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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,...

WIAC cancels majority of fall sports

Hannah Preissner / Advance-Titan — The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced that the majority of fall sports this year will be canceled, including football.

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

July 27, 2020

UW Oshkosh athletics fans will have to wait awhile before watching the Titans return to action, as the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced that the majority of fall sports this year will be canceled. Conference seasons and championships in football, women’s soccer, women’s vo...

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...

To fly or not? Caution is always best

Kaitlyn Scoville / The Advance-Titan — Signs in airports remind travelers to social distance.

Kaitlyn Scoville, Copy Desk Chief and Writer

July 23, 2020

From July 18 to 22, my father and I decided to brace the rising national COVID cases to visit my sibling in California, whom we haven't seen in about six months. Our flight out on July 18 consisted of one layover in Chicago, and my sibling would then pick us up in San Jose. The flight home on July...

Gerrymandering: Democracy’s greatest adviser or adversary? 

Gerrymandering: Democracy’s greatest adviser or adversary? 

Ian McDonald, Columnist

July 14, 2020

In a democracy, it is the voters who choose the politicians to represent them in Congress. However, what if the politicians began cherry picking voters to increase their chances of winning? It’s been happening for centuries, and it’s called “gerrymandering.” Gerrymandering is a term used when...

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...

1,271 masks and counting: UWO senior keeps sewing during pandemic

Kaiitlyn Scoville / The Advance-Titan — UW Oshkosh student Amanda Hollander shows off just some of the masks she and her mother have made.

Kaitlyn Scoville, Copy Desk Chief and Writer

July 10, 2020

One UW Oshkosh student and her mother have worked since classes went online to make 1,271 masks for their community and other students. Amanda Hollander, a senior graphic design major from Rosendale, Wisconsin, has worked tirelessly to provide elastic and fleece masks for her community and peers....

Omro Road reconstruction moving ahead amid pushback

Courtesy of the Town of Algoma -- This is a sample cross section that is intended to be used for reference only and is not to scale or final design.

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

July 9, 2020

After years of discussion, a plan to reconstruct Omro Road is beginning to take shape, as the Town of Algoma has hired a private engineer to redesign the roadway, despite objections by a group of residents. The project design will be approved by the state Department of Transportation in November ⁠...

Former IT specialist pleads not guilty to UW Oshkosh theft

Former IT specialist pleads not guilty to UW Oshkosh theft

Sophia Voight, Opinion Editor and Writer

July 2, 2020

Former UW Oshkosh IT Specialist Michael Van Vonderen pleaded not guilty to charges of theft of movable property from the university valued between $10,000 and $100,000 during an arraignment hearing in June. Van Vonderen attended the Zoom hearing over the phone on June 15 after the original ar...

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