Northeastern's $50-Million Bet
Katherine Mangan and Marc Parry, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Northeastern University has spent more than $50 million planning for students' safe re-entry to campus. That investment is now being put to the test as approximately 8,000 undergraduates begin moving into campus residence halls.
The university has built its own labs for frequent testing with fast turnarounds, continually sanitizes buildings, and created a flexible-learning system that allows students to move back and forth between virtual and in-person classes in a richer, more interactive way than in a typical Zoom class. But is it enough to beat COVID-19?