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Small businesses that rely on college student commerce across Bowling Green are still coping with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.When WKU sent students back home in early March, shops, bars and other establishments had to find ways to adapt to over 18,000 students leaving Bowling Green…
With strict calls for social distancing, WKU’s Big Red Marching Band members were unsure if they would be able to meet safely, or at all.With more than 250 members, social distancing with this many students presents obvious challenges. But Matthew McCurry, director of the Big Red March- ing …
At the SGA Town Hall on Sept. 24, the two presidential candidates shared their platforms and answered questions about pressing topics for students.
WKU’s Political Engagement Project hosted their annual Rock The Vote event yesterday, but this year’s celebration of National Voter Registration Day looked a little different than in year’s past.
At the beginning of the semester, WKU professors were able to choose the modality of their courses — online, hybrid or face-to-face. Now, five weeks into class, professors are beginning to come to terms with the struggles of teaching during a pandemic.
The 2020 presidential election is less than 50 days away, which means voter registration and absentee ballot application deadlines are nearing.People voting in Kentucky’s general election in November will not only be voting for the next president. Voters will also be electing officials to th…
Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly said Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams was elected in January. He was elected in November. The Herald regrets the error.
Editor's note: A previous version of this story said Bruce Kessler will no longer be the math department head starting July 1, 2020. It is actually July 1, 2021. The story has also received small corrections for typos and clarifications. The Herald regrets the errors.
WKU reported 37 new coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the campus’s cumulative total since July to 638.
The on-campus Chick-fil-A has reopened after a worker tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago.
As COVID-19 testing continues to ramp up on campus, some students want to have a helping hand during this historic time.The Graves Gilbert Clinic began hiring nursing students, along with students from healthcare administration and other departments, as employees, some assisting with COVID-1…
WKU hasn’t received any COVID-19 case data from the Barren River District Health Department since its system started upgrading on Aug. 28.Six data points on WKU’s COVID-19 case dashboard have an asterisk next to them, which signifies a variable that is affecting WKU’s positive COVID-19 case …
WKU’s Spainish Club and modern languages program are hosting Latin dance classes to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
With COVID-19 tests becoming more accessible, it’s important to know when to get tested.
A letter sent out to student residents of Midtown Apartments from WKU on Thursday encouraged them to quarantine and seek COVID-19 testing after photos circulated on social media of a large party during Labor Day weekend.
With the first week of classes finished, students have had the chance to experience hybrid classes and the new safety measures on campus.Bowling Green native and graduate student Francisco Serrano has been able to see both sides as a student and as a Contact Tracer and Disease Investigator a…
When students who live on campus test positive for COVID-19, they can either quarantine at their home or a designated dorm.
The on-campus Chick-Fil-A has delayed its scheduled reopening and will remain temporarily closed until further notice.
Chick-fil-A will reopen this Friday, Sept. 4, after closing following an employee's COVID-19 diagnosis.
Courses difficult to learn virtually, such as nursing or theatre, have struggled to transition into a hybrid class for- mat due to COVID-19.Classes started just last Monday, so students and teachers are adjusting to hybrid classes, which especially affects programs that rely on hands-on lear…
Patrons at the Downing Student Union food court saw long lines during lunch hours that raised concerns over social distancing among students.On Thursday, DSU staff removed all chairs and tables from the area in order to accommodate larger crowds. Patrons in line still largely stand within 6 …
Three locations have been designated quarantine spots for WKU students living in on-campus housing who contract COVID-19.
Campus organizations are preparing for running events with COVID-19, putting modifications on how people can get together.Over the summer, Randall Bogard, assistant director of Student Activities, said time was used planning how to help organizations and other events on campus happen safely.…
As the semester begins, things on campus look different from previous years. Social distancing practices have been mandated, masks are worn in public spaces and people sanitize their hands more than ever.
WKU will use testing as a tool for determining COVID-19’s impact on the campus community as the pandemic continues to linger in Bowling Green.Graves Gilbert Clinic at WKU began testing for COVID-19 on Aug. 3. One week earlier, WKU launched a COVID-19 case reporting dashboard on its Healthy o…
As colleges across America reopen during the global pandemic, WKU Department of Mathematics Head Bruce Kessler decided to look at the reality of the numbers. What he found was alarming.
WKU reported seven new coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the campus’s cumulative total since July to 213.
WKU’s weekly-updated coronavirus case dashboard states that 462 tests have been conducted for the campus community and that 206 individuals have been confirmed positive. However, these data cannot show a percent-positive rate.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was updated at 5 p.m.
This story has been updated following a response from WKU spokesman Bob Skipper.
Faculty members are raising multiple concerns about WKU’s current plan for dealing with COVID-19 in an open email to top administrators from the WKU chapter of the American Association of University Professors.
The coronavirus pandemic has prompted WKU’s Mahurin Honors College to cancel the annual H4 Retreat in Tennessee for its incoming freshman class.
A WKU athletics staff member who works with student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19, the university announced Tuesday.
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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.
WKU rolled out a draft of its plan to reopen campus for the Fall 2020 semester, with President Timothy Caboni saying on Thursday that classes would begin as scheduled on Aug. 24, with in-person instruction ending the Friday before Thanksgiving.
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