Eric Stirgus

Education reporter

Eric Stirgus is a reporter who covers higher education issues, the Georgia Board of Regents and the Technical College System of Georgia.  

Latest from Eric Stirgus

These metro school districts avoid missing snow days
 What happens when students can’t make it to school in Forsyth County because of snow? They crank up the home computer and get their assignments and work online. Forsyth was the first in the metro area to avoid students missing days of work, and the school system having to find ways to make those up later. Gwinnett joined the digital...

Posted: 18 hours ago

What happens when students can’t make it to school in Forsyth County because of snow? They crank up the home computer and get their assignments and work online. Forsyth was the first in the metro area to avoid students missing days of work, and the school system having to find ways to make those up later. Gwinnett joined the digital...
Let the snow come: these districts don’t miss days
 Wednesday was a snow day, but still a school day, for many metro Atlanta students. Some school districts, such as Gwinnett and Forsyth, use online lesson plans and assignments for students to avoid missing a snow day, a practice they’ve used for a few years, to the disappointment of some students. In Gwinnett, the state’s largest...

Posted: 19 hours ago

Wednesday was a snow day, but still a school day, for many metro Atlanta students. Some school districts, such as Gwinnett and Forsyth, use online lesson plans and assignments for students to avoid missing a snow day, a practice they’ve used for a few years, to the disappointment of some students. In Gwinnett, the state’s largest...
Emory, Georgia State, KSU canceling classes Thursday
 Some metro Atlanta colleges and universities are canceling classes Thursday, due to continued severe weather conditions. Georgia State, Kennesaw State University, Agnes Scott College, Georgia Piedmont Technical College and Georgia Gwinnett College will be closed Thursday. Emory University, including Oxford College, will also be closed, officials...

Posted: 23 hours ago

Some metro Atlanta colleges and universities are canceling classes Thursday, due to continued severe weather conditions. Georgia State, Kennesaw State University, Agnes Scott College, Georgia Piedmont Technical College and Georgia Gwinnett College will be closed Thursday. Emory University, including Oxford College, will also be closed, officials...
Agnes Scott College president to lead Rhodes Trust
 Elizabeth Kiss, who’s ending her 12-year tenure as Agnes Scott College’s president in June, will become the next leader of one of the world’s most prestigious scholarship programs. Kiss will be the warden and chief executive officer of the Rhodes Trust, according to an announcement made Wednesday. Kiss is the first woman...

Posted: a day ago

Elizabeth Kiss, who’s ending her 12-year tenure as Agnes Scott College’s president in June, will become the next leader of one of the world’s most prestigious scholarship programs. Kiss will be the warden and chief executive officer of the Rhodes Trust, according to an announcement made Wednesday. Kiss is the first woman...
Budget proposes more for colleges; lawmakers discuss aid to students
 State lawmakers discussed during budget hearings Tuesday how they can help more Georgia students enroll in college, stay there and take the classes they need. Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed budget increases general spending for the University System of Georgia by nearly $117 million, to about $2.4 billion and the Technical College System...

Posted: a day ago

State lawmakers discussed during budget hearings Tuesday how they can help more Georgia students enroll in college, stay there and take the classes they need. Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed budget increases general spending for the University System of Georgia by nearly $117 million, to about $2.4 billion and the Technical College System...
Update: Metro Atlanta’s largest colleges closed Wednesday
 Some of Metro Atlanta and North Georgia largest college campuses announced online overnight that are cancelling classes Wednesday and other activities as snow covers the region. The campuses that have announced closures include: The University of Georgia
Georgia State University
Georgia Tech
Emory University
Kennesaw State University
Clark...

Posted: a day ago

Some of Metro Atlanta and North Georgia largest college campuses announced online overnight that are cancelling classes Wednesday and other activities as snow covers the region. The campuses that have announced closures include: The University of Georgia Georgia State University Georgia Tech Emory University Kennesaw State University Clark...
King’s remaining college classmates remember the young leader
 The national holiday to celebrate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday today is a joyous occasion for most Americans, but the day brings an extra bit of pride for one group of men: his college classmates. This year marks the 70th anniversary of King’s graduation from Morehouse College in Atlanta. Most of his classmates,...

Posted: 4 days ago

The national holiday to celebrate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday today is a joyous occasion for most Americans, but the day brings an extra bit of pride for one group of men: his college classmates. This year marks the 70th anniversary of King’s graduation from Morehouse College in Atlanta. Most of his classmates,...
Morehouse’s new president in his own words
 David A. Thomas met the press for the first time Friday as Morehouse College’s new president. Here are his responses on some matters. The comments about Trump were made during an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution after the news conference. On how he and Morehouse staff can improve student performance: “Putting...

Posted: 5 days ago

David A. Thomas met the press for the first time Friday as Morehouse College’s new president. Here are his responses on some matters. The comments about Trump were made during an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution after the news conference. On how he and Morehouse staff can improve student performance: “Putting...
Morehouse’s new president discusses long to-do list
 Morehouse College’s new president laid out his goals Friday for the campus, which include boosting four-year graduation rates, doubling its endowment and working with neighboring schools in the Atlanta University Center to stop sexual misconduct. David A. Thomas, who took office New Year’s Day, told reporters in his first news...

Posted: 5 days ago

Morehouse College’s new president laid out his goals Friday for the campus, which include boosting four-year graduation rates, doubling its endowment and working with neighboring schools in the Atlanta University Center to stop sexual misconduct. David A. Thomas, who took office New Year’s Day, told reporters in his first news...
Georgia governor’s budget proposal offers some higher education increases
 Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday released his final proposed budget as the state’s chief executive. Here’s how it could impact public higher education in Georgia: a 3 percent increase in HOPE scholarships and grants, totaling about $68.1 million.
$65 million in additional capital funds for major repairs and rehabilitation...

Posted: 6 days ago

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday released his final proposed budget as the state’s chief executive. Here’s how it could impact public higher education in Georgia: a 3 percent increase in HOPE scholarships and grants, totaling about $68.1 million. $65 million in additional capital funds for major repairs and rehabilitation...
UGA alumni start new effort to support African-American students
 University of Georgia graduates have started a new campaign to provide needs-based scholarships for African-American students. The university’s alumni association has created The 1961 Club to also better engage  its estimated 14,000 living African-American alumni. The effort was launched during an alumni event Tuesday in Atlanta...

Posted: 7 days ago

University of Georgia graduates have started a new campaign to provide needs-based scholarships for African-American students. The university’s alumni association has created The 1961 Club to also better engage its estimated 14,000 living African-American alumni. The effort was launched during an alumni event Tuesday in Atlanta...