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Public Workers Union demands better working conditions, compensation for essential workers

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

April 16, 2020

The West Virginia Public Workers Union sent a letter to Gov. Jim Justice earlier this week demanding better working conditions and compensation for essential workers throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The letter sent to Justice on Monday states: “As this crisis progresses, workers throughout the country...

MU libraries provides virtual stress-relief activities

Kyra Biscarner, Reporter

April 14, 2020

Marshall University Libraries will offer “Virtual Stress Relief” activities for students in place of their semiannual Stress Relief events on campus from April 20-24. “The libraries have been hosting stress relief activities for several years in our physical buildings, so we wanted to make sure...

Interactive map features W.Va. COVID-19 data

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

April 13, 2020

West Virginia residents may now view an interactive map of the state and each individual county featuring available data about the COVID-19 pandemic. “As news releases pour in, it can be confusing or overwhelming,” James Leonard, professor and chair of Marshall University’s Department of Geography,...

Social Security Administration offers guidance for beneficiaries to receive economic impact payments

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

April 13, 2020

A new press release from the Social Security Administration sent Monday includes guidance for individuals who are beneficiaries of Social Security and Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI) and are attempting to receive their economic impact payments. “The Treasury Department launched a new web...

Student employees may be eligible for financial reimbursement

Ralph May, Reporter

April 10, 2020

Student workers left with reduced hours or unemployed due to safety issues concerning COVID-19 will receive compensation for lost wages as a part of a relief bill passed by Congress. About $9 million will be given to Marshall University under the CARES Act, Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Securit...

Students to receive financial compensation

Spencer DuPuis, Reporter

April 9, 2020

In an email to all Marshall University students Wednesday afternoon, University President Jerome “Jerry” Gilbert announced that students would receive emergency financial assistance in the form of account credits and/or prorated refunds to help compensate for the disruption to normal university services. One...

Marshall University to provide emergency financial assistance to students

Staff Report

April 8, 2020

The following message was sent to Marshall University students from President Jerry Gilbert: "Dear Marshall University students, As you know, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the change to remote learning through the end of the spring semester made it necessary for most of our students to leave ca...

Community members share unemployment concerns

Taevion Kinsey, Reporter

April 8, 2020

One of the biggest effects of the spread of COVID-19 is the rise in unemployment. Business are cutting people’s hours and often letting employees go to cut down on the risk factor of spreading the coronavirus. “I work at Cabell Huntington Hospital and I’m scared that they are going to eventually...

Marshall University history professor shares perspective on pandemic

Talor Bennett, Reporter

April 8, 2020

Chris White, a professor of history in Marshall University's College of Liberal Arts, was able to share his perspective on the global history of the COVID-19 disease. A pandemic is defined as a disease outbreak that extends throughout a large region. They vary in scope, duration, and mortality. This...

Marshall University employee hospitalized with COVID-19

Staff Report

April 7, 2020

The following message was released to students from University Communications: "This message is notification that a Marshall University employee has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The employee is currently hospitalized in stable condition. Due to privacy regulations, the affected employee’s...

Volunteers sew, deliver masks for healthcare professionals throughout state

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Amanda Larch, Executive Editor

April 4, 2020

The West Virginia Mask Army has delivered more than 3,300 free, homemade masks to 14 medical facilities across the state as of April 4, with more orders to be delivered this weekend. The goal of the newly established nonprofit organization is to deliver masks to healthcare professionals in the state...

Office of Academic Affairs provides answers to credit/no credit grading

Brittany Hively, Online Editor

April 3, 2020

Editor’s note: This story was done in a Q&A form to ensure the information is delivered with as much detail as possible. It is an ongoing story and will likely be updated as more information is provided. People everywhere may be struggling to adapt to a world experiencing an ongoing global p...