Tue., April 16, 2013 5:01pm
The University System Board of Regents has approved another round of tuition hikes at all state colleges and universities. Meeting in Savannah, the Regents cited the higher cost of doing business as the reason they're increasing tuition by 2.5% percent for most schools. Chancellor Hank Huckaby says, some schools are getting higher increases, as much as 7%.
Mon., May 7, 2012 7:13pm
Georgia Perimeter College President Anthony Tricoli has stepped down over financial problems that led to the two-year institution being $16 million in the red.
Tue., January 31, 2012 7:37pm
Georgia’s top university official asked lawmakers Tuesday to table a controversial bill. It would bar illegal immigrants from attending any of the state’s 35 public colleges and universities. The bill would affect about 300 students or one tenth of one percent of students enrolled in the University System of Georgia.
Fri., January 27, 2012 3:56pm
Students, faculty and alumni now know who will be implementing consolidation plans at Georgia public colleges. University system officials released the names of stake-holders who'll be serving on committees to turn eight institutions into four. But they haven't yet specified how much the consolidations could save.
Thu., January 19, 2012 11:00am
Merging eight of Georgia's public colleges will likely involve layoffs, the elimination of some academic programs, and name changes at the long established institutions. And at least one campus president will lose his title once his campus merges with another college.
Thu., January 5, 2012 8:32am
College campuses around the state have been on edge for months and [Thursday], state university system officials released their list of state colleges and universities they plan to consolidate to save money. Campuses could lose faculty and staff and students could be forced to pick up their books and study in new, farther off locations. The state Board of Regents has the final say over the proposed merger list.
Mon., December 5, 2011 5:45pm
The state Senate's Higher Education Commitee chairman says, he's been assured, there won't be any mergers of Georgia's historically black universities. Savannah-area State Senator Buddy Carter says, that word comes from University System Chancellor Hank Huckaby. Carter says, Huckaby told him, historically-black schools won't be on a coming list of colleges to be merged amid legislative cost-cutting.
Mon., November 14, 2011 5:07pm
College boosters looking for clues as to what state universities could be merged got little help in a recently adopted set of principles. The Board of Regents approved guidelines for merging public colleges and universities to save money and improve education. Savannah and Armstrong Atlantic State Universities are perennial merger targets because they are close together.
Thu., October 20, 2011 4:09pm
The University System of Georgia could announce as early as Dec. 1 which colleges and programs are top candidates for consolidation. Chancellor Hank Huckaby says in the next ten days, he will release the criteria guiding the recommendations.
Mon., October 10, 2011 3:53pm
University System of Georgia Chancellor Henry "Hank" Huckaby says he's "cautiously optimistic" that the state's 35 public colleges and universities will get full funding next fiscal year. That could mean lower tuition increases for students and an infusion of about $100 million for cash-strapped campuses that have been cut by more than $1 billion since the economy tanked.