Category: News

Student Government Association starts new projects

Berry College’s Student Government Association (SGA) is a vital part of campus life, representing the student body and implementing projects to make Berry a better place for everyone. Over the years, the SGA has undertaken a range of special projects to enhance campus life, from adding water bottle filler stations to retrofitting lighting fixtures.

Jewel Cottage to be converted to student housing

Beginning in the fall, the Jewel Cottage will be converted into a student living area. The cottage contains eight rooms, a sitting area, a dining room, as well as a kitchen. The Francis Cottage will remain a guest cottage.

Climate report indicates increased global temperature

A new climate report was released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), containing the latest climate science, the threats Earth is facing, and ways to limit further damage.

Storm downs trees, knocks out power on Berry’s campus

On March 3, 2023, a quick passing storm hit Berry College and the Rome area. Due to the high winds, Berry experienced a substantial amount of damage, mostly dealing with fallen trees and scattered debris. Due to a disruption in a power infrastructure off campus, Berry was also left with no light or electricity for a few hours.

Changes coming to environmental science program

The Department of Environmental Science and Studies is planning to launch major changes to its programs and offerings beginning next fall.

Silicon Valley Bank collapse leads to economic fallout

    The Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) collapsed on March 10 after several months of high risk investments and low interest rates forced the bank to sell their government bonds at a loss. This prompted the turn of events that caused the second-largest bank failure in US history. While depositors’ money will be preserved by the federal bank, there will be a precedent set based on government response and the actions taken by banks in  similar positions. 

Georgia v. Foster: Episode 5

In 2022, prosecutors offer a take-it-or-leave-it deal to Foster’s attorneys. Now, Foster faces a critical choice: Should he strike a deal and spend the rest of his life in prison? Or, will he take his case to trial and risk another death sentence?

Five killed by Israeli missile in Damascus

At least five people have been killed and 15 injured in an Israeli missile strike on the Syrian capital of Damascus on Feb. 19, according to a report by the Associated Press.

General Assembly decides budget and laws

The 2023 Georgia General Assembly started on Jan. 9. This is a yearly meeting where the house of representatives and the senate gather to discuss important matters affecting the citizens of Georgia. This includes the annual state budget and any possible laws on a broad range of topics. The legislature convenes for approximately 40 days in late March after much of its business has been completed.

Former president Jimmy Carter receives hospice care

Former president Jimmy Carter has recently gone into hospice care. What that means essentially is that he has agreed on now receiving comfort care rather than any life-prolonging medical attention. At the age of 98, he’s the oldest a U.S. president has ever lived to be. It’s possible it could be days, weeks, or even months before his eventual passing, but he has chosen to spend the time he has left with his family at home.