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Dalai Lama Visits Emory

The Dalai Lama will be at Emory University this week as part of his professorship at the private Atlanta school. The Tibetan spiritual leader will hold a series of events on campus Monday and Tuesday.

Engineering At UGA Needs Study

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.

African-American Soldiers Honored

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.

Regents Restrict Undocumented Students

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.

Top Court Considers Charter Schools

Georgia's highest court will hear the first ever legal challenge to the state's charter school law Tuesday.

Georgia Students Receive Obama Scholarship

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.

Regents Chancellor To Retire

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.

Students To Rally Against College Cuts

A student group plans to rally in downtown Atlanta this afternoon, followed by a march to the state Capitol. The event is being organized by Georgia Students for Public Higher Education.

Barnes and Deal Say Pre-K Trumps Hope

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.  

Researchers Develop Autism Phone App

University of Georgia researchers have received more than a million dollars to develop a mobile phone application for people with autism and developmental disabilities.