Category: News

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.

COVID-19 rises in Europe, falls in Georgia

According to Caitlin Owens, reporter for Axios news, COVID-19 is spiking again in European countries.

Suicide prevention project director resigns

Morgan Green, former suicide prevention project director for Berry’s Counseling Center, resigned recently, leaving the post vacant. As a result, the title has been given to other counselors at the Counseling Center, limiting the ability of the Center to serve students.

U.S. Senate to confirm Supreme Court Justice nominee

Currently, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is widely expected to be confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court as the court’s 116th justice. This vote is historic as Jackson would be the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. The full Senate vote will occur later this week. 

Russia faces increasing economic sanctions due to war

In the weeks following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the western world has placed some of the most restrictive sanctions in history on the invading country. Sanctions are penalties imposed on countries who do not abide by international law.

COVID-19 vaccines being reviewed for children under 5

Moderna researched and reported on COVID-19 vaccine data for children ages 2 to 5 years old throughout March. 

Students attend lunch for Senators Ossoff and Warnock

Representatives from the offices of Senators Jon Ossoff (D- Georgia) and Raphael Warnock (D- Georgia) met with Berry students for lunch on Tuesday.

Administration announces commencement speaker

Carol B. Tomé, the current CEO of UPS, will be the commencement speaker for the 2022 graduation on May 7.