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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 isolation housing evolves, NU provides no booster shot update

September 28, 2022

Following the last Universitywide communication on COVID-19 on Aug. 15, Northwestern made no mention of the updated bivalent booster vaccine rollout as it posted changes online to its isolation housing...

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Northwestern’s gnats make a comeback after a year of isolation

May 8, 2022

It’s gnat time of year.  Walking around campus the past few weeks, students frequently have had to vigorously swat their arms or run to the nearest building for shelter from swarms of gnats. The...

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NU admin has no plans to implement further mitigation measures as omicron subvariant cases rise

April 21, 2022

After last week’s uptick in cases — reaching the second-highest reported positivity rate of the pandemic — Northwestern does not intend to make changes to testing or masking requirements, University...

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NU COVID-19 positivity rate reaches second highest of the pandemic with limited testing, no mask mandate

April 15, 2022

Northwestern’s positivity rate reached the second highest reported throughout the pandemic at 5.91% in the absence of testing and masking requirements on campus. The highest positivity rate, 5.98%,...

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Some NU students say COVID-19 quarantine and isolation protocol is unclear

February 3, 2022

When Weinberg junior Michelle Um tested positive for COVID-19 two days after Winter Break, she had to isolate in her off-campus residence with roommates who were negative for the duration of her illness.  Off-campus...

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