The Georgia Board of Regents Wednesday selected Teresa MacCartney, a veteran of state higher education and government, to temporarily take command of the state’s university system in July, delaying, at least, former Gov. Sonny Perdue’s chances of landing the job.
Last fall’s return to classes brought a promise of more normalcy from the Board of Regents, which oversees the state’s public universities, but some students say a return to the classroom has not meant a return to normal.
Tennessee could owe a historically Black university over $500 million. Andre Perry, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, believes the problem cuts much deeper: "We're throttling the economy."
The University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted Tuesday to hire a second search firm to help choose a successor to retiring system Chancellor Steve Wrigley.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Hank Nuwer about concerns that a pandemic-induced lull in hazing-related deaths may reverse as college students return to campus.
Some of Atlanta’s largest private colleges, including Emory, Morehouse, Spelman and Clark Atlanta, announced this week that they will require students get vaccinated before returning to campus this coming semester. The University System of Georgia has not revealed its position.
Students at Georgia’s 26 public colleges and universities won’t be hit with a tuition increase this fall for the second year in a row.
A bill requiring Georgia colleges and universities to report hazing incidents that happen in school clubs like fraternities and sororities passed in the General Assembly Wednesday.
The approximately 21,000 DACA recipients living in Georgia get the same public education as any other Georgia student through 12th grade, but when it comes to college, they have to pay out-of-state tuition, which is much higher than in-state rates.
Many of the students were attending off-campus parties in groups of 10 or more, prompting concern and pleas for cooperation from administrators.
More than 530 of those cases are at its flagship campus in Tuscaloosa, prompting Mayor Walt Maddox to order bars to close for two weeks.
The University of Notre Dame is moving all undergraduate instruction online for two weeks after a surge in cases, while Michigan State University is asking students to stay home for the fall semester.
UNC-Chapel Hill had to cancel in-person classes after a surge in coronavirus cases. Mimi Chapman tells NPR that "should give every other large public university in the country pause."
The agency says Friday that guidance granting visa flexibility to international students only applies to those who were actively enrolled at a U.S. school on March 9.
Business owners in Georgia college towns are hoping a new semester will revive stagnant sales.