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A little over a year ago Aug. 31, 2020, Northwest was in dire straits because of COVID-19. The University had 189 positive cases in a single day, and the outlook for continuing the semester was bleak. This year, however, with a low case count and high bed availability on campus, Lt. Amanda C… Read more

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Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine for the coronavirus received full approval for those 16 and older from the Food and Drug Administration Monday. The announcement prompted many public and private institutions including the New York City public school system and CVS Health, among others, to issue vac… Read more

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An estimated 42% of Nodaway County residents as of August 17, including those not yet eligible to receive the vaccine, have completed their COVID-19 vaccinations, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Nodaway County Health Administrator Tom Patterson said he, li… Read more

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Fewer than 50 days after approving a multi-year tuition increase for students, Northwest’s Board of Regents was set to vote May 6 on a proposal that would have shelled out $1,000 one-time compensation payments to employees who complete a quiz over the University’s Organizational Profile — a … Read more

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Mosaic Medical Center - Maryville President Nate Blackford said the overall effect of COVID-19 on Nodaway County is continuing to trend in the right direction  as weekly mass vaccination clinics normally held at the Carl and Cheryl Hughes Fieldhouse are being phased out. Read more

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The U.S. flag was raised half-mast as a moment of silence rang out across Bearcat Stadium. Students, faculty and firefighters prepared to climb 2,071 steps to honor the 343 firefighters who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. 

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Usually, if a Northwest student wanted to get their hair braided, they’d have to drive an hour and a half on a 98 mile trip to Kansas City, where the nearest hair braiding services are. But now, Northwest students can get one right in the Student Engagement Center on the second floor of the …