UPDATE: Letters to the editor

Augusta University digital countdown to the Fall of 2020 in-person commencement held on Dec. 11.

The following letter was written in an email from Kitteren A. Jester, senior psychology major, to Dr. Zach Kelehear, interim executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, regarding the in-person commencement ceremony on Dec. 11:

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President Keel breaks down suspension procedures during town hall

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AU President Brooks Keel speaks on COVID-19 and plans for students, faculty and staff during the Summerville campus town hall on Friday, March 13. (Bell Ringer staff photo)

By Ravyn Chatmon|
Online editor

Update: Dr. Brooks Keel announced Monday night, March 16, that all instruction for the remainder of the semester will be online. Dr. Keel added: “The decision to move courses online also means that students will need to move out of the residence halls. We will develop and communicate a plan for students to move out of the residence halls in a structured and orderly fashion that is consistent with the concept of maintaining an appropriate level of social distance.”

Augusta University President Brooks Keel held a town hall meeting on Friday, March 13, to answer questions and discuss procedures related to the temporary suspension of instruction due to the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

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Online classes to continue for AU students

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Students prepare for online classes during temporary suspension of in-person courses while students who are already online continue as usual. (Pexels stock)

By Sam Turner|
Staff writer

Online classes at Augusta University are to continue during the two-week temporary suspension period starting March 16.

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USG to have temporary suspension of instruction due to novel Coronavirus

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Due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, USG institutions will be postponing instruction for two weeks. (photo by Ravyn Chatmon)

By Ravyn Chatmon|
Online editor

All University System of Georgia (USG) institutions will suspend instruction for two weeks, starting Monday, March 16.

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Convocation speaker urges freshmen to be both collegial and compassionate

Will Bryant, a lecturer in Communication, gives the Convocation lecture at Christenberry Fieldhouse. (photo by Mason Winkler)

By Mason Winkler |
Editor in chief

Dr. Will Bryant gave the faculty lecture at the 2019 Augusta University Freshman Convocation on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Christenberry Fieldhouse. Continue reading “Convocation speaker urges freshmen to be both collegial and compassionate”

AU president concerned about cyberattacks

By Madison Brown |
Editor in Chief

 

President Brooks Keel in his office after speaking with reporters about the cybersecurity breaches. (photo by Madison Brown)

Augusta University President Brooks Keel released a statement on Thursday, Aug. 18, revealing that AU faced cyberattacks twice in the past year—in September 2017 and last month. Continue reading “AU president concerned about cyberattacks”

Keel outlines his plan for Augusta University 

Augusta University president Dr. Brooks Keep is being interviewed by news organizations regarding his plan for the future of the university after giving his first State of the University Address at the Maxwell Theatre on Friday, Oct. 20. (Photo: Madison Brown)

Augusta University’s faculty and students gathered in the Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre as President Brooks Keel gave the State of the University Address at noon on Friday, Oct. 20. 

 The State of the University Address began with introductions by Dr. Wendy Turner, professor of history in the Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy; Stephanie Myers, president of the Graduate Student Government Association; and LeDarius Scott, president of the Undergraduate Student Government Association.  Continue reading “Keel outlines his plan for Augusta University “