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Marrero is looking forward to the “opportunity” of the fall

Georgia Southern President Kyle Marrero

Andy Cole

June 3, 2020

STATESBORO — In an interview with The George-Anne on June 3, Georgia Southern President Kyle Marrero confirmed that, as of now, the GS campus community can plan to return to campus for fall. “Our direction is clear: to open for face-to-face,” said Marrero. The decision, however, does not rest sole...

Shay Little, Ph.D, is ready to “Engage with passion”

Andy Cole

May 29, 2020

STATESBORO -- June 1 marks a new day for Georgia Southern’s division of student affairs; Shay Little, Ph.D, will be returning to the GS family, not as an eagle parent, but as the vice president for student affairs.“I was a real active [college] student,” said Little. “And someone said, ‘Well, you know you ...

Georgia Southern president announced plans to return to campus in August

The six values of the university according to Marrero are integrity, innovation, openingness and inclusion, collaboration, sustainability and excellence.

Andy Cole

May 29, 2020

STATESBORO -- In an email sent on Thursday to faculty and staff, Georgia Southern President Kyle Marrero announced the university’s plans to reopen in the fall. “[GS] is planning to bring our students back to our campuses to begin the fall semester 2020,” said Marrero. “The health, safety,...

What the COVID-19 outbreak means for Georgia Southern’s financial wellness

What the COVID-19 outbreak means for Georgia Southern's financial wellness

Andy Cole

May 22, 2020

STATESBORO -- Since the outbreak of COVID-19, individuals, businesses, governments and government agencies (including Georgia Southern) have been hit hard financially. GS, however, has a plan.RefundsWhen the University System of Georgia (USG) announced that their institutions would be transitioning to online learning, they ...

How Georgia Southern is responding to Ahmaud Arbery’s death

Ahmaud Arbery

Olivia Craft

May 22, 2020

STATESBORO -- Ahmaud Aurbery was killed just 114 miles away from Statesboro, and students and the community are feeling the impact. TaJuan Wilson Ed.D, associate vice president for inclusive excellence, sent out an email regarding the support services available to students on May 11. “We acknowledge...

How to further your career during COVID-19

How to further your career during COVID-19

Eden Hodges

May 22, 2020

STATESBORO — COVID-19 swept the nation with a vengeance this spring, closing businesses and causing millions of Americans to lose their jobs, but what does this mean for college students?Glenn Gibney, the director of the office of career and professional development, explained that as many students...

Georgia Southern announces new vice president for student affairs

In a Friday morning email to students, faculty and staff, Georgia Southern announced its pick for vice president for student affairs.

Andy Cole

May 15, 2020

STATESBORO -- In a Friday morning email to students, faculty and staff, Georgia Southern announced its pick for vice president for student affairs.Shay Little, Ph.D, former special assistant to the president and vice president of student affairs at Kent State University, will take up her new post on Jun...

Additional CARES Act funding available for eligible Georgia Southern students

Additional CARES Act funding available for eligible Georgia Southern students

Abby Fuller

May 12, 2020

STATESBORO — Georgia Southern students with emergency financial needs due to the impact of COVID-19 have until Wednesday, May 13, at 11:59 p.m. to submit an application for the CARES Act Emergency Fund Grant.These grants are available to eligible GS students on a first-come, first-served basis, according to t...

Get to know The George-Anne’s leadership team

Mbow will serve as the new creative editor-in-chief for The George-Anne Media Group. She will lead the creative division in producing designs and photographs for the different print and online platforms.

Andy Cole

May 12, 2020

STATESBORO -- The George-Anne Media Group has announced its new student leaders for the upcoming semester. Executive Board Four students have been named to the organization's Executive Board, which serves as the governing body for Statesboro outlets managed by the Office of Student Media. Ben Barks...

State of Georgia requires all agencies, including the University System, to reduce budgets by 14%

Andy Cole

May 11, 2020

ATLANTA — While the full repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic are not yet known, the state of Georgia is expecting a significant drop in state revenue.Because of this, the state announced on May 1 that all state agencies, including the University System of Georgia (USG) and their institutions, mus...

In which I thank everyone, inevitably forget someone, then feel guilty forever

Blakeley Bartee is a senior writing & linguistics and multimedia journalism major from Columbus, Georgia. She joined The George-Anne Media Group during her freshman year and is the editor-in-chief for the spring 2020 semester.

Blakeley Bartee

May 8, 2020

It’s that time of the year for graduations and senior columns. This year, things feel different. I’m not wearing a cap and gown, there’s no print edition of The George-Anne with our farewells displayed in the Opinion section, and my finals were exclusively online. Graduating feels more like a ...

Georgia Southern plans return to in-person classes in the fall

From Georgia Southern University

Blakeley Bartee

April 30, 2020

STATESBORO — Georgia Southern University's President Kyle Marrero announced in a video update Tuesday that the university plans to return to in-person classes in the fall, depending on guidance from public health officials."We're working through contingency plans now on what that will look like, but it i...

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