Albany Symphony board members have decided to part ways ways with longtime conductor Claire Fox Hillard. A symphony official says, the board won't be bringing Hillard back next year after Camilla police arrested the conductor in August on loitering and prowling charges. Hillard was suspended without pay until the board voted to let him go.
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.
The University System of Georgia is expanding the state’s nursing programs. The Board of Regents Tuesday approved a measure that will allow Darton College in Albany, and Georgia Highlands College in Rome, to offer four-year programs in nursing. Georgia could be 38,000 nurses short in 10 years, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services.