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

Emory University to offer free tuition to some students from Puerto Rico
 Emory University announced Friday it will allow nearly three dozen eligible students who’ve had their studies interrupted by last summer’s hurricane damage to Puerto Rico to study here for free next semester. The 32 students will also receive application fee waivers and expedited processing. Those accepted will be able to enroll...

Posted: 15 hours ago

Emory University announced Friday it will allow nearly three dozen eligible students who’ve had their studies interrupted by last summer’s hurricane damage to Puerto Rico to study here for free next semester. The 32 students will also receive application fee waivers and expedited processing. Those accepted will be able to enroll...
Georgia college students score victories in free speech battles
 Chike Uzuegbunam found surprise allies in his legal battle with Georgia Gwinnett College over where he could evangelize on campus about his Christian faith: a state representative and the attorney general of the United States. College authorities muzzled Uzuegbunam, saying he didn’t follow their rules for speaking on campus, such as...

Posted: a day ago

Chike Uzuegbunam found surprise allies in his legal battle with Georgia Gwinnett College over where he could evangelize on campus about his Christian faith: a state representative and the attorney general of the United States. College authorities muzzled Uzuegbunam, saying he didn’t follow their rules for speaking on campus, such as...
Georgia Board of Regents looks to logistics to grow educational opportunities
 University System of Georgia officials discussed Wednesday how helping students improve their expertise in logistics may help the state in a growing segment of the economy. Dalton State College officials gave a presentation about its bachelor of business administration degree in logistics and supply chain management, suggesting they&rsquo...

Posted: a day ago

University System of Georgia officials discussed Wednesday how helping students improve their expertise in logistics may help the state in a growing segment of the economy. Dalton State College officials gave a presentation about its bachelor of business administration degree in logistics and supply chain management, suggesting they&rsquo...
Georgia college students, activists protest tuition policy
 A group of veteran civil rights activists and more than a dozen students appealed Wednesday to the Georgia Board of Regents to change policies they say discriminate against immigrant students without legal status. The demonstrators want the board to remove a policy that bars those students from paying the less expensive in-state tuition in...

Posted: 2 days ago

A group of veteran civil rights activists and more than a dozen students appealed Wednesday to the Georgia Board of Regents to change policies they say discriminate against immigrant students without legal status. The demonstrators want the board to remove a policy that bars those students from paying the less expensive in-state tuition in...
Five things to know about UGA report on economic impact of black colleges
 The United Negro College Fund, with research by the University of Georgia’s Selig Center for Economic Growth, released a report Tuesday on the economic impact of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges & Universities. The report was based on the country’s 101 accredited HBCUs. Nine of those institutions are in Georgia...

Posted: 3 days ago

The United Negro College Fund, with research by the University of Georgia’s Selig Center for Economic Growth, released a report Tuesday on the economic impact of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges & Universities. The report was based on the country’s 101 accredited HBCUs. Nine of those institutions are in Georgia...
Spelman faculty join #WeKnowWhatYouDid campaign
 More than 60 Spelman College faculty members signed a letter distributed Monday supporting a student-led effort to stop sexual assault and harassment on the Atlanta campus. Spelman, Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University students last week began a campaign on social media with the hashtag #WeKnowWhatYouDid urging students to share...

Posted: 4 days ago

More than 60 Spelman College faculty members signed a letter distributed Monday supporting a student-led effort to stop sexual assault and harassment on the Atlanta campus. Spelman, Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University students last week began a campaign on social media with the hashtag #WeKnowWhatYouDid urging students to share...
Georgia students say tax plan will hurt education
 Georgia college students are mounting a campaign to remove a provision from the federal House Republican tax plan they fear will cause some students to drop out, cause a decline in scientific research productivity and hurt the local economy. The House GOP plan would add a tax onto tuition waivers that graduate and doctoral students receive...

Posted: 4 days ago

Georgia college students are mounting a campaign to remove a provision from the federal House Republican tax plan they fear will cause some students to drop out, cause a decline in scientific research productivity and hurt the local economy. The House GOP plan would add a tax onto tuition waivers that graduate and doctoral students receive...
KSU cheerleaders link arms for national anthem
 In the wake of weeks of criticism, Kennesaw State University cheerleaders did not take the knee during the national anthem at Saturday’s home game. However, some of the cheerleaders instead linked arms while they were standing on the field for the first time after being relegated to a tunnel for the national anthem for recent games...

Posted: 6 days ago

In the wake of weeks of criticism, Kennesaw State University cheerleaders did not take the knee during the national anthem at Saturday’s home game. However, some of the cheerleaders instead linked arms while they were standing on the field for the first time after being relegated to a tunnel for the national anthem for recent games...
More Georgia politicians taking sides on anthem protest
 More Georgia politicians are taking sides on protests during the national anthem at football games in light of guidance from the state attorney general’s office that notes constitutional protection for students who take a knee to raise awareness of police misconduct. Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp released a statement...

Posted: 7 days ago

More Georgia politicians are taking sides on protests during the national anthem at football games in light of guidance from the state attorney general’s office that notes constitutional protection for students who take a knee to raise awareness of police misconduct. Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp released a statement...
Spelman College announces plan to address student hunger issue
 Spelman College and its food service vendor have created a plan to help students who sometimes cannot afford meals, the college announced Thursday. Spelman president Mary Schmidt Campbell released a statement to students and staff that it will help provide 2,000 meals by the end of this year and 7,000 meals next semester to current Spelman...

Posted: 7 days ago

Spelman College and its food service vendor have created a plan to help students who sometimes cannot afford meals, the college announced Thursday. Spelman president Mary Schmidt Campbell released a statement to students and staff that it will help provide 2,000 meals by the end of this year and 7,000 meals next semester to current Spelman...
Atlanta University Center students wage social media campaign against sexual assault, harassment on campus 
 Students at Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse and Spelman colleges have started a trending social media campaign aimed at stopping sexual assault and harassment on its campuses. The campaign, called #WeKnowWhatYouDid, has resulted in hundreds of Twitter posts demanding a stop to such actions and calls to out offenders. Some signs posted...

Posted: 8 days ago

Students at Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse and Spelman colleges have started a trending social media campaign aimed at stopping sexual assault and harassment on its campuses. The campaign, called #WeKnowWhatYouDid, has resulted in hundreds of Twitter posts demanding a stop to such actions and calls to out offenders. Some signs posted...