USG to require face coverings at state unis starting July 15

Augusta University students and faculty will be required to wear masks during Fall 2020. (staff photo)

By Jenna Ingalls |
Staff writer

Face coverings will be required on for all faculty, students, staff and visitors at Augusta University starting July 15. Continue reading “USG to require face coverings at state unis starting July 15”

AU town hall scheduled for June 2 to discuss fall return and budget

The AU Summerville campus has been deserted since mid-March; plans to re-open in August are expected to be announced June 2. (photo by Jenna Ingalls)

Jenna Ingalls |
Staff writer

Augusta University’s President Brooks Keel is hosting another virtual town hall meeting on June 2 at 2 p.m. to address the action plan and budget submitted May 25 and the university’s strategy for returning to campus in the fall. Continue reading “AU town hall scheduled for June 2 to discuss fall return and budget”

AU town hall discusses plans to reopen in Fall 2020

AU Provost Gretchen Caughman says AU will have its fall plan ready for approval by the University System of Georgia for the fall ready by Monday, May 25.

Jenna Ingalls |
Staff writer

Augusta University’s plans for reopening its campuses are to be submitted to University System of Georgia for approval by May 25, said Gretchen Caughman, AU’s provost, in the most recent AU town hall meeting held online. Continue reading “AU town hall discusses plans to reopen in Fall 2020”

COVID-19 brings study abroad programs to a halt

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2019-2020 Study Abroad programs are put on hold due to COVID-19. (Pexels stock)

By Heather Jones|
Staff writer

Update: All remaining 2019-2020 Study Abroad programs have been canceled. According to the U.S. Department of State, a global health advisory has placed a Level Three travel ban on all countries. The University System of Georgia cannot legally send faculty or students to a country that has been labeled with a Level Three travel ban.  

Judy Kyrkos, Study Abroad (SA) advisor sat down for an interview to discuss what would become of the SA trips for the 2020 spring and summer semesters on Friday, March 13.   Continue reading “COVID-19 brings study abroad programs to a halt”

University System of Georgia increases tuition by 2.5 percent

The Georgia tuition hike means state university and college students in 2019-20 will be paying between $70 and $250 more per year than they did for the 2018-19 academic year. (photo by Cameron Miller)

By Morgan Quattlebaum |
Contributor

The Georgia Board of Regents has voted to raise tuition by 2.5 percent starting in Fall 2019. A 2.5 percent increase roughly translates to between $35 to $125 more per semester for each USG student. Continue reading “University System of Georgia increases tuition by 2.5 percent”

Old never looked this young: AU’s senior citizens here to stay

Left to right: Lorinda Colbert, Barb Card, Sheldonia Bessent and Lewis Smith stand at the AU Bell in front of Allgood Hall on the Summerville campus. (photo by Ansley Simmons)

By Ansley Simmons |
Contributor

As a young, dark-skinned teenager in New York, Theodosia Williams had to quit high school. She knows what it’s like to be spit on. She knows how it feels to be broken down by rude little boys. Unfortunately, the sexual harassment was ignored by faculty, so she couldn’t fight back. Continue reading “Old never looked this young: AU’s senior citizens here to stay”