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UW Oshkosh switching to opt-in pass/fail grading

UW Oshkosh switching to opt-in pass/fail grading

Joseph Schulz, managing editor

April 9, 2020

UW Oshkosh will be switching to an optional pass/fail grading system for the Spring 2020 semester, according to John Koker, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. At a digital open forum Wednesday, he said students will still receive letter grades, but at the end of the semester they will...

Leavitt: UW Oshkosh finances ‘OK’ but ‘not great’

Leavitt: UW Oshkosh finances 'OK' but 'not great'

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

April 9, 2020

UW Oshkosh is currently “working through a number of scenarios” to formulate a plan for the university moving forward as the coronavirus pandemic continues, Chancellor Andrew Leavitt said at a digital open forum Wednesday. Leavitt, members of the UWO Emergency Operations Center and university...

State election on, off and on again after Supreme Court vote

April Lee / Advance-Titan — City of Oshkosh poll workers at the Oshkosh Seniors Center wore masks and took other preventative methods Tuesday to stop the spread of the coronavirus during the spring  election.

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

April 6, 2020

On Monday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court voted 4-2 to block an executive order from Gov. Tony Evers that would have suspended in-person voting for Tuesday’s spring election. The order would have moved in-person voting from April 7 to June 9 if the state Legislature could not pick a new election date...

Winnebago County sees first death associated with COVID-19

April 6, 2020

The Winnebago County Health Department confirmed today the county’s first death associated with COVID-19. The individual was a hospitalized male in his 60s with underlying medical conditions. “We are saddened to report the county’s first COVID-19 related death. Our hearts go out to the famil...

UWO could pay $5 million in housing, food refunds

UW Oshkosh Flickr — Students moved out of their residence halls on March 23 after the campus was closed due to the coronavirus. Any remaining students from dorms are now housed in Gruenhagen Hall.

Billy Piotrowski

April 6, 2020

Refunds to students for housing and food contracts are predicted to cost UW Oshkosh about $5 million, according to Chancellor Andrew Leavitt. Leavitt told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the refunds being given to students all across the UW System are “what the universities want and need to...

Wisconsin correctional facilities take measures to prevent COVID-19 outbreak

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

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

April 2, 2020

The state Department of Corrections is taking steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in local prisons, but advocates and inmates fear that those actions may not be enough. The DOC has placed select prisons on lockdown to allow for social distance, according to state Rep. Michael Schraa, a Republican...

Deadline is 5 p.m. today to request absentee ballot be mailed to you

Amber Brockman, News Editor

April 2, 2020

The deadline for registered voters to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you is at 5 p.m. today, April 2, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Due to precautionary measures recommended by health officials, the City of Oshkosh is encouraging residents to vote by mail, with a goal of...

Planet Perk offers free meals, smiles to children in need

Joseph Schulz /The Advance-Titan. Planet Perk employees wear gloves and masks as they prepare free meals for Oshkosh children in the wake of the pandemic.

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

April 1, 2020

When Ken Osmond became the owner of Planet Perk Cafe and Catering in 2008, he never imagined that 12 years later he’d be delivering free meals to children in the midst of a global pandemic. Each morning Osmond and the Planet Perk staff prepare hundreds of meals before leaving the restaurant around...

COVID-19 puts religious gatherings on hold indefinitely

The Rev. Louis Golamari from St. Jude the Apostle parish, Oshkosh, livestreams Mass on April 1. The Catholic church is livestreaming the weekend Mass each Saturday at 4:30 pm, and daily Mass at 7:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Masses are also available to watch later on their YouTube channel.

Carter Uslabar, Editor in Chief

April 1, 2020

As the novel coronavirus’ impact is felt by schools and businesses, places of worship in the Fox Cities are also being forced to adapt after Gov. Tony Evers’ Safer at Home order. Many places of worship switched to streaming services after the March 17 ban on gatherings of 10 or more, allowing...

Homeless shelters struggle to meet needs of guests during pandemic

Volunteers clean the Day by Day Warming Shelter in Oshkosh. Photo courtesy Day by Day Facebook

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

March 28, 2020

Local homeless shelters, forced to limit their use of volunteers to enforce social distancing, are struggling to meet the needs of their guests, who are dealing with heightened instability now that public spaces have been closed in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. "With public spaces closing,...

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