Tag: pandemic

JSU professors report successful hybrid, online classes despite pandemic

Ashleigh Crouch, Correspondent

Over the summer, JSU officials announced that all classes in the fall 2020 semester would either be hybrid — partly online, partly in-person — or 100% online. 

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OPINION: Expectations vs. reality with the pandemic

Jamie Brock, Correspondent

The COVID-19 pandemic was, without a doubt, an unpleasant surprise to the world. There have been many losses due to this new disease, and it has been hard for everyone to adapt to the new “new”. The common every day event of going to school has definitely been altered in a way that would have been unimaginable a year ago.

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JSU’s COVID-19 task force chief discusses pandemic planning, contact tracing

Scott Young, Editor in Chief

Since the inception of the pandemic, Dr. Jeff Ryan, a JSU professor of emergency management, has led JSU’s COVID-19 task force, a group tasked with pandemic planning and contact tracing on campus.

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President Killingsworth on navigating JSU through a pandemic

Ashleigh Crouch, Correspondent

On Oct. 22, 2019, the Jacksonville State University Board of Trustees voted to terminate the employment of then-President John Beehler, immediately naming Don Killingsworth, a JSU government relations officer, as acting president.

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Exploring current counseling options

Breanna Hill, Features Editor

An increase in battles with mental health has risen 67 percent since the global pandemic began and it needs to be addressed. During these unprecedented times, mental health tends to plummet in people of all ages. Depression and anxiety set it and it can become too much for anybody, even those who may not have shown any depression/anxiety symptoms before the start of the coronavirus outbreak. 

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