FROM THE FRONT LINES

Explore how Northeastern is responding to the global pandemic.

How to stay safe as coronavirus restrictions are lifted

How to stay safe as coronavirus restrictions are lifted

Is the mask really necessary? What is the safest way to see my friends and family? Can I get a ... read more

COVID-19–Same ventilator. Different shortage.

COVID-19–Same ventilator. Different shortage.

At the beginning of the pandemic, the U.S. faced a lack of ventilators. But now, another ... read more

‘We have to treat everybody as though they have it’

‘We have to treat everybody as though they have it’

Many Northeastern students in healthcare have been working at Boston-area hospitals throughout ... read more

How will the pandemic change cities?

How will the pandemic change cities?

BERLIN—Pop-up bike lanes and grassroots efforts to turn mostly empty parking lots and ... read more

Unemployed in the pandemic? Here’s how to start your own business.

Unemployed in the pandemic? Here’s how to start your own business.

An organization headed by J.D. LaRock, a professor of the practice in Northeastern’s doctor of ... read more

Here’s one way to thank frontline workers

Here’s one way to thank frontline workers

Northeastern graduate Ariella Sharf is part of a team that created 6FTCloser, a website that ... read more

Homeless populations have been hit hard by COVID-19. She’s stepping in to help.

Homeless populations have been hit hard by COVID-19. She’s stepping in to help.

Sarah Calnan, a nursing student at Northeastern, works at the Boston Hope Medical Center, a ... read more

They chose to stay and fight

They chose to stay and fight

At a time when many of us are being advised to keep our distance, dozens of Northeastern ... read more

‘We couldn’t have imagined a better partner’

‘We couldn’t have imagined a better partner’

When City of Boston officials got news that a donor was sending an 18-wheeler full of art ... read more

The person walking past you isn’t wearing a mask. What should you say?

The person walking past you isn’t wearing a mask. What should you say?

It’s best to avoid hostility and communicate with empathy when it comes to helping people ... read more

The coronavirus might have weak spots. Machine learning could help find them.

The coronavirus might have weak spots. Machine learning could help find them.

What makes SARS-CoV-2 so infectious? The answer is in its proteins. Mary Jo Ondrechen and Penny read more

‘A network is crucial to describe how infectious disease spreads, and this is what we do’

‘A network is crucial to describe how infectious disease spreads, and this is what we do’

Alessandro Vespignani, director of the Network Science Institute and Sternberg Family ... read more

Covid-19 – The people left behind as life moves onlines

Covid-19 – The people left behind as life moves onlines

You are reading this—and can order groceries or take online classes—because of the internet. ... read more

‘Zoom fatigue’ is real. Here’s why you’re feeling it, and what you can do about it.

‘Zoom fatigue’ is real. Here’s why you’re feeling it, and what you can do about it.

Video calls have become a crucial way to stay in touch from afar, but they can be exhausting. ... read more

Here’s how to fight COVID-19 from your kitchen

Here’s how to fight COVID-19 from your kitchen

Now more than ever, keeping your food from spoiling is essential, says Darin Detwiler, an ... read more

Could a new tool for diabetes patients solve the problem of coronavirus testing?

Could a new tool for diabetes patients solve the problem of coronavirus testing?

Ming L. Wang, distinguished professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been ... read more

How will the economy bounce back?

How will the economy bounce back?

How well, and how quickly, state and federal economies recover from the COVID-19 crisis has ... read more

Nurses are taking care of COVID-19 patients. Who’s taking care of the nurses?

Nurses are taking care of COVID-19 patients. Who’s taking care of the nurses?

Maria van Pelt, dean of the School of Nursing and a certified registered nurse anesthetist who ... read more

‘This is a new endeavor; this is a new horizon for us’

‘This is a new endeavor; this is a new horizon for us’

To the people on the front lines of this crisis, the Northeastern community is with you: ... read more

COVID-19 – How medicine can keep up

COVID-19 – How medicine can keep up

"As COVID-19 cases in the U.S. start to peak, some healthcare facilities are overwhelmed by the read more

Will contact-tracing apps infringe on data privacy? Germany may soon find out.

Will contact-tracing apps infringe on data privacy? Germany may soon find out.

Contact-tracing apps, such as the one being developed in Germany, could be a way to control the read more

US public is ‘firmly opposed’ to reopening the economy immediately

US public is ‘firmly opposed’ to reopening the economy immediately

A majority of people in the U.S. want to continue physical distancing measures, even as the ... read more

COVID-19 – No work, essential work, and what they have in common

COVID-19 – No work, essential work, and what they have in common

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, is it better to work or collect unemployment benefits? ... read more

Would stronger anti-trust laws have prevented shortages of ventilators and hospital beds?

Would stronger anti-trust laws have prevented shortages of ventilators and hospital beds?

Rampant corporate acquisitions and public policy failures have left the United States ... read more

‘We’re the youngest people out there’

‘We’re the youngest people out there’

From hunting down protective gowns to comforting those too weak to speak, Northeastern students read more

Giving Energy to Those Who Need it Most

Giving Energy to Those Who Need it Most

Eat Your Coffee is donating their caffeinated energy snacks to healthcare workers on the front ... read more

THE CORONAVIRUS WAS IN THE US IN JANUARY. WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND HOW WE MISSED IT.

THE CORONAVIRUS WAS IN THE US IN JANUARY. WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND HOW WE MISSED IT.

SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, was already circulating in major U.S. cities, read more

Distanced, but connected

Distanced, but connected

While many of us are away from the Boston campus, essential staff are still working on campus ... read more

Herd immunity isn’t the answer to COVID-19

Herd immunity isn’t the answer to COVID-19

Herd immunity is the idea that a disease can’t spread through a population once a large enough ... read more

COVID-19–A preview of worse diseases to come

COVID-19–A preview of worse diseases to come

COVID-19 has shown how vulnerable we are to a virus; in the future, will we be prepared to ... read more

Facing a layoff during the pandemic? Two alumni are here to help.

Facing a layoff during the pandemic? Two alumni are here to help.

Drew D'Agostino, DMSB'13, and Greg Skloot, DMSB'12, founded Crystal, a professional personality read more

Why are supply chains breaking down?

Why are supply chains breaking down?

Because of efficient international trade, companies get the supplies they need on demand—no ... read more

COVID-19 threatened his company. He fought back from his garage

COVID-19 threatened his company. He fought back from his garage

Russ Layton’s, E'98, garage in suburban Boston has been outfitted with two industrial laser ... read more

COVID-19 has shut down many blood drives. Northeastern came to rescue on this one

COVID-19 has shut down many blood drives. Northeastern came to rescue on this one

Kathy Alegria, BHS'97, the Red Cross district manager for donor services recruitment, graduated read more

Resurgence In the Fall? A Coronavirus Forecast

Resurgence In the Fall? A Coronavirus Forecast

From WBZ Boston: Samual Scarpino and Alessandro Vespignani of Northeastern's Network Science ... read more

This family business shifted gears to protect people on the front lines of COVID-19

This family business shifted gears to protect people on the front lines of COVID-19

Lacerta Group., a Mansfield Mass. based producer of plastic packaging has shifted it's ... read more

People who might have COVID-19 are benefiting from virtual healthcare–Everyone else may, too

People who might have COVID-19 are benefiting from virtual healthcare–Everyone else may, too

Hospitals and doctors’ offices across the United States are offering to screen patients ... read more

Time is precious. Drugs are, too. How can hospitals make the most of both ot battle Covid-19?

Time is precious. Drugs are, too. How can hospitals make the most of both ot battle Covid-19?

To prepare for an influx of patients in the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals should strive to cut ... read more

From Delivery Bikes to Face Shields, how Coaster Cycles is reinventing itself, temporarily

From Delivery Bikes to Face Shields, how Coaster Cycles is reinventing itself, temporarily

COVID-19 forced Northeastern graduate Ben Morris to stop manufacturing three-wheeled cycles. ... read more

Here’s why Covid-19 panic makes you want to stock up on toilet paper

Here’s why Covid-19 panic makes you want to stock up on toilet paper

Alexander DePaoli, associate professor of marketing. DePaoli researches the ways emotions ... read more

Litmus – Covid-19: How disease grows when doctor-patient relationships shrink

Litmus – Covid-19: How disease grows when doctor-patient relationships shrink

Patients used to have stronger relationships with their primary care doctors, and the lack of ... read more

We’ll never forget spending so much time together

We’ll never forget spending so much time together

We’re in a time of crisis, but it is also a time of opportunities to help your kids get along ... read more

Northeastern waives standardized testing requirements for 2021-22 applicants

Northeastern waives standardized testing requirements for 2021-22 applicants

Northeastern University will allow prospective students for the 2021-22 academic year to apply ... read more

Former Northeastern Women’s Hockey player Kendall Coyne Schofield, AMD’16, MS’17 impacts Chicago community

Former Northeastern Women’s Hockey player Kendall Coyne Schofield, AMD’16, MS’17 impacts Chicago community

Kendall Coyne Schofield, AMD'16, MS'17 operates the Schofield Family Foundation with her ... read more

Helping local first responders stay healthy

Helping local first responders stay healthy

MusclePharm–a nutritional and sports supplement company founded by Ryan Drexler, AMD'93–is ... read more

Northeastern models are helping shape US COVID-19 policy

Northeastern models are helping shape US COVID-19 policy

Northeastern researchers are part of the network of teams creating models to advise the Trump ... read more

He’s preparing the ER for a surge of COVID-19 patients. There’s nowhere else he’d rather be

He’s preparing the ER for a surge of COVID-19 patients. There’s nowhere else he’d rather be

Every night at 8 p.m., as many of us are winding down for the evening, Abhishek Mogili pulls a ... read more

Sophie Gechijian, SSH’16, founder of f(x) foods donates one nutrtion bar for every bar purchased to the Greater Boston Food Bank.

Sophie Gechijian, SSH’16, founder of f(x) foods donates one nutrtion bar for every bar purchased to the Greater Boston Food Bank.

From the Concord Journal: “During this challenging time amidst the COVID19 crisis, we would ... read more

Public health authorities need help responding to COVID-19. Students are answering the call—by picking up the phone

Public health authorities need help responding to COVID-19. Students are answering the call—by picking up the phone

Northeastern students Cassandra Dechaine and Magda Pankowska have full course loads and ... read more

Pantyhose? Toilet paper? Coffee filters? Which materials make the best masks?

Pantyhose? Toilet paper? Coffee filters? Which materials make the best masks?

Questions about how to make homemade face masks that will seal your nose from the novel ... read more

SHE’S PROVIDING SECURITY IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

SHE’S PROVIDING SECURITY IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

On co-op as a public security officer at Boston Medical Center, criminal justice major Annie ... read more

THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS LEFT HOSPITALS SHORT OF MASKS. THIS FAMILY IS RALLYING TO HELP

THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS LEFT HOSPITALS SHORT OF MASKS. THIS FAMILY IS RALLYING TO HELP

Northeastern student Hannah Rosenblatt and her family have turned their home into a veritable ... read more

NORTHEASTERN OPENS BOSTON RESIDENCE HALL TO FIRST RESPONDERS ON FRONT LINES OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

NORTHEASTERN OPENS BOSTON RESIDENCE HALL TO FIRST RESPONDERS ON FRONT LINES OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

To address the increased need for safe places to stay for first responders on the front lines ... read more

Glen Giovanucci, DMSB’83, pivoting the meet the needs of the pandemic

Glen Giovanucci, DMSB’83, pivoting the meet the needs of the pandemic

G-Form, a manufacture of protective athletic equipment has shifted production in their Rhode ... read more

Alum Shaun Tomson, MS’15,  shares “The Code” in a virtual session to help families find hope, strength and resilience in the age of Covid-19

Alum Shaun Tomson, MS’15, shares “The Code” in a virtual session to help families find hope, strength and resilience in the age of Covid-19

Shaun Thomson, MA'15, was a world champion surfer who wrote a book titled "The Code" which is a read more

FRONTLINE DONATIONS

FRONTLINE DONATIONS

Frontline Donations is a charity drive, created by Alexandra, AMD'10, and Gina, AMD'15, Garcia, read more

How the Coronavirus Outbreak Has Reshaped U.S. Education Overnight

How the Coronavirus Outbreak Has Reshaped U.S. Education Overnight

“There are a few basic principles of distance learning and a number of best practices when it ... read more

Seth Cooper, Asst. Prof. in Khoury College is lead designer of the game “FoldIt”

Seth Cooper, Asst. Prof. in Khoury College is lead designer of the game “FoldIt”

From "FastCompany" Foldit uses puzzle gameplay to crowdsource solutions that have a real world ... read more

ON THE FRONT LINES OF COVID-19 WITH COS ALUMNA DR. ALI WALLACE

ON THE FRONT LINES OF COVID-19 WITH COS ALUMNA DR. ALI WALLACE

Dr. Ali Wallace ’13 works as a Pediatric Resident Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. ... read more

SHE WENT LOOKING FOR THREE PEOPLE TO SEW SURGICAL MASKS. SHE FOUND 3,000

SHE WENT LOOKING FOR THREE PEOPLE TO SEW SURGICAL MASKS. SHE FOUND 3,000

Hannah Rosenblatt and her siblings—none of whom can do much sewing themselves—engaged a string ... read more

NETWORK SCIENTISTS IDENTIFY 40 NEW DRUGS TO TEST AGAINST COVID-19

NETWORK SCIENTISTS IDENTIFY 40 NEW DRUGS TO TEST AGAINST COVID-19

Northeastern researchers have identified 40 new potential drugs that could treat COVID-19. The read more