Georgia Southern University students have volunteered to pay $10 per semester to enhance environmental initiatives on the Statesboro campus. Students also have endorsed two new fees for athletics, including one to expand Paulson Stadium.
Georgia Southern University is joining seven coastal research institutes to educate high school students. They will come from six school districts to learn about environmental concerns in Georgia’s coastal region.
Georgia Southern University has established a new institute for interdisciplinary science, technology, engineering and math education. The institute plans to create a wide variety of partnerships across academia, business, education and research centers in southeast Georgia.
Coastal-area researchers are hoping to dispel a widely-held notion on Georgia's coast: that hurricanes never will be a threat. Georgia hasn't taken a direct hit from a major hurricane in more than a century. Over the last hundred years, only four minor storms made landfall here. The last one was David 33 years ago.
A bald eagle unable to take wing has found a permanent home at Georgia Southern University. Franklin, a 6-pound bird, will join two other bald eagles now at the university's Center for Wildlife Education. The bird was found running in woods near Tallahassee, Fla., with a fractured wing and other damage. A veterinarian was unable to fix the injuries, meaning the bird cannot fly.
A Georgia scientist has been awarded a government grant to help identify coastal areas most vulnerable to hurricanes and other natural hazards. The Augusta Chronicle reports that Georgia Southern University researcher Clark Alexander will work to improve a software tool known as AMBUR.
Federal banking regulators are telling The Savannah Bank it needs to reduce its troubled assets. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has given the bank its lightest possible action, letting bank officials dictate their own terms for reducing delinquent loans and reposessions. The move speaks to how far Georgia banks have to recover from the Great Recession.
The discovery of East Georgia's Camp Lawton prison stockade a year ago this week was considered one of the biggest Civil War finds in decades. Georgia Southern University has unveiled a new artifact relating to the site. An archaeologist says, it goes to the heart of what it meant to live at Camp Lawton.
A group of public and private colleges in Georgia has formed a consortium to promote and improve engineering education in the state. They will look for ways to expand engineering education in the state.
A change in Georgia's HOPE scholarship is sending some students to an unexpected summer semester of school. Facing budget cuts, state lawmakers made the scholarship cover 90-percent of tuition, instead of the full amount. And it won't pay fees. But the changes start in the fall.