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IUS sanitizes campus in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Photo by Bryce Shreve.

Alex Baker, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2020

While IUS students were on spring break, IU Southeast conducted cleaning procedures across campus due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Sanitization of frequently touched surfaces has been ongoing at IUS for several weeks ever since reports of COVID-19 began. “Safety is our highest concern a...

Living six feet apart: the importance and effects of social distancing

Illustration by Shelby Pennington.

Sydney Randall, News Editor

April 13, 2020

As the novel coronavirus spreads through Kentuckiana, two words keep appearing everywhere: social distancing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, social distancing is “remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet ...

Social distancing and its effects on mental health

Social distancing and its effects on mental health

Sydney Randall, News Editor

April 13, 2020

Social distancing has been proven to save lives and slow the spread of pandemics like the novel coronavirus. But just as social distancing aids public health, the isolation it entails can also have adverse effects on people, especially those who live alone or who have a history of mental illness. ...

Floyd County businesses support local community with food, sanitizer during coronavirus pandemic

Donum Dei, a brewery located in New Albany, has been using its facility to make hand sanitizer for the Floyd County community.

Anna Smith, Photo Editor

April 13, 2020

Ever since Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb ordered restaurants and non-essential businesses to close, Floyd County restaurant and business owners have been finding new ways to stay connected with customers and help the community during this difficult time. Holcomb ordered restaurants to close their...

IUS Art Department quickly adapts to finishing spring 2020 semester online

Emily Sheehan, assistant professor of fine arts, stands in the Barr Gallery.

Anna Smith, Photo Editor

April 13, 2020

On Monday, March 30, classes resumed online for all of IU Southeast. The remainder of the spring 2020 semester will finish online. Just like the rest of IUS, the art department had to adjust. Each of the six fine art disciplines rely on face to face interactions for critiques, a creative environment...

IU campuses set up Wi-Fi hotspots for students to use during the COVID-19 crisis

The “Hope’s Harbor” sculpture sits in front of Knobview Hall and the Ogle Center. File photo by Bryce Shreve.

Aubryn Crotchett, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2020

IU campuses are currently providing free Wi-Fi access to both students and the community in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The high-speed Wi-Fi is free and offered 24 hours a day, which allows users to practice social distancing while also having a reliable source of Internet. For IU staff and students,...

IUS Library reduces hours, shifts to digital access after suspending all face-to-face services indefinitely

IUS Library reduces hours, shifts to digital access after suspending all face-to-face services indefinitely

Moriah Harrod, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2020

While buildings on campus locked their doors after the university-wide announcement that classes would continue online following spring break, the IUS Library was still staffed with a skeleton crew to keep in-person services available for students.  Following Governor Holcomb’s statewide “shelter in place” ...

IUS cancels all spring sports, extends student eligibility in response to COVID-19

IUS Baseball Junior Clay Woeste heads back to the Grenadier dugout after being picked off to end the fifth inning of game one of a doubleheader against Campbellsville University on March 4.

Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor

April 1, 2020

On Tuesday, March 10, IU President Michael McRobbie announced that all Indiana University campuses would postpone face-to-face classes for two weeks after the Spring Break week of March 15 through 21 amidst growing concerns over the outbreak of COVID-19, more commonly known as Coronavirus. At the...

Indiana University suspends face-to-face classroom teaching over COVID-19 concerns

Indiana University suspends face-to-face classroom teaching over COVID-19 concerns

John Clere, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2020

IU President Michael McRobbie announced today in a statement all IU campuses will suspend face-to-face classroom teaching after spring break until Apr. 6. “However,” McRobbie wrote, “that could change with the evolving situation.” McRobbie recommended students travel to their permanent homes...