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The University of Akron has developed a Keep Learning webpage to provide students with assistance in online learning.
UA Moves Courses Completely Online to Prevent Spread of COVID-19
By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor • November 17, 2020

As of Nov. 16, The University of Akron moved all courses previously taught in-person or hybrid to online in response to Gov. Mike DeWine’s Nov. 11 statewide address and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. During his statewide address, Gov. DeWine said the number of COVID-19 cases are increasing quickly, with many counties categorized as Red in the Ohio Public Health Advisory System and...

Student Health Services is located in the Rec Center and requires appointments to maintain social distancing.
Free Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Available Across Campus
By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor • November 17, 2020

On Oct. 9, The University of Akron Health Services announced they would begin random testing for COVID-19 across the campus in order to be proactive in finding new cases and keeping the campus community safe. Students and faculty that have been present anywhere on campus can be randomly selected and notified via email with a subject line that reads “COVID-19 Testing Program. You have Been Selected.” UA...

Drive-In movies are making a resurgence during the pandemic and ZPN brought the trend to UA.
ZPN Hosts Successful First Drive-In Movie Event
By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor • November 16, 2020

Zips Programming Network (ZPN) hosted a successful first drive-in movie event on Oct. 16, with several socially-distanced people in attendance, in Lot 70. ZPN showed the hit Disney Channel Original Movie, Halloweentown, only a day before the movie’s 22nd anniversary.  With Halloween around the corner, this movie was the perfect choice in the eyes of many students for the first ZPN drive-in movie...

The ZTV Election Night Special team group photo in the studio at Kolbe Hall University of Akron after the end of production.
ZTV’s 2020 Election Night Special: Educational, Informational
By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor • November 16, 2020

On Nov. 3, States officially closed their polls and started counting ballots for the 2020 election. ZTV was ready to cover this big event with their ZTV’s Election Night Special streamed live on The University of Akron's YouTube. ZTV has many different shows with different styles of production. All came together to contribute to a collaborative live production of the Election Night Special. For...

Students’ desk setup look very different due to learning at home and COVID-19.
Tips, Tricks for Success in Online Learning
By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor • November 16, 2020

Are you someone that thrives in a structured, on-campus learning environment, but is struggling to set deadlines at home and keep up with online learning? Associate Professor of Practice Julie Cajigas has some tips on how students can boost their success in an online learning environment. “Students should first carefully consider the options available to them,” Cajigas said.   “Synchronous...

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“Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.” seeks to honor women who have fought and those who continue to fight to protect and defend women’s right to vote.
Regional Artist Elizabeth Emery Talks ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’
By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor • November 20, 2020

In collaboration with Corrie Slawson, Elizabeth Emery contributed several pieces to the Emily Davis Gallery’s Newest Exhibition ‘Suffrage: Inequality. Persistence. Justice.’ which opened on Oct.19...

Lead instructor and JustUs LDC co-founder, Terrence L. Payne Sr., directs the participants through line dancing routines.
Line Dancing with JustUs Provides Unique Opportunity to be Active During COVID-19
By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor • November 17, 2020

Editor's Note: This article is the third in a mini-series on interactive and safe activities people can participate in during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Downtown Akron Partnership partnered with...

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Many members of the Women’s Swimming and Diving team broke pool records during the 2020 Mid-American Conference championship.
Women’s Swimming, Diving Wins Seventh Consecutive MAC Title
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief • March 9, 2020

The University of Akron Women’s Swimming and Diving team, ranked No. 25 in the nation, won its seventh consecutive Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship title on Feb. 29. This year, the Zips...

The Akron Vulcans defeated Cadence on Feb. 22 with a final score of seven to four.
Akron Vulcans Futsal Offers Fast-Paced, Exciting Entertainment
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief • March 9, 2020

Looking for a new sport to follow with a local team and affordable ticket prices? Look no further, as the Akron Vulcans Futsal team, an affiliation of the FIFA National Futsal Premier League (NFPL),...

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The Centers for Disease Control created this image to show the structure of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
My Experience With COVID-19
By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor • November 16, 2020

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted the lives of people around the world, and with the number of confirmed cases at over 44 million worldwide many have experienced COVID-19 firsthand. On...

This new application provides users with a unique online dating experience through virtual speed dates.
'Filter Off' Offers New Online Dating Method During COVID-19
By Mckenzie Uhrig, Arts & Entertainment Editor • October 19, 2020

Whether you are living in the dorms or commuting to campus, meeting someone new during the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t easy. During a time where one’s ability to go out is limited, meeting people and...

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