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University to Temporarily Furlough Employees

University to Temporarily Furlough Employees

Corina Rodriguez, Managing Editor

April 8, 2020

In an email sent to faculty on April 3, university president Steven Kaplan said some university employees would be temporarily furloughed. That means the employees are not being fired, but rather temporarily suspended for the time being while the university recovers from significant budgetary shortfall...

Press Rewind on Remote Learning: Why Zoom Classes Are Not the Best Solution

Press Rewind on Remote Learning: Why Zoom Classes Are Not the Best Solution

Kelly Adkins, Contributing Writer

March 31, 2020

Imagine carefully crafting the optimum schedule with intriguing courses, paired with those annoying courses that you need to cross your t’s and dot your i’s on your degree, and just enough free time for extracurriculars on campus, a decent amount of sleep, and breathing room to be a young adult,...

University to Cut Employee Pay Rates and Refund Students: Estimates $10 Million in Losses

University to Cut Employee Pay Rates and Refund Students: Estimates $10 Million in Losses

Jennifer Korn, Student Life Editor

March 29, 2020

In a recent email to faculty members, University President Steven Kaplan said the university expects to lose $10 million in room and board credits and refunds for the spring semester. The campus shut down earlier this month as a precaution against spreading COVID-19. The email was sent on March 25. “While...

University of New Haven Opens its Dorms to First Responders Amid COVID-19

University of New Haven Opens its Dorms to First Responders Amid COVID-19

Anna Downs, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2020

On Friday, University of New Haven announced it will open its residence halls to New Haven’s first responders as they fight the COVID-19 outbreak. Originally, New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker asked officials at Yale University to open their dorms. Elicker told Yale’s president, Peter Salovey, that...

Coronavirus: How is it Affecting Sports?

Coronavirus: How is it Affecting Sports?

Alex Cunkle, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted sports in a way not seen since World War II. The virus has shut down sports globally. Both amateur and professional leagues have canceled full season and championship tournaments. The NCAA has canceled all spring sporting events. They started by canceling all post-season play,...

Managing Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Managing Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Amanda M. Castro, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

After news spread about the University of New Haven closing for the remainder of the spring semester, taking care of students’ mental health should be the university’s top priority during the coronavirus pandemic. Students are doing their best to cope with the stress and anxiety from the pandemic,...

BREAKING NEWS: Online Classes Extended for Remainder of Spring Semester

BREAKING NEWS: Online Classes Extended for Remainder of Spring Semester

March 16, 2020

The following is President Kaplan's email to the University of New Haven community: Dear Members of the University Community, In response to the developments of the coronavirus global pandemic that have taken place over the weekend and the federal guidelines put in place earlier this afternoon,...

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Test Positive for Coronavirus. What Happens to Public Gatherings for Entertainment?

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Test Positive for Coronavirus. What Happens to Public Gatherings for Entertainment?

Tiara Starks, Entertainment Editor

March 16, 2020

The internet learned that Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, were in pre-production to film for Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Elvis Presley biopic in Australia, according to the entertainment site, Deadline. The actors tested positive for the coronavirus after the two exhibited flu-like symptoms. Hanks took to Instagram to inform hi...

The Spread of Coronavirus and Xenophobia

The Spread of Coronavirus and Xenophobia

Devinh Valentine, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2020

2020 has been a weird year to be an Asian-American. On one hand, we see Asian-made movies like “Parasite” and “The Farewell” winning awards, and musical acts such as BIGBANG, BTS, and BLACKPINK finding international success. This makes me proud to be an Asian in America. However, 2020 also...

Coronavirus Slams the Entertainment Industry

Coronavirus Slams the Entertainment Industry

Jada Clarke, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2020

Along with interruptions in education abroad, bans on travel in certain countries, the coronavirus virus has affected the entertainment industry with postponed concerts, conventions, and movie releases. The last film of the James Bond franchise, “No Time to Die,” was supposed to premiere on April...

Returning Prato Students Not Being Tested Or Quarantined Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Returning Prato Students Not Being Tested Or Quarantined Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Jennifer Korn, Student Life Editor

March 10, 2020

In the wake of the University of New Haven’s recent decision to require all Prato students and faculty to return to the U.S., the university created a page on its website to keep the community informed. Students are not being quarantined or tested for the coronavirus upon their return, but students ar...

Campus Email Update on the Coronavirus

Campus Email Update on the Coronavirus

Amanda M. Castro, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

After recent coronavirus updates, University of New Haven’s Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Rebecca Johnson shared a community update on the coronavirus in an email to students. In the email, Johnson said that members of the University community are “strongly discourag...

University Suspends Operations Amid Possible Exposure to Confirmed Case of Coronavirus

University Suspends Operations Amid Possible Exposure to Confirmed Case of Coronavirus

Jennifer Korn, Student Life Editor

March 9, 2020

Late afternoon Monday, university Pres. Steven Kaplan announced that all classes and university events will be canceled through March 24. Students must vacate the residence halls by 5 p.m.Tuesday. There are currently no confirmed cases of the virus on campus, but there are two confirmed cases in...

Breaking News: University of New Haven Suspends All Classes Amid Conronvirus Concerns

Breaking News: University of New Haven Suspends All Classes Amid Conronvirus Concerns

March 9, 2020

Below is a statement sent to all University of New Haven faculty and students by U. New Haven Pres. Steven Kaplan. Dear Members of the University Community, Out of an abundance of caution, I have made the decision to suspend all in-person classes and exams through the remainder of the week, leading...

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