The University of Georgia may need to convince lawmakers that it’s the best place for expanding engineering programs in the state. Governor Perdue convinced the Board of Regents to delay a vote on UGA’s engineering proposal.
A marker now commemorates the only site in Georgia where African-American soldiers fought during the Civil War.
On October 13, 1864, 800 members of the 14th and 44th U.S. Colored Troops were poised to defend Fort Hill in Dalton from 40,000 advancing Confederates.
The state Board of Regents voted Wednesday to approve new policies regarding illegal immigrant applicants to Georgia colleges and universities.
The regents took up the issue at their meeting Wednesday.
Three Georgia college students have been selected to receive a scholarship sponsored by President Obama.
The Obama Scholars Program of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund is paid for by the $1.4 million the president got for winning the Nobel Peace Prize last year.
University System of Georgia Chancellor Erroll B. Davis is retiring.
Davis told the state Board of Regents Thursday that he plans to leave his job at the end of his contract in June 2011.
He has served as head of the state's 35 public colleges and universities since 2006.
Two of Georgia's Gubernatorial Candidates say that the State’s Pre-K program is more important than the Hope Scholarship. Republican Nathan Deal and Democrat Roy Barnes spoke to a group of early childhood advocates in Atlanta Tuesday.
Currently all Georgia students have to pass the graduation test before getting a diploma.
The test covers material from throughout high school in math, Language Arts, science and social studies. But state education officials want it phased out starting with next year’s freshman class.