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By adamg - 4/2/20 - 10:13 am

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.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 2:59 pm

The students are in "suitable isolation spaces," while the staff member is self quarantining at home, the Daily Free Press reports.

By adamg - 3/23/20 - 10:59 pm

What the World Needs Now - for Virtual Orchestra

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.

H/t Shelley.

By adamg - 3/23/20 - 7:27 pm

The Masque Of The Red Death (1964)

Northeastern Police today pleaded with students who remained behind in Boston after their campus shut down to stop partying in their off-campus apartments: Read more.

By adamg - 3/15/20 - 2:49 pm

The MIT radio station announced it shut down at 2 p.m. today:

While this was a difficult decision for us to make, we are prioritising the health and safety of our members. We are continuing to work with MIT as a part of their response to COVID-19.

By adamg - 3/14/20 - 5:02 pm

After telling students they could stay in their dorms for the rest of the semester - even if they were taking their classes remotely like everybody else - Northeastern told students today they have to vacate their dorms by 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/14/20 - 10:02 am
At the Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Henry Wong captured some Boston College students watching the sunrise at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir on their unexpectedly early move-out day.

By adamg - 3/13/20 - 5:14 pm

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.

By adamg - 3/13/20 - 4:14 pm

Andrew Facini was on hand for what might be "the closest thing to commencement they';re going to get this year:" Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 5:34 pm

Everett announced a 30-day shutdown for its schools, while Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Burlington, Lexington and Winchester said they are closing their schools for at least two weeks. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 11:14 pm

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.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 8:40 pm

Brookline Town Administrator Mel Kleckner just robocalled residents that the Lincoln School will be shut tomorrow and Friday for sterlization after a parent was diagnosed with Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 8:16 pm

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.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 7:46 pm

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.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 7:38 pm

The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences announced this afternoon that it's moving to online-only classes on March 22.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 2:40 pm

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.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 2:28 pm

Wentworth Institute of Technology today told students that their spring break is extended to March 18 to give professors the chance to get ready to teach them online. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 12:26 pm

Northeastern University President Joseph Aoun made his announcement today - but says students can stay in their dorms if they want. His counterpart at Boston University, Robert Brown, wants students to go home, but says those who need to can stay in their dorms. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 11:59 am

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.

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