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.
The long-time publisher of the University of Georgia’s student newspaper, The Red and Black, issued a statement late Thursday about his decision to step down. Harry Montevideo and the paper’s board reached an agreement Wednesday that he would leave after 30 years at the helm.
Harry Montevideo, the long-time publisher of the University of Georgia’s independent student newspaper, The Red and Black, resigned from his post Wednesday. According to board member Chuck Reece, Montevideo and the board reached a mutual agreement at a special board meeting.
University of Georgia officials have announced the school will extend some benefits to domestic partners similar to what married couples receive. UGA President Michael Adams says the school will offer dental and vision insurance to domestic partners of UGA employees.
A concert held last weekend at the University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium was an immediate success for those both on campus and off. The country concert featured Georgia artists Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett as well as Florida native Jake Owen.