An Atlanta-area hospital system has completed its takeover of Augusta University's hospitals. Both the University System of Georgia and Marietta-based Wellstar Health system say the deal will mean greater financial stability, more medical training and better care.
Despite a $66 million cut to the University of System of Georgia's budget by state lawmakers, tuition will remain mostly unchanged for the 2023-24 school year.
The president of Georgia's oldest historically Black public university is resigning amid financial challenges that sparked employee layoffs and a faculty revolt against one of the top administrators. Savannah State University President announced Thursday that she would step down on June 30.
Friday on Political Rewind: Mirroring conservative leadership nationwide, Lt. Gov. Burt Jones is calling for an audit of University System spending on diversity, equity and inclusion programs. Plus, Brad Raffensperger tells reporters disinformation is the greatest threat to democracy.
The University System of Georgia (USG) will waive SAT and ACT test requirements at most of the system’s 26 institutions for another academic year.
Thursday on Political Rewind: The Supreme Court is temporarily allowing access to the abortion drug mifepristone while it decide if it will permit the medication's use. Meanwhile, the DeKalb County autopsy of Manuel Teran, the activist killed at the planned police training center, shows no gunpowder residue on their hands.
The University System of Georgia says the additional state budget decrease of $66 million will hurt USG institutions.
Georgia officials have approved the takeover of the Augusta University hospitals associated with the state's only public medical school. The state Board of Regents on Friday approved agreements to transfer control of the hospitals to Marietta-based Wellstar Health System.
For the Georgia General Assembly, 2023 was a year when a lot of things didn't happen. There's no one policy fight that sums up 2023. Instead, 2023 may be remembered for new leaders in Lt. Gov. Burt Jones and House Speaker Jon Burns, and a struggle over who defines priorities.
A Georgia Court of Appeals judge has died at age 64. The court says Judge Clyde Reese died on Saturday.
Friday on Political Rewind: The Georgia House is set to vote on the first in a series of GOP-sponsored bills to limit how teachers can talk about race and the U.S. history of bigotry. Also: Georgia politicians are using the Russian invasion of Ukraine to make points on the campaign trail.
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.
Friday on Political Rewind: Former Gov. Sonny Perdue is one step away from the top job overseeing Georgia's public universities and colleges. Meanwhile, the latest from the federal hate crimes trial in Brunswick. The prosecution presented evidence to proves racial animus led to the murder of Ahmaud Arbery by Gregory and Travis McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan.
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.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Sonny Perdue will become the next chancellor of the state's university system. Meanwhile, Dems are fuming at GOP maneuvers during redistricting. And on the coast, testimony is underway in the trial of the men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery.