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Women Fought In Civil War Armies

. This year marks the 150th anniversary of several key battles of the Civil War. One of the lesser known aspects of those battles is the number of women who served both the Union and Confederate armies.

'Sectors' Outline College Missions, Focus

Georgia’s state colleges and universities are now sub-divided into four different classes – “sectors,” as the University System of Georgia calls them. The Board of Regents approved the new policy last week. The categories – research university, comprehensive university, state university and state college – both determine and are determined by a college’s program of study, the degrees it offers and other measures.

Details Emerge About School Shooting Suspect

The man accused of exchanging gunfire with police at a Georgia school didn't seem to have any friends and rarely talked about his family or past during the months he lived with a couple who serve as pastors at a small church.

Sex Offender Arrested After Prompting Lockdown

Police in coastal Georgia say a sex offender who prompted lockdowns at three schools near Savannah has been arrested. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police spokesman Julian Miller said Wednesday that 40-year-old James Dover was taken into custody behind a house.

Police Identify Shooting Suspect

Police said Michael Brandon Hill held one or two staff members in the front office of McNair Discovery Learning Academy captive Tuesday for a time, making one of them call a local TV station. As officers swarmed the campus outside, he shot at them at least a half a dozen times with an assault rifle from inside the school and they returned fire.

Grant Funds Emory HIV Study

Researchers at Emory University have received a federal grant of nearly $12 million to study the HIV epidemic among women. The five-year National Institutes of Health grant is part of a recent expansion of the Women's Interagency HIV Cohort Study. NIH established the study in 1993 at six sites, mostly in the Midwest and on the east and west coasts.

After School Foreign Language Training

Georgia high school students will be trained in foreign languages and global culture in a new after school program. It’s the result of companies demanding students who can work right out of high school.

Georgia Gets $3.8M For Obamacare

The University of Georgia and a New York-based non-profit will split $3.8 million to help Georgians sign up for health insurance under the new federal health care law. UGA and the non-profit Seedco will work in different areas of the state.

Regents Set New Policies For Georgia Colleges

The University System of Georgia took several steps Wednesday to establish a more comprehensive approach to guiding the state's 31 public colleges and universities. The Board of Regents voted to implement a new policy determining a wide range of issues, including what types of degrees each institution should offer, how much of an emphasis should be on research and teaching and access and admissions selectivity.

Chancellor Quiet On Undocumented Students

Chancellor Hank Huckaby, head of the University System of Georgia, had planned to discuss a controversial policy on undocumented students attending state colleges, but decided against it because of a newly-filed lawsuit on the issue.

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