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Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Heider College of Business transitioned the annual Business Symposium to a virtual event from Nov. 2-13.The virtual format of the Business Symposium includes eight podcast episodes from the “Entrepreneurs on Fire” podcast, two live Q&A sessions and t…

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Creighton University College of Nursing juniors are reaching the end of the first semester of clinicals with COVID-19, and some say their passions for their major haven’t been marginalized but have grown.Nursing clinicals give students a firsthand experience in the workforce through shadowin…

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Parker Rieffenberger will takeover as Creighton Students Union president in 2021, his predecessor Colby Austin announced Tuesday during the virtual State of the Student Address.Rieffenberger is a sophomore in the Heider College of Business studying economics and political science and is exci…

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The coronavirus has had unforeseen consequences on the Creighton student experience, and many people have begun to express concern over the impact it will have on Fraternity and Sorority Life and the upcoming recruitment on campus in the beginning of 2021.Fraternities and sororities have bee…

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With event cancellations due to COVID-19, Creighton’s Dance Marathon hosted a hybrid event and doubled its fundraising goal to more than $41,500 donated to Children's Miracle Network.On Oct. 24, the SLIC hosted its sixth Dance Marathon. This year’s event was different from previous years bec…

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The Omaha City Council voted Tuesday to extend the city’s mask mandate through Feb. 23.An updated directed health measure also went into effect statewide in Nebraska on Wednesday, requiring 6 feet of separation between household groups or individuals at gyms, bars, restaurants, businesses an…

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The Tower Bell at St. John’s rang on All Souls Day, Nov. 2, for 23 consecutive minutes — one minute for every 10,000 people who died from COVID-19 in the United States.“It was heartbreaking to hear the bells ring for such a long period of time,” junior in the Heider College of Business Laura…

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Coming to Creighton with a mental picture of what college should be like, students in the class of 2024 have encountered another speed bump altering their college experience.COVID-19 has taken away a number of social activities that are the benchmarks of college.The cancellations of Homecomi…

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Creighton has extended its winter break to two months and is now offering twice the number of winter courses to undergraduate and graduate students.With reduced tuition prices, 45 online courses and multiple session options, Creighton is creating more opportunities for students to complete t…

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Bluejay Bites, a student-run organization that provided late-night food service, was shut down on Oct. 13 because of Creighton policy.“The Creighton community standard says that you are not allowed to sell anything on campus without permission from your resident director and that solicitatio…

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The positive test rate in Douglas County jumped nearly 4 1/2 points to 21.2% for the week ending Saturday, the highest positive test rate in the county since early May.The Creighton COVID-19 Dashboard reported 56 total cases for that same week, the third-highest total reported since the star…

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The Rasmussen Center reopened for student fitness on Oct. 26. After being closed for the beginning of the semester because of COVID-19, Creighton has moved into phase two of its response plan.Phase two includes reopening the Rasmussen Center to provide additional opportunities for health and…

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Creighton students that live on campus are allowed to visit other on-campus students in all residence halls, the Department of Residential Life announced on Oct. 11.“While conditions do not allow for commencement of Phase Two as described in the Caring for Our Creighton Community guide to re…

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Creighton University libraries have launched the IDEA bookshelf, which consists of a physical bookshelf on the first floor of the Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library as well as an online guide.The bookshelf and guide contain curated resources from multiple sources that deal with various topics o…

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Donald Trump and Joe Biden faced off in the final presidential debate on Oct. 22, which featured topics ranging from the coronavirus to racial equality in Nashville, Tennessee.After the first debate’s debacle involving the candidates repeatedly talking over each other, a mute feature was imp…

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The Creighton coronavirus dash- board reported 60 new cases for the week ending Oct. 24, the same week that Douglas County raised the coronavirus spread risk level to severe.The week of Oct. 19 was the first week the risk dial, updated each Monday, made it to its highest level. Creighton’s t…

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President Donald J. Trump promised a coronavirus vaccine and spoke about helping Midwestern farmers at his stop in Omaha on Tuesday night for a rally at Eppley Airfield.Omaha, part of the state’s 2nd Congressional District, and neighboring state Iowa both have electoral votes that could pote…

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Creighton University’s Justice and Peace Studies Program held its first virtually-platformed annual social justice lecture titled ‘Voting and Catholicism’ on Tuesday. Moderated by Dan DiLeo, director of the program, the department embraced two guests in response to Pope Francis’s revised Cat…

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Creighton is continuing its program to offer free walk-in STD testing for students each month. The tests include a urine test for gonorrhea and chlamydia and a blood test for HIV.On Oct. 14, the Student Health Education and Compliance Office held walk-in STD testing in the area of the Kiewit…

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Dining halls opened with limited seating on Monday, the same day that the Creighton coronavirus dashboard reported 73 new cases among students and six new cases among employees.The total of 79 cases from the week ending Oct. 17 is the highest total reported so far this semester.The positive …

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The Creighton University Latino Student Association organized an event titled “Nuestra Voz Our Experiences” on Oct. 13 to showcase student speeches concerning the Latin-American experience.Students gathered around the fountain in front of St. John’s Church to listen to the speeches given by …

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The newly renovated 24th Street was officially debuted on Sept.24 as the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J. cut the ribbon of the $6.8 million redesign.The street has been reduced to one lane in either direction as it passes through campus. The addition of separating each lane with medians was…

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Residential Life has worked with Student Health Education and Compliance and Creighton Dining to arrange accommodations for students living on campus who must enter quarantine or isolation.Coronavirus cases and close contacts have impacted residence halls daily, said Lucas Novotny, senior di…

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Creighton is hosting its annual Shoo the Flu event at various locations on campus, including the Skutt Student Center, the Old Gym and the CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy through Oct. 16.The Assistant Director for Immunizations and Compliance Jenni Bragg is overse…

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Going out and drinking can be risky, especially for women. There is always a danger that someone may try to slip a substance into someone’s drink.“It’s a huge sadness that we even have to have a discussion about how you keep somebody from slipping you substances so that they can harm you,” s…

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The start of the spring semester will be delayed and there will be no spring break for Creighton students during the spring semester, said the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J., in an email on Oct. 6.The semester will begin on Jan. 27 for on-campus undergraduate students, according to the ema…

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The Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J., announced on Sept. 21 that Gail Jensen, dean of the Graduate School and the College of Professional Studies, and Mark Latta, dean of the School of Dentistry, will be stepping down from their deanships next summer.In an email, Hendrickson said that Jen- s…

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The Creighton University COVID-19 Dashboard reported a total of 32 cases for the week ending Sept. 26, matching the previous week’s total.There were 27 student cases and five employee cases reported last week, which brings the campus to a total of 189 cases since move-in.According to the das…

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Many Creighton students have experienced the fear that strikes when they hear a sharp knock at their door, but not all know what happens after the door is opened.Room searches are something that resi- dential life and Public Safety typically deal with on a weekly basis at Creighton.Kristen S…

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The ninth annual National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan and collaborative effort that registers thousands of new voters every year, was held on Sept. 22.Held on the fourth Tuesday of every September, the day consists of coordinated events by thousands of national and community partne…

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The Office of Sustainability Programs partnered with the Creighton Students Union and Creighton Dining to begin a composting program on campus this semester.“There’s no consequences of composting — it’s just wonderful,” Director of the Office of Sustainability Programs Nick McCreary said.“Th…

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Creighton Students Union, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, and the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center held a Title IX Student Listening Session on Tuesday over Zoom to discuss the chang- es that have been made nationwide to Title IX, how those changes will be implemented and how …

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Creighton Students Union hosted a town hall on Sept. 17 to address student concerns and an- swer questions about racial injustice.The town hall was conducted via a Zoom webinar, and attendees were encouraged to ask questions via a Q&A function within the call.Panelists included Becky Nic…

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Jake Gardner, the former Omaha bar owner indicted in connection with the May 30 shooting death of 22-year-old James Scurlock, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Oregon on Sunday, authorities told the Omaha World-Herald.Last week, a 16-member grand jury charged Gardner with…

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The Creighton University African American Student Association organized a ‘die-in’ demonstration on the Skinner Mall on Sept. 16 to remember victims of police brutality.According to Heider College of Business sophomore and President of CUASA Sunny Washington, the demonstration was organized …

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Creighton’s Public Safety has taken on a new role since the coronavirus outbreak and is now responsible for transporting students to and from quarantine or isolation at the DoubleTree hotel, taking students to get tested on campus and transporting those tests to Lincoln to be analyzed.“We’re…

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Creighton administrators have taken the campus, city and county coronavirus positivity rates into account when considering a move from phase one to phase two of campus reopening, they said at the CSU COVID-19 Town Hall on Tuesday.“We are trying to make sure that we ease into our different ph…

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Creighton’s Public Safety is continuing its racial bias training program for a second year since its inception last year.The program was founded in the fall of 2019 by Michael Rein- er, the Assistant Vice President of Public Safety, Dave Dibelka, the Associate Director of Public Safety, and …

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Creighton has partnered with Spin, a San Francisco-based electric scooter company, to in- troduce electric docking stations for Spin scooters around campus.For the first trial, docks are set to be installed in the area between Kiewit Hall and the Skutt Student Center, on the north side of th…

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Twelve new COVID-19 cases were reported on the Creighton Coronavirus Dashboard for the week ending Sept. 5. Creighton has reported a total of 107 cases since move-in.Of the new cases, one employee and 11 students are reported to have tested positive.The dashboard is updated each Monday by th…

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With the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, Creighton’s Global Engagement Office is helping students navigate the possibilities of studying abroad in the spring.“We are still very hopeful and optimistic that we can send students abroad — may- be not to every single location around the world, …

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As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the Creighton community, the Center for Health and Counseling and the COVID Response Team are working to keep students, faculty and staff safe and healthy with designated quarantine and isolation zones for students both on and off campus.Students wh…

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The Creighton Students’ Union has announced two upcoming events in which students will have the opportunity to address their questions, concerns and comments regarding racial injustice, the coronavirus pandemic and Creighton’s new Title IX Sexual Harassment policy.CSU is continuing the conve…

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Beginning in March, the Schlegel Center for Service and Justice has pivoted their pro- gramming from in-person to virtual in response to the coronavirus pandemic.The SCSJ has continued virtual community engagement through tutoring, mentoring and letter writing. These virtual opportunities wi…

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The Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library, the Health Sciences Library and the Skutt Student Center have opened up socially distanced spaces for use by students who are enrolled in hybrid or fully online classes and need a place to attend Zoom classes on campus.“We received many requests from both…

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As campus closed and classes moved online in March, Creighton’s international students facing travel bans, economic worries, and stress about family and school had to decide whether they were going to stay in the U.S. or return to their home country.

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Creighton’s Student Counseling Services has adapted their offerings to meet the needs of students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jennifer Peter, Director of Student Counseling Services, spoke on the changes that have been made to the counseling center as well as what students can expect going…

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After students were required to leave campus in early March because of the coronavirus outbreak, many were uncertain of how the fall semester would look. Now that Creighton has reopened its campus, the new hybrid and online learning systems have transformed residence halls into the new classrooms. 

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Students organized a demonstration titled “Enough is Enough” on Aug. 27 to show support for Creighton community members of color. The crowd gathered at 24th and Cuming streets, where they wore masks, practiced social distancing and expressed their concerns regarding racial injustice happenin…