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Skeptics Warn of Obesity Stigma

An ad campaign featuring overweight children has outraged activists and academics, who fear it will cause greater stigma for an already bullied group

HOPE Cuts Cause Summer School Rush

A change in Georgia's HOPE scholarship is sending some students to an unexpected summer semester of school. Facing budget cuts, state lawmakers made the scholarship cover 90-percent of tuition, instead of the full amount. And it won't pay fees. But the changes start in the fall.

Math Help For Struggling Juniors

Students who failed the math portion of this year’s high school graduation test can get extra help this summer through a free program to be offered by the state.

Valdosta State President Leaving Job

Valdosta State University President Patrick Schloss has announced that he will leave the south Georgia school for another position with the state university system.

Deal Meets With Atlanta School Board

Gov. Nathan Deal will hold a private meeting Tuesday morning with the Atlanta school board, city schools Superintendent Beverly Hall and Mayor Kasim Reed to receive a briefing about the board's progress toward regaining full accreditation for Atlanta Public Schools.

Ousted President Says He Differed With Regents

Savannah State University President Earl G. Yarbrough said administrative differences with the Georgia Board of Regents led to his unexpected departure. The regents voted Tuesday not to renew Yarbrough's contract. He has been president of the historically black public university since 2007.

Regents Name Huckaby Chancellor Finalist

The Georgia Board of Regents has announced that a retired University of Georgia administrator is the finalist to become the new chancellor of the University System of Georgia.

UGA Awards Euna Lee and Laura Ling

North Korean soldiers arrested the journalists in March 2009 while they were researching human sex trafficking of North Korean women in China.

Regents Want More Medical Residencies

Meeting this week, a Board of Regents committee said the state needs to entice more hospitals to offer residency training for newly graduated doctors. Right now, the state does not have enough slots in its medical residency programs for students completing medical school. So hundreds of would-be doctors have to go outside Georgia to get the training they need. And then they’re much less likely to come back and practice in Georgia, where there is already a shortage of doctors.

Savannah State Gets Interim President

A University of Georgia administrator has been named the interim president at Savannah State University.

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