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In the last week, COVID-19 has been publicly referred to as the “Chinese Flu” and “Kung Flu.” Upon naming COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) referenced guidelines that were issued in 2015. These guidelines called for the prevention of naming human infectious diseases based on particular articles like geographic location,

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Frostburg State University students were alerted to a change in undergraduate course grading for the Spring 2020 semester by email on Tuesday, March 24. The announcement was made by Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Elizabeth A. Throop: In light of the unprecedented move to online education this

Beta-testing on an Adobe Connect "virtual legislature" is being conducted by the National General Assembly group at Frostburg State University

COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus, has caused couples to postpone weddings, for schools to cancel commencement, and for families to scramble to find childcare as states continue to lockdown further and further. All of this change and upheaval has directly impacted Frostburg State University students, many of whom live

From FSU President Ronald Nowaczyk: Following guidance from the University System of Maryland, the state of Maryland and the federal government, Frostburg State University classes for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester will be presented online – no face-to-face class meetings. As a result, we are in the process

Statement by USM Chancellor Jay A. Perman on the Remainder of the Semester, Commencement, and Other Issues March 19, 2020 REMOTE LEARNING THROUGH THE END OF THE SEMESTER This morning, as you likely heard, Gov. Hogan announced that he’s encouraging USM universities to deliver instruction through distance-learning for the remainder

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Frostburg State University’s March 22nd voluntary return policy will provide needed housing for some students, but many others are concerned that the policy is not restricted to those in need. Jon Huzier, a senior whose family lives locally, says, “I understand the need to accommodate students who don’t have internet

A photograph of a dumpster near Annapolis Hall made the rounds on social media Monday, March 16. Inside the dumpster, mattresses and other furniture can be seen. The caption of the photo suggested that beds were tossed from dorm rooms whose occupants went home for spring break, and that it

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Special USM Board of Regents Meeting Update on COVID-19 Preparations and Guidance Statement by USM Chancellor Jay A. Perman March 16, 2020 COMMUNICATION/STANDING MEETINGS I first want to echo Chair Gooden’s point that frequent and open communication is absolutely essential to effectively managing instruction and operations during this period of

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Shifting messages from Frostburg State University’s administration regarding the reopening of campus on Sunday, March 22 in the face of COVID-19 has some wondering: why? For Andy Duncan, a Professor in the Department of English, he says that “universities are trying to maintain the fiction that they are not, indeed,

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Though many of sports have slowed down because of the need to protect players and coaches from COVID-19, that didn’t stop the NFL from having an eventful off-season week. Not only did the NFL off-season moves not slow down at all, but three big moves were made, in which one

As more and more cases of COVID-19 reach the United States and North America as a whole, special precautions have been taken to avoid risk of widely spreading the disease. One of these precautions was seen on the night of March 11th when the NBA made a decision to suspend

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Special USM Board of Regents Meeting Update on COVID-19 Preparations and Guidance Statement by USM Chancellor Jay A. Perman March 16, 2020 COMMUNICATION/STANDING MEETINGS I first want to echo Chair Gooden’s point that frequent and open communication is absolutely essential to effectively managing instruction and operations during this period of

On April 27th of 2019, the last day of the Jewish Passover Holiday, history was made when a gunman entered Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, California. With roughly one hundred people in the synagogue that day, the gunman shot and killed 60-year-old, Lori Gilbert-Kaye, and wounded several others including

In the chaos that COVID-19 has brought, it can sometimes be hard to think of anything but the seemingly catastrophic future. But in these times, it’s important for us to remember that we can and will get through this, and our future holds opportunity beyond this pandemic. In this spirit,

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First diagnosed in Wuhan, China, the respiratory illness coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to over a hundred thousand confirmed cases as of March 2020, and almost 3,500 deaths. In Maryland alone, there have been three confirmed cases of the coronavirus, which has prompted Governor Larry Hogan to declare a state of emergency.

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