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

Worker claims Georgia college fired her after disclosing plans to transition gender identity
 A former Gwinnett Technical College employee has filed a lawsuit against the college and the state’s technical college system, saying she was dismissed last year after announcing plans to transition her gender identity  to a woman. The former worker, Christine Daily, said she was terminated five months after informing supervisors of...

Posted: 23 hours ago

A former Gwinnett Technical College employee has filed a lawsuit against the college and the state’s technical college system, saying she was dismissed last year after announcing plans to transition her gender identity to a woman. The former worker, Christine Daily, said she was terminated five months after informing supervisors of...
Georgia schools seek, enjoy international students
 Oglethorpe University president Larry Schall is like a college basketball coach when it comes to recruiting students. He looks for them throughout metro Atlanta and increasingly abroad, in countries such as Dubai and Jordan. Oglethorpe and many metro Atlanta colleges and universities are seeing a higher percentage of their students come from...

Posted: a day ago

Oglethorpe University president Larry Schall is like a college basketball coach when it comes to recruiting students. He looks for them throughout metro Atlanta and increasingly abroad, in countries such as Dubai and Jordan. Oglethorpe and many metro Atlanta colleges and universities are seeing a higher percentage of their students come from...
KSU didn’t follow guidance on cheerleader kneeling
 Kennesaw State University president Sam Olens did not follow state guidance when the university made a change that kept cheerleaders from kneeling on the football field during the national anthem, a report released Tuesday concluded. University System of Georgia officials told Olens and the presidents of its public universities during a two-day...

Posted: a day ago

Kennesaw State University president Sam Olens did not follow state guidance when the university made a change that kept cheerleaders from kneeling on the football field during the national anthem, a report released Tuesday concluded. University System of Georgia officials told Olens and the presidents of its public universities during a two-day...
State takes KSU to task for its response to cheerleaders taking a knee
 State officials released a report Tuesday that concluded Kennesaw State University didn’t follow its legal guidance that cheerleaders and any other students cannot be prohibited from kneeling during the national anthem as long as the actions aren’t disruptive. The Georgia Board of Regents ordered a special review of how KSU responded...

Posted: a day ago

State officials released a report Tuesday that concluded Kennesaw State University didn’t follow its legal guidance that cheerleaders and any other students cannot be prohibited from kneeling during the national anthem as long as the actions aren’t disruptive. The Georgia Board of Regents ordered a special review of how KSU responded...
Report finds Kennesaw State didn’t follow guidance after cheerleaders took a knee 
 Kennesaw State University  didn’t follow guidance from state officials when it made changes last month that kept cheerleaders from kneeling  on the football field during the national anthem to protest police misconduct and racial inequality, according to a report received Tuesday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The University...

Posted: 2 days ago

Kennesaw State University didn’t follow guidance from state officials when it made changes last month that kept cheerleaders from kneeling  on the football field during the national anthem to protest police misconduct and racial inequality, according to a report received Tuesday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The University...
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: 3 days 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: 3 days 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: 4 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: 4 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: 5 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: 6 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...