Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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Students continue to enroll in summer courses despite online instruction

With lower prices per class and in an effort to lighten up their coursework for future semesters, students continue to add online classes from the College to their summer schedules.

Class of 2020 rings virtual graduation bells

In a time of grave uncertainty, academia knows one thing for sure: the College’s class of 2020 deserves a celebration. Pomp, circumstance and champagne were all in order for these historic graduates –– even if it had to be through a screen.

College implements testing-optional admissions policy amid outbreak

In response to the active coronavirus outbreak and its effects on standardized testing for high school students, the College announced on Tuesday, May 19, that it would implement a testing-optional admissions policy for first-year applicants.

College provides financial relief to students through CARES Act

As direct deposits began hitting bank accounts, working-class Americans let out a sigh of relief. College students claimed as dependents, however, were excluded from the immediate federal aid.

International students struggle with obstacles from travel, housing

The COVID-19 pandemic forced college campuses to close amidst stay-at-home orders worldwide, including the College, which closed in mid-March. But for some students, the College was a better alternative than returning to their hometowns.

Art department draws inspiration from quarantine

Unable to exhibit artists in the College’s art gallery in the Art and Interactive Multimedia building, director Margaret Pezalla-Granlund is finding new ways to keep the artwork alive.

Canceled concerts do not phase music majors

Two months ago, the College’s Mayo Concert Hall was filled with an audience listening to students perform a variety of musical instruments and songs. Today, it’s empty and silent.

‘Out of the Darkness’ Suicide Prevention Walk continues virtually despite campus closure

Students and faculty found themselves on April 19 talking less about the COVID-19 pandemic and more about resilience in the face of it. 

The science behind the coronavirus

The novel coronavirus stems from a family of viruses that generally cause colds. There have been several coronavirus outbreaks, from the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, MERS-CoV, to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, SARS-CoV. According to the World Health Organization, the current virus is frequently referred to as COVID-19.
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