Jeanne Davis

Assistant Producer/Athens News Matters

Disputes between tenants and landlords over maintenance and safety issues are not uncommon. However, when a tenant at The Universtiy Oaks Apartments tried to organize with her neighbors, she was threatened with an arrest. WUGA's Jeanne Davis speaks with this tenant about the need for updated maintenance, especially in a global pandemic.

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UGA has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, administered by INSIGHT Into Diversity, a magazine about diversity in higher education in the U.S and Canada.

The award honors colleges that exhibit outstanding efforts and successes in the areas of diversity and inclusion and evaluates schools on the demographics of its students, faculty and staff, as well as diversity initiatives.

Government action in the beginning weeks of the pandemic kept evictions from affecting struggling individuals and families, but now, more low-income people fear losing their homes to eviction.

Taylor Swift’s new album, “Folklore,” dropped last week, to mostly positive reviews. Athens News Matters producers Jeanne Davis and Gemma DiCarlo discuss the new record and Swift's career.

Workers who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic have seen larger unemployment checks since March, thanks to federal funding. Now, with those benefits scheduled to end, those who are still unemployed are worried about making ends meet.