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Acting Mayor Kim Janey announces indoor mask mandate for Boston

Sarah Barber, deputy city editor August 20, 2021

Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced Friday that face coverings will be required in all indoor public settings beginning Aug. 27, per public order from the Boston Public Health Commission. The mandate requires...

Northeastern announced Aug. 11 the reinstatement of an indoor mask mandate, effective when students move in to university housing or Sept. 6.

Northeastern reinstates indoor mask mandate for fall term

Marta Hill, campus editor August 11, 2021

In an email to all students sent Wednesday, Northeastern updated its masking protocols for all global campuses and reminded students of the vaccination requirement for fall term. This update reverses a...

Masks are no longer required in indoor settings on Bostons campus for vaccinated individuals.

Memo to faculty says “NUflex’s use will continue into future terms”

Isaac Stephens, news staff April 12, 2021

A Northeastern academic department indicated last week that “NUflex’s use will continue into future terms” in a memo attached to a survey for Information and Technology Services asking some faculty...

Governor Baker announced at press conference held Monday that the mask mandate would be lifted for fully vaccinated individuals by the end of the month.

Governor Baker announces vaccine eligibility timeline for workers, general public

Jessica Silverman, news staff March 17, 2021

Governor Charlie Baker’s administration announced today additional details regarding the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility timeline in Massachusetts, which includes when the remaining groups of Massachusetts...

Northeastern announced in a March 9 email that the university plans to reopen for a normal fall semester.

Northeastern announces plans to reopen for ‘normal fall semester’

Marta Hill, deputy campus editor March 9, 2021

Almost exactly one year after the closure of Northeastern’s North American campuses, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs David Madigan announced in an email March 9 that the university...

The university announced Feb. 26 in an email that Northeastern will no longer be scheduling first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine due to Massachusetts decision to prioritize other vaccination sites.

Northeastern to stop administering first doses of vaccine at state’s direction

Matt Yan, news staff February 27, 2021

In an email to all Northeastern students Feb. 26, the university updated its vaccine rollout plan. Now, students will no longer be able to schedule first dose shots of the COVID-19 vaccine through the...

As of April 28, there are 77 students in isolation, 35 in quarantine and the seven-day average positive rate is 0.16%, according to Northeasterns testing dashboard.

Northeastern introduces at-home COVID-19 test kits for faculty, staff

Jessica Silverman, managing editor February 24, 2021

Northeastern faculty and staff, with the exception of contract employees, will be able to purchase at-home COVID-19 test kits from the university starting in the next coming days, according to a Feb. 16...

Photo illustration by Harriet Rovniak. Since Northeastern was designated as an official vaccination site for the state of Massachusetts in December, the university has been vaccinating members of the Northeastern community.

Northeastern starts vaccinating students, staff

Desmond LeFave, news correspondent February 19, 2021

After rolling out COVID-19 vaccines to students and staff for nearly a month, Northeastern University slowed the progression of its vaccine distribution plan Jan. 26 at the behest of Massachusetts state...

Classes across campus are outfitted with technology — such as microphones and cameras — to assist with hybrid learning.

Virtual teaching presents challenges, learning opportunities

Lillie Hoffart, news correspondent February 12, 2021

Elisa Kodama, a third-year biology major, sat in a Shillman Hall classroom with three other students and their professor. With a few swift keystrokes, the professor invited the remaining 36 students to...

The university updated its NUflex policy for the upcoming fall 2021 semester.

University instructs faculty to encourage in-person learning for spring semester

Julia Carlin, deputy campus editor February 5, 2021

Northeastern University officials asked faculty members for help with one thing before classes started: encouraging students to attend in-person classes.  In an email sent Jan. 14, university officials...

The Disability Resource Center office, located at 20 Dodge Hall, currently has limited capacity due to COVID-19.

Virtual learning for students with disabilities creates new problems, exacerbates old ones

Pavithra Rajesh, news staff January 26, 2021

Mohamed Abanoor, a second-year criminal justice and political science combined major, attends class with two laptops. One laptop shows the other students and his professor. The second laptop shows his...

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