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In-person commencement ceremony for 2020 graduates was announced at the July Board of Trustees meeting. The Board of Trustees met July 15 in Carter Hall.

In-person commencement to be held for 2020 graduates

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief July 15, 2021

Students in the class of 2020 will have an in-person commencement December 18 as a part of the Fall 2021 commencement ceremonies.  Kindra Strupp, vice president for marketing and communications, announced...

The Board of Trustees met in Carter Hall for the last meeting of the semester. This was their first in-person meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

The EDIC continues plan to research diversity on campus

Hayden Olberding, Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2021

The EDIC plans to consult focus groups, share data and begin conversations relating to their 2020 Insight Survey. The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council surveyed students, faculty, staff and administrators...

Counseling Center is operating with low staff

Hayden Olberding, Editor-in-Chief May 5, 2021

The university Counseling Center has four fewer staff this semester. The Counseling Center had six staff members in Sept. 2020. There are currently only two employees running the Counseling Center for...

The Student Government Association held their elections April 12. SGA inaugurated the new, uncontested president April 22.

Student says he was unjustly disqualified from SGA presidency

Hayden Olberding, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2021

A student said he was unjustly disqualified from running for Student Government Association presidency. The association’s officials disagree, saying he didn’t meet the requirements for the office. Trent...

University officials announce budget increase at the town hall Tuesday. The university will have an operating budget of $48.2 million in 2022.

Budget increase allows employee raises, return to traveling

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 27, 2021

University officials announce an increase in state funding, travel returning and a plan for employee raises at town hall Tuesday. The state is allocating $48.2 million in 2022 and $51 million in 2023...

Paige Schemanske, sophomore nursing student, died Friday. Schemanske was a friend, RA and member of Students for Life.

Friends mourn nursing sophomore

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 26, 2021

Students are mourning the loss of one of their own last week. Paige Schemanske, sophomore nursing student, died Friday in Marion County, Indiana.  Schemanske, 20, of Carmel, Indiana, died from suicide,...

Anna Ardelean, junior political science major, elected Student Government Association president. Ardelean ran for president uncontested.

Ardelean elected SGA president

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 22, 2021

Students elect a new Student Government Association president.   Anna Ardelean, a junior political science major, won the majority of ballots cast. She ran for president unopposed. Ardelean will be...

Chase DeBruyn, SGA administrative vice president of environmental protection, and Josie Ault, president of Veg Club, hand out vegetarian deserts and reusable items Monday. Sodexo provided the vegetarian cookies and brownies.

SGA launches environmental week

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 19, 2021

Student Government Association kicks off Environmental Week Monday honoring the annual celebration of Earth Day. SGA partnered with student organizations to bring environmental awareness to campus....

2021 Student Government Association Executives and General Assembly. SGA opened online voting Monday for the 2021-2022 academic year.

SGA continues election with low competition

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 15, 2021

Students began voting in the Student Government Association election Monday.  The election will determine the SGA executive board and legislative branch for the 2021-2022 academic year. The legislative...

Nursing students Eleanor Conley and Maddison Fields prepare their vaccination stations Apr. 7. Conley said it was an honor to administer COVID vaccines to her fellow students.

Nursing students administer 1,420 first dose vaccines

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 13, 2021

1,420 people received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the university vaccination clinic.  Nursing students from the College of Nursing and Health Professions administered the free Pfizer...

James Beeby, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, walks in red high-heels with other male students as part of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, April 11, 2017. This year, the annual event will be replaced with a silent demonstration in front of the David L. Rice Library.

Students to stand for survivors of sexual assault

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 12, 2021

Students for Gender Violence Awareness is hosting their first silent demonstration Wednesday outside the David L. Rice Library.  Participants will hold signs outside on the stairs starting at 1 p.m....

Greek life students work on murals for the Chalk Mural Contest by the Fuquay Welcome Center. Teams receive points from the contest that go toward their fraternity or sorority for Greek Week.

Greek life students draw murals for Greek Week

Hayden Olberding, Editor-in-Chief April 8, 2021

Students drew murals representing their fraternity or sorority to compete in a mural competition for Greek Week 2021.  The Chalk Mural Contest on Wednesday was the fourth event in Greek Week. Teams...

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