UWM employees who have to be on campus during the coronavirus pandemic are protecting those around them, thanks to the efforts of a volunteer group of mask makers who have donated more than 500 cloth face coverings. Another 500 masks are in the works.
In recent weeks, the workers that we sometimes take for granted have gone above and beyond. Even as the coronavirus outbreak began to explode, workers were deep-cleaning buildings and trying to keep offices and common areas as clean as possible.
As the 2020 census rolls on amid the coronavirus pandemic, UWM is working to make sure every student gets counted.
UWM has launched an online portal called You@UWM to connect students to resources promoting health, well-being, academic success and ways to reduce stress.
UWM senior Patricia McKnight was just a month into her internship at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel when she captured an image that drew national attention for the way it perfectly encapsulated a historic election.
Pandemic-triggered shutdowns and the move to online classes campuswide put students who didn’t have a working laptop and couldn’t afford a new one in a bind. That’s when UWM staff leapt into action.
Students who have never taken an online class before might be leery right about now, when the coronavirus pandemic has pushed all instruction online. But they don’t have to be.
UWM faculty, researchers and staff have come together to support emergency health care workers and first responders by donating their personal protective equipment.
Every Thursday for the last 11 years, John Lynch, former associate dean and associate professor in the College of Health Sciences, can be found volunteering at Friedens Food Pantries. This year, his efforts were recognized with the Hope House Peace Builder Award.
In normal times, University Housing staff has two months or more to prepare for the controlled chaos of thousands of students moving home for the summer. Coronavirus changed all that.