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  • GSUPD responds to Black Lives Matter Movement and security in the fall

    The city of Atlanta has seen quite a turn resulting from the Black Lives Matter movement. A conversation grew in part of the movement to defund police departments across the country.  Recently, young adults and college students have spearheaded the movements for social issues across the nation and one might wonder how this will impact the upcoming school year. According to Georgia State’s 2019 Safety Net magazine, the Georgia State Police Department is the largest [...]
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    The Georgia State Department of Athletics released an official statement regarding the fall 2020 seasons on Monday afternoon answering a few frequently asked questions. First and foremost, per the department’s official press release, “the Department of Athletics is finalizing a set of guidelines as well as FAQs about the upcoming fall sports season.” In hopes of returning all student-athletes to a safe environment, Georgia State plans to compete in all fall sports – court volleyball, [...]
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  • Georgia State Alumni Association Receives Backlash For ‘Supporting Heroes: Law Enforcement’ Billboard

    The Georgia State Alumni Association was criticized on Twitter for a billboard it displayed in Alpharetta, thanking police. It was part of a wider marketing campaign thanking frontline workers. “Look what I stumbled across in Alpharetta. I expect more from our alumni,” Jazmin Mejia, former university-wide president and Georgia State alumna tweeted on June 6. She posted an image of a billboard with the Georgia State Alumni logo that said, “Supporting Heroes: Law Enforcement.”  Ermani [...]
  • Face masks are made mandatory for all students, faculty and staff at Georgia State

    As the possible return of face-to-face instruction becomes more apparent this fall, the University System of Georgia released a statement on July 6 announcing that face masks will be mandatory on campus.  “Effective July 15, 2020, all USG institutions will require all faculty, staff, students and visitors to wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities [and] buildings,” the USG website states. The update came after a push back from USG students. Masks4USG, an [...]
  • Georgia State housing returns this fall, what to expect

    As Panthers return to campus in the fall, some will bring packed move-in boxes as well. Georgia State plans to reopen its dorms with a few adjustments once the fall semester begins. Similar to the rest of the campus, Georgia State’s housing department will undergo many changes to reinforce resident safety as the university learns to navigate this academic year during the pandemic. Shannon Corey, interim director and associate director of Residence Life, ensures that [...]
  • International Students Share Their Experience And Concerns With COVID-19

    As schools prepare to reopen for the fall semester, the spread of COVID-19 has taken a toll on international students in many ways.  In the past year, over a million students from around the world attended U.S. colleges. According to the International Student and Scholar Services, Georgia State has over 3,000 international students enrolled for the summer semester to study remotely and on campus this year. A week before spring break, Georgia State students were [...]
  • Mandatory Fee Policies Affect Clubs This Fall Semester

    As the fall semester approaches and in-person classes are expected, questions remain over which mandatory fees Georgia State will collect, if any. The mandatory student activity fee contributes to funding on-campus organizations and only applies to students taking face-to-face classes.  This summer, only online courses were offered, so the activity fee wasn’t collected. This could have an effect on student organizations. ”For students who are only taking classes taught 100% online, they will only pay [...]
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    June: News Briefs & Crime Blotter

    NEWS BRIEFS  LOCAL Wendy’s arson suspect arrested On June 13, a Wendy’s located on 125 University Ave. SW. was burned down following the shooting of Rayshard Brooks. Brooks was a Black man shot by a police officer in the Wendy’s parking lot. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a $10,000 reward was offered for any information regarding the incident. On June 23, suspect Natalie White was charged with first-degree arson. White was presumably Brooks’ girlfriend.  NATIONAL [...]
  • Survivor Stories: An Investigation by The Signal

    This year, there have been 214 total sexual misconduct violations through the Dean of Students at Georgia State. Every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted, and 11.2% of all students experience rape or sexual assault, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. In May, three women, Michelle Tisdale, Cabria De Chabert and Alyssa Edgar, together came out publicly on Twitter, each with a case of sexual [...]
  • Survivor Stories: The Radical Coalition of Survivors and a Letter of Demands

    On June 1, a letter was sent to administrators and faculty across Georgia State in various departments signed by the “Radical Coalition of Survivors.” The letter includes a list of failures and demands for Georgia State. The demands include extensive training of Georgia State employees and the termination of faculty accused of protecting and enabling predators. Attached at the end of the letter is a developing list of abusers, demanding their immediate expulsion.  The coalition [...]
  • Survivor Stories: The Numbers — Sexual Misconduct Cases at Georgia State This Year

    Dean of Students Michael Sanseviro, between 2019 and 2020, 180 Title IX cases were reported to the Dean of Students. Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 prevents sex discrimmination in any educational institution that is federally funded, which includes sex-based violence. Of the total 180 cases, 19 didn’t charge the accused after a full investigation, and 36 resulted in the accused being found responsible, eight investigations remain open and two cases are [...]
  • Suvivor Stories: The Dean of Students, GSUPD and the Accused Respond

    THE RESULTS OF THE CASE AND JONES’ RESPONSE In all three cases, Georgia State student Anthony Jones was charged with violating Section 2, Subsection A(18) of the Student Code of Conduct, “engaging in any sexual misconduct.”  According to the Dean of Students’ Sexual Misconduct Policy, sexual misconduct includes but is not limited to, “unwanted behavior [such] as dating violence, domestic violence, non-consensual sexual contact, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment and stalking.” The results of each case [...]
  • Survivor Stories: The Three Women that Started a Conversation

    This year, there have been 214 total sexual misconduct violations through the Dean of Students at Georgia State. Every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted, and 11.2% of all students experience rape or sexual assault, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. In May, three women, Michelle Tisdale, Cabria De Chabert and Alyssa Edgar, together came out publicly on Twitter, each with a case of sexual [...]
  • Survivor Stories: A Case and a Denial

    Kaylah Oates-Marable, a grad student at Georgia State, completed her undergraduate degree at Georgia State in 2019. After seeing the other three women come forward on Twitter, she followed suit by sharing her story as well. In February 2018, she met Trequavius Thomas on Twitter, against whom she would later present a sexual misconduct case to the Dean of Students.  Their story shows the duality of the aftermath of a sexual misconduct accusation on both [...]