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Record Voter Turnout for UGA Student Government Elections

This year’s Student Government Association election at the University of Georgia saw a record breaking turnout as students voted for either the “Rise” or “Ignite” ticket to lead the student body for the upcoming school year. Cameron Keen was elected as the SGA president on the Ignite ticket, pulling 57% of the votes casted. Voting trends saw an overall increase from last year, with 8% more votes cast from the student body. Keen is a Junior from Dublin, Georgia, majoring in political science, international affairs and public relations. He says…

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National Sustainability Tour Comes to UGA

Patagonia clothing company employees traveled to American University in Washington D.C. on March 1st as well as to other college campuses around the country in their Spring 2017 Worn Wear College Tour. They have teamed up with the Post Landfill Action Network, a student led sustainability organization, in a pursuit towards a world with no waste. Travelling in their mobile sewing shop, they rolled up to the University of Georgia on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Students at UGA were encouraged to bring damaged clothes to Tate Plaza last week where the…

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Making Consent as Hot as Cocoa

A University of Georgia group is using Valentine’s Day to stress the importance of healthy relationships. Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention, known as RSVP on campus, held their fourth annual Cocoa for Consent on Friday, Feb. 10. The student group usually provides support and resources to students seeking help after experiencing sexual violence, but this event is all about having fun and educating students. “In February, we like to celebrate love and healthy love. Right now relationships are on people’s minds,”  said Nicholas Twinner, who was in charge of this year’s…

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Information Technology Department details cyber attack on campus

ATHENS, Ga. — The University of Georgia’s Internet connection has been under attack. This on-going attack has been affecting the University’s network server for about a month now. The cyber-attack has led to a “sluggish” connection, according to the Information Technology Department at UGA. “This attack is more sophisticated and is attacking many, many more targets on campus,” said Vice President for Information Technology, Timothy Chester, in an email sent to other faculty. “We are currently working with our campus Internet service providers and others in order to effectively blunt the…

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Some Students Say No to Guns on Campus

Students at the University of Georgia will hold a protest against a bill in the Georgia Senate that could lead to allowing carry of concealed firearms on campus. A march for UGA students and Athens’ community members will start at 6:15 PM tonight at the UGA Arch on Broad Street. The march will continue through campus and end at Myers Quad. But, students aren’t the only one to oppose this bill. University System of Georgia Chancellor, Hank Huckaby, testified in the Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee and said “The bottom line – we oppose…

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Georgia House Committee has Unannounced Meeting and Passes Controversial Bill

ATHENS, GA — The Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee of the Georgia House of Representatives passed the Campus Carry Bill in a late addition to their meeting agenda. As a result, gun safety advocate groups were not in attendance to voice their opposition to House Bill 859. HB 859, also known as the Campus Carry Bill, would allow concealed carry license holders to carry guns on public college and university campuses, not including sporting events, student housing, fraternity or sorority houses. The bill is currently in Committee action with more committees…

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Controversial campus sexual assault bill losing support

By Richard Banton Both national college greek organizations have withdrawn support from a campus sexual assault bill that’s been an embroiled in a firestorm of controversy for several months. According to the Huffington Post, the groups, the National Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils, committed more than $210, 000 in lobbying efforts in July. The Safe Campus Act, introduced by three Congressmen in July, would bring major changes to the way universities are allowed to investigate and punish those accused of sexual assault. Under the new law, alleged victims would need to…

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