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Students express challenges of adapting to online classes

A student watches an online lecture while taking notes for his Sociology 101

class. To ensure the safety of students, the university has transitioned to online-
only classes for the remainder of the semester.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2020

Throughout the past few weeks, students have experienced many changes to their daily routines due to the COVID-19 outbreak. One of the biggest changes to which students have been adjusting is the transition from traditional face-to-face lectures to online-only classes. Students are now completing...

Pandemic affects businesses

As the entire country is following measures to prevent physical interaction, this process is affecting local businesses. The
stay-at-home order has required some local businesses to shut down.

Carter McComack, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2020

American companies are feeling the effects of the coronavirus limitations that are encouraging people to stay home and withdraw from leisurely outings. On March 22, Governor John Bel Edwards issued a mandatory stay-at-home order and forced the shutdown of all nonessential companies. Although this...

RAs staying to aid residents

RAs staying to aid residents

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2020

As part of the university’s effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, residential students were encouraged to move out and return home. University Housing remains open, and some resident assistants are still working to ensure the safety of their residents. Nicholas Efferson, sopho...

Education in isolation: School teachers are still spreading knowledge during global pandemic

While students complete coursework through online classes, buses and schools alike sit unused at Dutchtown High School.

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2020

On March 13, parents, teachers and students were notified of a state-wide closure of all Louisiana public schools until April 13. Since then, teachers have moved to online classroom settings and are teaching students remotely from their homes. University alumna and Southdowns Teacher of th...

Crime Log

Crime Log

March 29, 2020

Date/Time, Locations, and Nature of the Incident for the Crime Log are compiled by The Lion’s Roar from the Daily Crime and Fire Report provided by the University Police Department 3/8/2020 at 11:17 P.M. - North Oak Street - Driving While Intoxicated, Traffic Violations 3/9/2020 at 4:04 P.M. -...

Smitty Supply Inc. donates $250,000 to the university

Smitty Supply Inc. donates $250,000 to the university

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2020

A local business demonstrated their support for the university with a $250,000 donation aimed to help multiple programs. Smitty’s Supply Inc., a lubricant manufacturing and distributing company based in Roseland, La., made the contribution to benefit the university’s professional sales,...

SGA releases election application packets

The Student Government Association has released their application packets for all positions, including president, vice president, chief justice and senator positions. Applications will be submitted electronically since students are advised to stay off of campus for the remainder of the semester.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2020

Due to the outbreak and spread of COVID-19, many university faculty and staff are now working from home. In addition, all classes have been moved to online. Despite the transition to online classes for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, the Student Government Association has released the ele...

Pandemic leaves students facing financial struggle

As businesses have shut down due to the pandemic, many students have lost their job on both on-campus and off-campus locations.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2020

With the closures of bars, movie theaters, gyms and other establishments, university students are facing financial concerns as their jobs are put on hold. Economic repercussions are reflected in the number of people who have filed for unemployment. As reported by the U.S. Department of Labor on March...

Instructors’ perspectives on online transition

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, face-to-face classes are being delivered remotely. Face-to-face classes were cancelled from Friday, March 13 to Tuesday, March 17.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2020

University students, faculty and staff have had to adapt to daily changes in both their education and lifestyle. Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, university courses have transitioned to be 100% online, and campus residents have been advised and encouraged to go home if they are able. Lear...

The Wesley Foundation stands in for food pantry amid pandemic

With the Food Pantry in McGehee Hall being closed for the remainder of the semester, the Wesley Foundation will handle the distribution of perishable and non-perishable foods to university students.

Carter McComack, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2020

Since the effects of COVID-19 have reached the Southeastern community, Multicultural and International Student Affairs announced on March 19 that the Food Pantry in McGehee Hall will close for the remainder of the semester. Located on 307 W. Dakota St. in Hammond, the Wesley Foundation will be handling...

Master locksmith at Physical Plant receives Charles E. Dunbar Award

Cliff D Morgan was one of 12 recipients of the 2019 Charles E. Dunbar Jr. Career Service Award. The award recognizes selflessness and commitment to one’s work.

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2020

University employee Clifton Dean Morgan was one of 12 civil service employees to be presented with an annual award that recognized his contributions to the community. Morgan is a recipient of the 2019 Charles E. Dunbar Jr. Career Civil Service Award. The award recognizes selfless state and loca...

Sims Library director retires after 23 years

Library director Eric Johnson is retiring this semester after 23 years at the university. “I’m happy with what I’ve done over the years,” said Johnson.

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2020

After overseeing Sims Memorial Library for over two decades, the director is preparing to pass the torch.  Eric Johnson, director of Sims Memorial Library, is retiring this semester after 23 years at the university. The Connecticut native decided that after 55 years of working in libraries, he...

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