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Northern Arizona University has reopened for in-person classes Monday, welcoming students for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic closed the Flagstaff campus in March.

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Officials with the Big Sky Conference have decided to postpone all sports until next spring amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Officials at Northern Arizona University say a Resident Assistant at an on-campus dormitory tested positive for COVID-19 about 2 weeks ago.

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A student at Northern Arizona University has taken to the internet, alleging more than 30 Resident Assistants were quarantining for COVID-19 after arriving on campus.

Alejandro Higuera (Pascua Yaqui), Ket t'ui Photography, alejandrohigueraphotography.com

A Flagstaff woman is nearing the end of a 2,000-mile journey across the country … on roller skates. But it’s not just for fun – Daisy Purdy is raising funds to support the work of Navajo Ph.D. Tommy Rock and his all-Indigenous research team who study the devastating environmental and health impacts of abandoned uranium mines on tribal lands. Purdy spoke with KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius about the many what’s propelling her on her two-month journey from the Navajo Nation to the Eastern Band of Cherokee in North Carolina. More info is at rollerrock.org.


Northern Arizona University has confirmed that some student athletes have tested positive for coronavirus.

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UPDATE: According to the Associated Press, the Trump administration has rescinded the rule that would have required international students to transfer schools or leave the country if their colleges hold classes entirely online this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Northern Arizona University is one of several schools to file a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration. They’re trying to stop a new rule that bans international students from attending colleges in the U.S. if they take online classes. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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A forest health institute at Northern Arizona University has a new executive director.

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In an online staff Town Hall yesterday, administrators at Northern Arizona University discussed enrollment issues in the wake of campus-wide budget cuts and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

University officials say about 60% of employees at Northern Arizona University will take a pay reduction starting July 1 to meet a $100 million budget shortfall, a couple weeks after some faculty and staff were laid off.

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