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On-campus residents resist new COVID-19 policies

On-campus residents resist new COVID-19 policies

Eden Hodges, Correspondent

August 31, 2020

STATESBORO — In order to try and limit contact among students in the 2020-2021 academic year, on-campus residents are no longer allowed to have guests. In an email sent out August 21, University Housing reminded residents of the new amendments to the Residential Community Guide saying, “Failu...

Southern’s Greek life goes virtual

Southern's Greek life goes virtual

Davis Cobb, Correspondent

August 31, 2020

STATESBORO —With the risk of COVID outbreaks on the horizon, Georgia Southern University’s fraternity and sorority councils have voted to avoid holding in-person social events, and have moved their organizational events to virtual meetings. “With all of the uncertainty going on in the world...

Is social distancing working on campus?

Is social distancing working on campus?

Celeste Chapman, Correspondent

August 31, 2020

STATESBORO — Georgia Southern has welcomed students back on campus for almost three weeks now. Masks, social distancing and limiting groups to 10 or less students are the laws of the land now, along with other efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Hard to miss signs instructing where you can and...

On-campus tours return to Southern

On-campus tours return to Southern

Davis Cobb, Correspondent

August 31, 2020

STATESBORO — After nearly half a year, Georgia Southern's on-campus tours have begun once again, resuming last week on August 24. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the office of admissions was forced to shut down in-person tours in mid-March but began working on virtual tours immediately after. Wh...

Georgia Southern reports 508 positive COVID-19 cases during second week

Georgia Southern reports 508 positive COVID-19 cases during second week

Andy Cole, Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2020

STATESBORO — In what was anticipated to be a higher number than week one, Georgia Southern reported 129 confirmed and 379 self-reported positive COVID-19 cases during the second week back. "As an institution of nearly 27,000 students and 3,350 employees, positive reports represent a very small proportion...

Dingus MaGee’s temporarily closes citing COVID-19 concerns

Dingus MaGee's temporarily closes citing COVID-19 concerns

Andy Cole, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2020

STATESBORO — In a post to their Instagram, Dingus MaGee’s announced they’ll be temporarily closed effective immediately. “Due to the ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, Dingus will be temporarily closed until next week,” the bar said in the post. “We will continue to monito...

Georgia Southern suspends football practice following positive COVID-19 tests

Georgia Southern suspends football practice following positive COVID-19 tests

Fernanda Camacho Hauser, Correspondent

August 28, 2020

Georgia Southern Athletics has temporarily suspended football practice after some players tested positive for COVID-19. “All proper procedures and protocols are being followed, including the quarantining of close contacts,” said Bryan Johnston, associate athletic director for communications. ...

We asked, you responded – first week back results

We asked, you responded - first week back results

Mitch Smith, Managing Editor for Print

August 28, 2020

STATESBORO —During Georgia Southern’s first week back to school, The George-Anne created an open form that allowed students, faculty and staff to share their experiences anonymously with one another. We asked, “Did you have any concerns or comments about your on campus experience?” and you...

We asked, you responded – First week back

We asked, you responded - First week back

Mitch Smith, Print Managing Editor

August 27, 2020

STATESBORO —During Georgia Southern’s first week back to school, The George-Anne created an open form that allowed students, faculty and staff to share their experiences anonymously with one another.  We asked the campus, “Did you have any concerns or comments about your on campus experien...

The Blue Room to temporarily close effective immediately

The Blue Room to temporarily close effective immediately

Andy Cole, Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2020

STATESBORO — Following our reporting on the White House coronavirus task force’s state report, penned on Sunday, The Blue Room has chosen to temporarily close effective immediately.  “We have made the decision to close for the next 7-14 days to monitor the continued spread of COVID, as well ...

How bad is the mold problem in on-campus dorms?

Former Southern Courtyard residents (L-R) Taylor Bartlett, Grace Thornton, Daryl Demarest and Hannah Scime

Andy Cole, Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2020

STATESBORO —  Four former on-campus residents say the mold problem in their apartment forced them into temporary housing for 91 days. Our investigation found dozens of mold remediation cases and nearly $100,000 spent during one academic year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, on-campus reside...

White House names Statesboro, Bulloch as ‘red zone’ and releases recommendations for university COVID-19 testing

White House names Statesboro, Bulloch as ‘red zone’ and releases recommendations for university COVID-19 testing

Andy Cole, Editor-in-Chief

August 26, 2020

STATESBORO — President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force penned the latest Georgia state report Sunday. The document, obtained first by WABE News and the Center for Public Integrity, identified Georgia as a red zone state with the second highest rate of new cases in the nation One of the rep...

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