May 4, 2020

Countries that have been under tight lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19 have experienced an unintended benefit. The outbreak has, in part, contributed to a noticeable drop in pollution and greenhouse gas emission across the globe.

NBC News said, “Pollution-monitoring satellites operated by NASA and the European Space Agency observed drastic decreases in air pollution over China over two weeks in February when the quarantin...

May 4, 2020

Olivet College junior Donald Lee Doyle III chose to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic. Doyle and his family are using 3D printing technology to make personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare professionals who lack the protective gear when treating COVID-19 patients.

"The goal is make sure nobody runs without. We cannot make enough for everybody, but if enough of us get out there, we can maybe bridge the gap unti...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a "Stay-at-Home" order for the state of Michigan. The order goes into effect tonight at midnight and will continue until midnight on April 13. 

In an email sent by Olivet College President Steven M. Corey, the college will continue with remote learning during this period.

Corey said, "As we outlined in prior emails to the community, “essential” individuals who are required to be on-site for essential...

April 4, 2020

Dec. 31, 2019: Wuhan health officials report cases of pneumonia to the World Health Organization.

Jan. 7: The virus is first identified as a coronavirus and named by WHO.

Jan. 21: First confirmed coronavirus case in the United States.

March 9: Spring Break starts for Olivet College. In the preceding week, Olivet College had sent out information about the coronavirus and how to stay safe while traveling.

March 10: First two confirm...

COVID-19 is spreading, changing our daily lives and pushing us into our “new normal”: stuck at home keeping away from the possibility of contracting the virus. But how did this virus start, where did it come from, and what exactly is this virus that has frozen our world?

The disease is caused by a new coronavirus, first discovered in Wuhan, China, and has been named SARS-CoV-2. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that attack...

March 23, 2020

Director of the Burrage Library Judy Fales has revised the hours for the Burrage Library to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In an email, Fales said, "Burrage library is never really closed when you use the online resources." 

In the coming week, the Burrage Library will be staffed Monday through Friday from 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Use the online catalog to search for a book. If it is available, the library will be open...

March 22, 2020

The following is a list of cancellations announced as of March 22. As more information becomes available, this list will be updated.

Academics – Remote learning through the end of the semester.

Athletics – All athletics for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year.

Greek Activities – All gatherings on and off campus are canceled through March 29.

Student Activities – All student activities are cancelled through March 29.


March 19, 2020

At 3:48 Thursday, March 19, Olivet College President Steven M. Corey, in an email to the community, confirmed that “remote learning is extended for the remainder of the semester, through the end of final exams, April 25.”

Also of note:

The decision whether or not to run the ILT term is still being made.

No decision has been made as yet regarding Commencement.

Students will be informed when they can return to campus to collect belo...

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