Category: News

Georgia General Assembly begins meeting in Atlanta

On Jan. 10, the Georgia General Assembly began meeting in the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. The Assembly will meet for 40 days, ending in late March.

Major and Career Exploration Week scheduled for Feb. 7

The week of Feb. 7, Berry plans to host a Major and Career Exploration Week for students. It will include events throughout the week where students can interact with staff members and gain insight into different majors on campus and possible future careers paths. 

New semester brings updated COVID-19 testing protocols 

From Jan. 2 to 9, Berry College conducted a number of return-to-campus testing events, according to the Office of the President’s Jan. 13 email.

Berry hosts MLK “day on” on-campus this year

Although the spread of COVID-19 and the cold weather kept volunteers on campus, students and a variety of campus groups still gathered to serve the Rome and Berry communities this MLK Day.

U.S. House of Representatives passes Infrastructure Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act late on Nov. 5. U.S. President Joseph Biden signed the bill on Nov. 15, with the money directed towards roads, bridges, public transport and other forms of traditional infrastructure.

Out-of-state students plan for holiday travel

Recently, Berry identified Airport Star Shuttle as a company that will shuttle out-of-state students from Berry to the Atlanta airport.

Residence Life prepares for spring semester

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, this semester has been the first most similar to before the pandemic at Berry.

Ramifications seeking authors for diversity and inclusion issue

Berry’s art and literary magazine, Ramifications (RAM), is currently recruiting artists and authors for a special edition focused on diversity and inclusion.

New mask policy sparks diverging COVID-19 rules

On November 5, Berry’s Office of the President removed the general mask requirement on campus, citing decreased COVID-19 rates. The new policy allows faculty and staff to require masks in their own workspaces, leading to mask-required and mask-optional zones around Berry.

Alumnus Ryan Chesley to become new Chief of Police

Berry Chief of Police, Jonathan Baggett, is set to retire at the end of this calendar year after 28 years on the college’s police force, an email announced last month. Major Ryan Chesley will take charge of the Berry College Police Department in 2022, although students should not expect any major changes in the department’s operations.