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Georgia Southern announces 54 positive COVID-19 cases during fifth week

Georgia Southern announces 54 positive COVID-19 cases during fifth week

Andy Cole, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2020

STATESBORO — Georgia Southern officials announced Monday 54 positive COVID-19 cases on campus marking the third straight week of decline. "The report below shows a third consecutive week of considerable decline in confirmed and self-reported cases after completion of the fifth full week of classes...

Georgia Southern establishes Senator Jack Hill Memorial Scholarship

Georgia Southern establishes Senator Jack Hill Memorial Scholarship

Davis Cobb, Correspondent

September 21, 2020

STATESBORO — Georgia Southern University has established a new scholarship in partnership with the family of Jack Hill, a former Georgia senator and GS alumnus, to honor him after his death in April. Graduating from the Parker College of Business and serving as a senator since 1990, Hill worked...

Services available to help students and alumni secure a job in the pandemic

Services available to help students and alumni secure a job in the pandemic

Shakailah Heard, Correspondent

September 21, 2020

STATESBORO — Students and alumni may have concerns about getting a job after graduation, but the Office of Career and Professional Development at Georgia Southern University has a solution. “I would really like students to know that it's a myth that employers are not hiring right now," Glenn Gibney,...

Students hold vigil for “fallen” Starship food delivery robot

Students hold vigil for

Mitch Smith, Print Managing Editor

September 18, 2020

STATESBORO — On Wednesday, Barstool Southern posted a picture on their Instagram of what appeared to be a Starship food delivery robot flipped over after being involved in an accident with a car. Barstool later posted an additional image with the text, “Fly High King” and an image of Starship...

Florida Atlantic postpones Saturday’s game, citing COVID-19

Florida Atlantic postpones Saturday’s game, citing COVID-19

DJ Cadden, Sports Correspondent

September 18, 2020

STATESBORO — In a shocking turn of events, Saturday’s game against Florida Atlantic has been postponed due to increased positive COVID-19 tests within the Owl football program.  After the news that up to 11 Owl players tested positive, the initial thought was that the game would go on as plan...

Spring schedule leads to heated discussion in the Faculty Senate

Spring schedule leads to heated discussion in the Faculty Senate

Fernanda Camacho Hauser, Correspondent

September 18, 2020

STATESBORO — The latest Faculty Senate meeting saw an active discussion between members and Provost Carl Reiber over preparations being made for the upcoming spring semester.  The plan for next semester is to have more classes outside of 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in order to spread out the student density...

Georgia Southern to screen documentary to inspire students to vote

Georgia Southern to screen documentary to inspire students to vote

Eden Hodges, Correspondent

September 17, 2020

STATESBORO — Georgia Southern is hosting free outdoor screenings of “Good Trouble”, a film honoring the life of former US Representative and Civil Rights Activist John Lewis at the Armstrong and Statesboro campuses next Wednesday night. The movie highlights John Lewis’ lifetime of activism,...

Savannah entrepreneurial competition winding up for new applicants

Savannah entrepreneurial competition winding up for new applicants

Davis Cobb, Correspondent

September 16, 2020

In the interest of assisting beginning entrepreneurs in starting their businesses and launching their ideas, Savannah-focused entrepreneurial competition BizPitch Savannah™ is preparing to begin accepting applications for the 2020 contest. Organized and presented by Savannah’s Chaper of SCORE,...

Nearly $300k grant to be used for computer science education

Nearly $300k grant to be used for computer science education

Mitch Smith, Print Managing Editor

September 16, 2020

STATESBORO — The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded almost $300,000 to Associate Professor of Instructional Technology, Mete Akcaoglu, Ph.D., after his grant proposal was approved.  Akcaoglu’s grant proposal was awarded by The NSF’s Computer Science for All program (CSforAll) in order to provide com...

The siblings and the couple: the two sides of COVID-19

The siblings and the couple: the two sides of COVID-19

Celeste Chapman, COVID-19 Correspondent

September 16, 2020

The George-Anne sat down with two different groups of people who have personally experienced coronavirus. To protect their privacy, we are keeping their names and identities anonymous. During these two separate interviews, two different experiences came to light. One group believes that coronavirus...

Campus community voices their concerns with the CARES center

Campus community voices their concerns with the CARES center

Davis Cobb, Correspondent

September 15, 2020

STATESBORO — In a recent Google Form sent by The George-Anne, students and faculty on campus are speaking up on how the university has handled the outbreak and return to classes. A notable portion of responses have voiced their opinions regarding the new CARES center, which was recently created...

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