City leaders in Augusta will decide Tuesday whether to take sides in the controversy over the name chosen for a new college being formed by merging Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University.
Augusta residents upset at the name chosen for the city's new university are getting a chance to face the school's president. The president of the merged schools, Ricardo Azziz, (ah-ZEEZ) , has scheduled two forums Thursday to discuss the consolidation.
Augusta Chronicle publisher William S. Morris III resigned from an advisory board at Georgia Health Sciences University after the Board of Regents voted last Tuesday to call two combined Augusta schools Georgia Regents University.
Scientists at Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta have identified a drug that could one day be a potent treatment for Parkinson’s disease. The research used a new kind of antioxidant to prevent the disease’s development.
The Georgia Board of Regents will consider the names for two merged universities and its budget request for next year at two days of meetings starting Tuesday. Gov. Nathan Deal has directed state agencies to plan for 3 percent reductions for next fiscal year and for the second half of the budget that began last month. That will include cuts at the 35 state colleges and universities.
Applications are up at Augusta State University. About 3,670 people have applied for undergraduate and graduate programs for fall 2012, an increase of 15 percent, according to registrar and director of admissions Katherine Sweeney.
The new merged Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University still doesn't have a name, but the presidents say a working group will submit a list of six possible names for public comment by the middle of the month. Meanwhile, Middle Georgia State College does have a new name and is looking for new school colors and a mascot.
At least three people in Georgia and a woman in South Carolina are battling so-called “flesh-eating” bacteria. But that should not stop Georgians from swimming in lakes or rivers as summer begins, experts say.