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Preparing for possibility of COVID-19 fall peak

There are currently 393 positive COVID-19 cases across North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU Professor Dr. Paul Carson says physical distancing in North Dakota has been working. He says although the state has done a good job of flattening the curve, there is a possibility of the coronavirus peaking again in the fall. Dr. Carson says situations that would place people in close proximity again create the right conditions for…

NDSU International Students Discuss COVID-19 Pandemic In Their Countries

The students discussed how the pandemic was being handled and what measures where being taken.

FARGO, N.D.- Nepal had it’s first COVID-19 case on January 25. Their first step was bringing back students studying in Wuhan and keep them quarantined. They later decided to close their borders. “Nepal has been in nationwide lockdown since March 25 and the airports were closed, and now airports are closed until mid April,” says Sargam, a Nepali student at…

COVID-19 By The Numbers For April 2, 2020

A member of the NDSU community has tested positive for COVID-19

FARGO, N.D. — One more person in Minnesota has died from COVID-19, raising the state’s total to 18. There are 53 new cases for a total of 742 since the outbreak began. Clay County is reporting 8 cases. 75 patients are now hospitalized, a jump of 21 since Wednesday, with 38 in intensive care.   Cass County, North Dakota has…

Doctors Believe Coronavirus Will Lead Youth Towards Careers in Medicine

FARGO, N.D. – Epidemiologists think that the Coronavirus will spark an interest in many students to pursue infectious disease careers. Dr. Paul Carson of NDSU says that the need is there in the future for doctors to specialize in learning how to combat infectious disease on the front lines. There is also a great need for doctors who research infectious…

NDSU Professor Offers Advice For Those Dealing With Social Distancing

He Says People Are Especially In Need Of Social Connection When They Feel Uncertain Or Anxious.

FARGO, N.D. — An NDSU professor is offering advice for those suffering from loneliness due to social distancing. Professor of Psychology Clay Routledge says some of the tips he suggests include taking advantage of tech, using nostalgia, exercising, and serving others. He says it can be a stressful time for families that are having their lives changed due to the…

MSUM Cancels Graduation Ceremony, Decision Pending from NDSU

MOORHEAD, MN — Minnesota State University -Moorhead informed students that the spring graduation ceremony has been cancelled. The decision affects all schools in the Minnesota State System. The statement from the University said in part: Yesterday, the Minnesota State Chancellor made the difficult decision to cancel spring commencement ceremonies across the system. We don’t take these decisions lightly. As the…

No K-12 School Starting Monday for 5 Days In North Dakota

Gov. Doug Burgum Following The Lead of Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz In Shutting Down Schools For The Time Being

BISMARCK, N.D. — Governor Doug Burgum announces the closing of North Dakota’s schools, public and nonpublic, for one week, beginning Monday. The governor and Superintendent Kirsten Baesler explained the reasons for the shutdown Sunday night. The decision will be revisited Friday. The order does mot apply to daycare facilities. Some of the reasons for the school closings: —The Centers for…

NDSU and UND to Resume Classes Online after Spring Break

FARGO, N.D.–North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota announced they will shift to remote instruction for two weeks following Spring Break due to coronavirus concerns. Students are encouraged to monitor their emails for updates about classes. Instructors will contact students about classes that cannot be taken online. University operations at both campuses will remain open for the…

NDSU Bans All University-Funded And Sponsored International Travel

College officials say it is based on national and state guidance

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State University is canceling all University-funded and sponsored international travel leaving the United States. That is effective immediately due to the coronavirus pandemic. College officials say it is based on national and state guidance and follows action taken by a number of other schools across the country. NDSU is reviewing refund options. The travel ban…

NDSU Heads to 5th NCAA Tournament with Summit League Championship Win Over UND

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Herd is thundering to the NCAA Tournament with a resounding win over North Dakota in the Summit League Championship Game. North Dakota State’s defense shut down North Dakota early on with the Fighting Hawks’ first basket coming from Marlon Stewart around seven minutes into the game. NDSU was perfect from the free throw line in…