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University of Minnesota suspends classes, WHO declares COVID-19 a pandemic

University of Minnesota suspends classes, WHO declares COVID-19 a pandemic

Tiana Meador, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2020

On Wed. Mar. 11 President Joan Gabel notified students that the university has made its final move in keeping its students safe amid the COVID-19 crisis. As the World Health Organization (WHO) deemed the virus a pandemic early Wednesday, the university has officially decided to close its doors for all...

Breaking: UMN prepares online courses, cancels university travel amid spring break COVID-19 threat

Breaking: UMN prepares online courses, cancels university travel amid spring break COVID-19 threat

Tiana Meador, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2020

In an email Tuesday at 4:33 p.m. President Joan Gabel addressed the student body with an advisory that all non-essential university travel has been halted and instructors are being encouraged to prepare online material for students as the university closely monitors the current COVID-19 situation. Currently,...

Coronavirus and the stock market

Coronavirus and the stock market

Johnny Bailey, Contributor

March 8, 2020

  When the coronavirus first made noise across the globe in Wuhan, China, the United States experienced very little economic impact. While factories and businesses began to close across China, the longest bull market stretch in U.S. history showed little signs of reversing course. As weeks...

Coronavirus ends study abroad experience, could make its way to the U

Coronavirus ends study abroad experience, could make its way to the U

Adam Erickson, Contributor

March 5, 2020

There is no telling what the virus will be like tomorrow, let alone in a few weeks when many students will be returning from various places around the world.

Film Focus: Pandemic movies

Film Focus: Pandemic movies

Thomas Farrell, Contributor

February 21, 2020

Everyone loves to imagine the apocalypse, and rightfully so, as it can make for some fantastic pieces of fiction. With the Coronavirus carving a path of destruction across China, many are afraid of a global pandemic occurring. This means it’s the perfect time to bunker down and watch a few movies about...

An update on the coronavirus

An update on the coronavirus

McKenna Barnett, Contributor

February 8, 2020

As hysteria spreads about the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, questions arise about how to keep ourselves safe. But, what is this new coronavirus, and how concerned should we really be? Truth be told, scientists don't really know much about the new strain yet, but it's a constantly evolving...

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