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

Clark Atlanta University increases security in wake of robberies
 Clark Atlanta University is stepping up security measures after several students reported being robbed in recent weeks, its president announced Monday. The immediate changes include campus police being on the grounds more frequently and Atlanta Police Department officers doing mounted patrols, CAU president Ronald A. Johnson wrote in a ...

Posted: 11 hours ago

Clark Atlanta University is stepping up security measures after several students reported being robbed in recent weeks, its president announced Monday. The immediate changes include campus police being on the grounds more frequently and Atlanta Police Department officers doing mounted patrols, CAU president Ronald A. Johnson wrote in a ...
Atlanta college lays off 18 employees
 Atlanta Metropolitan State College laid off 18 employees Wednesday as part of recent cost-cutting measures, officials said. The job cuts included five faculty positions. College officials said they’ve previously frozen hiring and delayed the purchase and repair of equipment to save money. College officials said they’ve had...

Posted: 16 hours ago

Atlanta Metropolitan State College laid off 18 employees Wednesday as part of recent cost-cutting measures, officials said. The job cuts included five faculty positions. College officials said they’ve previously frozen hiring and delayed the purchase and repair of equipment to save money. College officials said they’ve had...
Emory, Georgia Tech students selected as Rhodes scholars
 Two students at Georgia universities have been selected for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, the Rhodes Trust announced this weekend. An Emory University student from Lithonia was selected, the university announced Saturday evening. Chelsea Jackson, a double-major in political science and African-American studies, will study at the ...

Posted: 2 days ago

Two students at Georgia universities have been selected for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, the Rhodes Trust announced this weekend. An Emory University student from Lithonia was selected, the university announced Saturday evening. Chelsea Jackson, a double-major in political science and African-American studies, will study at the ...
KSU cheerleaders resume kneeling for national anthem
 In the wake of weeks of criticism, some Kennesaw State University cheerleaders have resumed taking the knee during the national anthem. Last Saturday on Veterans Day, KSU cheerleaders did not kneel during the national anthem at the home game. However, some of them instead linked arms while they were standing on the field for the first time...

Posted: 2 days ago

In the wake of weeks of criticism, some Kennesaw State University cheerleaders have resumed taking the knee during the national anthem. Last Saturday on Veterans Day, KSU cheerleaders did not kneel during the national anthem at the home game. However, some of them instead linked arms while they were standing on the field for the first time...
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: 3 days 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: 4 days 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: 4 days 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: 5 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: 6 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: 7 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: 7 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...