Members of the Georgia State University marching band have been preparing for their day in the spotlight Monday in Washington. Presidential inauguration organizers selected the high-energy blue-and-white ensemble to be in the parade that follows President Obama's second swearing-in this morning. And they aren't the only Georgians participating.
Georgia State University has eliminated 110 positions to save about $4 million. Spokeswoman Andrea Jones says 25 of the jobs were filled and none of those jobs were faculty. Jones says they were mostly administrative support positions.
Georgia State University has banned smoking and tobacco use on most of its campus. Tobacco use will be prohibited on all university owned or leased locations, indoors and outdoors, in garages and parking lots and in all college owned or leased vehicles.
The Georgia State University School of Music has received a multimillion-dollar gift to support music students, faculty and programs. The planned gift comes from Atlanta alumna Aileen M. Valianos and her husband Chris. School officials did not specify the amount of the gift.
A survey by the Georgia Credit Union Affiliates found that more than sixteen percent of Georgians are putting off home ownership. Experts believe fewer people believe buying a home is a good investment.
A federal judge in Atlanta sided with Georgia State University on several copyright infringement claims filed by three publishing houses. Senior U.S. District Judge Orinda Evans rejected 69 of 74 copyright claims against the university.