Tag: COVID-19

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Indoor mask mandate, effective immediately

NEW ORLEANS (August, 25,2023)–  Dillard University has implemented a mandatory indoor mask mandate effective Aug. 25 and for the next two weeks while the COVID-19 trends are assessed on campus according to university officials. All students, faculty/staff, and visitors will be required to wear mask upon entry to every building […]


Teachers welcome return to face-to-face instructions

NEW ORLEANS (February 21, 2022) – The concern that in-person learning is too risky is lessening for some Dillard University professors as the number of new COVID cases in Louisiana declines. “Omicron had me concerned,” said Corinne Clements-Russo, a mass communication instructor. “However, now that we know more about it, […]


Safety precautions remain as student organizations host in-person events

NEW ORLEANS (February 21, 2022) – Dillard’s student organizations are back to hosting in-person events this semester, according to officials, and safety precautions will continue to ensure COVID cases don’t increase drastically.  An examination of Bleu Connect shows some 80 events have been announced so far for the semester online. […]


Letter to the editor

NEW ORLEANS (November 15, 2021) – After nearly two years, Dillard students are elated about being able to return to as fans to support our athletes, starting Oct. 8 with the beginning of volleyball season. It appears that we are better at being consistent than some other schools, perhaps because […]


COVID-19 vaccinations: What’s your excuse?

NEW ORLEANS (April 16, 2021) – More than a third of the United States population has now been vaccinated with at least one shot, and some 21 percent are now fully vaccinated. But we must do more to overcome the vaccine avoidance remaining in pockets: minorities, the young and those […]


Pass/fail option not likely for spring, administrator says

Photo Credit:The Churchill Observer NEW ORLEANS (February 22, 2021) – The pass/fail opt-in will not be an option this semester unless Dillard University takes another hit from the pandemic similar to that of spring 2020, according to Dr. Yolanda Page, vice president for Academic Affairs. The pass/fail option was offered […]


DU has had 11 COVID-19 cases since Aug. 1

NEW ORLEANS (November 6, 2020) – Dillard University students are adjusting to COVID-19 policies as the semester continues with minimal cases, according to Dr. Roland Bullard, vice president and interim dean of Student Success. Bullard called student response to changes in a recent survey “positive,” adding, “There’s always more we […]


DU students no strangers to mental-health challenges

NEW ORLEANS (November 6, 2020) – Mental-health challenges have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic between the months of April and June, and Dillard students are among the suffering. According to a survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40.9 percent of people reported at least one […]


Flu season joins pandemic for double-whammy

NEW ORLEANS (September 6, 2020) – Combine an increase in COVID-19 cases with the start of flu season, and you have another reason to get your flu shot: to help save medical resources. Lyntrell Picot, licensed practical nurse for Student Health Services, said, “Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce […]