Press

Athens Banner Herald - UCWUGA & UGA professor resignation story:

https://www.onlineathens.com/story/news/coronavirus/2021/08/28/ugas-lack-mask-mandate-leads-professors-resignation-demonstration-protest-ucwg/5625183001/

 

Athens Banner Herald -UCWUGA demonstration photos:

https://www.onlineathens.com/picture-gallery/news/2021/08/27/uga-mask-mandate-demonstrators-campus-say-should-so-photos/5622951001/?fbclid=IwAR0jv_FEzXay4lRIxzEPxapYE2PuZjCtOcZoh0oFJ6F3WZJ_Y_KjfzZPAzQ

 

Red & Black - UCWUGA demonstration story:

https://www.redandblack.com/uganews/ucwga-holds-demonstration-to-protest-lack-of-mask-vaccine-mandates-on-campus/article_43978bd2-07a4-11ec-9b5f-477b7b47746f.html?fbclid=IwAR1T4sq4XnJo_q2rZEwY9y4_XhSywe8-qWMpFEpjYFZ7N-NOWs_6i6hp9e4

 

Red & Black - UCWUGA protest photos:

https://www.redandblack.com/multimedia/photos-ucwuga-protest-lack-of-covid-mandates/collection_75ef2802-07b7-11ec-af94-b7338ba3bec0.html

 

AJC - UGA prof Bucks administration:

https://www.ajc.com/education/georgia-professor-bucks-administrators-to-order-masks-in-classrooms/D4GHWJU2TVE3ZLEY2A67XR6KYM/

 

Flagpole - UGA demonstrators, professors resign, Covid numbers rise 

https://flagpole.com/featured/2021/08/31/ugas-covid-numbers-double-as-faculty-fight-for-mask-mandate/

 

Flagpole - UGA professor resigns after mask issue with student:

https://flagpole.com/featured/2021/08/27/uga-professor-resigns-mid-class-after-mask-dispute-with-student/

 

Classic City News - “UGA’s No-Mask Policy is Insane” (Letter to the Editor) 

https://www.classiccitynews.com/post/uga-s-no-mask-policy-is-insane

 

Slate - professor resigns story

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/08/uga-professor-resigns-mask-georgia-university.html 

 

AJC - Usree UGA professor story 

https://www.ajc.com/education/get-schooled-blog/a-uga-professor-begs-students-to-mask-up-to-protect-her-compromised-child/YGOHYTNP2JCNVIUD73L6WP5CR4/ 

 

AJC - Georgia professor: ‘We are teaching in COVID factories’

https://www.ajc.com/education/get-schooled-blog/georgia-professor-we-are-teaching-in-covid-factories/6N3DNTBONBASVBBXRHPKU6L5R4/



People Magazine - Bernstein professor story

https://people.com/human-interest/longtime-professor-retires-on-the-spot-after-student-refuses-to-wear-mask-correctly-during-class/

 

The Washington Post - Georgia professors resigning story (GATech, UNG, and UGA)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/09/02/georgia-professors-resigning-state-universities-lax-covid-measures/?fbclid=IwAR2rgwQ5y4k9Kf7TMQE_gVFhDgjrzo0UJ0eFKA9EatFmJ7xj1ibWAaEVsPQ

 

AJC - BOR against masks at universities but not for themselves & Dalton College Faculty LeHew story

https://www.ajc.com/education/get-schooled-blog/regents-reject-mask-mandates-on-campus-but-not-always-in-their-workplaces/XHPTBAUQMJDZHGYEM73FBPGA34/?fbclid=IwAR3-SvETfePPKP9IKoH67YY26NmMaHnLEcwdI7XDNMNosHIh9RS5r6oeehM 

 

WGXA TV News - GSU professor fired over classroom mask mandate

https://wgxa.tv/news/coronavirus/georgia-state-university-professor-fired-over-classroom-mask-mandate 

 

The New York Times - Masked Professor Vs. Unmasked Student (mentions several USG faculty)

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/07/us/masks-professor-student-delta.html?fbclid=IwAR1H_cWv5UJlsG7M1zEx3AG8jnG-3CfHsTX4w2RVwTCW7EzwzYxjWGZBFLw 

 

NYTimes Cleaner URL:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/07/us/professor-unmasked-students-delta.html 

 

Flagpole - planning protests sept. 7th article

https://flagpole.com/featured/2021/09/07/faculty-pressure-administrators-for-stronger-covid-policies/

 

CNN - UGA’s Joe Fu quoted 

https://t.co/D9jy92HdZ3

 

CNN - UGA’s Usree talks about her child and COVID dangers pre-first home football game

https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/09/08/professor-usree-bhattacharya-uga-covid-19-newday-vpx.cnn?fbclid=IwAR3d3digSZYdpbtL-rNTOlxt_UobAzsnKF9edfVe-gdMQfwrTx1n2RKwPd8 

 

Deadspin - Yo, UGA, you wanna rethink that whole ‘no masks, no vax required’ thing for the 93,000 fans headed to Sanford Saturday?

https://deadspin.com/yo-uga-you-wanna-rethink-that-whole-no-masks-no-vax-1847629359

 

Inside Higher Ed - ‘Crazy Catch-22’: University System of Georgia professors demand a mask mandate and more... https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2021/09/09/crazy-catch-22-professors-georgia?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=38677e1f7a-DNU_2021_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-38677e1f7a-236823158&mc_cid=38677e1f7a&mc_eid=a781172e83 

 

Red and Black: GUEST COLUMN: UGA professor speaks out against dean, USG mask policy in open letter

https://www.redandblack.com/opinion/guest-column-uga-professor-speaks-out-against-dean-usg-mask-policy-in-open-letter/article_dca865ae-0b5e-11ec-a825-eb30892856d4.html

 

GPB on GSU protest:

https://www.gpb.org/news/2021/08/31/faculty-at-georgia-state-other-colleges-and-universities-protest-covid-19-policy

 

AJC: Campus workers to Regents: You’re following orders rather than science (letter to BoR by co-president, Paul Grant)

https://www.ajc.com/education/get-schooled-blog/campus-workers-to-regents-youre-following-orders-rather-than-science/UTM2EGQQBZB4JGXTRG6CEHZYIE/?fbclid=IwAR2Si1YN0KLbAbdqvsTWFkANm2ceSxBppUiEKVSHvacH2XzEhbNR9LYOqTI

 

AJC - From segregation to Covid- Regents served governors, not students (by union member Scott Nelson): https://www.ajc.com/education/get-schooled-blog/historian-from-segregation-to-covid-regents-served-governors-not-students/XKDIUDIBHFBYLMWD3TV6OA26PY/?fbclid=IwAR3Onb2W6WS8SEBXbwO5e0TAUtCk-nq-uSVaZn6LGgHPlyIi6T30y6ia2hM

 

The Dahlonega Nugget- professors push for mask mandate:

https://www.thedahloneganugget.com/news-newsletter/professors-push-mask-mandate

 

Georgia Reporter - Georgia public university leader reaffirms statewide ban on campus mask mandates

https://georgiarecorder.com/2021/09/09/georgia-public-university-leader-reaffirms-statewide-ban-on-campus-mask-mandates/ 

 

Flagpole - Georgia University Chancellor Won’t Mandate Masks on Campuses

https://flagpole.com/featured/2021/09/13/georgia-university-chancellor-wont-mandate-masks-on-campuses/ 

 

Cedar Blueprints - “Unwise, unjust…” on UGA failure with mask mandates and impact on community

http://cedarblueprints.com/2021/09/10/unwise-unjust-and-immoderate/ 

 

Red & Black - UCWGA protest against COVID-19 rules draws support, counterprotesters

https://www.redandblack.com/uganews/ucwga-protest-against-covid-19-rules-draws-support-counterprotesters/article_023cc684-14e7-11ec-89bc-fb2d81e18677.html

 

AJC - Georgia professors demonstrate for tougher COVID-19 guidelines 

https://www.ajc.com/education/georgia-professors-to-demonstrate-for-tougher-covid-19-guidelines/OYP7AURMNVAQ5AX75EAAUX7VVE/?fbclid=IwAR0i6WlRsd-oTYAcHeVEjpFYpNYTPbX4aJsCON_yTmu51vTSfCEnrucEJ9o 

 

Fox 5 News Coverage on Day 1 of USG Covid policy protests - Faculty, staff rally across University System of Georgia for mask mandate

https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/faculty-staff-rally-across-university-system-of-georgia-for-mask-mandate.amp 

 

Fox 5 written article coverage featuring Joe Fu and Janet Frick statements: https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/georgia-professor-risks-job-to-enforce-mask-mandate-in-his-class

 

Chronicle of Higher Ed - ‘Morale Is in the Ditch': Distressed by Light Covid Precautions, Georgia Faculty Members Take Action

https://www.chronicle.com/article/morale-is-in-the-ditch-distressed-by-light-covid-precautions-georgia-faculty-members-take-action?utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=campaign_2866750_nl_Academe-Today_date_20210914&cid=at&source=&sourceid= 

 

11 Alive - Clarke goes virtual (mentions UGA and Georgia Tech Covid numbers)

https://www.11alive.com/mobile/article/news/education/clark-atlanta-remote-virtual-learning/85-3c456945-ac28-4f58-97b1-c054b63ef458?fbclid=IwAR1UN4nmRRGSRZ4CFKpdYW6ZAVvjJJtiEejBlWZzOOpwLa8tmN-UdcQ_Xps 

 

CNN - Demonstrators gather on Georgia college campuses to protest lack of mask mandates

https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/13/us/georgia-universities-masks-protest/index.html 

 

Georgia Recorder - Professors start week of campus protests against statewide classroom mask ban

https://georgiarecorder.com/2021/09/14/professors-start-week-of-campus-protests-against-statewide-classroom-mask-ban/ 

 

WSBTV 2 Atlanta - More than 2 dozen Georgia teachers, staff lost to COVID-19 since start of school year

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atlanta/georgia-has-lost-more-than-2-dozen-teachers-staff-since-start-school-year-covid-19/SFURXQOXAJH25E3VGVZGTEU3HI/?utm_campaign=snd-autopilot 

 

Red & Black - day 1 Monday 9-13 protest UGA photos 

https://www.redandblack.com/multimedia/photos-opposing-covid-mandate-protests-clash-at-tate/collection_178cb32a-14f9-11ec-958f-af750f867cb1.html#14 

 

Athens Banner Herald - day 2 Tuesday 9-14 protest UGA photos 

https://www.onlineathens.com/picture-gallery/news/local/2021/09/15/usg-mask-vaccine-protest-uga-campus-athens-georgia/8339187002/ 

 

Red & Black - day 2 Tuesday 9-14 protest UGA photos

https://www.redandblack.com/multimedia/photos-ucwga-protests-continue-at-tate-plaza/collection_eefafff2-1615-11ec-b492-d362fce09c26.html#17 

 

Live Atlanta news coverage clip from Day 3 wednesday 9-15 via AAUP Twitter - Janet Frick speaks as well

https://twitter.com/AAUP/status/1438162690183241732 

 

Red & Black - day 3 Wednesday 9-15 protest UGA photos

https://www.redandblack.com/multimedia/photos-covid-mandate-protests-continue-for-a-third-day/collection_b06a75d2-169d-11ec-a1ca-97b7d880d087.html#1

 

Red & Black - day 4 Thursday 9-16 protest UGA photos

https://www.redandblack.com/multimedia/photos-covid-protocol-protests-continue-for-a-forth-day/collection_d5f37b18-17b6-11ec-83c0-8378105c5bd2.html#17 

 

Red & Black - “Staff, faculty frustrated with UGA, USG COVID-19 stance” story published 9/16

https://www.redandblack.com/uganews/staff-faculty-frustrated-with-uga-usg-covid-19-stance/article_5f954560-168e-11ec-ab20-07200a3a7c7a.html 

 

Red & Black - “UGA administration discusses USG limitations on COVID-19 policies in University Council meeting” story published 9/16

https://www.redandblack.com/uganews/uga-administration-discusses-usg-limitations-on-covid-19-policies-in-university-council-meeting/article_44db6c1a-1704-11ec-b457-9bad64fc45a1.html 

 

Red & Black - “UCWGA leads week of protests to support UGA, USG COVID-19 mandates” published 9/17

https://www.redandblack.com/uganews/ucwga-leads-week-of-protests-to-support-uga-usg-covid-19-mandates/article_c1175886-1810-11ec-aaa4-675d4e2706f1.html

 

Athens-BannerHerald / Online Athens - “Protesters at UGA, other schools end week-long push for COVID-19 mandates. What's next?”

https://www.onlineathens.com/story/news/coronavirus/2021/09/17/university-georgia-demonstrations-protest-covid-19-mask-vaccine-mandates-conclude/8381292002/

 

AJC - AJC On Campus: CAU goes to virtual learning; USG faculty rally for COVID-19 mandates

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ajc.com/education/ajc-on-campus-cau-goes-to-virtual-learning-usg-faculty-rally-for-covid-19-mandates/X24VDBZBBJC5TGJW4AQ3K4CUQY/%3foutputType=amp 

 

AJC - Governor stops short of measures to address COVID-19′s rampant spread

https://www.ajc.com/news/investigations/governor-stops-short-of-measures-to-address-covid-19s-rampant-spread/ZDPYG3WTTNGN7DJZTL6W4YR4A4/ 

 

Fox 5 News - Joe fu clip: “Georgia professor risks job to enforce mask mandate in his class” 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.fox5atlanta.com/news/georgia-professor-risks-job-to-enforce-mask-mandate-in-his-class.amp 

 

Flagpole - “UGA Protesters Call for Mask and COVID Vaccine Mandates” published 9/22

https://flagpole.com/news/city-dope/2021/09/22/uga-protesters-call-for-mask-and-covid-vaccine-mandates/ 

 

The Red & Black - “Protests for campus COVID-19 mandates went beyond UGA” on 9/23

https://www.redandblack.com/uganews/protests-for-campus-covid-19-mandates-went-beyond-uga/article_2628ec40-1c07-11ec-878f-b3d2f1916316.html 

 

Te Red & Black - “GUEST COLUMN: In defense of Dr. Joseph Fu” written by his students 9/23

https://www.redandblack.com/opinion/guest-column-in-defense-of-dr-joseph-fu/article_75b419a6-1bbc-11ec-92dc-9b81141f59d6.html?fbclid=IwAR0iXzKrQExmaPsRZzRSp9DXWdQP8QMSWh7aYDryMEoRHbjFo_Mx5tWRw_4 

 

AJC editorial board: “Regents and Kemp on the wrong side of history and science”

https://www.ajc.com/education/opinion-regents-and-gov-kemp-on-wrong-side-of-history-and-science-on-covid/BCYOQ7ZOVJBBNE4KWRDHHWVIJA/

Corvias and USG (Controversy over Corvias pressuring USG to keep dorms at full capacity):

National press

Rolling Stone: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/georgia-public-university-dorm-covid-19-precaution-masks-distancing-corvias-1039809/

Inside Higher Ed: https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/just-visiting/lessons-leverage-time-coronavirus

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/08/07/housing-developer-reminded-universities-about-project-debt-they-mulled-fall-plans

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2020/08/10/georgia-system-issues-new-statement-housing-decision-making

Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/08/08/packed-dorms-are-risky-student-housing-company-still-pressured-colleges-not-limit-capacity/

Business Insider: https://www.businessinsider.com/corvias-faces-questions-over-return-to-campus-influence-georgia-michigan-2020-8

Regional press

Atlanta Journal Constitution: https://www.ajc.com/education/housing-company-pressured-ga-system-to-reopen-campuses-critics-say/EE425I3F2ZEJVJPXTWA2SMM2JI/

Local press

Flagpole: https://flagpole.com/news/news-features/2020/08/12/dorm-operator-opposes-limits-on-student-occupancy/

Georgia State Signal: https://georgiastatesignal.com/usg-housing-partner-pressures-colleges-to-reopen-for-financial-gain/ 

Georgia Recorder: https://georgiarecorder.com/2020/08/07/georgia-college-staff-students-say-dorm-memo-shows-safety-secondary/

Reopening at University of North Georgia

AJC (with link to UNG’s open letter to President Jacobs): https://www.ajc.com/education/maskless-student-gatherings-mar-return-to-georgia-colleges/FYTDBTLXBVHKBB52QJ6O3LT7XY/

Reopening at UGA

NPR: https://www.npr.org/2020/08/18/903433762/move-in-day-cornavirus-reshapes-the-college-experience

On Liability Waivers (and mentions UGA’s die-in)

Market Watch: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/they-took-the-death-and-permanent-disability-part-out-of-there-which-is-nice-of-them-college-students-are-being-asked-to-sign-covid-19-liability-agreements-11597758794?mod=jillian-berman

UCWGA-GCSU Die-in Coverage

Inside Higher Ed: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/08/28/live-updates-latest-news-coronavirus-and-higher-education

Salon: https://www.salon.com/2020/08/28/union-workers-at-georgia-college-to-stage-die-in-to-protest-nation-leading-covid-rate/

13WMAZ: https://www.13wmaz.com/video/news/local/georgia-college-students-hold-die-in/93-8c0e9295-f5b7-4436-81e5-4c828e2374c1


08/17/20 Die-ins Coverage

UGA demonstration:

Flagpole Magazine: https://flagpole.com/featured/2020/08/18/union-protests-ugas-reopening-plan-or-lack-thereof/

Red & Black: https://www.redandblack.com/uganews/protect-people-not-profits-ucwga-protests-uga-s-reopening-plans/article_70facd4a-e0eb-11ea-b05a-6344f942536b.html

https://www.redandblack.com/multimedia/photos-united-campus-workers-of-georgia-demand-transparency/collection_304febe8-e0b6-11ea-beef-53c80197ebb6.html

Georgia Tech Die-In

11 Alive: https://www.11alive.com/video/news/education/students-stage-die-in-at-georgia-tech/85-2cceac4b-d15c-4891-af3a-0cd77a7144d4

https://www.11alive.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/georgia-tech-ra-quits-over-covid-19-safety-concerns-as-college-classes-resume/85-11f3924f-5006-4fab-a809-a7fc8d2bd68a

AP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrMbBhNFJtY&feature=emb_title&fbclid=IwAR10oOyiqUOpzycaf2YWOTlWW3kNqI_Z8TeUmzJJ3JdBKCvBU55WaugPw2g

Democracy Now: https://www.democracynow.org/2020/8/18/headlines/unc_switches_to_remote_classes_after_177_students_contract_covid_19

New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/17/us/unc-chapel-hill-covid.html?searchResultPosition=1

GPB: https://www.gpb.org/news/2020/08/18/university-system-of-georgia-no-definitive-covid-19-threshold-for-moving-classes

CBS46 news: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=102&v=d1P3Ns1xgVg&feature=emb_logo

WPFW: https://soundcloud.com/user-181018358/georgia-tech-students-contest-reopening

Die-in at UGA on 8/6

GPB: https://www.gpb.org/news/2020/08/11/i-am-not-too-optimistic-about-concerns-grow-college-campuses-set-reopen

Rolling Stone: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/georgia-public-university-dorm-covid-19-precaution-masks-distancing-corvias-1039809/?fbclid

Yahoo! News: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/university-of-georgia-students-stage-diein-to-protest-school-opening-plans-amid-pandemic-we-are-not-dispensable-210654243.html

 Athens Banner Herald: https://www.onlineathens.com/photogallery/GA/20200806/PHOTOGALLERY/806009999/PH/1

AJC: https://www.ajc.com/education/group-holds-die-in-protest-against-georgia-colleges-return-plans/43NCFHIWZBC6TA2YBVIHCMGW7M/?fbclid=IwAR2LPBj5a13QFPg4YHgE9sA9zCFEpR74AngL2W-wgTDfOdWf5HNf3eRt9CE

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: https://www.star-telegram.com/news/coronavirus/article244777462.html

Red & Black: https://www.redandblack.com/multimedia/photos-uga-community-members-participate-in-die-in-protest/collection_da756f98-d842-11ea-befc-2bf0a399ac95.html

The Hill: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/511090-georgia-grad-students-and-faculty-hold-die-in-demonstration-to-protest

11Alive: https://www.11alive.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/uga-die-in-protest-held-amid-concerns-of-fall-reopening-plans/85-b41cf6a4-e9d4-4d90-81d5-aea451dc34ff

Daily Mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8612789/University-Georgia-students-stage-die-protest-colleges-opening-plans.html

Business Insider: https://www.businessinsider.com/protesters-stage-die-in-at-university-georgia-over-in-person-classes-2020-8

Athens Politics Nerd:

https://athenspoliticsnerd.com/die-in-protest-uga-reopening/

Kennesaw Work from Home Memo

 Inside Higher Ed: https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2020/08/13/proving-childcare-remote-work

 Fox 5 Atlanta: https://www.fox5atlanta.com/video/838413