University of Montana COVID-19 Oral History Project

Ethan Hanley Interview, June 18, 2020


Ethan Hanley


John Stefanek



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Accounting major Ethan Hanley briefly describes growing up in Bozeman, Montana, and his decision to attend the University of Montana. He recalls how he joined the University’s Kappa Sigma fraternity chapter and eventually became its president. Despite drastic changes to the upcoming academic year, Hanley shares his thoughts on how his chapter will overcome the challenges of COVID-19 despite drastic changes to the upcoming academic year. Hanley also discusses his work during the pandemic with the Montana Democratic Party and his approval of the state’s phased reopening.


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Document Type

Oral History


COVID-19 pandemic; Global pandemic; Public history; Western Montana; Coronavirus pandemic; Public health and safety; Missoula County; Montana public health; Greek life; University of Montana; Higher education; Phased reopening; Montana Democratic Party; Canvassing; Leadership; Academic recruitment; Online learning; Social distancing; Masks

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

University of Montana COVID-19 Oral History Project, OH 475, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 /

Oral History Number

OH 475-005

Media Type

Moving Image; Sound; Text

Original Format

1 MP4 (00:42:09 min.): digital + 1 transcript (14 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

video/mp4; application/pdf

Run Time

00:42:09 minutes

Local Filename

OH_475_005.mp4; OH_475_005.pdf

Ethan Hanley Interview, June 18, 2020