Category: News

Berry prepares for graduation and incoming class

As the semester draws to a close, Berry College is preparing for the May 7 graduation, as well as the incoming freshman class of the 2022-23 academic year. The graduation is supposed to take place at Valhalla Stadium, same as last year. Provost Mary Boyd explained that the reason the ceremony will be in Valhalla again was due to positive feedback about the decision last year.

Berry senior receives coveted 2022 Martha Berry award

Senior Will Bannister received the 2022 Martha Berry Award for Outstanding Undergraduate. The annual award recognizes a senior at Berry who has fulfilled Berry’s mission with their individual achievements.

New SGA members elected to represent Berry students

As the school year comes to a close, the Berry Student Government Association (SGA) looks toward the fall where new faces will represent the student body. The new SGA executive board members were sworn in on Tuesday.

World languages to add immersive new elective next fall 

Beginning fall 2022, the Berry College Department of World Languages will offer a new spanish elective. 

Creative tech majors thrive in new HackBerry lab space

This semester, Berry’s creative technologies program opened its long-anticipated new building. Now, students and faculty are putting the lab to good use.

Greene sued over reelection eligibility

On March 24, Free Speech for People, a nonpartisan organization, filed a lawsuit in the state of Georgia to prevent Marjorie Taylor Greene from being eligible for reelection, according to ABC News. Greene is being challenged based on a provision of the 14th Amendment.

Berry Center for Integrity in Leadership hires director

The Berry Center for Integrity in Leadership (BCIL) hired Bob Reimer as the new director of the program. Faculty, staff and students were involved in the interview process of the director candidates. Reimer will begin July 1, 2022. 

IRS extends deadline to April 18 for Emancipation Day

The annual tax deadline is Apr. 18 this year, which is later than its usual Apr. 15. Professor of Accounting Thomas Carnes explained that this is due to the celebration of Emancipation Day in Washington D.C. Therefore, Georgia also moved its deadline to April 18 for this year.

Biology professor Reneé Carleton retiring after 20 years

In May 7, Professor of Biology Reneé Carleton will retire after dedicating 20 years of her life to working at Berry College. She originally came to the school in 2000 as a visiting lecturer. She held this position for four years before she left.

Berry ends two year partnership with Virtual Care Group

On June 1, the Counseling Center will discontinue its partnership with the Virtual Care Group (VCG), which has provided remote therapy and counseling to Berry students since September 2020. According to Assistant Dean of Student Wellness Michael McElveen, the partnership began as Berry was searching for a counseling center director and classes were remote.