The Lion's Roar

Instructors’ perspectives on distance learning

Noel Milton, an instructor of biological sciences, is one of many instructors who is now delivering coursework remotely due to COVID-19.
October 28, 2020

Due to the unforeseen arrival of the coronavirus, the university was forced to shut down and move to remote operations last semester. However, this semester, some classes continued the tradition of taking...

Make tuition cheaper for virtual learning

Make tuition cheaper for virtual learning
October 20, 2020

I know that this semester - scratch that, this whole year - has been hard for everyone, both students and faculty included. I look back at where we were at the end of March when we first left campus,...

Students share concerns about cheating in online classes

With an increase of online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cheating has become an increased concern. Students are facing increased difficulties connecting with classmates due to these concerns.
September 22, 2020

As the university continues to adapt to changing circumstances, methods of cheating are changing along with them. Due to the abundance of online classes, cheating has become an increased concern. Students...

Welcome back to campus

Prakriti Adhikari, Editor-in-Chief at The Lion's Roar.
August 18, 2020

From the editor: When we started classes last semester, we were unaware of what the year held for us. Things started taking a turn when cases of the coronavirus increased exponentially and the university...

University reports high summer enrollment numbers

This summer the number of continuing undergraduate students enrolled in the university increased by 15.3% compared to last year. “We made strategic decisions that we suspected would lead to this outcome,” said Dr. Kay Maurin, chief enrollment management officer. “We were very pleased with the results, and it was our desired outcome.” 
July 21, 2020

Despite the extension of distance learning into the summer, the university reported its largest enrollment growth for the summer semester since 2014.  According to a university press release, the number...

University in talks to reopen in fall

University in talks to reopen in fall
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...

Online learning will be negatively affected by the pandemic

Online learning will be negatively affected by the pandemic
May 10, 2020

They experience many students have had with online learning this semester will influence their decision to take online classes in the future. I think that the experience of most students will ultimately...

Online class is not my cup of tea

Online class is not my cup of tea
May 2, 2020

Ever since all face-to-face classes have been cancelled and school has become 100% virtual, everything has changed for me. I used to set my alarm for 7 a.m. to make sure I got to school on time, but now...

University reduces costs for online summer semester

The university has made changes to the summer semester to adapt to the circumstances of COVID-19. With online summer classes being provided at a reduced cost, the university encourages students to take advantage of these resources.
April 28, 2020

The university has launched a ‘Summer Online’ initiative with a reduced cost in response to the circumstances of the ongoing pandemic. This initiative will move all components of the following semester...

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.
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...

A music professor’s take on the transition to online

Music courses have had major changes due to the COVID-19 outbreak. All music majors are required to give a performance
every semester for their final grade, but due to the cancellation of school, all spring performances have been cancelled.
April 2, 2020

Throughout the university, COVID-19 has affected school life and the routine of most classes. Music professors, specifically, have had to make drastic changes during the transition to online classes. Daniel...

Online classes are not the same for all students

Online classes are not the same for all students
March 28, 2020

We are currently in the midst of a statewide shutdown of schools, restaurants, gyms, churches and any other location that requires the congregation of large numbers of people. This is also happening across...

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