Category Archives: Coronavirus

University’s epidemiologist talks coronavirus

Jacob Waring – News Editor COVID-19, more commonly known as Coronavirus, has impacted the lives of Southern students and the lives of everyone on a global scale.   Not much is known about the novel virus but John Nwangwu, a professor of epidemiology and infectious diseases at Southern and a global health expert at various universities, knows more about the virus than the average person. Nwangwu has the expertise to provide answers about COVID-19. His

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COVID-19 impacts students mental health

Amanda Cavoto – Arts & Entertainment Editor The COVID-19 pandemic has already and will continue to disrupt the lives of students across the university. As they adapt to a virtual lifestyle, their mental health may not adapt so easily.   Nursing major Sierra Agard, a senior, said when the university originally announced going online until April 5, it was something she could handle.   “As soon as they announced [going online for

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Anderson Cooper to be postponed due to COVID-19

Amanda Cavoto – Arts & Entertainment Editor The COVID-19 virus is on top of all the headlines and the reason journalist Anderson Cooper’s sold out appearance at the Lyman Center has been put on hold. Associate professor of political science Jonathan Wharton said he was supposed to moderate a conversation with Anderson Cooper at the event, but was told by Director

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Digital divide apparent in COVID-19 outbreak

Jessica Guerrucci – Managing Editor  As the coronavirus outbreak in the United States has pushed universities to an all online learning platform, students who have limited or no access to technology or Internet have been forced to face what is known as the “digital divide.”   “I don’t have Wi-Fi at home,” said sociology major Tahmia Simms, a junior, in a phone interview, “so, I’m

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Seventeen CSCUs closed until the end of the semester

Tamonda Griffiths – Editor-in-Chief At about 6:50 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, an announcement from Connecticut State Colleges and University President Mark Ojakian was posted on the university’s Facebook page. “In consultation with [the Board of Regents],” said Ojakian in the post, “I have made the difficult but necessary decision to continue our move to all-online education for the remainder

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Faculty members respond to upcoming shift to online learning

Jessica Guerrucci – Managing Editor Alexandra Scicchitano – Opinions & Features Editor With the transition to all online classes approaching, professor of psychology Cheryl Durwin said some professors will be starting from “ground zero.”  “It’s one thing to prep an online course ahead of time and have it kind of ready to go,” said Durwin, “and it’s another thing to say in about a week you

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