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Northeastern U. Dismisses 11 Students for Violating Coronavirus Rules, Won’t Refund $36K Tuition

Northeastern U. Dismisses 11 Students for Violating Coronavirus Rules, Won’t Refund $36K Tuition

“The students were caught at the Westin Hotel, which is being used as a temporary dormitory this semester, on Wednesday night without masks and not social distancing”

This is a lawsuit just waiting to happen. Can you even imagine being the parents of these students?

The Boston Globe reports:

Northeastern dismisses 11 first-year students for partying. They won’t get their $36,500 tuition back

Northeastern University has dismissed 11 first-year students after they were caught violating social distancing rules, the school announced Friday, the latest and most aggressive attempt to prevent the pandemic from disrupting plans to return to Boston’s campuses this fall.

The students were caught at the Westin Hotel, which is being used as a temporary dormitory this semester, on Wednesday night without masks and not social distancing, according to university spokeswoman Renata Nyul.

The dismissed students will not be allowed to take courses from home this semester but will be permitted to return in the spring, Nyul said. They were part of a special one-semester program for freshmen that was prepaid and cost $36,500. That money will not be refunded.

The students were asked to move out immediately, be tested for COVID-19, enter quarantine if they test positive, and then leave. Their university housing payments will not be refunded, per university rules.

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Wait a minute…presumably, all students underwent required testing prior to being admitted to the school in the first place (and tested negative for the Kung Flu). So if this was essentially a dorm party, every one at the party would likewise have tested negative. From whom are they supposed to catch the cooties? And barring them from class and kicking them out of the dorm and keeping their tuition and dorm fees? Yeah, litigation to follow. Those knowledgeable, please help me understand.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Idonttweet. | September 6, 2020 at 11:52 pm

    Democrat Party College Administrators (97 percent donated to Dem politicians) are drunk on dictatorship powers and spending other people’s money.

They didn’t “Heed the Pack”. They caught a pack of ’em in a room, and they expelled them all!

let’s start by acknowledging that northeastern’s academic market ranking is third rate in the best of times, so by all rights it should be acutely aware of its precarious outlook and do its utmost to safeguard its reputation. its only claim to any fame is its boston location. it attracts undistinguished students from abroad and the u.s. whose major goal is say that they studied in boston. now cut off from its lucrative supply of moneyed foreigners, it must face even stiffer competition in a shrinking demographic of domestic students constrained by a tanking economy and overbearing lockdowns. what does n.u. do when faced with 18 year olds acting their age? not only does it expel them, n.u. also pockets their $36,000. why anyone would ever consider attending n.u. in the future is beyond me. a harvard might emerge with its market reputation intact from such arrogant behavior, but a northeastern? i am not at all promoting the harvards. most u.s. universities are ill managed by self dealing, overbearing, p.c. bureaucrats; northeastern just offers the latest and saddest example.

    joplinoz in reply to jstert. | September 8, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    Their most famous graduate being AOC, the squad leader, a Congresswoman with 20 months of no leadership under her belt other than leading us to socialism and losing billions of dollars and thousands of jobs to her constituents in the Bronx/Queens.

I agree with the University Administration on this. There is the possibility that a student tests negative, but becomes contagious (but symptom free) a few days later. Just because everyone tests negative when they arrive does not mean that they aren’t spreading COVID-19. (Hence, the need for a 14-day quarantine.)

It is also a matter of personal honesty. If you sign a contract promising to take certain steps, and break it, why should the University trust you about telling the truth to a contact tracer or even not cheating on your exams? Either you are a person of your word or you are not. This is a valuable lesson worth more than the $36K price tag that the student paid to learn it.

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