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BSU and NAACP present Fall Pop-Up Shop for student entrepreneurs

The university’s BSU and NAACP have partnered together to create a pop-up shop designed to highlight students with small businesses. The event will be held virtually Nov. 9-13 with an in-person event still in the works.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2020

In a time of economic uncertainty, student organizations have banded together to show support for students with small businesses. The Black Student Union and the university’s chapter of The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have collaborated to host the Fall Pop-Up Shop, an eve...

Students share why they are voting in November election

The last day to vote early for the Presidential election is Tuesday, Oct. 27. Citizens who want to vote early may do so in person at the parish registrar of voters office or other designated locations.

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2020

Election Day is approaching, and for many college students, this will be the first presidential election in which they are voting. Generation Z, the generation that makes up almost all currently-enrolled college students, is the most racially diverse generation, and more than half of the older members ...

Division of Administration & Finance welcomes three new assistant vice presidents

John Paul Domiano, assistance vice president for finance, Judy Bowles, assistant vice president for systems and Edwin Litolff, assistance vice president for operations.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2020

Effective Oct. 5, the Division of Administration and Finance implemented personnel changes for three assistant vice president positions, all of which are filled by university alumni. Judy Bowles, former assistant vice president for finance and budgets, now serves as the assistant vice president for ...

University receives accreditation status for sport management

Members of the sport management  program pose for a picture while on a field trip a Houston Astros baseball game.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2020

In late September, the university’s sport management undergraduate degree program received accreditation from the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation. The faculty members within the degree program applied for candidacy status with COSMA in 2012, and the accrediting body’s Board of Commiss...

Local vehicle burglary reminds students to lock their cars

Vehilce Burglary- Car Photo

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2020

On the night of Oct. 4, locals reported numerous vehicle burglaries in the Ponchatoula area. The Hammond Police Department linked the burglaries to university student Emily Candies, who was later taken into custody and booked for an outstanding felony warrant on Oct. 5. According to the press release...

Be informed about state and local elections

Campaign signs for local and state elections can be seen in yards and along roads across Hammond. Early voting for this year’s election began n Oct. 16.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2020

On Nov. 3, the U.S. General Election will commence. Though the presidential election is the most widely-known election occurring, there are several local elections in Louisiana that will also take place. Incumbent Republican Senator Bill Cassidy is running for re-election. Louisiana elects its senators t...

LION UP recovery program to host free Narcan training

The University Police Department officers are trained to administer Nalaxone, the nasal spray administration of the emergency opioid overdose treatment drug naloxone.

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2020

Every semester, the LION UP Recovery program hosts at least one Naloxone training for the Hammond community and students on campus. The University Counseling Center’s LION UP Recovery program is partnering up with the Opioid Mobile Response Team to host a free Naloxone training via Zoom on Oct. 2...

Fall 2020 sees increase in enrollment rate

With a total of 14,461 students enrolled for Fall 2020, the total number of full time students increased by 1.4% and the part time students increased by 1.4%.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2020

Despite COVID-19 altering the format of learning, students have shown to not be discouraged from enrolling in courses. The university has seen an increase in enrollment for the Fall 2020 semester, reporting a total of 14,461 students. Aime Anderson, a registrar, shared the main factor that has cont...

New equipment helps combat the spread of COVID-19 on campus

The troffer systems take the form of a drop-in light fixture. These have been installed in the exercise room in the REC. This area is considered higher risk for COVID-19 due to traffic flow and constant heavy breathing in the area.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2020

While social distancing guidelines and mandatory face coverings are still seen throughout campus, they are not the only ways the university is fighting the spread of COVID-19. Several new technologies have been installed in buildings around campus to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in the case of an ou...

Q&A with economics professor: Financial stress and COVID-19

The current economic strain caused by COVID-19 has impacted working college students. Some students have lost jobs that support their higher education.

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2020

American unemployment is facing historical lows, consumer confidence is dwindling and bankruptcy for commercial businesses is set to reach the highest it has been in the last 10 years. Yu Hsing, professor of economics, answered some questions about financial complications the pandemic is causing. What ...

Louisiana Department of Health releases COVID-19 cases by institution

Neal Browning receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, Monday, March 16, 2020, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. Browning is the second patient to receive the shot in the study.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2020

The Louisiana Department of Health has released data concerning the total number of COVID-19 cases for each institution of higher education in Louisiana. As of Oct. 7, Southeastern has a total of 78 reported cases among students who either live on campus or attend in-person classes. There are 18 ca...

Combatting the spread of COVID-19 with virtual final exams

Combatting the spread of COVID-19 with virtual final exams

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2020

Before the semester began, the university announced that students will be taking finals remotely during the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 4. This has raised concerns for many. Laura Latino, director of the Office of Testing, discussed their partnership with the Office of Accessibility Services for testing. “I...