The controversial mask mandate was changed to an advisory on April 6 by Gov. Eric Holcomb when COVID vaccinations began being offered.
The Franklin Co-Executive Editor Taylor Wooten catches up with Franklin College President Kerry Prather about COVID developments, the Johnson Memorial athletic facility, the departure of Terri Roberts-Leonard, and the events at the Capitol.
The Franklin Co-Executive Editor Taylor Wooten checks in with Franklin College President Kerry Prather about nationalist flyers spotted near campus, new statewide COVID-19 restrictions and possibilities for Immersive Term classes.
Casey Hayes, A.J. Thurston endowed chair of music and director of choral activities, has done everything in his power to enable Franklin’s choir to continue to sing during a year defined by COVID-19.
COVID-19 has presented new obstacles for everyone, but on a college campus, the pandemic has posed a special challenge: How to balance education with public health.
Franklin College reported a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases Monday, the most since the college began reporting positive cases each week starting Aug. 3.
In response to a rise in cases in the 18-30 age group and ahead of students heading home for Thanksgiving, Franklin College — and other colleges across the state — will offer exit testing to students.
Hope Shrum: Okay, so the first question we had was that, um, with the email you just sent out? Do you feel like...you talked about that if the health providers say like anything, then we will go with what they say. Do you feel like a shutdown could happen with the college before the end of t…
During Gov. Holcomb’s weekly virtual COVID-19 press conference Wednesday, the Indiana Department of Health announced more restrictions are coming as COVID-19 cases increase across the state.
Through an uncertain summer of anxiety and fear caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Franklin College administrators were persistent.
As nearly 1,000 students returned to Franklin College's campus in August, Johnson County Health Department Director Betsy Swearingen said she expected to see a spike in COVID-19 numbers across the country.
In part two of a regular series by The Franklin, Franklin College President Kerry Prather answers more questions about COVID-19 on campus from Co-Executive Editor Hope Shrum. They also address the hire of a vice president to oversee enrollment, a new head basketball coach and the education d…
During his first weekly meeting with The Franklin, Franklin College President Kerry Prather spoke with Co-Executive Editor Hope Shrum and Opinion Editor Carolina Puga Mendoza. They asked him about various topics, including commencement, the recent cluster of COVID-19 cases within the athleti…
Clarification: This article has been updated to clarify that ongoing practices of the soccer and lacrosse teams have been following NCAA protocol on surveillance testing.
Franklin College confirmed Thursday it will hold a commencement ceremony for class of 2020 graduates in October after spring plans were disrupted by the COVID-19 shutdown.
The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Council of Presidents has decided to postpone all fall competitions until Jan. 1, 2021 following recommendation from the NCAA Division III Administrative Committee.