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Coronavirus: Our leaders are failing us

This article was originally published on the Lamar University Press website. Pandemics are inevitable. History has proven that time and time again. People like Bill Gates may have predicted a pandemic like the coronavirus, but it’s easy to see that our nation’s leaders were unprepared for COVID-19. Within a matter of weeks, the United States…

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Dickerson talks changing media, political landscape

This article was originally posted to the Lamar University Press website. The first time journalist John Dickerson had to interview people on the street, he was so nervous that it took him 45 minutes to ask a single question. Today, as a correspondent on “60 Minutes,” and a co-host of the Slate podcast, “Political Gabfest,”…

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Financial aid policy shifts stress student

After six semesters of attending Lamar, there is one thing that never fails to happen each term — I get a call or an email from the financial aid office telling me that there is some issue with my account, FAFSA or refund. Every semester I get overwhelmed and have a panic attack because of…

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Finding Polloman

Alvarez aims to bring Mexican, Mesoamerican cultures to the masses with his works When Port Arthur native Gonzalo Alvarez started gaining national attention for his video game, “Borders,” which depicts the journey immigrants take from Mexico to America, he was already working on his graphic novel, “The Legend of Polloman.” Now, he’s in the process…

LUTV: Distractions, Sports and Entertainment

Jonathan Tippett along with Dr. Natalie Tindall and a panel of University Press and LUTV News contributors discuss how not having the distractions of sports and entertainment has forced people to examine ills plaguing society during a pandemic. Be sure to like LUTV News on Facebook and subscribe to the "LUTV News and Media Online"…

LUTV: Protests and Civil Disobedience

LUTV News contributor Jonathan Tippett, a panel of University Press and LUTV News contributors, and Lamar University Department of Communication chair Dr. Natalie Tindall discuss protesting and civil disobedience. Be sure to like LUTV News on Facebook and subscribe to the “LUTV News and Media Online” channel on YouTube. https://youtu.be/aYWfvWCi-CE

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At the University Press, we welcome and encourage diversity in our newsroom and across our media platforms. A diverse environment encourages voices of all backgrounds to further the fundamental ideals of quality journalism. We strive to create an inclusive culture that does not discriminate against people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual…

LU President Evans finalist for SIU Carbondale chancellor

LU President Kenneth Evans was announced as a finalist for the chancellor position at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, on April 10. Southern Illinois University Carbondale is expected to hold virtual interviews with Evans and the two other candidates, Susan Stapleton, special assistant to the provost at Western Michigan University, and Austin Lane, former president of…

Advertorial: ExxonMobil aims to increase climate protections

This year, the United States Environmental Protection Agency will observe its 49th year of operation. After years of increasing public concern about human impact on the environment in the 1950s and 60s, President Richard Nixon signed an executive order to establish the agency in order to assess and research the environment, and enforce statutes put…