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Math lab continues to help students using virtual tutoring services

Sophomore criminal justice major Alyssa Dagostino uses YouTube for her tutoring service provided by the Mathematics Tutoring Lab. Since going to an online only format, the lab is continuing to assist students.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2020

Since the transition to online classes, faculty and student workers have had to change from their normal working environments to remote ones. The mathematics department is still trying to assist students with any problems through the Mathematics Tutoring Lab. Student workers of the Math Lab have had...

University addresses financial aid errors

An error at the university Financial Aid office has resulted in the inaccurate dispersal of aid to students, causing an overpayment of more than $550,000. The university addressed the financial errors and plans to strengthen internal controls to prevent any future mishaps.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2020

The state auditor’s office recently released a report revealing that the university’s financial aid department inaccurately dispensed aid to students due to a flaw in the system, resulting in an overpayment of more than $550,000. Released in March 2020, the report covered findings from the period...

Student tests positive for COVID-19

Student tests positive for COVID-19

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2020

A campus notice was sent to the university community stating that a resident of Taylor Hall has tested positive for COVID -19. According to the Student Notice’s mass email, the student is believed to not have been on campus since March 21. The university is currently working with regional health...

When you’re on your own, we are there with you

When you're on your own, we are there with you

Editorial

March 31, 2020

The Lion’s Roar has joined with the Louisiana Press Association and newspapers around the nation with a special front page showing support for our community, and our country, in the battle against coronavirus. As the United States faces the worst public health crisis in a generation, we want you to ...

North Oaks Hospital preparing for COVID-19

Along with a shortage in personal protective equipment, North Oaks is also experiencing a critically low blood supply. According to Melanie Zaffuto, North Oaks’ public relations coordinator, the hospital has tested hundreds of patients for the coronavirus using an outside reference lab.

Josh Archote, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2020

North Oaks Health System, a community hospital organization, has made several efforts to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic and prepare for a potential onslaught of new patients. As COVID-19 puts a strain on resources for healthcare facilities, North Oaks Hospital in Hammond is preparing to tr...

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...

Parents face new challenges with school, work and home

DSA staff member Lorraine Peppo puts her 2-year-old son, Jacob, down for a nap as she also works from home remotely. Many faculty, staff and students of the university are finding themselves unexpectedly juggling parental duties at the same time they attempt to manage academic or professional responsibilities from home.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2020

As many continue to face changes in their daily routines, much of the campus population must now learn to balance work and home life differently. Many teachers and students at the university have children of various ages who are also experiencing the temporary closures of schools due to the pandemic....

Fremin and Hayes disappointed, seasons ends early

Since the NCAA authorized a dead period for all sports, there will not be a champion in any spring sports.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2020

After the National Collegiate Athletic Association, otherwise known as the NCAA, suspended all spring sports effective immediately through April 15, the university’s athletic programs had to make drastic changes.  The NCAA authorized a dead period for all sports, spanning across all three divi...

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...

Governor announces stay-at-home order

Governor announces stay-at-home order

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2020

On March 22, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statewide Stay at Home order that went  into effect March 23 at 5 p.m. to further combat the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana. “In Louisiana, we have taken aggressive measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve; however, this is no...

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