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Roo News 4/14/20 – Transition to Zoom and COVID-19’s effect on politics

https://youtu.be/JECqlZvBS5w This week we're talking to senior Joseph Allen and journalism professor Peter Morello about their experiences with Zoom, and political science professor Greg Vonnahme...

Graduation blues: UMKC seniors react to postponed commencement ceremony

The coronavirus has turned this semester into one unlike any before it. With campus closed, students have to take all of their classes online....

UMKC defends against allegations of mishandling COVID-19 case

Lukas Kenney & Abbey Higginbotham The mother of a UMKC School of Law student says she informed the administration that her daughter tested positive for...

Coronavirus—the entertainment industry’s worst nightmare

From delayed movie releases to canceled concert tours, the coronavirus has taken over the entertainment industry. The pandemic has swept across the U.S., becoming the...

U-News wins first place for best overall website, 12 total awards at MCMA conference

U-News won first place for best overall website and 12 total awards at the Missouri College Media Association (MCMA) awards Tuesday night.  The newspaper, which...

UMKC implements credit/no credit grading option for spring 2020

UMKC students now have the option to convert their spring semester letter grades to credit or no credit, according to a decision from Interim...

Student entrepreneur hopes to change the payment experience

Brad Starnes, co-founder of the app DivviUp, recognized his entrepreneurial spirit at the age of 10. Now, as a UMKC student majoring in information...

Administration waits four days to inform UMKC of student with COVID-19

According to a report by the Kansas City Star, UMKC administration allegedly knew of a law student who had the coronavirus for four days...

Student organizations move online following campus closure

General body meetings? Cancelled. Conferences? Cancelled. Any other event you had planned for the rest of the semester? Cancelled. With over 300 student-led organizations, student...

‘Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness’ review

Minor spoilers for “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.” As the world was huddled in their homes, quarantined in the hopes of curtailing a modern-day...

COVID-19 campus closure poses challenges for lab, studio courses

With UMKC’s campus now officially closed, lab and studio courses are heading in new directions. The closure of all buildings on campus poses challenges for...

COVID-19 complicates study abroad for UMKC students

Studying abroad is a dream many students have during their college career, but it turned into a nightmare this month for many UMKC students. Maxing...
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