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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.
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...

Keeping busy while staying at home

Keeping busy while staying at home
March 28, 2020

As the switch to online learning has begun, many students around the world are finding themselves stuck at home with nothing to do, myself included. However, I’ve found a few tips that have so far helped...

Southland Conference to re-evaluate spring competition on March 30

Southland Conference to re-evaluate spring competition on March 30
March 27, 2020

As the university continues to transition to online classes and remote learning, the university’s sports teams have had to make many changes as well. As of March 14, the Southland Conference “cancelled...

Primary election delay will keep Americans safe

Primary election delay will keep Americans safe
March 27, 2020

Like most other activities and events, the presidential primary election season has suffered delays and setbacks due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Louisiana was the first state to delay its...

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.
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...

Governor announces stay-at-home order

Governor announces stay-at-home order
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...

University Health Center is open for students

The UHC remains open and encourages students to use their facilities. Currently, UHC is seeing students in the clinic or through telemedicine appointments.
March 19, 2020

Following the university’s decision to move all classes from face-to-face to online, the University Health Center remains open and available to students. Andrea Peevy, director of the UHC, stated that...

Q&A with Dean of Students

Dr. Gabe Willis
Dean of Students
March 17, 2020

How will the university accommodate students who don’t have internet connection? “At the moment, we do recognize that every student won’t have a laptop or access to Wi-Fi. On campus, there will...

Fear is driving an economic decline

Fear is driving an economic decline
March 17, 2020

It’s really no secret that COVID-19, more commonly referred to as the coronavirus, has caused economic concerns both domestically and overseas.  If you go to any grocery store, you might have a hard...

Coronavirus halts in-person classes, changes daily life in Louisiana and around the globe

A woman wearing a mask gathers items at Walmart, Monday, March 16, 2020, in Hammond. Toilet paper has become one of the much sought after items as many prepare for an extended “quarantine” at home.
March 17, 2020

With the recent outbreak of coronavirus, the university took precautionary measures to transition face-to-face classes to online classes. Following President John L. Crain’s mass email regarding the...

It is not the end of the world

It is not the end of the world
March 14, 2020

As I am writing this on March 7, according to worldometers.info/coronavirus, there are over 100,000 reported cases of the coronavirus in the world, with over 3,500 deaths and over 58,000 recoveries. Since...

It should not be taken lightly

It should not be taken lightly
March 14, 2020

Although the flu is what Americans should be fully worried about since it causes 12,000 to 61,000 deaths in the U.S. per year, the quick widespread of the coronavirus has many people anxious since its...

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