Georgia Tech sophomore Nicholas Selby says he was surprised by the reaction to his convocation speech welcoming freshmen to the Atlanta university. The video quickly went viral on the Internet. It had more than 1.8 million views on YouTube by Friday morning.
Brandon Gaudin has been named to replace Wes Durham as Georgia Tech's play-by-play announcer. Gaudin, who had been the lead voice in broadcasts for Butler University's football and men's basketball broadcasts, is the choice of Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski to replace Durham, who left for a TV opportunity. Durham, the voice of Georgia Tech for 18 years, will continue to serve as the play-by-play announcer on Atlanta Falcons' broadcasts.
AT&T has announced it will open an innovation center near Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Company officials said Tuesday that the innovation center is expected to help AT&T speed development of new applications and platforms.
Georgia Tech has earned its highest score on the NCAA's Academic Progress Report and Georgia has improvements in 10 sports, including men's basketball. The tool is used by the NCAA to measure the eligibility, retention and graduation of student-athletes.
Georgia Tech President Dr. Bud Peterson is launching his 5th annual summer tour of the state this month. Georgia Tech is facing a lot of changes. Federal cuts due to sequestration will cost the school $40 million in federal research grants. And higher education is turning more students to online learning.
Four former GOP defense secretaries painted a pessimistic view of global security threats Tuesday. Speaking at Georgia Tech at a forum hosted by the Southern Center for International Studies, they said nuclear proliferation and cyber security are undermining American’s safety.
Georgia military bases and contractors are not the only ones feeling the pinch of the sequester. The state’s top universities are seeing federal research grants slashed as a result of the across the board federal funding cuts. And that’s threatening not only important fields of study, but also high-paying jobs.
A spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. John Lewis says the civil rights icon is to receive the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage Thursday from Georgia Tech. The ceremony is taking place on the 45th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.