Mon., January 7, 2013 8:08am
The merger of some Georgia colleges won't be final until Tuesday, but work is already being done to promote the new names. The University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted last year to consolidate eight schools, and it is expected to give final approval Tuesday.
Wed., November 14, 2012 9:30am
The state Board of Regents has approved policies aimed at providing more oversight over how colleges pay for some new buildings. The rules focus on non-academic buildings such as dorms and parking decks built through public-private partnerships and funded in part by student fees.
Thu., October 25, 2012 9:39am
State education officials say fewer students than last year are attending college within the University System of Georgia this fall.
Tue., October 23, 2012 10:44am
Georgia is making plans that would change the way it funds public colleges in the state, tying the money to performance measures such as graduation rates. The plan, if given final approval, would mark a drastic change in the way Georgia funds its college system.
Thu., October 18, 2012 3:07pm
State officials say they plan to keep the Georgia State Archives open with regular hours after an uproar over plans to limit access to appointments only for six days a month. Gov. Nathan Deal and Secretary of State Brian Kemp said Thursday that $125,000 in funding will be restored and allow the archives to stay open two days a week.
Fri., September 21, 2012 11:02am
An audit has found that a $25 million shortfall at Georgia Perimeter College was caused by chronic overspending and an inattention to finances by administrators of the suburban Atlanta school. The review by the University System of Georgia was released Thursday.
Mon., August 6, 2012 3:23pm
The Georgia Board of Regents will consider the names for two merged universities and its budget request for next year at two days of meetings starting Tuesday. Gov. Nathan Deal has directed state agencies to plan for 3 percent reductions for next fiscal year and for the second half of the budget that began last month. That will include cuts at the 35 state colleges and universities.
Mon., July 16, 2012 9:00am
While the rest of state government eliminated 10,000 jobs during the Great Recession, the University System of Georgia added more than 5,000 employees. Some schools increased staff by as much as 45 percent while students faced larger increases in tuition and fees.
Fri., July 6, 2012 4:01pm
University System of Georgia officials say, President Obama’s immigration order in June won’t change anything for undocumented students now barred from the state’s top colleges. But some immigration attorneys disagree.
Thu., May 10, 2012 6:57am
The University System of Georgia has approved pay large increases for the presidents of the state’s top public institutions. The trustees’ approval of deferred compensation will double the salary of the University of Georgia’s president.