The Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia Wednesday approved 17 construction projects at campuses around the state. They include an expansion of UGA’s Terry School of Business and the Marcus Nanotechnology program at Georgia Tech.
On Wednesday the US Supreme Court will consider whether to ban colleges from using race as a qualifying factor in admission decisions. Two of Georgia’s research universities have different takes on the debate.
For the second time in two weeks, a Georgia Tech fan has fallen from the stands at Atlanta's Bobby Dodd stadium during a Yellow Jackets football game. Both times the fallen fans were treated and released from Grady Hospital with no serious injuries reported.
Better Georgia, which calls itself a progressive advocacy group, has hired a plane to fly a banner over Georgia Tech’s Atlanta stadium on Saturday/today. The message will highlight problems with the HOPE scholarships.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is eliminating summer commencement ceremonies to save money. The Atlanta university announced that it will hold two commencement ceremonies each year -- one in the fall and another in the spring.
A new certificate program at Georgia Tech is teaching health and humanitarian organizations how to better manage and move their supplies. One of the program’s creators pointed to the challenges of getting help to victims of recent disasters, like the tsunami in Japan and southeast Asia, the earthquake in Haiti and Hurricane Katrina.
Georgia Tech is one of five schools to receive federal grants for researching new ways to improve air quality and to track the effectiveness of pollution control measures. Georgia Tech is supposed to develop a system for estimating and minimizing the impacts of prescribed burning on air quality, particularly in Georgia.
A former Georgia Tech student has pleaded guilty after prosecutors accused him of hacking into the school's computer system to change his grades. The state attorney general's office says Shayan Panjwani pleaded guilty Wednesday in Fulton County Superior Court to two counts of computer trespass.
Atlanta's city council is forming a task force to address crimes against students on college campuses in the city. City Council President Ceasar Mitchell called for the task force, saying it's imperative that a plan is formulated to keep students safe when they return to school.