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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Letter to the Editor:

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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