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As Matt Baker sat in his office Jan. 7,  tucked near the far corner of Northwest’s Student Engagement Center on the second floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union, the University’s assistant vice president of Student Affairs described the events of the previous year in contradicting terms.  Read more

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For the 35th consecutive year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was recognized across the nation — a day dedicated to celebrating long strides toward equality and liberty for the oppressed. Northwest played a role in continuing this tradition for students, forming a week of activities centered aro… Read more

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With spring break being called off, Northwest only provides students and faculty two days off the entire spring semester. There were no classes in session in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 18. The last day off from classes prior to dead week is March 8. With COVID-19 already m… Read more

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Northwest announced Dec. 18 via a Northwest News email and on social media that it amended the spring 2021 academic calendar, eliminating spring break, ending in-person classes on April 23 and adding a preparation week before finals start May 3. The move caused the University to receive some… Read more

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The fall quarters of hybrid schooling and a “new normal” didn’t sit well with students of Maryville High School anymore than college students enduring the same reality. Students at MHS are eager to be back, and even with a foggy spring ahead, staff at the high school are hopeful to build upo… Read more

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 The first of many coronavirus vaccines have been administered to Phase 1a qualifiers of the Missouri COVID-19 vaccine availability plan in Nodaway County. Nodaway County Health Department Administrator Tom Patterson delved into what the vaccine means for Nodaway County and the University. Read more

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Josh McKim doesn’t like to talk about the struggling small business. He especially doesn’t like to talk about it when the struggling small business resides in the county he serves. Even so, his role as executive director of Nodaway County Economic Development forces him to acknowledge when l… Read more

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New announcements from pharmaceutical companies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over the last few weeks have brought a new wave of hope in the fight against COVID-19 in Nodaway County, where Health Department Administrator Tom Patterson’s optimism has ebbed and flowed with… Read more

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On the surface, a decrease in coronavirus cases could be seen as a relief for many, especially Mosaic Medical Center - Maryville, but its president, Nate Blackford, said he expects worse challenges to come with the upcoming flu and cold season. He said his staff is strong, but growing weary … Read more

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Justice is a criminal getting a deserving sentence. Justice is releasing innocent people from captivity. Justice is feeling safe in your own home. And for some crying out to the world in peaceful anguish, justice is simply — as two students 6,508 miles away from home put it — being recognize… Read more

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Throughout the fall 2020 semester, North Complex has housed on-campus residents who must quarantine or isolate when they test positive or are deemed a close contact if they can’t go home. These students are called by a health official, given a certain amount of time to pack up essential item… Read more

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While his state has averaged more than 3,700 new COVID-19 cases per day over the last week, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson released looser quarantine guidelines Nov. 12 for K-12 students and teachers in the state, allowing close contacts to forego previously mandatory quarantines in some situations.  Read more

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Joined by several state military officials and a local representative, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson attended a Veteran’s Day ceremony in Northwest’s Valk Center Nov. 11. An exhibit detailing military experiences and the newly renovated Veterans Commons became the centerpiece for conversation an… Read more

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For a while now, Northwest faculty have wanted to share their research and academic backgrounds relating to systemic oppression reflected in today’s culture. Last semester, the Occupy Valk series was born to accomplish that goal and begin a non-partisan teach-in about issues in America.

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For the 35th consecutive year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was recognized across the nation — a day dedicated to celebrating long strides toward equality and liberty for the oppressed. Northwest played a role in continuing this tradition for students, forming a week of activities centered aro…

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With spring break being called off, Northwest only provides students and faculty two days off the entire spring semester. There were no classes in session in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 18. The last day off from classes prior to dead week is March 8. With COVID-19 already m…