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Maryville and the Nodaway County Health Department issued an emergency order March 22 mandating people within Maryville’s city limits follow several social distancing provisions set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and President Donald Trump amid the continued spread of COVI… Read more

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Northwest will implement a “safety net” grading system for the rest of the spring semester in an effort to help students in the midst of a “tremendous disruption” to academic life caused by the continued spread and University response to COVID-19, Provost Jamie Hooyman announced in an email … Read more

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Children and teens of Maryville were left with more questions than answers when all Nodaway County school districts announced closure through April 3, forcing the cancellation of activities, including regularly-scheduled sports, and further widening the umbrella of uncertainty for families a… Read more

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The city of Maryville has decided to implement several recommendations for citizens regarding the monitoring of COVID-19, a pandemic that’s effects are now touching small rural communities during a wavering national economy. Of these recommendations, the most heavily discussed were the advic… Read more

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The Northwest Missourian will provide as-they-happen updates on University response to the coronavirus. Several staff are contributing to the updated report. Read more

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Senior Asma Hassan gripped the microphone a little tighter than usual, and with a shaking voice looked senators in the eyes, reminding them of six college students who took their own lives on a neighboring college campus. She had just heard the Wellness Services plea for sustainability a fin… Read more

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An increase in the designated fee for Wellness Services was proposed to Student Senate Feb. 18 as a way to combat a heavy deficit the office is recurrently adding to, an issue Wellness associated with lack of funding and the rising cost of healthcare for college students across the nation. Read more

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The Student Success Center in conjunction with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted the second installment of its First-Generation Focus series Feb. 18 in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom featuring a panel of five first-generation students answering faculty and staff questions a… Read more

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Twenty-four hours after a lengthy discussion regarding citizen health and projected effects on the community, Maryville officially declared COVID-19 a public health emergency March 19, its second special meeting of the week.

Northwest faculty will tailor online instruction to their students and course materials with no in-person classes being held for the rest of the semester amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Children and teens of Maryville were left with more questions than answers when all Nodaway County school districts announced closure through April 3, forcing the cancellation of activities, including regularly-scheduled sports, and further widening the umbrella of uncertainty for families a…

As of March 18, Nodaway County Health Center has two COVID-19 test kits and Mosaic Medical Center has five. Two people have been tested for coronavirus with two different kits and came back negative.

There were 15 cars in the main parking lot tucked behind Northwest’s Hudson-Perrin Residence Halls, which opened in 2007 and have housed roughly a third of the University’s freshmen each year since, but sat mostly empty March 14.

After first suspending in-person classes for a week and shifting classes online in a temporary fashion, Northwest will move all classes online for the rest of the semester as the spread of COVID-19 continues across the United States, the University announced in an email March 18.

Prior to 2020, Maryville experienced three weekends that served as an economic boost to the community. Those are, namely, Family Weekend, Homecoming Weekend and the weekends that Northwest men’s basketball has been good enough for the city to be the host site for the Division II Central Regi…