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University in talks to reopen in fall

University in talks to reopen in fall

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2020

As Governor John Bel Edwards continues to relax restrictions, the university has announced that it plans to resume in-person classes and campus operations in the fall semester. Dr. John L. Crain, university president, made the announcement in a video released on May 14. In the video, he noted tha...

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...

The Pennington Student Activity Center hosts trial runs for reopening

Participants practice social distancing during the trial sessions run by the Pennington Student Activity Center. All individuals were asked to wear masks, clean after use and stay six feet apart from one another.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2020

The Pennington Student Activity Center has begun to prepare for its reopening in the fall, hosting a series of trial runs to determine the most efficient way to keep members safe while active. The last trial event was held on Thursday, June 4 at 11:30 a.m. with a maximum of 16 people in attendance.  S...

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...

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 ...

Remembering Grammy-winning American cellist, Lynn Harrell

Harrell poses with university students after a masterclass in Daniel Cassin's studio.

Carter McComack, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2020

On Monday, April 27, Lynn Harrell, an American cellist, passed away. Over the course of his nearly six-decade career, Harrell performed and instructed internationally. In addition to two Grammy Awards for Best Chamber Music Performance, he was awarded the inaugural Avery Fisher Prize and the Piatigorsky Awar...

Seniors share feelings about their final year

Last semester’s commencement ceremony proceeded with no knowledge of what was to come the following semester. The university notified Spring 2020 graduates that commencement will be postponed and no longer be held in May due to the current social limitations.

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2020

For many graduating seniors, their final semester as a student at the university has been unusual.  On March 26, students were notified via a student notice email that the Spring Commencement ceremony would be moved from May 16 to a date in late summer that has yet to be determined.  There was a...

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...

Library maintains engagement off campus

Sims Memorial Library has the guide “Using Sims Library during COVID-19 closure” available for students. The guide contains information on accessing databases, including 40 temporary resources provided by database vendors, course reserves, research help and other information.

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

May 5, 2020

Although the building is closed, the Sims Memorial Library is operating virtually to ensure that students get the help and resources they need for their classes. During the stay-at-home order, the library has continued to maintain its  24/7 online chat assistance. Eric Johnson, library director, expla...

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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