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Georgia campus rape bill unlikely to move forward this year, senator says
 The head of the Georgia Senate’s higher education committee said Tuesday it’s unlikely a contentious bill filed last year that would impose new mandates on how colleges and universities report and handle sexual assault accusations will be reviewed this year. Sen. Fran Millar, R-Dunwoody, said during a joint higher education committee...

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The head of the Georgia Senate’s higher education committee said Tuesday it’s unlikely a contentious bill filed last year that would impose new mandates on how colleges and universities report and handle sexual assault accusations will be reviewed this year. Sen. Fran Millar, R-Dunwoody, said during a joint higher education committee...
Spelman College gets $5 million gift
 Spelman College announced Monday it has received one of its largest gifts in decades — $5 million — that will be used for scholarships and to help financially struggling students remain in the Atlanta institution. The college’s president, Mary Schmidt Campbell, said in an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that...

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Spelman College announced Monday it has received one of its largest gifts in decades — $5 million — that will be used for scholarships and to help financially struggling students remain in the Atlanta institution. The college’s president, Mary Schmidt Campbell, said in an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that...
State auditors find costs rising for Georgia’s dual enrollment program
 Georgia higher education leaders need to better define the mission and monitor the operations of the increasingly popular, and expensive, program that allows students to take college courses while still in high school, a new state review has found. State general fund spending for the dual enrollment program — the state pays for the...

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Georgia higher education leaders need to better define the mission and monitor the operations of the increasingly popular, and expensive, program that allows students to take college courses while still in high school, a new state review has found. State general fund spending for the dual enrollment program — the state pays for the...
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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...
University of Georgia returns to normal, somewhat
 Some University of Georgia students had little time Tuesday to talk about the heartbreaking loss to Alabama hours earlier in the national championship football game. They had to get to class. As students rushed for the bus or walked to get to the Zell B. Miller Learning Center, several said it was hard to believe their beloved Bulldogs lost...

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Some University of Georgia students had little time Tuesday to talk about the heartbreaking loss to Alabama hours earlier in the national championship football game. They had to get to class. As students rushed for the bus or walked to get to the Zell B. Miller Learning Center, several said it was hard to believe their beloved Bulldogs lost...
On UGA campus, an early party ends in heartbreak
 For most of the day and night, there was hope. After midnight, when Alabama scored the winning touchdown, there was heartbreak. University of Georgia fans sadly filed out of area bars and a campus watch party at Stegeman Coliseum in the early hours Tuesday. Many exited in tears, a stunning contrast from halftime when Georgia had the lead...

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For most of the day and night, there was hope. After midnight, when Alabama scored the winning touchdown, there was heartbreak. University of Georgia fans sadly filed out of area bars and a campus watch party at Stegeman Coliseum in the early hours Tuesday. Many exited in tears, a stunning contrast from halftime when Georgia had the lead...
In Athens, cheers, then tears
 The end hurt for University of Georgia students.  At Stegeman Coliseum, where the university held a watch party, many students exited in tears after the game. “It’s so silent in here,” said Emily Austin, 19, a sophomore from Douglasville. One student yelled “Go Dawgs,” drawing a smattering of cheers...

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The end hurt for University of Georgia students.  At Stegeman Coliseum, where the university held a watch party, many students exited in tears after the game. “It’s so silent in here,” said Emily Austin, 19, a sophomore from Douglasville. One student yelled “Go Dawgs,” drawing a smattering of cheers...
How metro Atlanta schools determine when to delay or close because of bad weather
 Students were the winners in metro Atlanta school system bets on whether the icy conditions predicted for Monday morning would materialize. The schools put their money on freezing rain and called off classes. Students collected this morning by staying snuggled in bed as parents readied for work, either at the office or from home as finding...

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Students were the winners in metro Atlanta school system bets on whether the icy conditions predicted for Monday morning would materialize. The schools put their money on freezing rain and called off classes. Students collected this morning by staying snuggled in bed as parents readied for work, either at the office or from home as finding...
Woodruff Foundation gives record $400 million to Emory University
 The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation has pledged $400 million to Emory University for medical research and to develop improved patient care models, the university announced Monday. The gift is the largest ever received by the Atlanta-based university. “This gift will allow us to accelerate the scientific discoveries needed for breakthroughs...

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The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation has pledged $400 million to Emory University for medical research and to develop improved patient care models, the university announced Monday. The gift is the largest ever received by the Atlanta-based university. “This gift will allow us to accelerate the scientific discoveries needed for breakthroughs...
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