An Atlanta-area hospital system could take over the hospitals affiliated with Georgia's only public medical school under a deal announced Tuesday. Augusta University Health System says it has signed a letter of intent to join Marietta-based nonprofit Wellstar Health System.
The Georgia Board of Regents, which oversees the state’s public universities, is set to consider a rule change at Tuesday’s meeting to reduce the role of faculty members in selecting university presidents.
College students across Georgia are dealing with plenty of stress from academics, relationships, family issues, and, increasingly, from finances. Until now, Georgia has been one of only two states with no state-funded needs-based aid program, but a bill awaiting Gov. Brian Kemp’s signature could change that.
Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and two-term Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue Tuesday was officially tapped to be the next leader of the University System of Georgia’s 26 public colleges and universities.
Students and faculty members around the state are reacting to news that Republican former governor Sonny Perdue may soon head up Georgia’s public university system. This week, officials on the Board of Regents announced Perdue is the sole finalist for the top job of chancellor. Opponents of the choice say Perdue's appointment would jeopardize academic freedom across the system’s 26 campuses.
Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, who also served as United States secretary of agriculture, has been named sole finalist to lead the state’s public college and university system despite worries over his lack of educational experience and fears that his conservative political past may be seen as divisive to some students.
The University System of Georgia has decided not to pursue plans to rename dozens of buildings and colleges named for historical figures associated with racism. The board voted Monday not to accept the recommendations of an advisory board headed by Albany State University President Marion Fedrick formed in June of last year to explore the issue.
Friday on Political Rewind: Republican candidates on Georgia’s 2022 ballot are remaining silent about President Donald Trump’s prediction that GOP voters will not go to the polls next year. Plus, Georgia Board of Regents decided to make sweeping changes to the rules governing how tenured faculty at state universities are evaluated.
The Georgia Board of Regents voted Wednesday to make sweeping changes to the state’s rules surrounding tenure for academic staff, and now some professors are crying foul.
Next Tuesday and Wednesday, the Georgia Board of Regents is set to consider changes to professor tenure at the 26 public institutions the state manages. Supporters say the changes streamline the post-tenure review process for Georgia professors and codify when professors who do not meet expectations can face punishments.
College professors across Georgia took up signs and bullhorns Monday to protest statewide policies barring university leadership from requiring COVID-19 safety precautions like mandatory masks inside campus buildings.
Protests continue at Georgia State University over the lack of mask or vaccine mandates on campus.
The best way to prevent COVID-19 and spread of the virus is through vaccination and masking. That’s what Board of Regents Acting Chancellor Teresa MacCartney says.
But she and the Board also agree with the governor that mandates cause division on campus. And they will not be swayed by protests.
College students across Georgia are back to hitting the books and tablets as a new semester began this month on campuses across the state. But this fall semester, many professors say they have more than grading and lecturing to worry about.
Former Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox has been chosen as the sole finalist to become president of Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville.