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The financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic might be felt by the WKU community if the Board of Regents chooses to approve tiered salary reductions and a new operating budget for the upcoming year on June 26 at 9 a.m.
After reviewing hundreds of feedback forms from a wide range of people involved in the WKU community, President Timothy Caboni announced in an email on Thursday that multiple revisions have been inserted into the Big Red Restart plan.
The students have spoken. As the Big Red Restart begins to shape up, WKU students declared how they felt about returning to in-person classes in August, finishing out the semester remotely, and practicing new campus norms, such as wearing face masks while social distancing.
After WKU revealed a draft of its restart plan for the upcoming semester, students, faculty, staff, parents, and Bowling Green residents have showered the university’s administration with hundreds of questions and critiques.
WKU faculty and staff who are paid more than $50,000 a year got tough budget news in their inbox Monday morning -- emails detailing how much their pay would be cut in the coming year to help offset the university’s $27 million deficit from the global coronavirus pandemic.
Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly attributed a quote to WKU Associate Athletic Director for Communications and Media Relations Zach Greenwell when Greenwell wasn't actually interviewed for this piece. The story has been updated and the Herald regrets this error.
Editor’s note: This story originally ran online on Thursday, March 12, which was the day the Conference USA Tournament was canceled due to COVID-19. It has since been edited for clarity, and additional information that wasn’t initially available has been inserted.
Editor's note: A previous version of this column incorrectly said WKU is being sued over alleged Title IX violations when WKU is actually under investigation over alleged Title IX violations. The story has been updated and the Herald regrets this error.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of everyday life in the United States, including sports at all levels of competition. WKU Athletics is no exception, and the department has been working overtime to deal with the punches the coronavirus has already thrown at it.
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WKU Athletics, Hilltopper Sports Properties and Mister B's Pizza and Wings are teaming up to provide the opportunity to help support local healthcare heroes who are on the front lines in the fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the university announced in a press release Friday afternoon.
Just two days after a 10-4 loss at in-state rival Kentucky on March 10 and a day prior to its Conference USA opener at Alabama-Birmingham on March 13, the WKU baseball team’s young 2020 season was brought to a screeching halt by the coronavirus pandemic on March 12.
Special update: COVID-19 coverage
- Housing and Residence Life updates move-in options for students moving to campus
- Office of Internal Audit becomes vacant following resignations, WKU looking to hire temporary staff
- Parking and Transportation offers new customer service and changes on campus for upcoming semester
- WKU Philosophy and Religion Interim Department Head departs from WKU
- Staff Senate discusses minority student engagement, new COVID-19 policies
- WKU Football matchup with Indiana University gets canceled
- Greeks looking forward to opening houses in the fall
- Local ICU nurse battles with COVID-19
- WKU Lady Toppers add six for 2020-21 campaign
- The Department of Geography and Geology will have a new name