A student’s guide to gift-giving this holiday season

With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, gift-giving will be less traditional in 2020
Dana Nichols November 19, 2020

Regardless of budget, there are still ways to give your friends thoughtful holiday gifts. The days of being able to exchange gifts with friends while sitting on a dorm room floor the week, before winter...

So your houseplant died, now what?

So your houseplant died, now what?

Killing your houseplant doesn't make you a bad plant parent.
Dana Nichols November 19, 2020

When I packed up my room in Prassel this March and came home, my 60 houseplants came with me. After unpacking everything at home and tucking my storage boxes into the corner of my room, I turned to look...

Photo credit: Genevieve Humphreys

Search for dean of students begins

Dana Nichols November 12, 2020
Committee aims to make final recommendations by March
News brief: 11/6

News brief: 11/6

Dana Nichols November 5, 2020
Potential accessibility changes to face-covering policy.
Carmen Mercado leaves Alamo Stadium after voting as poll worker Amy Riggle, class of ‘09, waits outside. Photo credit: Kate Nuelle

Students contend with uncertainty of election

Dana Nichols November 5, 2020
Days after election day, students of all political ideologies left hanging for results
Prior to the announcement of upcoming asymptomatic testing, students could only get tested at the on-campus covid clinic if they expressed symptoms. Concerned asymptomatic students were referred to off-campus testing options. Photo credit: Daisy Castillo

COVID-19 testing made available to students before break

Dana Nichols November 5, 2020
Asymptomatic students will be able to test for COVID-19 prior to going home for winter break
Photo credit: Gracen Hoyle

The harm in upholding pre-pandemic measures of success

Dana Nichols November 4, 2020

illustration by Gracen HoyleIn almost every single class I’ve had over the past three weeks, each of my professors has addressed how overwhelmed and drained we are — students and faculty alike....

Photo credit: Kate Nuelle

News brief: 10/30

Dana Nichols October 29, 2020
Spike in COVID-19 cases, hiring committee for Dean of Students formed and more
Photo credit: Danielle Rodriguez

Nerve Center monitors COVID-19 threshold indicators

Dana Nichols October 14, 2020
Students may see mass testing or an increase in surveillance testing following Fall recess.
Photo credit: Kate Nuelle

News brief: 10/2

Dana Nichols September 30, 2020
University plans for spring 2021 and offers flu vaccinations.
David Tuttle, vice president of Student Life and Dean of Students, trains alongside members of the 2017 Half-Marathon Challenge. Started in 2008, the challenge is in conjunction with the Kayla Mire Food Drive.

David Tuttle announces retirement

Dana Nichols September 30, 2020
Tuttle will continue to serve as vice president of Student Life and Dean of Students until May.
News Briefs: 9/26

News Briefs: 9/26

Dana Nichols September 23, 2020
Updates to Title IX regulations, upcoming surveillance testing.
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