Joey Spahn Sports Editor In these dire times good news is hard to come by, fortunately enough for the Benedictine community there is good news amongst us all. Recently, the Provost Search Committee, after months of consideration, have found their faith in Kenneth F. Newbold, Jr., Ph.D. He will be taking the place of interim … Continue reading Benedictine Announces New Provost
Amber Syed Scene Article Many people are currently jobless because of the COVID-19 epidemic. President Trump is calling for a 2 trillion-dollar relief package as a response to the economic issues created by the virus. According to CNBC, this package includes giving payments of up to $1,200 to individuals and $2,400 to married couples. Families … Continue reading Emergency Funding for the Coronavirus
Syeda Saberi News Editor Benedictine University has moved over to a virtual campus from March 16th, 2020 until May 31st, 2020. While the campus will be open to essential faculty and staff, any non-essential staff have been encouraged to work from home until the end of the term. Should any student need access to any … Continue reading Virtual Learning and the New Pass/Fail Option
Kaitlyn Estopare Staff Writer While under quarantine, Students are finding themselves stressed, bored and maybe even school sick. Looking for ways to keep themselves busy during this pandemic, many have turned to playing video games, binge-watching movies or television shows, painting, drawing or even cleaning out their closets. Chief Engagement Officer, Mark McHorney is working … Continue reading Virtual Campus Events For the BenU Community
Syeda Saberi News Editor While we are under quarantine, many people are claiming that this virus is allowing nature to reset its button and giving animals a chance at living their best life. Twitter user @cosodelirante tweeted of boars roaming the town and air pollution rates dropping with the deserted streets. “Nature is reclaiming its … Continue reading What Are Animals Up to During COVID-19?
Below is a communication from the university: While there are currently no known cases of COVID-19 within the Benedictine community, we must do our part to combat the spread of this coronavirus. As such, the University has decided to take necessary steps to keep our students, faculty, staff and the greater community safe: Following … Continue reading Classes to be on-line only until April 6 due to virus
Sophia Mattimiro Editor-in-Chief Last Friday, March 6, a university-wide faculty and staff meeting was held to discuss Benedictine’s plans regarding the growing concern of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Benedictine’s Chief of Police, Dave Anderson, also sent a university wide email highlighting precautions the community should take to minimize risk of getting sick, and what to do … Continue reading Benedictine Taking Precautions in Case of Coronavirus
Syeda Saberi News Editor This past Saturday, BenU Red Cross participated in a community pantry drive event to help distribute food to members of the DuPage county area. Students were able to assist in packing food and creating to go boxes of non-perishable goods that were given to those in need. With this event, the … Continue reading BU Red Cross Hosts Pantry Drive