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.
Georgia is 12th in the nation for international students attending colleges and universities. More than half of the students come from just three countries; China, India, and South Korea. Georgia Tech leads all schools with nearly 5 thousand international students.
New FBI statistics show that violent crime and killings are down in Georgia, mirroring a national trend. In Georgia, there were 39,072 violent crimes in 2010 compared to 42,073 the previous year, which represents a 7 percent decline. Nationwide, there was a 6 percent drop.