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Hattiesburg colleges adapt to COVID-19 safety measures

Between Forrest County and Jones County, there are nearly 30,000 students attending four different colleges. Through March and into April, these schools implemented many changes to slow the spread of COVID-19, which included switching to online classes, restricting the hours that campus services are open and even closing the campus entirely.

Students plan to stay productive despite isolation

Classes for The University of Southern Mississippi resumed online March 30. Unfortunately, staying at home allows for the chance of multiple distractions, whether from talkative parents or a tempting show. To combat falling into a bad routine, some students plan to use this time to start a new hobby and create schedules to stay on top of their assignments

Artists grapple with a new normal

Theatre, dance, music and art majors, whose crafts depend on live performances or collaborations, are now dealing with issues far beyond their GPAs.

Healthcare professionals protect, warn against COVID-19

With a lack of adequate supplies throughout the nation, healthcare workers are struggling to protect themselves from the virus.

SGA elections moved online due to COVID-19

Voting for the Student Government Association executive elections is being held online until April 1 at 7 p.m.

Students receive opportunity to request grade changes, accept pass or no pass

Students will have the opportunity to request to permanently change their grade at the end of the semester.

Students travel to dorms for essentials, apply for longer stay

On Monday, the Southern Miss Department of Housing and Residence Life emailed residents notifying them that they have until Friday at 8:59 a.m. to pick up essential belongings from their residence halls.

Students fear lack of experience in switch to online learning

On March 13, the College of Education and Human Sciences announced the possibility of practicums and student teachers not being able to meet anymore due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
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