The University of Georgia and the Clarke County School District have launched a new initiative aimed at bringing K-12 students to the university every year to learn more about college. The initiative, called Experience UGA, will include annual field trips starting in kindergarten.
Money keeps many people from getting an education. But it’s especially so for a group of Georgia students whose parents brought them to the U.S. illegally. The state bars them from the top five public colleges and requires them to pay out-of-state tuition at the others. Many put their education dreams on hold or take years to complete a degree. Here are the stories of two undocumented students who should be finishing college this year. Instead, one is just starting while the other is a sophomore at a community college.
Georgia has seen unusually high rainfall totals this year and that could lead to unusually high food prices later this fall. According to University of Georgia Agricultural Climatologist Pam Knox, many farmers are behind schedule because of the wet conditions.
Barely a month into his tenure as president of the University of Georgia, Jere Morehead suspects he already knows his fundraising acumen will be the measure of his success in the position. Morehead talked about the importance of UGA's upcoming comprehensive campaign and other issues in a wide-ranging exclusive interview with GPB last week, including economic development the rising cost of college.
A Clarke County grand jury has indicted 18 University of Georgia students and two others who are accused of producing and distributing fake IDs. The Athens Banner-Herald reported Thursday that the ring was led by two roommates who provided door-to-door services. Officials say they used couriers to take customers' photos in their dorm rooms, collected personal information for the IDs and delivered the products for between $50 and $100.
The University of Georgia Foundation says it will be offering an additional $3.3 million for scholarships, faculty support and other initiatives in the next fiscal year. The foundation made the announcement in a press release Monday, saying the surplus funds were the result of strong returns on investments as well as budget management.