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What do students think of the new food delivery robots?

What do students think of the new food delivery robots?

Fernanda Camacho Hauser, Correspondent

September 8, 2020

STATESBORO — This week marks the first full month of the Starship Technology food delivery robots becoming a common sight on campus. In a series of short interviews with students around campus on their opinions of the six wheeled additions to campus one thing is clear: these things are cute. These...

Serve912 ‘serves’ up new plan amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Serve912 'serves' up new plan amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Davis Cobb, Correspondent

September 7, 2020

STATESBORO — Student volunteer organization Serve912 is starting up once again for the new school year. With COVID-19 guidelines set by the state and university, their typical event plan has undergone a few renovations. Operating under Georgia Southern's office of leadership and community engagement,...

Georgia Southern’s CARES team during COVID-19

Georgia Southern's CARES team during COVID-19

Abby Fuller, Daily Managing Editor

September 7, 2020

STATESBORO — Georgia Southern launched the COVID-19 Answers, Resources, Evaluation and Self-reporting (CARES) Center on July 27 as part of the university reopening plan for the fall semester. The CARES Center is available for faculty, staff and students and serves a variety of functions related...

Georgia Southern announces 363 positive COVID-19 cases during third week

Georgia Southern announces 363 positive COVID-19 cases during third week

Andy Cole, Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2020

STATESBORO — As they have every week, Georgia Southern reported 363 positive COVID-19 cases during the third week of classes. That's 145 less than GS' second week numbers. "The report below shows a decline from last week in confirmed and self-reported cases after completion of the third full week ...

Over 250 people sign statement of support for the AAUP’s open letter to Georgia Southern community

Over 250 people sign statement of support for the AAUP's open letter to Georgia Southern community

Eden Hodges, Correspondent

September 4, 2020

STATESBORO — Since the publication of The American Association of University Professors’ (AAUP) letter criticizing Georgia Southern's COVID-19 response, 260 faculty members of 13 different universities and colleges have signed a statement of support, supporting their demands of fully remote learn...

How are student organizations functioning during the COVID-19 pandemic?

How are student organizations functioning during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Shakailah Heard, Correspondent

September 4, 2020

STATESBORO — The campus community is changing rapidly as we all adapt to a new 'normal.' Hundreds of students each year participate in student organizations, but how are they adapting to COVID-19 guidelines? The office of student activities has come up with guidelines for student organizations to...

Ahead of Labor Day, Georgia Southern encourages campus community to stay in Statesboro

Ahead of Labor Day, Georgia Southern encourages campus community to stay in Statesboro

Andy Cole, Editor-in-Chief

September 4, 2020

STATESBORO — In a Friday morning email sent to students, faculty and staff, Georgia Southern officials asks campus community to follow CDC travel guidelines if traveling and encourages a Statesboro stay-cation. "You and your travel companions (including children) may spread COVID-19 to other people,"...

AAUP claims members don’t feel safe on campus, calls for fully online instruction

AAUP claims members don't feel safe on campus, calls for fully online instruction

Andy Cole, Editor-in-Chief

September 2, 2020

STATESBORO — In a Wednesday Letter to the Editor, the Georgia Southern chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) expressed their concerns with GS and University System of Georgia (USG) administrations. Accompanied by praise for university officials, the AAUP also made we...

Letter to the Editor: “An Open Letter to the Georgia Southern Community”

Letter to the Editor:

Georgia Southern Chapter of the American Association of University Professors

September 2, 2020

We, the Georgia Southern University chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), write to express our grave concerns regarding the current state of our university, highlighted by the 508 new positive cases reported for the week of 8/24- 8/31/2020.  As the vast majority of these...

Statesboro mayor credits rise in COVID-19 cases to Greek life, urges community to ‘Do Right’

Statesboro mayor credits rise in COVID-19 cases to Greek life, urges community to 'Do Right'

Eden Hodges and Andy Cole

September 1, 2020

STATESBORO — In a Tuesday afternoon press conference, Statesboro Mayor Jonathan McCollar told reporters the recent spike in positive cases was not a surprise, going as far as to credit half the cases to Greek life. "The uptick in cases that they saw, nearly half of those came from Greeks and a ru...

Be Your Own Barista

Be Your Own Barista

Alexis Hampton, Managing Editor

September 1, 2020

If you’ve fallen prey to Starbucks as many people have, then quarantine was probably a nightmare for you. When Starbucks closed due to COVID, so many of us were deprived of our sweet caffeine fix and went through withdrawals. No? Just me? Anyway…   Even after quarantine has ended and outside ...

Two employees die from COVID-19, two similar statements released

Two employees die from COVID-19, two similar statements released

Andy Cole, Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2020

STATESBORO — Just four days apart, two University System of Georgia (USG) employees, Tim Pearson, Ed.D., professor of accounting at Georgia Southern, and Ana Cabrera, a housing staffer at the University of Georgia (UGA), died from complications of COVID-19.  Following their deaths, GS and UGA released ...

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