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Alumni develop nation’s first digital driver’s license application

LA Wallet, developed by university alumni, is a digital driver's license application used in the state of Louisiana. Developers recently added a new license renewal feature due to the pandemic.

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2020

With over half a million users on iOS and Android platforms, LA Wallet is the nation’s first digital driver's license app, designed by university alumni. LA Wallet is an app that allows people to have a digital version of their driver’s license and has recently added a license renewal feature fo...

Nation-wide enrollment trend raises budgetary concerns

With the majority of the university's operating budget coming from student tuition and fees, the university is concerned that the expected nation-wide drop in enrollment will affect the university as well.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2020

As universities across Louisiana have begun to consider plans to reopen in the fall, educational leaders and state lawmakers have brought up concerns about budgetary impacts that have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to the New York Times article “After Coronavirus, Colleges Worry: Wi...

Hammond protests the death of George Floyd

Hammond community members protest the death of George Floyd. The protest started at Hammond City Court Clerk and ended at the Hammond Police Department.

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

June 4, 2020

Following the death of George Floyd under police custody, protests sprung from across the nation demanding justice for Floyd and many other African Americans who have died due to police brutality. One such protest took place on Monday, June 1 at 9 a.m. starting at the Hammond City Court Clerk and...

Professor holds position in National Accreditation Commission

Professor holds position in National Accreditation Commission

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

In addition to serving as a teacher on campus, a computer science professor will be shouldering additional responsibility in an accreditation board outside of campus. Lu Yuan, an occupational, safety, health and environment professor and certified safety specialist, has been appointed to the Accreditation...

Kinesiology department under a new leadership

Kinesiology department under a new leadership

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2020

Housed within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies welcomed a new department head earlier this semester. Prior to coming to Southeastern, Charity Bryan held multiple positions at other universities across the south, including Kennesaw State University,...

Sales students come first in an annual nationwide virtual role play competition

Sales students come first in an annual nationwide virtual role play competition

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2020

Business students nationwide participated in an annual sales competition to see who would become the top seller in speed selling and role play. On March 27-30, Kennesaw State University’s Center for Professional Selling hosted the 22nd Annual National Collegiate Sales Competition. More than 75 unive...

COVID-19 vaccine: a work in progress

COVID-19 vaccine: a work in progress

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2020

On April 23 in Oxford, England, Europe’s first human trial of the coronavirus vaccine began. This vaccine, along with many others currently being in development around the globe, is the start of a race to find a cure for the coronavirus. According to an article published by BBC News, more than 800 ...

Gov. Edwards lifts stay-at-home order, moves to phase one of reopening

Governor John Bel Edwards ordered a stay-at-home order on March 22 that directed residents to limit movement from their houses beyond essential needs. On May 11, Edwards announced the first phase of reopening begining May 15.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2020

Governor John Bel Edwards announced that Louisiana will be lifting the stay-at-home order on Friday, May 15 and will be moving to phase one of reopening based on the White House’s Guidelines for Opening Up America Again.  After examining downward trends of hospitalizations and new cases per capi...

‘#LionUpTuesday’ giveaways continue

‘#LionUpTuesday’ giveaways continue

Carter McComack, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2020

Dean of Students Dr. Gabe Willis has been actively engaging the student body during this time of social distancing. Willis has brought back his giveaways in honor of #LionUpTuesday through platforms like Twitter and Instagram. On March 25 and April 21, Willis announced on Twitter and Instagram that he...

Coronavirus, air pollution and climate change

Coronavirus, air pollution and climate change

Josh Archote, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2020

Due to sharp reductions in air and car travel and industrial activity, the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a decline in the burning of fossil fuels and carbon emissions, leading to a significant decrease in air pollution around the globe. With 3.4 million infections and over 200,000 deaths, the pand...

Faculty and staff to obtain new Southeastern Forever Parking Tag

A special parking tag will be issued to faculty and staff who choose to participate in the payroll deduction plan for the upcoming fall and spring semesters. The tag will permit them to park in Faculty/Staff parking spots all around campus.

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

May 5, 2020

Full-time faculty and staff members who opt into the payroll deduction plan for the upcoming fall and spring semesters will be offered the Southeastern Forever parking tag. The hang tag will not have an expiration date, and the employee can use it as long as they are enrolled in the payroll deduct...

Students with loved ones in the medical field forced to make additional adjustments

Students with family members in health care have had to make more adjustments to their lives, taking additional safety measures and being distanced from their loved ones.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

May 5, 2020

Throughout the past several weeks, students have been forced to stay at home with their families as Louisiana responds to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Some students with parents in the medical profession have had to make additional adjustments. On March 22, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a stay-at-ho...

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