursday, for the fourth day in a row, the university’s seven-day average positivity rate was the highest on record since testing...

Stetson West was one of two dining halls closed as a result of the positive test results.

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

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...

Northeasterns COVID-19 guidelines are not taking into account the sex lives of students.

Northeastern updates COVID-19 guidelines after Massachusetts 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. 
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.

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

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...

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.

Students weigh travel risks as Thanksgiving approaches and cases soar nationwide

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.
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...

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.
The 11 dismissed 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 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...

Annie Malones 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. 
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