A June 2nd update on COVID-19 numbers from the Athens Clarke County government shows there has been an increase of 9 positive cases from Wednesday, May 26, and that, as of June 1st, 31.7% of ACC residents were vaccinated.

While there is an increase in cases, there have not been any deaths in the last week. Overall, this brings the case average to 1.3 in the last seven days, a dip from the previous week’s 3.4 average.

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The UGA Women’s Softball team will take on number 1 ranked Oklahoma Sooners in the College Softball World Series on Saturday. Because of the tournament’s double elimination format, this will be a win or go home game for both teams.

Yesterday, both universities lost their opening games, with Oklahoma getting upset by unranked James Madison, and UGA falling to Oklahoma State.

Georgia Teacher of the Year Tracey Nance Pendley is a non-voting member of the Georgia Board of Education. She opposed the resolution.
Atlanta Public Schools

The state Board of Education overwhelmingly approved a controversial resolution that, opponents say, would ban the teaching of critical race theory in public schools. The 11 – 2 vote came after Board members spent around an hour discussing the five-page resolution on a conference call that was also livestreamed.

UGA Professor on Critical Race Theory

Jun 3, 2021
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Critical Race Theory has been facing challenges recently. Dr. Maria Len-Rios is a professor and associate dean at UGA’s Grady College. She explains what the academic movement is.

“Critical Race Theory, at its core, is about equal justice,” according to Lin-Rios. “It asks us to be curious about the relationship between different power structures that we have created in society that create racial inequalities. So it asks us to consider and critique if our laws, the rules in society, or the policies that we have keep inequality in place.”

The Health Report: Poultry Waste Lawsuit

Jun 3, 2021

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss a lawsuit filed by residents in Oglethorpe and Wilkes counties over health concerns related to one farm’s alleged misuse of poultry waste.