In March, Northwestern students’ lives turned upside down. As the COVID-19 pandemic reached the United States, it upended the norms of college life: Dorms turned to childhood bedrooms, lecture halls to Zoom calls, bustling social lives to isolation
Six months later, some students returned to campus for the first time. As they stepped foot in Evanston, though, they brought with them uncertainties and challenges of living through these historic times.
Unmasked tells the story of Northwestern’s second quarter in the COVID-19 pandemic. Each story deciphers Northwestern administration’s actions and policy decisions, from testing protocols to our relationship with the Evanston community.
Even now, the pandemic rages on, more deadly than ever before. We can’t be sure what another quarter will bring — but we can learn from the events of this fall.
-- MICHAEL KORSH & ELISE HANNUM