Fri., February 15, 2013 11:00am
Savannah Tech and Armstrong Atlantic State University are working to form an alliance allowing students who receive associates degrees at Savannah Tech to apply all of their coursework to a bachelor of science in criminal justice at Armstrong. The Georgia Board of Regents and the Board of Technical Colleges must now vote on whether to approve the proposed partnership.
Mon., December 31, 2012 5:00pm
An Armstrong Atlantic State University economics professor says he thinks next year will be the first since the 2007 recession in which construction employment inches up in the Savannah area. Michael Toma says local companies poised for growth include business and professional services like marketing and web design.
Mon., October 8, 2012 3:00am
An Indianapolis-based educational foundation is giving $600,000 to three Savannah higher education institutions. The Lumina Foundation is aiming to double the number of Latino students enrolling in and completing college in a four county area.
Thu., September 13, 2012 5:23pm
Colleges across Georgia are looking at innovative ways to reach Governor Deal’s goal of increasing the number of graduates by a quarter million by 20-20.
Tue., September 4, 2012 4:34pm
Former President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to speak at tonight's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. The Georgia Democrat will highlight President Barack Obama's foreign policy.
Mon., December 5, 2011 5:45pm
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.
Mon., November 28, 2011 4:31pm
Tourism and retail spending are boosting Savannah's economy, but those are the only positive signs in a third quarter economic report. Armstrong Atlantic State University's Center for Regional Analysis released its quarterly forecast this week. Center director Michael Toma says, out of seven economic trends the forecast tracks, only hotel stays and retail recepts posted gains.
Mon., November 14, 2011 5:07pm
College boosters looking for clues as to what state universities could be merged got little help in a recently adopted set of principles. The Board of Regents approved guidelines for merging public colleges and universities to save money and improve education. Savannah and Armstrong Atlantic State Universities are perennial merger targets because they are close together.
Wed., September 28, 2011 5:04pm
Georgia State University System Chancellor Hank Huckaby is urging campuses "not to panic" as he studies possible campus mergers. Huckaby this month said, he'd be reviewing consolidations as a way to cut down on school expenses. This week he's visiting two schools long-considered prime merger candidates, Savannah State and Armstrong Atlantic State Universities.
Tue., September 13, 2011 3:57pm
A bigger share of Georgia students are defaulting on federal student loans. The latest figures from the US Education Department show, last year, 9% of the state's student borrowers defaulted on their loans within the first two-years of repayment. That's up from 6% in the two previous years. Experts blame a weak job market and rising tuition.