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Five free resources for students at home during COVID-19 pandemic

The Shield has compiled a list of five resources students can take advantage of as the university switches to online learning for the remainder of the semester due to coronavirus.
March 21, 2020

Tech companies across the country are offering free resources for students at home who are light on cash due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Shield has compiled a list of five resources students can take...

Students feel the frustration of quick move out turnaround

Morgan Beyer, a freshman biology major, moves out of her on-campus apartment due to the coronavirus pandemic.
March 20, 2020

Students must leave housing by Sunday, a quick turnaround causing many frustration and confusion. The move-out went into effect to facilitate social distancing, according to a university statement. Students...

All sports cancelled until April 6

Coach Rodney Watson talks to the team during a timeout against Kentucky Wesleyan College at the Screaming Eagles Arena.
March 17, 2020

The NCAA, GLVC and USI Athletics have cancelled all athletic season games and practices until April 6.  After April sixth the Athletics department will review the situation brought by COVID-19. They...

University extends spring break, moves classes online

University extends spring break, moves classes online
March 12, 2020

Spring break is extended for one week and all-in person courses will be moved to "online or alternative delivery" by March 23 due to concerns about the coronavirus the university announced today. Campus...

University suspends programs to countries affected by coronavirus

University suspends programs to countries affected by coronavirus
March 2, 2020

The university is suspending all university-led and sponsored programs to any country the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or U.S. Department of State (DOS) deems a Level three risk, according...

Coronavirus inspired racism has to stop

Coronavirus inspired racism has to stop
February 4, 2020

An outbreak of coronavirus is no excuse to take part in ridiculous and ignorant acts of racism. It’s understandable to be worried and cautious with the recent outbreak of coronavirus. It’d be surprising...

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