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Sorority Affirms Membership for Transgender Students

Alpha Chi Omega sorority has opened membership to transgender women at the national level. The UGA chapter has been silent on the matter thus far. The national branch of Alpha Chi Omega announced via a video statement released on the sorority’s Facebook page that it will allow “all who identify as women” to join the organization. The organization says it will continue to choose women based on the same criteria it has in the past, but some transgender students and advocates see this as a step forward for transgender rights….

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See What’s Inside UGA’s New Facility

ATHENS, GA.—- The University of Georgia Athletic Association now has a 100-thousand square foot Indoor Athletic Facility (IAF). It was dedicated on February 14th. The IAF includes a 100-yard football practice field that connects to the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall and the Woodruff practice field complex.  Furthermore, the IAF includes a 65-meter track runway, jumping pits, and a netting system that will allow other athletic teams to practice indoors in inclement weather. The $30.2 million facility was completely funded by private donations. UGA Head Football Coach Kirby Smart said in a…

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UPDATED: UGA Students Paying Extra (For Eight Years)

ATHENS, Ga.– The biggest fee University of Georgia students pay: $450. It’s one of several additional fees students must pay, but the money from this one does not have a clear cut destination. The $450 fee is known as the “Special Institutional Fee”. But it’s not the only additional fee students pay. Other additional fees include: athletic, transportation, health center, recreation facility, and several others. Those fees go to exactly what they say: transportation, facilities, etc. According to University of Georgia Student Government Association (SGA) President Houston Gaines, those fees…

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Hungry students get a helping hand

Studying for finals is difficult and any little distraction can throw you off. Studying is even harder if you have to worry about where your next meal will come from. This is the grim reality for many University of Georgia students. With ninety-four percent of students receiving financial aid, Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Food Scholarship helps students unlike any other fund. More than forty-five students get a full one-year meal plan free of charge through the program, which determines recipients via demonstrated need. Thanks in part to a…

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Big turnout for early voting in Tate Student Center

For the first time in history at the University of Georgia, the Tate Student Center has opened its building to voters. The doors opened at 8 a.m Tuesday morning and people were there as soon as the doors opened. Students weren’t the only ones that came out. Faculty members and staff, as well as people from the community, came out as well. By 11:00 this morning the line was already out the door. Voting in Tate Student Center will end at 5 p.m.    

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Early Voting At UGA Starts Tuesday

            On November 1st through the 2nd, voters registered in Athens-Clarke County can cast their votes on-campus at the University of Georgia. This is the first time the Athens Board of Elections approved UGA to serve as a polling place. “We heard from a lot of students that are excited about this election and really want to be a part of the process,” Houston Gaines, President of the Student Government Association, said. Voters can visit the polls from 8 AM to 5 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday in…

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Simple Swabs Turn Students Into Saviors

When Usha Kaila’s sister was only 5 years old, a severe medical scare showed just how important bone marrow donations can be. “She was getting bruises really easily. We went to the doctor to kinda figure out what that was. And, she was needing blood transfusions, because she had a blood condition where her bone marrow wasn’t making her blood properly.” That’s when Be The Match Bone Marrow Registry became an integral part of her life. Usha says, the registry and marrow her sister received, is the reason she is…

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“It’s the victim’s choice:” Why Many Victims Don’t Report Rape

ATHENS, Ga. — Only one report of rape in the past three years on the University of Georgia resulted in an arrest. Below, see the executive director of a sexual assault center in Athens break down why that happens. By: Dillon Richards   This content is still developing. Please return for the latest updates, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Purpose of the Clery Act

College campuses are often places of joy, communion, and learning. Students enroll in college to share ideas and good times, but there can be danger, too. Because of a federal law called The Clery Act, students and their families can find out about reported crimes on the campuses where they choose to attend classes. The Act is named for murdered college student Jeanne Clery. Thirty years ago Clery was raped and killed in her college dormitory at Lehigh University of Pennsylvania. Most current college students weren’t even alive then, but today, she…

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A Voice From Homecoming Past

Steve Lewis was a student at the University of Georgia in the early 1980s. Today he owns Lightninrv in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Ligqhtninrv allows customers to rent motorhomes, travel-trailers, and pop-up campers   for every event including those Bulldogs’ game days. One of his favorite game days was the homecoming game. He remembers homecoming week as a time to get to know others on Milledge Avenue and take part in the week’s festivities. “Watching the floats come down Milledge with all the other students… everybody put their furniture down by the sidewalk for a…

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UGA Homecoming Week 2016 Events

The University of Georgia released a schedule of events for the 94th annual Homecoming Week.  This year’s events range from lip sync contest to annual parade and carnival. Monday, October 10: Head to Tate Plaza from 9am-3pm for the Bulldog Bash.  There will be free food, prizes and a chance to dunk members of the 2016 Homecoming Court. Tuesday, October 11:  Watch Grammy-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE perform at Stegeman Coliseum at 8pm.  Tickets are $8 for students at $15 for non-students.  Wednesday, October 12: From 10am-2pm at Tate Plaza, you…

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