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Journalism department cultivates community during COVID-19 campus closure

Journalism Department Chair Sara Hansen and other faculty created a video to “welcome” students to the virtual department and online classes.
May 6, 2020

Community is usually known as a group of people who share a common interest and often a common geographic area. But the Department of Journalism has tweaked that definition during the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Evers expands operations for nonessential businesses, Oshkosh charges first business for violating Safer at Home

Wikimedia — The Oshkosh Public Library launched contactless curbside pickup on April 24.
April 27, 2020

On Monday, Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order to expand operations for nonessential businesses, which takes effect at 8 a.m. Wednesday. The order allows nonessential businesses to offer curbside...

UW Oshkosh announces 15% salary cut for some administrators, 180 to be placed on continuous furlough

UW Oshkosh announces 15% salary cut for some administrators, 180 to be placed on continuous furlough
April 24, 2020

Today, UW Oshkosh Chancellor Andrew Leavitt announced the university is taking new steps to balance its budget, which include a 15% salary reduction for himself and vice chancellors. In a campus-wide...

Oshkosh businesses debate reopening, warn they may be forced to close

Copyright T.R. Gleason — TJ Maxx parking lot in Oshkosh, shortly after the shutdown.
April 24, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has crippled the American economy, causing millions to lose jobs, forcing businesses to face potential closure, and spurring a debate about when and how to restart the economy. About...

Gig economy workers in Fox Valley struggling to make ends meet due to COVID-19

April 23, 2020

As gig economy workers see a huge decrease in user demand for rideshare services, local drivers are facing a balancing act, weighing financial and health related consequences as they adapt to COVID-19.  In...

UW System sees uncertain future as it navigates the ‘New Normal’

UW System sees uncertain future as it navigates the 'New Normal'
Evers: Testing needs to increase to reopen campuses
April 23, 2020

Coronavirus testing across Wisconsin needs to significantly increase in order to safely reopen higher education institutions, which will be essential in navigating the “new normal” caused by the...

Moves due to pandemic cause 2020 Census confusion over what is ‘home’

April 22, 2020

Olivia lived in Horizon Hall until the dorms closed. Jack lived off campus, but didn’t want to live alone when UW Oshkosh went to all online classes, so he, too, moved back home. But with a father who...

Leavitt announces plans to furlough UWO employees

Advance-Titan file photo
April 20, 2020

UW Oshkosh Chancellor Andrew Leavitt announced plans Monday to furlough employees as the institution faces economic challenges in the fallout of COVID-19. The UW System defines furloughs as “a leave...

Evers extends Safer at Home

Gov. Tony Evers at a DHS Media Briefing.
April 16, 2020

Today Gov. Tony Evers directed Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to extend the Safer at Home order to May 26, and amended the order to open up select parts of the economy. In...

Oshkosh prison takes action after 8 inmates test positive for COVID-19

Oshkosh Correctional Institution is one of many prisons in Wisconsin imposing a lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus within their facilities
April 16, 2020

In response to eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 among inmates at the Oshkosh Correctional Institution, the housing units those inmates were in have been placed on lockdown, according to state Rep. Michael...

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