The Technical College System of Georgia and Albany State University have created a program to provide firefighters a pathway to a bachelor's degree. The degree program has been fine-tuned to suit the career paths of firefighters.
The head of the Ray Charles Foundation is demanding the return of a $3 million gift to Albany State University in south Georgia. The organization said the college has yet to use the funds to build a performing arts center in the artist's name, the purpose of the donation.
Albany State University's president is responding to an audit showing the school admitted hundreds of freshman who didn't meet minimum requirements. Everette Freeman, president of Albany State University told students and faculty [Friday], the university is moving quickly to prevent the problem from happening again.
Albany State University will award honorary degrees to several dozen civil rights activists at its graduation ceremony Saturday morning. The 32 honorees are activists from the Albany Movement in 1961. The school expelled them for participating in nonviolent protests against segregation.
The state Senate's Higher Education Commitee chairman says, he's been assured, there won't be any mergers of Georgia's historically black universities. Savannah-area State Senator Buddy Carter says, that word comes from University System Chancellor Hank Huckaby. Carter says, Huckaby told him, historically-black schools won't be on a coming list of colleges to be merged amid legislative cost-cutting.
The Board of Regents met last week and agreed to give presidents Larry Rivers and Everette Freeman a $25,000 raise. UGA’s Michael Adams received a $50,000 bump in deferred compensation, but this money will come from UGA’s Athletic Association, and not state funds.
Albany State University is honoring students who were permanently expelled from the school in the early 1960s because of their participation in the civil rights movement. The university will issue a formal apology and present honorary degrees to the students as part of a yearlong celebration.
Freshman at Albany State University will be sleeping triple. Dorms intended to sleep two will have three because of increased enrollment. University officials say the rooms are big enough to accomodate the extra roomate.