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Photos of the year

2020 was a year unlike any other, and Northeastern’s photographers worked tirelessly to capture it all—including new milestones for Northeastern, life during the COVID-19 pandemic, and cutting-edge research. So, take one last look back before turning toward 2021.

Northeastern women’s hockey team won both the Beanpot and the Hockey East Championship before their season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern, partners with David and Barbara Roux to announce the official launch of the Roux Institute at Northeastern, an innovation hub of cutting-edge research and lifelong learning in Portland, Maine. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Scenes from Northeastern's Vancouver campus. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
A student crosses the pedestrian bridge that connects the Fenway and Roxbury neighborhoods of Boston. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern
A passerby’s umbrella lends a splash of color to the austere cityscape of the pedestrian bridge and Snell Engineering Center. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Graduate Ahmad Zameli works at his company Evergreens on Northeastern's Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Northeastern’s massive operation to test thousands of people regularly and quickly will be a crucial surveillance tool to promote the safety of everyone on the Boston campus and in its surrounding communities. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Students walk though Northeastern's Boston campus. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Spending a beautiful morning on Centennial Common? Maggie Scavella, who studies nursing, is on board. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Northeastern students Thomas Cava and Evelyn Goroza are caring for COVID-19 patients, many of whom are critically ill, while on co-op at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Protecting the pack means wearing a mask, keeping a safe distance, and washing your hands—and Northeastern’s doing it in style. Staying safe has never looked so good. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
A sunny Boston morning bathes the William E. Carter Playground in a swathes of gold. The transformation of the park was a 2018 collaboration between Northeastern and the city of Boston. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Forward Alexis Hill practices with the Northeastern women’s basketball team at Solomon Court. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
A brand-new coronavirus testing facility on Northeastern’s Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, will help the university’s efforts to keep its community and surrounding neighborhoods safe with extensive testing of students, faculty, and staff. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Here are some fall campus scenes from the Roux Institute at Northeastern University in Portland, Maine. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
A student walks past #ProtectThePackNU signage on the steps outside Ell Hall on Aug. 25, 2020. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Caroline Roche, a graduate students in the doctor of nursing practice nurse anesthesia program, learns basic anesthesia skills from preceptor Michael Butera during a clinical teaching lab in the Behrakis Center. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Questions about how to make homemade face masks abound. Loretta Fernandez, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is starting to get some answers. Photo illustration by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Members of the Northeastern baseball team practice following health and safety guidelines at Parsons Field. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Incoming freshman Christopher Suplice has Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy, a condition that has left him mostly blind. His experience has motivated him to use computer science to create technology for people with visual impairments, like himself. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Nursing students Alyson Dahlberg, top, and Hannah Terry, bottom, served co-ops at Sturdy Memorial Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are among the 50 Northeastern students who are on co-op at Boston-area hospitals. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Tulips bloom outside Egan Research Center on the Boston campus, as droplets fall from a nearby water fountain. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Northeastern student Jeriyla Kamau-Weng conducts research at the Marine Science Center in Nahant. Kamau-Weng has recently become active with the #BlackinSTEM movement on Twitter. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Alessandro Vespignani, Director of the Network Science Institute and Sternberg Family distinguished university professor of physics, computer sciences, and health science at Northeastern University. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Even Jef Aérosol’s artwork is helping to protect the pack this year. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Huskies celebrate their 5-4 double-overtime win over Boston University. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern, has a conversation with six students from a healthy distance in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Gohan a six-month-old husky, is seen at Snell Quad. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Hongli Zhu, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, has created a bio-inspired membrane using wood-derived nanofibers for large-scale batteries. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Frank Cutitta, a lecturer at Northeastern, survived 40 days in a coma. He believes COVID-19 experiences like his could lead to better conditions for patients in future. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
At dusk, Northeastern’s Boston campus shined bright with blue lights to honor essential workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
A student walks past a stretch of wall behind Snell Library adorned with splashes of red and gold ivy. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Allie Fenlon, a student of health sciences, signs into her virtual classroom from the comfort of a hammock on Centennial Common. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Doctoral students Devyesh Rana and John Biswakarma use fluorescent nanoparticles to simulate droplets carrying the coronavirus while testing protective face mask materials in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Students enjoy summer on campus while complying with public health guidelines. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Graduate students Suzanne Stasiak and Ryan Jamieson are part of a team of researchers studying how smooth muscle cells in the human airway behave to trigger asthma. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Katrina Makayan, who studies journalism, gives her mother, Vera Makayan, a goodbye hug before moving into West Village. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Technicians from the Starlight Aerial Productions Drone Team prepare for the Convocation drone show on Carter Field. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
A student wearing a mask rides a scooter by the Columbus Parking Garage on the Boston campus. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Fall foliage shines brightly on campus near the Veteran’s Memorial. Photos by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
Domenic Corey teaches Emergency Medical Technician Training at the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, and is also a shift commander at Brewster Ambulance Service. Photos by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Underneath a spiral of steps, a student works on the first floor of the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

 

 

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