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The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

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NU COVID-19 positivity rate rises 1.5 percentage points amid declined testing

Angeli Mittal, Creative Director April 10, 2022

With roughly half as many COVID-19 tests conducted this week as last week, Northwestern’s positivity rate nearly doubled. The University reported a positivity rate of 3.21% this week, representing...

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Evanston COVID-19 positivity rate takes a dip after one month on the rise

Angeli Mittal, Creative Director April 7, 2022

Evanston’s COVID-19 positivity rate declined to 0.93% this week after trending upward for the last three weeks, reaching under 1%. However, because the city also conducted more tests this week, it...

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Senior administrators talk faculty and staff compensation, COVID-19 numbers at panel

Nicole Markus, Senior Staffer April 6, 2022

Senior administrators discussed faculty retention, the University’s financial state and vaccination rates in a Wednesday panel — part of an event series called “Conversations with Senior Leaders,”...

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Two years into the pandemic, faculty and students reflect on how COVID-19 has impacted their lives

Caroline Brew and Joanna Hou April 4, 2022

As college-aged Americans started getting vaccinated against COVID-19 in April 2021, third-year comparative literary studies Ph.D. student Raina Bhagat felt helpless. Travel restrictions barred her from...

An illustration of a timeline from March 2020 to December 2022 with cartoon germs and icons of masks and vaccines.

The Daily recounts two years of COVID-19 policy in Evanston

Lily Carey, Assistant City Editor April 4, 2022

For the first time since 2020, Evanston residents have the option to shop and attend school entirely maskless. Today’s conditions are the result of over two years of drastic changes in public policy....

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