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Northeastern has postponed the start of next semester and canceled spring break.

NU lifts ban on non-essential university travel

Charlie Wolfson, news staff June 17, 2020
Northeastern’s ban on non-essential university travel has been lifted, the chancellor and provost announced in an email Wednesday.
Northeastern shares additional NUflex details on cleaning, visas, sports in Tuesday town hall

Northeastern shares additional NUflex details on cleaning, visas, sports in Tuesday town hall

Sarah Olender, news staff June 16, 2020

In a virtual town hall meeting Tuesday, both Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Madeleine Estabrook and Chancellor and Senior Vice President for Learning Ken Henderson told students that safety...

David Madigan (left) and Ken Henderson (right).

Q&A: Provost Madigan and Chancellor Henderson discuss reopening

Deanna Schwartz and George Barker June 16, 2020
On Tuesday, June 16, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs David Madigan and Chancellor and Senior Vice President for Learning Ken Henderson spoke with The News over video call for an interview about reopening and the fall semester.
Chancellor Ken Henderson during the town hall Thursday night.

Northeastern shares further reopening details on dining, NUflex, sports in Thursday town hall

Deanna Schwartz and George Barker June 11, 2020

Northeastern’s fall reopening will be “a puzzle,” Senior Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Madeleine Estabrook said Thursday evening in a town hall webinar for incoming freshmen and their families. Estabrook...

A classroom in East Village.

Northeastern details NUflex program

Ingrid Angulo and Jessica Silverman June 11, 2020
As Northeastern gears up for students’ return this fall, the university has clarified details about its new flexible learning program called NUflex. The program will allow students to choose whether they attend classes in person — in conjunction with public health guidelines — or online with the assistance of new classroom technology.
Northeastern offered financial assistance to students going through hardship with money given to the university by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Students express frustration with CARES Act funding

Jessica Silverman, deputy campus editor June 7, 2020
Of the $5.8 million given to Northeastern by the federal government, about $4.2 million of that money has gone towards emergency funding for students. It is unclear whether all of the money given to the university has been allocated to students since the last May 22 update.
The NUflex model will allow students to choose how they take their classes.

Northeastern announces ‘NUflex’ hybrid learning model for fall

Ingrid Angulo and Deanna Schwartz June 5, 2020

After much uncertainty regarding the fall semester, Northeastern University announced its learning plan for the fall semester, a hybrid learning model titled NUflex. In an email to the Northeastern...

Activist groups form coalition to advocate for safe reopening

Activist groups form coalition to advocate for safe reopening

Deanna Schwartz, managing editor June 1, 2020

In his May 8 letter to the Northeastern community, President Joseph E. Aoun made his plan for the fall semester clear: “It is our intention to reopen our campuses this fall and offer on-site instruction...

NU releases safety protocols for  initial reopening of research labs, administrative offices

NU releases safety protocols for initial reopening of research labs, administrative offices

Charlie Wolfson, news staff May 25, 2020
In an email to students, Chancellor Kenneth Henderson wrote that the first group of people to return to campus will be those who work in critical research labs and administrative staff who do work that is “difficult to perform effectively from off campus.” In the first phase of reopening, no building, lab or workplace will exceed 25 percent capacity.
Angela Bersani poses for graduation photos in her yard on May 1

Without virtual commencement, students fill the void with at-home celebrations

Charlie Wolfson, news staff May 12, 2020
Students celebrated at home with cakes, photos and Zoom calls.
Northeastern has postponed the start of next semester and canceled spring break.

Northeastern announces plan to reopen classrooms, residence halls in the fall

Hannah Bernstein, news staff May 8, 2020
Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun announced Friday in a university-wide email that senior administrators plan to return staff and faculty to their offices, resume in-person teaching with modifications and reopen residence halls for the fall semester. 
Graduate student sues Northeastern for tuition refund in class action lawsuit

Graduate student sues Northeastern for tuition refund in class action lawsuit

George Barker, news staff May 4, 2020
Northeastern graduate psychology student Manny Chong filed a class action lawsuit against Northeastern University last week, alleging that the university breached its Financial Responsibility Agreement with students, which all students must sign before classes begin each fall. 
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