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Homeless shelters struggle to meet needs of guests during pandemic

Homeless shelters struggle to meet needs of guests during pandemic

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,...

Pandemic causes spike in unemployment applications, leaving workers worried for future

Pandemic causes spike in unemployment applications, leaving workers worried for future

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

March 25, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has left workers in a state of disarray as steps to slow the spread of the virus have led to mass layoffs and a spike in unemployment applications in Wisconsin. As schools switch to remote learning, nonessential businesses close, and dine-in services and mass gatherings are...

Oshkosh native Tyrese Haliburton declares for 2020 NBA draft

Oshkosh native  Tyrese Haliburton declares for 2020 NBA draft

Greg Sense, Sports Editor

March 24, 2020

Oshkosh native Tyrese Haliburton has declared for the 2020 NBA draft, and is ranked as the seventh best college basketball prospect by ESPN’s Top 100. Haliburton announced his decision to enter the NBA draft and forgo his junior year at Iowa State University in a video he posted to his Twitter account...

Governor issues ‘Safer at Home’ order after COVID-19 cases skyrocket

Governor issues ‘Safer at Home’ order after COVID-19 cases skyrocket

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

March 24, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers today directed the Department of Health Services to issue a “Safer at Home” order prohibiting nonessential travel from 8 a.m. on March 25 to 8 a.m. on April 24. The order comes after confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin have skyrocketed to 457 with five deaths resulting from...

Vacant UWO residence halls may house coronavirus patients

Vacant UWO residence halls may house coronavirus patients

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

March 23, 2020

The state of Wisconsin has asked UW Oshkosh to house coronavirus patients if health care facilities reach capacity. “We are working closely with leaders in the Wisconsin Department of Administration, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the UW System to determine the best locations on...

Community groups help businesses feeling financial strain of COVID-19

Community groups help  businesses feeling financial strain of COVID-19

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

March 20, 2020

As local businesses begin to feel the financial strain of the coronavirus outbreak, community leaders are stepping up to provide a helping hand. The Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corp., the Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Chamber of Commerce and the City of Oshkosh are all working to reduce...

Chancellor: UWO will reimburse students for disrupted on-campus housing, dining

Chancellor: UWO will reimburse students for disrupted on-campus housing, dining

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

March 19, 2020

Chancellor Andrew Leavitt announced today that UW Oshkosh will reimburse students prorated charges for on-campus housing and dining disrupted by COVID-19 this spring semester. "It is the right thing to do, and it will help students and families who are enduring financial burdens caused by the pandemic,"...

UW Oshkosh faculty adapt to online classes

UW Oshkosh faculty adapt to online classes

Joseph Schulz and Amber Brockman

March 18, 2020

UW Oshkosh is switching from face-to-face instruction to online instruction to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, forcing faculty and staff to implement new technologies and adapt their courses to a digital format. Last week, the university announced that it was canceling face-to-face classes...

UW Oshkosh suspends face-to-face instruction, commencement

UW Oshkosh suspends face-to-face instruction, commencement

Kate Sawyer

March 18, 2020

Face-to-face classes at the three UW Oshkosh campuses will be canceled through the spring interim session, as instructors move to “alternative delivery methods,” Chancellor Andrew Leavitt announced Wednesday. In a March 18 email, Leavitt also said that there will be no face-to-face spring commencement. “Over...

Stay entertained while social distancing

Jelissa Burns, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 18, 2020

The rapid spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus, has put a temporary hold on American business as usual. Most, if not all, UW school systems have extended their spring break by at least a week and are making the move to online classes as we try to tackle this virus. UW Oshkosh is...

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