The history department at Columbus State University is peering back into America’s civil rights struggle and its local ties to Georgia. The university has launched a year-long initiative to examine the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
A west Georgia professor is getting national attention for his poetry. Nick Norwood teaches creative writing at Columbus State University. On Wednesday, May 8th A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor read Norwood’s poem “Jarring Honey” on Writer’s Almanac for public radio.
Fort Benning's expansion and a new marketing push have helped increase tourism in Columbus. A Columbus State University study showed the west Georgia city welcomed 1.4 million visitors in the fiscal year that ended last June.