Sadie LeComte  Digital Editor  Northwestern State University will not allow gatherings of more than 50 participants on its campuses in the weeks ahead, according to a statement released Monday.  The statement also said that as of Monday, all events in the Friedman Student Union have been canceled through April 15. Continue Reading

Samantha Clark  Editor-in-Chief  Student Body President Jacob Ellis said the administration will re-evaluate whether to continue online classes or not on April 15.  “I encourage all students to remain calm during the shift to online-only classes and to pay attention to all official university announcements,” Ellis said.  He said theContinue Reading

Thomas Celles  Viewpoints Editor  Northwestern State University is exploring options for international students wanting to travel home for spring break.  “The only impact for them is really the restriction on international travel,” Greg Handel, provost and vice president of academic affairs, said. “I know there have been some questions fromContinue Reading

Samantha Clark Editor-in-Chief  Thomas Celles Viewpoints Editor  All areas on campus at Northwestern State University are open even though classes are transitioning to online instruction until further notice.  “The university is open,” Greg Handel, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, said. “All areas are functioning. Dorms are open, foodContinue Reading

Thomas Celles Viewpoints Editor UPDATE: NSU officials released a press release stating that classes will go online. The university will suspend all in-person classes effective at the end of the day Friday, March 13, and transition to online instruction and other remote learning alternatives, the statement read. ”On-line classes will beginContinue Reading

Leah Jackson Northwestern State University’s Director of Public Information and Media Relation NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University President Dr. Chris Maggio issued the following statement regarding the on-going threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In response to the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, Northwestern State University will suspend all in-person classes effectiveContinue Reading

Sadie LeComte  Digital Editor  President Dr. Chris Maggio said in a university wide email that all nonessential, university funded domestic travel is suspended.   Vice presidents must approve exceptions in their respective areas, the email read.   Approval will be based on the importance of proposed travel to the university’s mission, the email continues.  One NSU student, Hailie Coutee,Continue Reading

Staff Reports Northwestern State University has suspended all international travel for both faculty and students according to a statement from NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio on Tuesday. It’s one of the precautions NSU is taking to protect the university community from the coronavirus. “The health and wellbeing of our students,Continue Reading

Keator Poleman Digital Editor Amid growing concerns over the coronavirus’ spread and in partnership with local, state and federal health departments, NSU Health Services released a detailed notice informing the Northwestern State University community about the deadly virus. The coronavirus, responsible for the deaths of over 3,000 individuals, is continuingContinue Reading