Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Tag: coronavirus

Campus COVID-19 update: What does “Protect the Flock” look like this semester?

While university policies and protocols have shifted this semester regarding COVID-19, the virus remains a threat to student health. University health officials recommend staying up to date on vaccinations to combat the continued spread of COVID-19.

University reports first monkeypox case and institutes a temporary mask requirement for COVID-19

Just as students began moving into their apartments and dorms, the university announced its first monkeypox case on campus. As the university deals with the threat of monkeypox on campus, it continues to try to keep COVID-19 cases at bay with a limited mask requirement for the first two weeks of the semester.

Opinion: A digital generation

What happens when work, education and social activities all migrate to an online platform? Has convenience gone too far? 

Dealing with burnout and the pressures of an impending graduation

BY MATT SMITH Contributing Reporter As this year’s seniors graduate, a new kind of anxiety is hitting them.  During the school year, the stresses...

UDance returns in person, raises over $1.8 million

This year’s UDance event was in person and maskless for the first time in two years, and the atmosphere reflected the excitement and energy of the culmination of students’ hard work fundraising. 

Beyond rush, CUS sisters work towards diversifying Greek life

Yet, as the sisters found, the journey towards inclusion in fraternities and sororities comes with plenty of challenges.

Students reflect on university-sponsored events and COVID-19’s impact

Though the events offered this school year have now essentially returned to what they looked like before the pandemic, upperclassmen are still dealing with the effects of missing out on so many events. 

Students, faculty weigh in on 2022 commencement plans, removal of department convocations

This past month, the university announced its plans for graduation, including no departmental gatherings, a noted difference from years past.

University announces modifications to spring semester COVID-19 protocols

Effective immediately, the university will no longer require masks in non-classroom spaces on campus.

University to lift mask mandate inside residence halls, event space limits

According to the university, all updates will be effective Monday, Feb. 28.

Editorial: We’re tired of Zoom. Honor that, professors. 

While the university needs to maintain COVID-19 safety measures in place, we believe that a robust educational experience at the university is still needlessly being hindered by the pandemic. 

“It feels never-ending:” Nursing students reflect on the COVID-19 pandemic

Even as the university welcomed students back to campus last fall, students in the nursing program felt unprepared for the hands-on environment. 

Opinion: Littered PPE is an alarming, overlooked symptom of the pandemic

Of course, it is in our best interest to mask up in order to protect ourselves against COVID-19, but disposable masks have become ruinous to the environment.

Foreign Affairs Column: The evolution of global COVID-19 responses

The university is a microcosm of the United States’ evolving ideas about COVID-19, and as we begin to return to normal, there is hope that our country might soon do the same.

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