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Dates to know for the general election

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Mitch Smith, Print Managing Editor

October 23, 2020

Most everyone understands the election is rapidly approaching. Make sure you’re aware of all the important dates coming up. October 12 through 30 Early voting began on October 12 but will continue until October 30. October 24 (9 a.m.– 4 p.m.) Saturday early voting is held for one Saturday. For Bulloch co...

Georgia voters cast a record-breaking number of early voting ballots

Georgia voters cast a record-breaking number of early voting ballots

Abby Fuller, Daily Managing Editor

October 23, 2020

STATESBORO — More than 2,000 voters participated in early voting at the Russell Union on the Statesboro campus this year from Tuesday, October 20, to Thursday, October 22. Each day saw a higher turnout of voters with 559 on Tuesday, 703 on Wednesday and 776 on Thursday.  During the 2016 election, t...

Election officials anticipate record breaking numbers from Russell Union early voting

Election officials anticipate record breaking numbers from Russell Union early voting

Eden Hodges, Election 2020 Correspondent

October 22, 2020

STATESBORO — Several first-time and loads of veteran voters cast their ballots as the Russell Union ballroom was opened for early voting this week.  As voter turnout for the 2020 election is expected to soar past previous records, Georgia Southern transformed the ballroom into a polling station to ac...

SGA voting to be held next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

SGA voting to be held next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Andy Cole, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2020

STATESBORO — The reimagined and consolidated student government association (SGA) will be conducting voting for the new year Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Voting will take place online starting Monday at 10 a.m. and run until Wednesday at 5 p.m. Ballots will be emailed to all students...

Amid COVID-19, did more students withdraw from classes this fall?

Amid COVID-19, did more students withdraw from classes this fall?

Fernanda Camacho Hauser, University Administration Correspondent

October 21, 2020

STATESBORO — The window to withdraw from courses this semester without academic penalties closed October 12, but did more students withdraw than in previous non-COVID semesters? Compared to fall 2019, there have been 33 more complete withdrawals this semester which brings the number up from 355...

Statesboro making cuts to free COVID-19 testing

The first day of COVID-19 testing at Luetta Moore Park

Eden Hodges, City Correspondent

October 20, 2020

STATESBORO — The City of Statesboro and the East Georgia Healthcare Center plan on cutting down free COVID-19 testing at Luetta Moore Park as the demand for testing begins to slow. After a little over a month since opening up the site, the free COVID-19 testing offered at the park on Tuesdays an...

“Majority” of alumni and donors affected in May ransomware attack

“Majority” of alumni and donors affected in May ransomware attack

Andy Cole, Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2020

STATESBORO — Following an attack on a Georgia Southern software vendor, Blackbaud, in May, GS says a “majority” of alumni and donors had their names, social security numbers and donor profiles stolen. According to a letter sent to those affected, the hackers took a backup of the data Blackbau...

Student wellness goes weekly

Student wellness goes weekly

Davis Cobb, Correspondent

October 19, 2020

STATESBORO — In lieu of their Health Hut project, Georgia Southern University’s Wellness Ambassadors will be hosting a new weekly program entitled Wellness Wednesdays to ensure students can remain informed and well. The Health Hut offered a similar opportunity to students, but in a more physical...

Out of state students and voting

Out of state students and voting

October 19, 2020

With just over two weeks left in the 2020 presidential election, questions about the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on voting are reaching a peak. Now, students from out-of-state who attend Georgia Southern University are considering their options to ensure their vote gets counted. In 16 states, mostly...

Georgia Southern announces 19 positive COVID-19 cases during ninth week

Georgia Southern announces 19 positive COVID-19 cases during ninth week

Andy Cole, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2020

STATESBORO — Georgia Southern officials reported the second week of increase, announcing 19 cases during the ninth week of school. "The report below reflects that confirmed and self-reported cases remain stable, and again no single day last week registering more than four positive reports," sa...

Closing the gap for public school students without Wi-Fi during the “new normal”

Closing the gap for public school students without Wi-Fi during the

Eden Hodges, City of Statesboro Correspondent

October 19, 2020

STATESBORO — When Bulloch County schools made the switch to online learning this fall, many students without Wi-Fi access at home were in danger of being left behind, but Bulloch schools and the Statesboro community are working together to close that gap. Following the COVID-19 outbreak this year,...

Students respond to the Inclusive Excellence Action Plan

Students respond to the Inclusive Excellence Action Plan

Fernanda Camacho Hauser, Correspondent

October 16, 2020

Earlier this week The George-Anne reported on the newly released Inclusive Excellence Action Plan put forward by the university’s Chief Diversity Officer, TaJuan Wilson. That article can be found here.  In its 27 pages the plan lays out the steps to take and goals to reach such as the diversity in the student body is better reflected in the Faculty as well. This plan provid...

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