July 2019

Georgia College Connections | Matt Roessing Returns to Review the 2019 Session of the Supreme Court

Jul 31, 2019
The West Facade of the Supreme Court Building in Washington DC, shows the columned portico of the building with one of its two reflecting pools in the foreground.

Each year, lawyer and business law professor Matt Roessing helps us better understand our democratic experiment by joining host Daniel McDonald to talk about the cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States.

In this conversation, Roessing looks back on the 2019 session of the high court, with an emphasis on the issues of gerrymandering, the citizenship question on the 2020 census and the evolving role of Chief Justice John Roberts.

 

Highlights from the conversation include:

 

Georgia College's Oldest Building Wins State Preservation Award

Jul 26, 2019
Clarke Street streetscape showing three buildings, with the McIntosh House in the foreground

The McIntosh House stands in direct opposition to Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion.

Whereas the landmark example of Greek Revival architecture sits prominently as the sole feature on its side of Clarke Street, the McIntosh House is crowded between four other historic structures, each vying for your attention with their clearly delineated architectural styles and ornamentation.

All Parties Agree to Library Funding Plan

Jul 25, 2019

Following months of negotiations the library funding crisis is finally over.

Forgotten Whites: Keri Leigh Merritt Tells New Truths About South’s Antebellum Delusion

Jul 19, 2019
Keri Leigh Merritt's book Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South

In the book Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South, historian Keri Leigh Merritt explores the lives of the laborers who were left behind the South’s booming cotton economy.

Mining newly-digitized collections of primary source materials, Merritt pieced together the story of a people whom contemporary Secessionists and modern Lost Cause negationists wanted forgotten.