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Two Generations of Hoosiers and Their Encouragement to Voters

What Two Generations of Hoosiers Are Saying About the Coronavirus With the Upcoming Election
October 30, 2020

Kay Geswein, of Lanesville, Indiana, has voted in-person in every presidential election since the age of 18. In previous elections, Geswein did not fret over who the president would be. Geswein would...

IUS Library changes in-person library services to combat COVID-19

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October 14, 2020

The IU Southeast Library made changes to its policies, workstations and mailing book services this semester in response to COVID-19 safety guidelines.   When a student or faculty member enters the...

IU Southeast COVID-19 Testing Results Thus Far

A horizontal bar graph shows the amount of positive tests for IU Southeast's COVID-19 Mitigation testing, which started on August 24, and Symptomatic testing, which started on August 1.
Seven COVID-19 positive cases have been reported out of 674 total tests so far this semester on the IU Southeast campus according to testing data released by the university.
October 7, 2020

Mitigation Testing  IUS is conducting COVID-19 drive-thru mitigation testing throughout the fall semester in an attempt to identify and isolate COVID-positive members of the university community. Emails...

Doctor leading the Army’s COVID-19 vaccine team speaks to IU medical community

Dr. Kayvon Modjarrad shows a slideshow about his institution's COVID-19 vaccine. He discusses that the structure and the platform of the virus matters the most when creating the vaccine.
The IU Office of Vice President for Research and IU Federal Research Relations hosted Dr. Kayvon Modjarrad, who discussed WRAIR’s work with COVID-19.
September 30, 2020

Dr. Kayvon Modjarrad spoke to IU system faculty in biomedical research on Wednesday, discussing the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research's (WRAIR) work with emerging infectious diseases and its efforts...

IUS experts discuss mental health effects of a semester without breaks

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September 9, 2020

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Indiana University excluded fall and spring breaks from this year’s academic calendar. But this exclusion, experts warn, might have adverse effects on students’...

IUS volleyball team in quarantine after possible COVID-19 exposure

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Two week break taken “out of an abundance of caution”
August 29, 2020

The IU Southeast volleyball team is self-quarantining after a possible COVID-19 exposure, according to IUS Director of Athletics Joe Glover. “I can confirm that the volleyball team at IU Southeast...

IUS sanitizes campus in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Photo by Bryce Shreve.
Employees across the IUS campus are contributing to the sanitization efforts
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...

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

Illustration by Shelby Pennington.
Social distancing saves lives and prevents the spread of the novel coronavirus
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...

Social distancing and its effects on mental health

Social distancing and its effects on mental health
Staying isolated during the social distancing period can cause anxiety, depression and loneliness
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...

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.
Local business owners use their time and supplies to help Southern Indiana residents and brighten people’s lives
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...

IUS Art Department quickly adapts to finishing spring 2020 semester online

Emily Sheehan, assistant professor of fine arts, stands in the Barr Gallery.
Faculty and students of the art department use technology to stay connected, find new ways to share artwork and stay positive during a difficult time due to the coronavirus pandemic
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...

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.
IUS set up a Wi-Fi hotspot in the parking lot behind Knobview Hall and is providing a limited number of hotspot devices for students to take home
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...

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