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The University of Georgia’s University Council, a faculty, student, and staff body, has called a meeting on August 12 to discuss the University’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. WUGA’s Martin Matheny reports.

On the agenda will be the creation of a special COVID-19 response committee, as well as the endorsement of a joint resolution from the faculty senates of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education, which is in places critical of the institution’s - and the University System of Georgia’s – response so far.

UGA President Jere Morehead is committing an additional $250,000 in emergency funding for students in need. According to a release from the university, the support comes in addition to $650,000 allocated by Morehead and the UGA Foundation to funds in the spring.

$150,000 will go to the Undergraduate Student Emergency Fund and the rest will go to the Graduate Student Emergency Fund.

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WNBA players urged people to vote against Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler, a Republican U.S. senator running to keep her seat in Georgia.

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The former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks is suing the mayor and interim police chief, saying his firing violated his constitutional rights and the city code.

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Two suburban Atlanta school districts that began in-person instruction Monday with mask-optional polices face more questions about COVID-19 safety protocols after pictures taken on campus show students packed shoulder-to-shoulder.