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Wesleyan College Blesses Ground For Chapel 85 Years In The Making

Wesleyan College in Macon officially blessed the ground for its new $6.3 million chapel Thursday, a significant moment in an initiative that has been 85 years in the making.

It's Almost Time For Georgia Eighth Graders To Choose A Career Path

Friday at noon is the deadline for Savannah-Chatham County Public School students to apply for specialty programs. Some of these programs include engineering and arts education.

Students At Mercer University Test The Campus Racial Climate

As Mercer University continues to celebrate 50 years of integration, students are taking their campus’s temperature on race. Emily Wilson is among a group of sociology students who surveyed 360 of their peers.

University System of Georgia Considers Statewide Tobacco Ban

The University System of Georgia is looking at banning tobacco use on all of its campuses. The policy already has taken root at some colleges and universities.

New Middle Georgia State College President: It's Time To Become A University

The new president of Middle Georgia State College has arrived and is in the midst of his first full week on the job. Christopher Blake is the first permanent head of the newly consolidated institution that combines the former Middle George College with Macon State College.

Winter Weather Shouldn’t Impact Summer Break

Many students across the state were supposed to be back in the classroom Monday, but instead, they spent their first scheduled school day after winter break at home. Dozens of school systems have canceled classes for Monday and Tuesday because of the frigid temperatures.

Federal Officials Enforce Ship Speed Limits To Protect Endangered Whales

The Endangered Species Act turns 40 years old on Dec. 28, and its impact on Georgia continues to evolve. Federal officials now are making permanent a speed limit for ships to protect endangered right whales.

Rethinking Education For Military Children

Two Georgia Army bases are part of a nationwide study that could expand military charter schools. The Defense Department is re-thinking education for military children. About 23,000 students attend schools run by the military at bases in the 50 states.

Mercer University To Expand Program For Vietnam Landmine Victims

Mercer University officials are hoping to massively expand a program that addresses a lingering tragedy of the Vietnam War.

Georgia Wins Race To The Top Grant

Georgia educators will soon implement new programs for the state’s youngest students.