Tue., November 10, 2015 12:50pm
Albany State was founded in 1903, to primarily serve African Americans. Darton State began in 1963 as a junior college, but now offers four-year degrees.
Wed., August 7, 2013 6:00am
The Technical College System of Georgia and Albany State University have created a program to provide firefighters a pathway to a bachelor's degree. The degree program has been fine-tuned to suit the career paths of firefighters.
Wed., February 15, 2012 8:00am
The head of the Ray Charles Foundation is demanding the return of a $3 million gift to Albany State University in south Georgia. The organization said the college has yet to use the funds to build a performing arts center in the artist's name, the purpose of the donation.
Fri., January 20, 2012 1:03pm
Albany State University's president is responding to an audit showing the school admitted hundreds of freshman who didn't meet minimum requirements. Everette Freeman, president of Albany State University told students and faculty [Friday], the university is moving quickly to prevent the problem from happening again.
Fri., December 9, 2011 11:38am
Albany State University will award honorary degrees to several dozen civil rights activists at its graduation ceremony Saturday morning. The 32 honorees are activists from the Albany Movement in 1961. The school expelled them for participating in nonviolent protests against segregation.
Mon., December 5, 2011 12:45pm
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.
Wed., June 15, 2011 1:40pm
The Board of Regents met last week and agreed to give presidents Larry Rivers and Everette Freeman a $25,000 raise. UGA’s Michael Adams received a $50,000 bump in deferred compensation, but this money will come from UGA’s Athletic Association, and not state funds.
Mon., August 30, 2010 1:23pm
Albany State University is honoring students who were permanently expelled from the school in the early 1960s because of their participation in the civil rights movement. The university will issue a formal apology and present honorary degrees to the students as part of a yearlong celebration.