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.
Thu., December 1, 2011 10:16am
Eight new college presidents are needed by August.
Thu., November 17, 2011 7:57am
The University System of Georgia reports that systemwide enrollment has set a record this fall. The number of students enrolled jumped 2 percent from last fall. Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville grew most with a 43.9 percent increase.
Tue., November 8, 2011 6:42am
Opponents of a policy that effectively bans illegal immigrants from Georgia's most competitive state colleges and universities plan to ask the university system to overturn it. Two young people are set to address a committee of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia Tuesday.
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.
Wed., October 12, 2011 6:37pm
A new University System of Georgia committee focused on boosting medical residencies in the state met for the first time this week. Its goal is 400 new residency slots to help address a shortage of thousands of doctors in the coming years in Georgia.
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.
Wed., September 28, 2011 5:04pm
Georgia State University System Chancellor Hank Huckaby is urging campuses "not to panic" as he studies possible campus mergers. Huckaby this month said, he'd be reviewing consolidations as a way to cut down on school expenses. This week he's visiting two schools long-considered prime merger candidates, Savannah State and Armstrong Atlantic State Universities.
Tue., September 20, 2011 12:30pm
By next fall, it will be harder for Georgia students who need remedial training to get into a public college or university. The University System of Georgia wants to cut the number of students who enroll but never obtain a degree.