University of Georgia President-elect Jere Morehead has announced a former UGA president has been appointed to serve as interim dean of the Terry College of Business. A national search for a permanent dean was halted earlier this month, and Morehead says the search will resume this fall.
About 350,000 Georgia workers owe their jobs in some way to the Georgia ports. A report released by the University of Georgia says, 1-in-12 Georgia jobs is port-dependent. Critics say, the figures are inflated, counting every Wal-Mart greeter and store clerk as port-dependent since they work at a company that uses the ports.
The University of Georgia has received a $1 million donation to create an endowment for the accounting program in the Terry College of Business. The Deloitte Foundation's donation will create annual funding to attract and retain quality faculty.
A University of Georgia economic forecast said Georgia is likely to start regaining jobs next year, but not enough to reduce its unemployment rate. Meanwhile, the chances of a recession next year are 45 percent.
Georgia's 35 public colleges and universities mean more than 12 billion dollars a year to local economies. Report from the University of Georgia says it's from salaries, student spending, and operating expenses. UGA Athens campus is at the top of the list.
Last night while millions of football fans watched the Packers face off against the Steelers in the Super Bowl a group of University of Georgia researchers were more interested in the commercials. The social networking site Twitter helped them find out exactly how the ads made people feel.
Robert Sumichrast says too many corporations are sitting on large cash reserves and small businesses are too reluctant to hire. That led the state unemployment rate to jump to 10.1 percent in November.