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UL System to empower adults to finish college education

Adults with some college credit but no degree, have been out of college for at least two years and reside in Louisiana can use Compete LA to enroll in courses at a discounted tuition rate and to find the quickest path to graduation.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2020

The university is participating in a program created to assist Louisiana adults with returning to college and completing their bachelor’s degrees. Compete LA is powered by the University of Louisiana System and was originally launched in 2019. This year, the initiative announced the introduction o...

CDC announces temporary halt in residential evictions

University Apartments, located on W University Avenue near the University Center, is home to several students. Residents of apartment complexes all across the country were facing eviction following the economic struggles that many families faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the CDC has banned landlords from evicting their tennants through the end of this year as an attempt to further prevent the spread of the virus.

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2020

Following Hurricanes Marco and Laura, residents in Louisiana expressed concerns over a predicted surge of eviction notices.  As of Sept. 4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has banned residential evictions to prevent further spread of COVID-19. “It comes just as housing advocates in L...

Buy rings from Balfour

Staff Reports

September 16, 2020

The university Alumni Center will be organizing “Ring Days with Balfour” in collaboration with Balfour Company to provide seniors an opportunity to buy rings. The ring sales is scheduled to be held at the University Bookstore on Monday, Sept. 21 and Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ol...

Cardinal Newman becomes designated building for residential students with COVID-19

The on-campus residence building Cardinal Newman Hall is currently being used as the designated quarantine area for students who have contracted COVID-19. The dorm building is located on the corner of West Dakota Street and North Pine Street.

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2020

Cardinal Newman Hall, a co-ed residence hall located on West Dakota Street, houses approximately 96 residents each year. However, this year is different. Starting in the Fall 2020 semester, Cardinal Newman Hall became the designated building where residential students who test positive for COVID-19 resid...

COVID-19 testing is available at the University Health Center

A brochure at the University Health Center explains how students can use the telemedical appointment service to test for the coronavirus. Students can also pick up a free mask from the health center.

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2020

The university has made COVID-19 testing available at the University Health Center and set up  protocols in order to safely test students as fast and efficiently as possible. In order to get tested with the UHC, students need to make a telemedicine/virtual appointment online on the University Health...

Students and faculty share their experiences dealing with the coronavirus

The Roomie poster in the University Health Center has a mask on. According to the university, as of Sept. 4, a total of 35 students tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Brynn Lundy and Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporters

September 14, 2020

Ever since its arrival in the United States in January, the coronavirus has impacted the daily lives of many people, including those within the campus community. Prior to the start of the fall semester, several students and faculty contracted COVID-19 and were required to quarantine. Sam Englehart, a ...

University prepares for Hurricane Sally

University prepares for Hurricane Sally

Staff Reports

September 13, 2020

In anticipation of an upcoming storm, the university announced that effective immediately, the Academic Continuity Plan has switched from “monitor” to “remote” status. The Academic Continuity Plan explains that under the “remote” phase, faculty will communicate plans to students or dire...

Louisiana to move into phase three

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that even though Louisiana will move to phase three, CDC guidelines and safety protocols will still remain in place.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2020

The state of Louisiana is set to move on to phase three starting Friday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced during a news conference on Thursday, Sept. 10. With a plan to reveal more information on Friday, Sept. 11, Edwards explained that he made this decision based on a positive trend in COVID-19 data....

Student Accessibility Services offers mask accommodations for differently-abled students

Clear masks and face shields are available through the Office of Student Accessibility Services in Tinsley Hall. Students must provide documentation of a disability in order to receive a Face Covering Exemption Card

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter

September 8, 2020

With the recent university mandates, differently-abled students may have issues navigating campus and their classes. Due to certain health conditions, wearing a face mask for long periods of time could pose difficulties for some students. The university has released a Face Mask/Coverings Exemption P...

University to report confirmed cases of COVID-19

University to report confirmed cases of COVID-19

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2020

The Louisiana Department of Health will begin collecting data from public colleges and universities across the state regarding positive cases of COVID-19. The university sent out a Faculty/Staff notice on Sept. 4 that included the number of cases that have been reported so far.  According to ...

OSE director shares screen with Jamie Foxx in Netflix film

OSE director Marjorie Parker speaks to the audience during the 2019 DSA Convocation ceremony.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2020

University staff members have many passions outside of their nine to fives, some of which include starring in Netflix films. Marjorie Parker, director of student engagement, shared the screen with Jamie Foxx in the new Netflix movie “Project Power.” The New Orleans based film trended number one...

University releases guidelines for campus event registration

University releases guidelines for campus event registration

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2020

Now that the fall semester is underway, campus life can begin again. The university will allow campus activities to take place and has released guidelines for student organizations and departments on how to adapt to current measures and register events. These guidelines adhere to existing measures adopt...