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Public COVID-19 testing at UWO will extend to mid-January

December 29, 2020

The COVID-19 surge testing site at the Culver Family Welcome Center on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus will be open for public testing through mid-January. The center is closed this week...

Wisconsin launches COVID-19 contact tracing app

Screenshot of Wisconsin's new COVID-19 tracing app
State encourages residents to download or enable the app to help protect their communities
December 27, 2020

WI Exposure Notification, a new mobile app to assist in notifying contacts of people who’ve tested positive for COVID-19, is now live. The voluntary app complements the state’s and partner agencies’...

Electronic application fees waived at UW Oshkosh for next two years

Electronic application fees waived at UW Oshkosh for next two years
December 11, 2020

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Thursday approved waiving electronic application fees at UW Oshkosh and nine other universities for approximately the next two years. The no-cost...

Letter to the Editor: Prevent the spread by charging mask purchases to your student account

December 9, 2020

As the semester comes to an end, UW Oshkosh students have become used to wearing masks everywhere on campus. As students struggle to pay for their education, students should be aware that any mask purchase...

UW Oshkosh positive COVID-19 test rate on campus stagnates near 4%

UW Oshkosh positive COVID-19 test rate on campus stagnates near 4%
December 9, 2020

The UW Oshkosh Student Assembly met for the last time in 2020 on Tuesday to discuss upcoming campus events and changes to quarantine requirements on campus. Throughout the fall semester, UWO’s administrators...

COVID cases trend down

COVID cases trend down
December 9, 2020

Winnebago County saw a decrease in COVID-19 cases over the past week due to the lack of testing available to residents over the Thanksgiving holiday, according to the county health department. However,...

Wisconsin senior living facilities battle COVID-19

April Lee / Advance-Titan

To keep his mother living at Evergreen Retirement Community safe from COVID-19, Eric Duwell and his wife, Janell, do weekly “window visits” at the facility. They tried Zoom visits in the past, but found those gave Eric’s mother far less joy.
December 9, 2020

Robin Wolzenburg, the director of housing and clinical services for the senior living advocacy group LeadingAge Wisconsin, recently received an email that broke her heart. The email, from a Wisconsin...

Dear Chancellor Leavitt, I was wrong

December 9, 2020

Dear Chancellor Leavitt, I apologize. I was wrong. In an editorial earlier this semester, I predicted gloom and doom. I predicted that we would once again be sent home and forced to continue classes...

‘Words of the year’ are appropriately dreary

December 9, 2020

Last week, Merriam-Webster released its annual list of the “words of the year,” and, as per usual, it served as an imperfect but entertaining time capsule of the year. Trying to define a span of...

UWO alumni discuss teaching during pandemic

December 9, 2020

The UW Oshkosh Aspiring Educators Organization held a first-year teacher panel featuring three alumni who spoke about the realities they faced teaching amidst the COVID-19 pandemic this past Thursday. “I...

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