NMSU Round Up

Aggie Cupboard continues to provide food through pandemic

NMSU Aggie Cupboard has continued to provide food to the community despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Image courtesy NMSU Aggie Cupboard.

Lauren Roman, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

The New Mexico State University Aggie Cupboard is still providing food assistance to the NMSU community, despite the coronavirus pandemic. Director of the Aggie Cupboard Meg Long said the organization has had to adjust to new guidelines set by the New Mexico Department of Health because of COVID-19. “To...

ASNMSU spring election schedule changed due to COVID-19 pandemic

ASNMSU spring election week will be moved back one week to begin on April 13.

Aimee Ryan, Political Writer

April 3, 2020

The Associated Students of New Mexico State University has made updates to this semester’s schedule for student government elections at NMSU. The changes in scheduling are to accommodate for changes made at the university in response to COVID-19 prevention strategies.  The Round Up ...

Virtual campus tours now availabe for incoming students

Corbett Center Student Union is one of multiple buildings on campus included in the virtual tours provided for prospective NMSU students.

Victoria Del Toro, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

New Mexico State University has taken the step to offer virtual tours to prospective students as of March 19 as a way to adhere to the guidelines provided by federal and state agencies given in the times of COVID-19. Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation Seth Miner explained how the...

Las Cruces City Council weighs options for community response to COVID-19

Members of the Las Cruces City Council. Photo courtest City of Las Cruces.

Aimee Ryan, Political Writer

April 2, 2020

The Las Cruces City Council held a special meeting to discuss how the city should respond to the spread of COVID-19 on Monday, March 30. This city council meeting was the first to be held through virtual means, as city officials did so to follow recent COVID-19 social distancing procedures that hav...

Resources available for students in need of computer and internet access

Classes at NMSU will continue online for the remainder of the semester in response to the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Jensen Stell, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

With the switch to online classes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Mexico State University is offering different discount internet options to students who don’t have regular access to internet or computers at home. On the NMSU Technology Resources for Students website, there is a section...

NMSU’s spring 2020 commencement to be held virtually

NMSU has made the decision to hold a virtual commencement in May in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ch'ree Essary, Managing Editor

March 31, 2020

The commencement of 1,981 students set to graduate this spring will be held virtually according to New Mexico State University administration during a virtual townhall Thursday, March 26. Commencement will be held virtually as an act of caution due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An in-person commencement...

New Mexico college students adapt to campus housing changes

NMSU students who are not able to move elsewhere have the option of staying in their on-campus housing.

Leah Romero, News Editor

March 30, 2020

Within about a week New Mexico State University students went from walking down the I-Mall and grabbing a cup of coffee to self-quarantining and social isolating because of COVID-19. Similar situations have befallen most New Mexicans who are suddenly found working and finishing school from home. As...

Center for English Language Programs to close at end of semester

Breland Hall houses the Center for English Language Programs.

Lauren Roman, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

The English Language program will be leaving New Mexico State University alongside the Confucius Institute by the end of the semester.   Jan Snyder, the interim director for the English Language Program (CELP) discussed the reason behind the program shutting down.  “Unfortunately, our progr...

Flattening the Curve: How to stop the spread of COVID-19 in New Mexico

This graph shows how putting protective measures in place can lower the number of COVID-19 cases.

Leah Romero, News Editor

March 20, 2020

“Social distancing” and “flatten the curve” have become phrases heard constantly in conversations surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, but why are they important?  Jill McDonald, professor and associate dean of research and community engagement in the College of Health and Social Services at New Mexico ...

NMSU leaders address COVID-19 questions during virtual townhall Wednesday

President John Floros and Provost Carol Parker address coronavirus concerns and questions during a virtual townhall Wednesday.

Aimee Ryan, Political Writer

March 19, 2020

New Mexico State University has undergone drastic changes within the past week, as many other universities and institutions have, to adapt to the Coronavirus pandemic reaching the U.S. To provide further clarification as to what the NMSU community should expect throughout the remainder of the semes...

Hands-on courses to change teaching methods in order to switch to online structure

Hands-on courses, such as ceramics in the art department, will have to change their teaching structure to transition to an online environment.

Lauren Roman, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

Due to concern over the recently announced pandemic of the novel coronavirus, New Mexico State University Provost Post Carol Parker announced the decision to move NMSU courses online after the two-week spring break. However, classes with a hands-on learning environment may find the transition diffic...

NMSU to move to online classes after two-week spring break

Classes at NMSU will continue online for the remainder of the semester in response to the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Luis Rios, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

New Mexico State University will move to a more focused online format on March 30 as a means to continue schoolwork through the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak. In an email sent out March 16 by NMSU Provost Carol Parker, after spring break “faculty will move face-to-face classes to an online format...

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