Higher education reporter
Already predicting an $18 million loss this spring as students move off campus and on-campus events evaporate due to COVID-19, officials said a hiring freeze was the only prudent way to proceed.
Jim Tomlin of Libby died 7 minutes after Gov. Steve Bullock announced the state would be ordered to shelter in place starting Saturday.
“We all need to do some hard thinking on how this will affect the future of UM and higher education at large."
The effects of the coronavirus could cost the Montana University System's campuses about $18 million total before the end of the school year, …
A pair of Sunday evening emails from the University of Montana panicked students and parents but appears to have been effective in convincing students to move out of the dorms to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Montana university students across the state, from Billings to Havre to Dillon, are working through the challenges that come along with a global pandemic.
Churches also tend to have older people in their congregations, who are most at risk to the coronavirus, giving pastors and rabbis another reason to move services online.
The Missoula campus will keep the vast majority of its classrooms empty through the end of the spring semester to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
Outfitters and hotels were seeing cancellations from tourists' fears of spreading the coronavirus, as well as because they were losing income from closures in their own states.
All Missoula County bars, brewery tasting rooms, casinos and restaurants were ordered to close for one week starting Tuesday morning in an eff…