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.  

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Georgia Tech president creates fund for student mental health initiatives
 Georgia Tech president G. P. “Bud” Peterson announced Saturday evening he’s created a fund for donors to contribute money for student mental health and wellness initiatives. The fund, Peterson said, already has a $1 million contribution. Peterson said in a letter to students, employees and graduates that he set up the...

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Georgia Tech president G. P. “Bud” Peterson announced Saturday evening he’s created a fund for donors to contribute money for student mental health and wellness initiatives. The fund, Peterson said, already has a $1 million contribution. Peterson said in a letter to students, employees and graduates that he set up the...
Tech death puts spotlight on campus mental health services

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Georgia Tech student Sarat E. Lawal said she and her friends usually turn to each other when academic rigors gets stressful. “You need someone to share your struggles with,” Lawal, 20, a fourth-year materials science and engineering student, said the day after a campus vigil, for a student killed in an apparent suicide-by-cop...
College Jimmy Carter attended dedicates plaza to him
 Georgia Southwestern State University held a dedication ceremony Friday for a plaza named after former President Jimmy Carter. Carter attended the university in 1941 and 1942. The former president and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, also an alumna of the university, attended. The plaza, at the main entrance to the campus, includes a mounted...

Posted: a day ago

Georgia Southwestern State University held a dedication ceremony Friday for a plaza named after former President Jimmy Carter. Carter attended the university in 1941 and 1942. The former president and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, also an alumna of the university, attended. The plaza, at the main entrance to the campus, includes a mounted...
South Georgia college to unveil plaza named after Jimmy Carter
 Georgia Southwestern State University has a dedication ceremony set Friday for a plaza named after former President Jimmy Carter. Carter attended the university in 1941 and 1942. The former president and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, also an alumni of the university, are scheduled to attend. The plaza will be located at the main entrance...

Posted: a day ago

Georgia Southwestern State University has a dedication ceremony set Friday for a plaza named after former President Jimmy Carter. Carter attended the university in 1941 and 1942. The former president and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, also an alumni of the university, are scheduled to attend. The plaza will be located at the main entrance...
Georgia Tech student group issues demands in wake of shooting
 A group of Georgia Tech students on Thursday unveiled a list of several changes they want campus administrators to make in the wake of Saturday’s fatal shooting of a student by a campus police officer. The Georgia Tech Progressive Student Alliance’s demands include: immediately equip and train police officers in the use of...

Posted: 2 days ago

A group of Georgia Tech students on Thursday unveiled a list of several changes they want campus administrators to make in the wake of Saturday’s fatal shooting of a student by a campus police officer. The Georgia Tech Progressive Student Alliance’s demands include: immediately equip and train police officers in the use of...
Georgia Tech tries to return to normal after shooting, protest
 Georgia Tech administrators and student leaders scrambled Tuesday to respond to Monday’s campus vigil that turned into a violent protest that injured a campus police officer. Tech’s president, G.P. “Bud” Peterson, scrapped an appearance with Gov. Nathan Deal and Honeywell officials Tuesday morning to send a letter...

Posted: 4 days ago

Georgia Tech administrators and student leaders scrambled Tuesday to respond to Monday’s campus vigil that turned into a violent protest that injured a campus police officer. Tech’s president, G.P. “Bud” Peterson, scrapped an appearance with Gov. Nathan Deal and Honeywell officials Tuesday morning to send a letter...
Georgia Tech president: Unrest mainly caused by ‘outside agitators’
 Georgia Tech president G.P. “Bud” Peterson said “outside agitators” were mainly to blame for the unrest that took place on campus Monday night. Peterson said in a letter to students, faculty and alumni Tuesday that a vigil held for a student shot and killed a Tech police officer Saturday night was disrupted ...

Posted: 4 days ago

Georgia Tech president G.P. “Bud” Peterson said “outside agitators” were mainly to blame for the unrest that took place on campus Monday night. Peterson said in a letter to students, faculty and alumni Tuesday that a vigil held for a student shot and killed a Tech police officer Saturday night was disrupted ...
Georgia college hosts citizenship ceremony
 Fifty men and women became United States citizens Monday during a ceremony at Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s campus in DeKalb County. “It’s been a long road for many of you - but, you’re about to become U.S. citizens,”  said Kevin Riddle, Atlanta Field Office director of the Department of Homeland...

Posted: 5 days ago

Fifty men and women became United States citizens Monday during a ceremony at Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s campus in DeKalb County. “It’s been a long road for many of you - but, you’re about to become U.S. citizens,”  said Kevin Riddle, Atlanta Field Office director of the Department of Homeland...
UGA to hire 25 faculty members to teach more popular courses
 University of Georgia officials said Monday they plan to hire 25 additional faculty members to teach fields of study that are seeing a dramatic growth in student interest. The hiring effort, called “Investing in the Student Experience,” is designed to address the changing landscape of student interest in various courses. UGA said...

Posted: 4 days ago

University of Georgia officials said Monday they plan to hire 25 additional faculty members to teach fields of study that are seeing a dramatic growth in student interest. The hiring effort, called “Investing in the Student Experience,” is designed to address the changing landscape of student interest in various courses. UGA said...
Georgia Tech student called 911 before shooting, GBI says
 Friends and family said they saw no signs Scout Schultz was under great mental strain before the 21-year-old engineering student was shot dead Saturday night by Georgia Tech police. “I just saw Scout on Thursday, we were planning a board game night,” said Aby Parsons, a friend of Scout’s. “They (Scout) were saying...

Posted: 5 days ago

Friends and family said they saw no signs Scout Schultz was under great mental strain before the 21-year-old engineering student was shot dead Saturday night by Georgia Tech police. “I just saw Scout on Thursday, we were planning a board game night,” said Aby Parsons, a friend of Scout’s. “They (Scout) were saying...
Morehouse School of Medicine class has 100 new students for first time 
 Morehouse School of Medicine on Friday welcomed 100 medical degree candidates, its largest incoming class of students. The school, near downtown Atlanta, set a goal five years ago to expand its class size by 2017. “This 'Road to 100' has been a journey long in the making, and expanding our class size to 100 is part of MSM&rsquo...

Posted: 7 days ago

Morehouse School of Medicine on Friday welcomed 100 medical degree candidates, its largest incoming class of students. The school, near downtown Atlanta, set a goal five years ago to expand its class size by 2017. “This 'Road to 100' has been a journey long in the making, and expanding our class size to 100 is part of MSM&rsquo...