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UWO plan to return to campus is ‘flexible’

UWO Flickr — UW Oshkosh employees are busy preparing classrooms for social distancing.

Sophia Voight, Co-News Editor

August 16, 2020

Chancellor Andrew Leavitt and members of the UW Oshkosh Recovery Task Force responded to student and families’ questions about returning to campus safely and COVID-19 testing during their virtual town hall meeting. “Our plan is flexible,” Leavitt said. “We have the ability to change and adapt...

Curbside pantry aims to fight neighborhood food insecurity

Kaitlyn Scoville / The Advance-Titan — Mary Drephal, with two young children and a working husband, has stepped up to address food insecurity in her neighborhood on West 16th Avenue by putting up a curbside pantry.

Kaitlyn Scoville, Copy Desk Chief and Writer

August 13, 2020

A wide assortment of bright flowers and several butterflies accompany a renovated, painted and food-stocked wardrobe on the front lawn of a stay-at-home mother’s home. Mary Drephal, with two young children and a working husband, has stepped up to address food insecurity in her neighborhood on West...

UWO research project launching to consider future of Wisconsin’s paper industry

UWO research project launching to consider future of Wisconsin's paper industry

August 12, 2020

UW Oshkosh and the Wisconsin Paper Council are launching a yearlong project to develop a strategic framework for the future of Wisconsin’s paper industry. Headed by UWO’s Center for Customized Research and Services, the project is one of several awarded funding under WiSys’s Ignite! Program...

Task force releases newest rules for coming back to UWO in fall

Task force releases newest rules for coming back to UWO in fall

Kaitlyn Scoville, Copy Desk Chief and Writer

August 6, 2020

UW Oshkosh Police Chief and Recovery Task Force Implementation Team Leader Kurt Leibold released an email today outlining and emphasizing the group’s newest rules and enforcements for coming back to campus in fall. One of the largest updates, a reversal from the initial plan released in early June,...

UWO COVID-19 impact survey: Majority of business and personal travel grounded for rest of 2020

UWO COVID-19 impact survey: Majority of business and personal travel grounded for rest of 2020

August 4, 2020

Businesses responding to the fourth statewide University of Wisconsin Oshkosh COVID-19 economic impact survey showed gains, rather than losses, on several key indicators but expressed extreme caution in their business and personal travel plans. “Among top-line impacts, the July survey showed significant...

Evers declares public health emergency, requires masks statewide

Gov. Tony Evers at a DHS Media Briefing.

July 30, 2020

Today Gov. Tony Evers declared a Public Health Emergency and issued an Emergency Order requiring individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions. The order takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 1, and expires Sept. 28, or by a subsequent superseding order. In...

Winnebago County unemployment numbers, explained

Winnebago County unemployment numbers, explained

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

July 23, 2020

After a decade of steadily decreasing jobless claims, the May unemployment rate in Winnebago County was higher than when it peaked following the Great Recession, according to data released the last full week of June.  The unemployment rate in Winnebago County fell from 13.2% in April to 10.6...

Residents urge county board to vote down health officer amendment

Residents urge county board to vote down health officer amendment

Sophia Voight, Opinion Editor and Writer

July 23, 2020

Dissent for the proposed Winnebago County Health Ordinance was met with cheers from the crowd as residents voiced their concerns over further COVID-19 restrictions at the County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday evening. “The intersection of government and health care policy is a dangerous proposition...

Oshkosh encourages citizens to use face coverings

Oshkosh encourages citizens to use face coverings

July 20, 2020

Oshkosh Mayor Lori Palmeri issued a proclamation aimed at encouraging the use of face coverings within the city at the July 14 Oshkosh Common Council meeting. While not a mandatory requirement, the city says the proclamation aims to prevent exposure to and spread of the COVID-19 "by strongly encouraging...

Students excited to return to on-site classes

UW Oshkosh Photo — Computer labs and classrooms will look a lot different when students return to campus in the fall.

Kaitlyn Scoville, Copy Desk Chief and Writer

July 13, 2020

Some UW Oshkosh students have responded optimistically to an email announcement on July 9 from University Police Chief and Recovery Task Force spokesman Kurt Leibold that provided more details on in-person classes returning in fall. “About 2,00 faculty, staff and students across our three campuses...

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