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This page is dedicated to listing news coverage of the United Campus Workers of Georgia and other relevant news articles regarding higher education in the state of Georgia. If you notice missing coverage, please email


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UCWGA fights for fairer parking services for workers at UGA - The Red & Black, 4/27/2023

Midterm Election Labor Rally:

Stacey Abrams Speaks At Athens Labor Rally - The Flagpole, 9/21/2022

LETTER: UCWGA responds to UGA about salary information - The Flagpole, 9/20/2022


UCWGA Research on Corvias Public-Private Partnership:

Mold found: Days away from move in, Augusta University changes housing plan for students - Augusta Chronicle, 8/12/2022 (interview with co-president Jill Penn)


OPINION: Why you should join the United Campus Workers of Georgia - The Flagpole, 5/4/2022


More than 2 dozen Georgia teachers, staff lost to COVID-19 since start of school year - WSBTV 2 Atlanta, 2/20/2022


UCWGA & AAUP Protect the USG's Reputation Week of Action Die-Ins

Photos: Demonstrators advocate for a mask mandate at UGAAthens Banner Herald, 8/27/2021

Group pleas for UGA mask mandate in same week professor quits over lack of masking - Athens Banner Herald, 8/28/2021

UCWGA holds demonstration to protest lack of mask, vaccine mandates on campus - The Red & Black, 8/28/2021

PHOTOS: UCWUGA protest lack of COVID mandates The Red & Black 8/28/2021

Georgia professor bucks administrators to order masks in classrooms - AJC, 8/27/2021

UGA’S COVID Numbers Double as Faculty Fight for Mask Mandate - Flagpole, 8/31/2021

UGA Professor Resigns Mid-Class After Mask Dispute With Student - Flagpole, 8/27/2021

UGA's no-mask policy is insane (Letter to the Editor) - Classic City News, 8/24/2021

UGA Professor Resigns in Middle of Class After Student Refuses to Wear Mask Properly - Slate, 8/29/2021

A UGA professor begs students to mask up to protect her compromised child - AJC, 8/29/2021

Georgia College prof: Policies of Board of Regents are negligent, immoral and at odds with science (Op-ed) AJC, 9/19/2021

Longtime Professor Retires on the Spot After Student Refuses to Wear Mask Correctly During Class - People Magazine, 9/1/2021

Georgia professors are quitting over their universities’ lax mask rules: ‘This is a matter of life and death’The Washington Post, 9/2/2021

Regents reject mask mandates on campus, but not always in their workplaces - AJC, 9/1/2021

Georgia State University professor fired over classroom mask mandate - WGXA TV News, 8/26/2021

The Masked Professor Vs. the Unmasked Student - The New York Times, 9/7/2021

Faculty Pressure Administrators for Stronger COVID Policies - The Flagpole, 9/7/2021

I’m a college professor, not a Covid guinea pig - CNN, 9/5/2021

Professor with child with rare medical disorder has plea before football game - CNN, 9/8/2021

Yo, UGA, you wanna rethink that whole ‘no masks, no vax required’ thing for the 93,000 fans headed to Sanford Saturday?Deadspin, 9/7/2021

‘Crazy Catch-22’: University System of Georgia professors demand a mask mandate and more... - Inside Higher Ed, 9/9/2021

GUEST COLUMN: UGA professor speaks out against dean, USG mask policy in open letter - Red & Black, 9/3/2021

Faculty At Georgia State, Other Colleges And Universities Protest COVID-19 Policy - GPB, 8/31/2021

Campus workers to Regents: You’re following orders rather than science - AJC, 9/7/2021

From segregation to Covid- Regents served governors, not students (by union member Scott Nelson) - AJC, 9/9/2021

Professors push for mask mandate - The Dahlonega Nugget, 9/8/2021

Georgia public university leader reaffirms statewide ban on campus mask mandates - Georgia Reporter, 9/9/2021

Georgia University Chancellor Won’t Mandate Masks on Campuses - Flagpole, 9/13/2021

Unwise, unjust and immoderate - Cedar Blueprints, 9/10/2021

UCWGA protest against USG COVID-19 policies draws support, counterprotestersRed & Black, 9/13/2021

Georgia professors demonstrate for tougher COVID-19 guidelines - AJC, 9/13/2021

Faculty, staff rally across University System of Georgia for mask mandate - Fox 5 Atlanta, 9/13/2021

Georgia professor risks job to enforce mask mandate in his class - Fox 5 Atlanta, 9/13/2021

‘Morale Is in the Ditch': Distressed by Light Covid Precautions, Georgia Faculty Members Take Action - Chronicle of Higher Ed, 9/13/2021

Clark Atlanta going fully virtual, frustrating some students - 11 Alive, 9/12/2021

Demonstrators gather on Georgia college campuses to protest lack of mask mandates - CNN, 9/13/2021

Professors start week of campus protests against statewide classroom mask ban - Georgia Recorder, 9/14/2021

PHOTOS: Opposing COVID mandate protests clash at Tate - Red & Black, 9/14/2021 (UGA Day 1 photos)

Photos: Group protests UGA's lack of mask, COVID vaccine mandates - Athens Banner Herald, 9/15/2021 (UGA Day 2 photos)

PHOTOS: UCWGA protests continue at Tate Plaza - Red & Black, 9/15/2021 (UGA Day 2 photos)

Georgia professors demanding stricter covid policies at state-funded schools - Grady Newsource via AAUP Twitter (Day 3 footage; Janet Frick speaks as well)

PHOTOS: COVID mandate protests continue for a third day - Red & Black, 9/16/2021 (UGA Day 3 photos)

PHOTOS: COVID protocol protests continue for a forth day - Red & Black, 9/17/2021 (UGA Day 4 photos) 

Staff, faculty frustrated with UGA, USG COVID-19 stance - Red & Black, 9/16/2021

UGA administration discusses USG limitations on COVID-19 policies in University Council meeting - Red & Black, 9/16/2021

UCWGA leads week of protests to support UGA, USG COVID-19 mandates - Red & Black, 9/17/2021

Protesters at UGA, other schools end week-long push for COVID-19 mandates. What's next? - Online Athens / Athens Banner-Herald, 9/17/2021

AJC On Campus: CAU goes to virtual learning; USG faculty rally for COVID-19 mandates - Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 9/15/2021

Governor stops short of measures to address COVID-19′s rampant spread - Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 9/14/2021

Georgia professor risks job to enforce mask mandate in his class - Fox 5 News (Featuring UCWGA member Joe Fu)

UGA Protesters Call for Mask and COVID Vaccine Mandates - Flagpole, 9/22/2021

Protests for campus COVID-19 mandates went beyond UGA - Red & Black, 9/23/2021

GUEST COLUMN: In defense of Dr. Joseph Fu” - Red & Black, 9/23/2021 (written by his students)

Regents and Kemp on the wrong side of history and science - Atlanta Journal-Constitution editorial board, 9/25/2021


Corvias and USG:

National press

Reopening Plans for Georgia’s Public Universities Are Under Fire from Students and Faculty - Rolling Stone, 8/11/2020

Lessons in Leverage in the Time of Coronavirus - Inside Higher Ed, 8/5/2020

Housing Developer Pressured Universities on Fall Plans - Inside Higher Ed, 8/7/2020

Georgia System Issues New Statement on Housing Decision-Making - Inside Higher Ed, 8/10/2020

Packed dorms are risky. A student housing company still pressured colleges to not limit capacity.- Washington Post, 8/8/2020 

A student-housing company is facing backlash after pressuring schools to bring college kids back to campus so it could keep revenues up - Business Insider, 8/10/2020

Regional press

Housing company pressured Ga. system to reopen campuses, critics say - Atlanta Journal Constitution, 8/9/2020 

Local press

Dorm Operator Opposes Limits on Student Occupancy - Flagpole, 8/12/2020

USG housing partner pressures colleges to reopen for financial gain - Georgia State Signal, 8/10/2020

Georgia college staff, students say dorm memo shows safety secondary - Georgia Recorder, 8/7/2020 


Fall 2020 Safety Protests: 

Reopening at University of North Georgia

Maskless student gatherings mar return as more Ga. colleges begin this week - Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 8/17/2020 (with link to UNG’s open letter to President Jacobs)

Reopening at UGA

Move-In Day: Coronavirus Reshapes The College Experience - NPR, 8/18/2020 

On Liability Waivers (and mentions UGA’s die-in)

Colleges are asking students to sign agreements about the dangers of COVID before returning to class — but schools insist they aren’t liability waivers - Market Watch, 8/18/2020


Students, Employees Hold 'Die-In' at Georgia College - Inside Higher Ed, 8/28/2020

Union workers at Georgia College to stage "die-in" to protest nation-leading COVID rate - Salon, 8/28/2020 

Georgia College students hold die-in -13WMAZ, 8/28/2020

UGA Die-In

Union Protests UGA’s Reopening Plan, or Lack Thereof - Flagpole Magazine, 8/18/2020

‘Protect people, not profits’: UCWGA protests UGA’s reopening plans - Red & Black, 8/18/2020

PHOTOS: United Campus Workers of Georgia demand transparency - Red & Black, 8/17/2020 

Georgia Tech Die-In

Students stage 'die-in' at Georgia Tech - 11 Alive, 8/17/2020

'I didn't feel safe, so I quit': Georgia Tech RA says it's more important to 'stay alive' than risk exposure - 11 Alive 8/17/2020

Georgia students stage die-in on first day of class - Associated Press, 8/17/2020

UNC Switches to Remote Classes After 177 Students Contract COVID-19 - Democracy Now, 8/18/2020

Outbreaks Drive U.N.C. Chapel Hill Online After a Week of Classes - New York Times, 8/17/2020

University System Of Georgia: No Definitive COVID-19 Threshold For Moving Classes Online - GPB, 8/18/2020

Colleges struggle to contain COVID cases - CBS46 News, 8/18/2020

Georgia Tech Students Contest Reopening - WPFW, 8/24/2020

Die-in at UGA on 8/6

'I Am Not Too Optimistic About This:' Concerns Grow As College Campuses Set To Reopen - GPB, 8/11/2020 

Reopening Plans for Georgia’s Public Universities Are Under Fire from Students and Faculty - Rolling Stone, 8/11/2020

Georgia college students stage 'die-in' to protest school opening plans: 'We are not dispensable' - Yahoo! News, 8/8/2020 

UGA students, staff and faculty held a ’die-in’ in protest of reopening plans during the COVID-19 pandemic - Athens Banner Herald, 8/7/2020 

Group holds ‘die-in’ protest against Georgia colleges’ return plans - AJC, 8/6/2020

‘I can’t teach when I’m dead.’ UGA staff, students hold die-in over reopening plans - Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8/7/2020

PHOTOS: UGA community members participate in die-in protest - Red & Black, 8/7/2020

Georgia grad students and faculty hold ‘die in’ demonstration to protest reopening - The Hill, 8/7/2020

UGA students hold 'die-in' protest to highlight 'cost' of reopening campus to in-person classes in fall 11Alive, 8/6/2020 

'We learn more when we're alive': University of Georgia students and professors stage a 'DIE-in' with fake tombstones to protest the college's re-opening plans - as the state's COVID-19 cases hit 216,596 - Daily Mail, 8/10/2020

Protesters stage 'die-in' at University of Georgia over plans for in-person classes as an apparent photo from the school of plexiglass being held up by painter's tape on a desk spreads on social media - Business Insider, 8/7/2020 

UGA faculty, staff “die-in” to protest reopening plans - Athens Politics Nerd8/6/2020


Kennesaw Work from Home Memo

Proving Childcare for Remote Work - Inside Higher Ed, 8/13/2020

Kennesaw State University employees receive work from home memo - Fox 5 Atlanta, 8/7/2020