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A young woman receives her COVID-19 vaccine. Photo: Adobe Stock

COVID-19 vaccine gives hope to returning IUS students

While some speculate, IU Southeast continues to administer free vaccines on campus
Rachel Miller, Staff Reporter April 16, 2021

Last year caused a whirlwind of chaos for many people’s lives. No one thought the COVID-19 pandemic would strike as hard as it did, especially for college students who have had classes over Zoom for...

IU graduates can expect an in-person commencement for spring 2021

IU graduates can expect an in-person commencement for spring 2021

This is what the IUS class of 2021 can expect for graduation this year
Kat Lynn, Staff Reporter March 4, 2021

The IU Administration has made the decision to hold an in-person, outdoor commencement ceremony for graduates, after cancelling last year’s commencement ceremony.  Despite the different look to commencement...

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President Biden makes big strides in his first week as president

Joe Biden signed off on 30 executive orders during his first few days in office, primarily targeting the COVID-19 pandemic, civil rights, immigration, and climate change
Kristen Fallon, Staff Reporter January 29, 2021

Since the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden on Jan. 20, his administration has already made significant strides to push his agenda. Within the first three days of his term, President Biden has...

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IU’s decision to remove spring break concerns, relieves students on campus

Indiana University modified the spring 2021 academic calendar by eliminating spring break to help reduce the spread of COVID-19
Jamie Krueger, Staff Reporter January 29, 2021

The spring semester at IU Southeast may look and feel different this year. After careful consideration, IU officials made the decision to remove spring break from the academic calendar. The change was...

Professor Ashley Wallace teaches her Acting One course in the Robinson Theater, which has been reformatted for COVID-19. Each student has their own six foot circle to move and act in, with the stage allowing for a group of up to twelve students to share the space while still practicing physical distancing. Here the students are performing a cold read of their upcoming final scenes.

Ogle Center and theatre department transition to new model for COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, the Ogle Center and IUS theatre department underwent serious changes
Garland Noel, Staff Writer November 11, 2020

Though COVID-19 seems to have drained the life from most of the buildings on campus, the Ogle Center still has a quiet thrum of energy beneath the surface as the theatre department continues as normally...

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IU Southeast School of Business to release 2021 Economic Outlook, seniors face employment uncertainty

Professor Uric Dufrene is set to present the 2021 Economic Outlook soon and seniors from IU Southeast and Purdue are beginning to wonder about the state of the job market after commencement
Garland Noel, Staff Writer November 11, 2020

The streets of Louisville bustle with more life than they have in months due to, it seems, a feeling that this very difficult year will soon be behind us, leaving many with an uncertain hope for a brighter...

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

Emily Owen, Staff Writer 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...

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.

IU Southeast COVID-19 Testing Results Thus Far

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.
Emily Owen, Staff Reporter 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...

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.

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

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.
Emily Owen, Staff Writer 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...

Members of the Grenadier Volleyball team celebrating moments after defeating RSC rival IU Kokomo in their home finale on Nov. 2, 2019. Photo provided by the Unofficial IUS Women's Volleyball Facebook page.

IUS Volleyball set to open unique 2020 season

Grenadiers looking to build off strong 2019 campaign despite threat of COVID-19 and uncertainties regarding postseason
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor September 16, 2020

Half of a year has passed since IU Southeast fielded an athletic team amid the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been even longer since Grenadier volleyball competed in a match, having last been...

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IUS experts discuss mental health effects of a semester without breaks

Emily Owen, Staff Writer 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’...

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IUS volleyball team in quarantine after possible COVID-19 exposure

Two week break taken “out of an abundance of caution”
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor 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...

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