WBUR reports the students jumped into action after Tufts Medical Center got a donation of 6,000 N95 masks that had easily snappable elastic straps. But first they had to find miles of elastic cord with which to replace the bad straps.
On her way home to Florida from the end of on-campus life this year, Boston Conservatory student Shelbie Rassler came up with the idea of a virtual song, in which several dozen Conservatory and Berklee students videoed themselves playing "What the World Needs Now" and she put it all together in a single video.
UMass Amherst, which had earlier said it hoped to have students return to campus on April 6, today announced it's just having students move out for good this weekend. In an announcement to the campus and parents, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy writes: Read more.
Boston College President William Leahy told students today that they have to leave campus for the rest of the semester between tomorrow and Sunday as the school prepares to get them online for classes starting Monday. Read more.
Somerville announced tonight its shutting all of its public schools and library branches and the Somerville Boxing Club for a week after three residents linked to that Biogen meeting tested positive for Covid-19. Read more.
BPS today alerted parents of students at the Eliot K-8 School in the North End that it is closing all three of its building tomorrow for a week because somebody affiliated with the school has tested positive for Covid-19.
In e-mail, School Superintendent Brenda Cassellius wrote: Read more.
Berklee announced today it plans "to transition to an online/remote learning mode by Monday, March 23, after spring break," while the New England Conservatory will take a similar step starting March 30.
Word first broke at UMass Lowell of a new policy that applies to all five UMass campuses. Unlike at many other colleges, however, there's still a chance UMass students could return to campus, on April 6. Read more.