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Northeastern postpones fall varsity athletics season

The Northeastern women's soccer team line up before a match in October 2019.

Valeria Vazquez, Jordan Baron, and Charlie Wolfson

July 17, 2020

Northeastern announced Friday in a press release that fall varsity sports are postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “With the health and safety of Northeastern student-athletes and the campus community as top priorities, and in light of the decisions made by CAA member institutions and other re...

Lucy Ethiopian Café sees continued support amid Black Lives Matter movement

A dish served at Lucy Ethiopian Café.

Matt Yan, news staff

July 8, 2020

At Lucy Ethiopian Café, food acts as cross-cultural dialogue: a way to connect customers to a culture and cuisine that may be unfamiliar to them. As Black Lives Matter protests continue across the country, this meaningful dialogue is as relevant as ever.  Owners Girmay Ziegay and Netsanet Woldese...

Incoming class of the coronavirus: 20 first-years on starting college during a pandemic

Olivia Fernandez, an incoming first-year student from Colorado.

Deanna Schwartz, managing editor

July 7, 2020

Editor's note: Since this article's publication, Northeastern has canceled the England program. Northeastern’s incoming first-years are in a unique position. Their senior spring was cut short because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and their freshman fall will be defined by virus restrictions. ...

Release of SGA statement reveals tensions among leadership

SGA President Christopher Brown and Executive Vice President Gabby Nobile

Jessica Silverman, deputy campus editor

June 17, 2020

Updated at 10:15 am June 18th to include additional responses from SGA President Chris Brown in response to claims made in the article Updated at 8:15 pm June 19th to include statements from James Lyons, co-founder of the Northeastern Students of Color Caucus When Director of Diversity, Equity and Incl...

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 17, 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 is their top priority as they continue to modify the plan for students to return to campus in the fall.  “Our planning, and every step we take, is focused around that principle of safety,” Estabrook said. During the meet...

Northeastern announces ‘NUflex’ hybrid learning model for fall

The NUflex model will allow students to choose how they take their classes.

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 community Friday evening, Chancellor and Senior Vice President for Learning Kenneth W. Henderson and Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs David Madigan described NUfl...

Activist groups form coalition to advocate for safe reopening

Activist groups form coalition to advocate for safe reopening

Deanna Schwartz, managing editor

June 2, 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 and a residential experience for our students.” However, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pa...

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

Angela Bersani poses for graduation photos in her yard on May 1

Charlie Wolfson, news staff

May 12, 2020

Students celebrated at home with cakes, photos and Zoom calls.

Congress allocated $14 billion in relief money to colleges. Here’s how it impacts Northeastern

Congress allocated $14 billion in relief money to colleges. Here’s how it impacts Northeastern

Charlie Wolfson, news staff

April 14, 2020

Northeastern was allotted more than $11 million by the CARES Act. Half must go to emergency financial aid grants for students.

The loss of a possible national title, two iconic NU leaders

Seniors Codie Cross, Matti Hartman and Paige Capistran hold their third straight Hockey East Championship trophy.

George Barker, sports editor

March 23, 2020

Today should have been special. In fact, every single day of the past two weeks should have been life changing for the Northeastern women’s hockey team. In the end it was, but for the wrong reason. Today could have been a day of celebration for a recently crowned national champion. Instead, the...

Column: A tragic end to a historic Husky year

Alina Mueller, Skylar Fontaine and Dave Flint celebrate together, before Flint was doused with water.

George Barker, sports editor

March 14, 2020

It had to be done, but that doesn’t make it any less crushing.  Sports is often our escape from reality when reality is particularly stressful, scary or frustrating. For perhaps the first time of our lifetimes, that escape is completely shutdown. The NBA was the first domino to fall, after Utah ...

Northeastern moves classes online due to COVID-19 outbreak

Northeastern moves classes online due to COVID-19 outbreak

Deanna Schwartz, campus editor

March 11, 2020

All Northeastern classes will be moved online as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, Northeastern announced Wednesday afternoon in an email to all students. The transition will begin Thursday morning, and it is unclear when and if in-person classes will resume. “Today I am announcing that, be...