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By adamg - 2/18/22 - 10:34 pm

Starting March 1, Northeastern University will still make testing available to students and staff, but people without any symptoms will only have to take a test if they feel like it, the school announced today. Along with that, the university will be dropping its Covid-19 dashboard.

By adamg - 2/1/22 - 10:50 pm

Boston firefighters responded to Northeastern University's Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex, at 805 Columbus Ave. after some sort of machine on an upper floor caught fire around 10:30 p.m.

Firefighters, ordered to wear breathing masks, quickly put out the flames and unplugged the device, then stayed on scene for awhile to make sure there were no hazardous chemicals in the air.

By adamg - 12/23/21 - 2:29 pm

Inyoung You, now 23, today admitted she helped drive her boyfriend Alexander Urtula to suicide the day he was supposed to graduate from Boston College in 2019, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/21 - 11:40 am

Northeastern News reports officials made the decision for "ongoing commitment to maintaining the continuity of learning and research, while keeping the community safe." Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/21 - 11:37 am

Northeastern University is now reporting a breakdown of types of Covid-19 cases on its campus since Sept. 1 on its Covid-19 dashboard. The school, which has its own testing facilities, reports a total of 35 positive tests for the omicron variant. Read more.

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By adamg - 12/16/21 - 9:32 am

The Harvard Crimson reports Harvard had 195 new Covid-19 cases over the past week, the highest number of the pandemic so far. Read more.

By adamg - 12/10/21 - 4:46 pm

Yesterday, as it was announcing that students and staff had to get booster shots by next month, Northeastern University was canceling a two-day on-campus vaccination clinic next week after information from people signing up somehow wound up on the provider's Web site. Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/21 - 11:45 am

Northeastern University today told students, faculty and other workers they will have to show proof of a booster Covid-19 shot by Jan. 18. Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/21 - 1:37 pm

Northeastern University reports that samples from the Covid-19 swabs from students or staff who have flu-like symptoms are now also being tested for, well, the flu, in addition to Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/21 - 2:39 pm

Northeastern University reported a "major data center outage" this morning that made it impossible for students and staff to use their Husky Cards, their IDs that normally give them access to everything from cafeteria food and library checkouts to printing and washing machines as well as to the portal that lets students access their class information. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/21 - 12:03 pm

At Northeastern University, somebody vandalized a mezuzah at the entrance to the campus chapter of the Jewish organization Hillel, while at Tufts, two of the small cases, which contain parchment from the Torah and which are mounted at doorways, were stolen from dorms last month. Read more

By adamg - 9/11/21 - 6:24 pm

Shamus Moynihan, who lives in JP, but who has occasion to travel along Huntington Avenue from time to time, suggests:

As part of orientation, could you please teach a class called “How to Cross a Street”? This current wandering en masse into the middle of Huntington ave with headphones in while staring at their phones isn’t working out.

By adamg - 8/11/21 - 4:20 pm

Northeastern University today added indoor mask use to vaccination as being required by all students and staff, due to the delta variant. Read more.

By adamg - 8/1/21 - 8:59 pm

With the delta variant ascendant, Northeastern University announced today that, in addition to students, faculty and staff will also have to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination by Sept. 8.

By adamg - 5/16/21 - 1:05 pm

Gary DeCarlo (Steam) - Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

Artist's rendition of Nahant Town Meeting.

WBZ reports Nahant residents voted overwhelmingly yesterday to block Northeastern from expanding a marine research center by taking eight acres of the site by eminent domain. The center has focused in recent years on how to help coastal communities deal with rising sea levels, but Nahant, bolstered by an anonymous $3-million gift to take the land, said: Nah.

By adamg - 4/7/21 - 11:26 am

A former track and field coach at Northeastern University was charged today with wire fraud and cyberstalking for allegedly posing as a woman himself as part of a ploy to get athletes to send him nude photos and for allegedly cyberstalking one Northeastern athlete - to the point of figuring out how to break into her Snapchat account. Read more

By adamg - 4/6/21 - 9:07 am

Northeastern is expecting fully vaccinated Huskies this fall - except for people with a medical or religious exemption. International students from countries that might not have as plentiful a supply of vaccine can still come, but the school will help them get a shot.

By adamg - 3/29/21 - 9:23 am

Although the Covid-19 test positivity rate at Northeastern University's Boston campus remains far lower than the surrounding area, the school is sounding the alarm after the rate doubled over the past week. Read more.

By adamg - 3/15/21 - 9:27 am

Northeastern University announced today it will hold its commencement exercises at Fenway Park on May 8, but in two shifts due to coronavirus-related capacity restrictions. Read more.

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