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FAU implements pass/fail grading system for ‘most’ degrees

FAU announced Wednesday that students could choose a pass/fail grading option for some or all of their classes this Spring. Illustration by Israel Fontoura

Marcy Wilder, Web Editor

March 25, 2020

On Wednesday, the Office of Provost sent out an email detailing a plan for students to choose a pass/fail option for the rest of the semester for classes.

Here’s what’s been canceled or postponed at FAU due to COVID-19

Tarana Burke, Jameela Jamil, and Gabriel

Marcy Wilder, Web Editor

March 20, 2020

FAU has canceled or postponed every event happening on campus until after the spring semester due to COVID-19, following state mandates.

FAU student creates petition for pass or fail grading option

Screenshot of a petition calling for FAU to make all classes pass/fail for the rest of the semester.

Israel Fontoura, Managing Editor

March 18, 2020

In less than 24 hours, the petition has gained over 3,000 signatures and students from other Florida schools are doing the same.

First FAU student tests positive for coronavirus, graduation canceled

FAU's graduation has been canceled due to coronavirus, and the first positive case has been reported at FAU. Photo by Alexander Rodriguez.

Kristen Grau, Editor in Chief

March 17, 2020

On Tuesday, FAU and the Florida Board of Governors announced that FAU has its first case of coronavirus, classes will remain online for the rest of the semester and graduation has been canceled.

Where and when you can eat at FAU next week

Interior of the Atlantic Dining Hall. Photo by Andrew Fraieli

Nichole Meyer, Contributing Writer

March 15, 2020

Here are the hours for the Food Court and Atlantic Dining Hall for the upcoming week.

FAU announces classes go online-only starting Monday

FAU announces classes go online-only starting Monday

Kristen Grau, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2020

FAU is moving classes fully online for approximately two weeks — as of Wednesday — due to coronavirus concerns.

FAU English department hosts Toni Morrison symposium

The English department held a symposium in honor of Toni Morrison last week. Photo courtesy of FAU

Darlene Antoine, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2020

Last week, over 50 people discussed the works of the late Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison.

FAU professor researches Florida’s algae crisis

Brian Lapointe, an FAU researcher and professor, swimming in Sargassum. Sargrassum has harmful affects on Florida's marine life -- and Lapointe is trying to spread awareness. Photo courtesy of FAU

Annalise Wellman, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2020

FAU professor and researcher Brian Lapointe is trying to spread awareness about the harmful effects of algae blooms in Florida.

FAU suspends travel to China, South Korea due to coronavirus

Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Fallon Forrestel, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2020

FAU announced last week that they were suspending university-related travel to South Korea. FAU suspended travel to China on Feb. 4.

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias to perform at FAU

Gabriel Iglesias will perform at FAU in April. Photo courtesy of Program Board

Annalise Wellman, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2020

Iglesias’ show will be April 3 at 8 p.m. at the Barry Kaye Auditorium.

Black History Month Symposium tackles feminism, colorism

Attendees and panelists who attended the second annual Black History Month Symposium. Left to right standing up: Ryan Daniels, Joi Dean, Sheivon Tribble, Marcela Callejas, Maria Yepes, Ananda Edmonds, Abby Dove, and Simone Stewart. From left to right the panel sitting down: Aleia Dennis, Rachelle Saint-Louis, Naheelah Wallace, Alexa McCalla-Johnson, Arielle Francois, and Lillie Feller. Photo by Destiny Harris

Destiny Harris, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2020

FAU’s National Organization for Women (NOW) chapter, a feminist student organization, hosted the second annual Black History Month Symposium in the House Chambers and discussed feminism, racism, colorism and microaggressions in the Black community on Feb. 25.

FAU softball coach meets fans, promotes new biography in Boca bookstore

FAU head coach and author Tony Renzoni talk to athletes at the campus bookstore on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of FAU Softball

John DeStefano, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2020

FAU head softball coach Joan Joyce, a recent FAU Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, appeared at the student bookstore for two hours on Wednesday.