Northeastern University Suspends 11 Students for Violating COVID-19 Rules

Northeastern dismisses 11 students for not following COVID-19 guidelines while refusing to return their $36,500 tuition

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Northeastern University announced Friday that they dismissed 11 of their first-year students. The students were allegedly found violating social distancing guidelines amid the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

The students were found together on Wednesday, Sept. 2, in a room at Boston’s Westin hotel, according to a memo that was posted on the school’s website.

Northeastern has dismissed 11 first-year students after they were discovered together in a room at the Westin Hotel in Boston on Wednesday night, in violation of university and public health protocols that prohibit crowded gatherings.”

The 11 students and their respective families were notified on Friday, Sept. 4, that the students had 24 hours to leave after being notified that they were no longer members of the Northeastern community for the remainder of the fall semester.

As a result of not following COVID-19 guidelines, the students were also required to take a COVID-19 test. The 11 students were also told that they have the right to contest their dismissal at an upcoming hearing.

Jahlil Rush

Jahlil Rush attends CUNY Baruch College in New York City. He is double majoring in journalism and digital communication while also double minoring in photography and film. The passion for journalism has always resided within him. He loves covering topics of all kinds, from politics to entertainment to even fashion and technology. When it comes to covering anything related to superheroes, video games and animation, he gets extra excited. One day he hopes to achieve his career Goal of becoming an ABC News National Correspondent and Photojournalist. Check out some of his work on Flickr and find him on Contently.

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