Columbus State University

Masks or no masks? Georgia colleges grapple with return to normal

Masks or no masks? Georgia colleges grapple with return to normal

Associate Professor Lydia Ray learned about Columbus State University’s plan for returning to campus in a one-on-one meeting with the university’s president. He told her what she didn’t expect to hear: that both unvaccinated individuals and vaccinated individuals could return to campus without having to wear masks in the classrooms, and there would most likely be no vaccine mandate. “That was a moment of frustration for me,” Ray said.  For her, this announcement hit close to home. Her son is ineligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine because of his age, and she doesn’t want to unknowingly infect him.   Yet with…
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Elizabeth Warren wants to investigate Georgia college dorm operator

Elizabeth Warren wants to investigate Georgia college dorm operator

Two national Democrats have started an inquiry into a business that operates college dormitories in Georgia.  U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, and U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Michigan Democrat, sent a letter to Rhode Island-based Corvias Property Management, a private business that operates dormitories at several of Georgia’s public universities. Wayne State University in Detroit also partners with Corvias. Corvias entered into a 40-year agreement with the University System of Georgia in 2015 to provide housing for nine schools, including Georgia State, Augusta University and Columbus State University. An open records request from Georgia Tech student Kelly O’Neal unearthed a letter…
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