Georgia's Open Records Act requires a 14-day waiting period between when state agencies and local governments name finalists and vote on an official hire, to give the public an opportunity to learn about the finalists and voice concerns. Under a new rule approved by the Legislature, the Board of Regents must give the public only five days' notice.
Georgia College & State University plans to begin offering its first doctoral degree program in May. The school in Milledgeville on Wednesday announced that the doctor of nursing program will admit up to 12 nursing professionals.
The state Board of Regents voted Wednesady to approve new policies regarding illegal immigrant applicants to Georgia colleges and universities. The regents took up the issue at their meeting Wednesday. The new policy prohibits the schools from accepting illegal immigrant applicants if the school has rejected any academically qualified students in the two most recent academic years.