COVID-19 Stories

The Seattle U community—from students to staff, faculty to alumni—are exemplifying the good that exists amid the COVID-19 pandemic and inspiring pride and hope through their everyday efforts and outreach. COVID-19 Stories shares the difference they are making.

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Going the Distance

When Seattle University announced its plan to transition to online learning in response to the COVID-19 crisis, Rubiná Mahsud, PhD, in Albers School of Business and Economics had to quickly redesign her courses while stuck in a time zone 12 hours ahead of Seattle.

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Our brains are doing strange things

KUOW features leading brain experts, including Seattle U Psychology Senior Instructor Kira Mauseth, PhD, to explore tips for well-being as we move into the acceptance phase of this "new normal.” (Editor’s note: Also visit SU In the News)

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Law Student and Physician Treats COVID-19 Patients, Eyes Future Health Law Practice

When the country’s most severe outbreak of COVID-19 struck New York City in late March, Seattle University School of Law student Jeremy Conklin,'21, took action.

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Transporting Life: Being a Flight Nurse During COVID-19

Nicole Hardie, ’98, has been a pediatric flight nurse for Airlift Northwest for the past 13 years. Due to how the virus spreads, transport protocol has been redesigned to keep patients and caregivers safe.

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Nursing Snapshot: SCCA Profiles Alumna Working on Frontlines of COVID-19

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance highlights Casey Hoffman, ’17, as she continues to work on the frontlines during the pandemic.

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Want to Do More For Your Favorite Charity? Consider a Planned Gift.

The coronavirus pandemic has led many Americans to consider their own mortality and plan for the future. At the same time, many nonprofits face a dire situation as a result of COVID-19.

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Nursing Grad Student Establishes COVID-19 Training and Policy Programs

With intensive experience in the health care field, Sarah Welch, ’21, is working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis as a STAT registered nurse, while pursuing a doctorate at Seattle University’s College of Nursing.

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What Does COVID-19 Mean for the Future of College Admissions?

Although test administrators say standardized testing will be run online by this fall, some experts worry that shift will exacerbate existing systemic inequities. Seattle U Provost Shane Martin offers insights.

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Helping the Hardest Hit Communities

Gordon McHenry, Jr., ’79, president and CEO of United Way of King Count, discusses how COVID-19 has highlighted systemic issues in our healthcare system.

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Changing Business in the Wake of COVID-19

Steve Brooks, ’98, ’19, vice president of business development at UMC, is driving an innovative solution to help at-risk communities stay healthy while keeping employees in the workforce.

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A Message of Hope During Difficult Times

Nursing and women’s soccer alumna Julia Besagno, ’14, works on the COVID-19 frontlines. In her reflection on the pandemic, she offers support to the SU community and senior student-athletes.

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Graduate Student Draws on Relationships with Farmers and Grocers to Get Unsold Produce to Food Banks

A collaboration between local businesses, farmers markets and food banks is working to redirect fruits and vegetables to hungry communities across the Seattle area.

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Campus Partners Provide Tech Tools to Support Online Learning

Information Technology Services, Lemieux Library and the Campus Store collaborate to help make remote learning possible for all students.

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Seattle U Law Students Helping Domestic Violence Survivors File Protection Orders

Deirdre Bowen, a law professor at Seattle University, created a new pop-up clinic that allows law students to help domestic violence survivors file protection orders in King County.

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Care on the Frontlines: An Alumna’s Expertise with COVID-19

Naomi Diggs, MD, ’04, ’20, is a physician and leader at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle where she is part of the coordinated COVID-19 response team.

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Campus Widens Support of Students Virtually

Supporting current students in every possible way remains an important priority for Seattle University.

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Three Takeaways for Students and University in the CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides several billion dollars in economic and financial relief to students and universities. Here is the relief it provides Seattle U students and the university.

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Mechanical Engineering Student is Member of Research Group Looking for Ways to Reuse N95 Facemasks

Daniel Lee is among 60 academics and professionals nationally looking for ways to decontaminate and reuse N95 face masks to help counter a severe shortage of the critical equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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From Parking to PPE, Seattle University is Helping the Local Health Care Community to Confront COVID

Seattle U is making its Broadway parking garage available to Harborview Medical Center and personal protective equipment from its Nursing program to Swedish Cherry Hill and a local retirement home

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Restaurant Hurting Due to Coronavirus Shutdown Continues to Help Others in Need

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Osbaldo Hernandez, ’12, co-owner of Frelard Tamales and his family have been packing free sack lunches for children out of school.

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Bainum Family Foundation Grant to Provide Local Families with Early Learning Kits

A grant to the Seattle University Youth Initiative will help fill the void left by closures of early learning programs due to COVID-19.

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SU Admissions Receptions Virtually Welcome Class of 2024

Through Admitted Students Virtual Receptions, the class of ’24 has the opportunity to celebrate their admission, connect and ask questions. More than 530 students participated during the inaugural live-streaming event.

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