Mercer University in Macon has seen its athletics program grow significantly over the past five years. The college has four new teams, including a new football program, and has gained national attention in sports like basketball. So there's a concern about the transition student athletes face after graduation when the games end.
The Board of Regents is considering a 100% smoke-free policy for all public colleges and universities in Georgia. Right now, schools decide their own tobacco policies. If the Regents approve the ban next month, it would go into effect in July. A total ban means no smoking, even at sporting events and in dorms and cars.
Another member of the board that oversees a University of Georgia student newspaper has stepped down and is calling for a third board member to resign. Charles Russell of Atlanta said in a statement that he can't be part of what the board is about to do, though he didn't say what that is.
The Georgia Senate passed legislation Monday that would ban illegal immigrant students from state colleges and universities. The bill would bar illegal immigrants from all state colleges, universities and technical schools and also makes tweaks to other state laws having to do with illegal immigration.
Some of Georgia’s top college students will compete for cash prizes and a free patent filing at an invention contest Wednesday night as part of the Third Annual InVenture Prize at the Georgia Institute of Technology. It’s the school’s way of teaching students about entrepreneurship.
A new study shows Georgia ranks among the top-10 states nationally in high school graduates enrolling for college. But once they get there, they take too long to finish or drop out. And earlier in the education system, fewer than half of ninth-graders are classified as having a “reasonable chance” of getting to college.