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

Report: Georgia public colleges get mixed grades for black student enrollment, grad rates
 Georgia’s public colleges and universities are doing an average job of enrolling and graduating black students along with hiring black faculty members, according to a report released Tuesday. The state was tied for 18th with Tennessee in rankings exploring the ability for black students to succeed published by the University of Southern...

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Georgia’s public colleges and universities are doing an average job of enrolling and graduating black students along with hiring black faculty members, according to a report released Tuesday. The state was tied for 18th with Tennessee in rankings exploring the ability for black students to succeed published by the University of Southern...
Georgia Gwinnett College’s president announces retirement
 Georgia Gwinnett College President Stanley “Stas” Preczewski announced Monday he plans to retire at the end of the academic year in May. Preczewski was appointed president in 2014 following eight years as the college’s inaugural vice president for academic and student affairs and one year as interim president. University...

Posted: 15 hours ago

Georgia Gwinnett College President Stanley “Stas” Preczewski announced Monday he plans to retire at the end of the academic year in May. Preczewski was appointed president in 2014 following eight years as the college’s inaugural vice president for academic and student affairs and one year as interim president. University...
Tech slow to investigate ethics complaints, records show
 Robert Martinengo was a project manager at Georgia Tech when he said he contacted its EthicsPoint hotline in September 2016 raising concerns that his boss wasn’t sharing accurate financial information about his department. “If I don’t speak up,” Martinengo, 59, recalled thinking, “then I’m complicit in...

Posted: 17 hours ago

Robert Martinengo was a project manager at Georgia Tech when he said he contacted its EthicsPoint hotline in September 2016 raising concerns that his boss wasn’t sharing accurate financial information about his department. “If I don’t speak up,” Martinengo, 59, recalled thinking, “then I’m complicit in...
Errors in financial, housing red tape can snarl first day on campus
 The fall semester often begins with familiar complaints from some students and parents on many college campuses. The school didn’t properly process the student’s financial paperwork. The college erred and the student has nowhere to live on campus. This year was no different for some metro Atlanta campuses. More than 150 Clark...

Posted: 3 days ago

The fall semester often begins with familiar complaints from some students and parents on many college campuses. The school didn’t properly process the student’s financial paperwork. The college erred and the student has nowhere to live on campus. This year was no different for some metro Atlanta campuses. More than 150 Clark...
Atlanta University Center opens finance lab 
 Atlanta University Center leaders Thursday afternoon opened a finance lab, complete with 13 computer stations with  Bloomberg Terminal software that will primarily be used by students exploring careers in business, economics and finance.  The goal of the lab is to provide hands-on learning experiences for students at the center&rsquo...

Posted: 4 days ago

Atlanta University Center leaders Thursday afternoon opened a finance lab, complete with 13 computer stations with Bloomberg Terminal software that will primarily be used by students exploring careers in business, economics and finance.  The goal of the lab is to provide hands-on learning experiences for students at the center&rsquo...
Walton Foundation gives Spelman College $5.4 million for arts education 
 The Walton Family Foundation has given Spelman College $5.4 million to create an educational pipeline into art museum leadership to increase diversity in that field, the college announced Thursday.  The money will be used to establish the Atlanta University Center Collective for the Study of Art History and Curatorial Studies. A 2015...

Posted: 4 days ago

The Walton Family Foundation has given Spelman College $5.4 million to create an educational pipeline into art museum leadership to increase diversity in that field, the college announced Thursday.  The money will be used to establish the Atlanta University Center Collective for the Study of Art History and Curatorial Studies. A 2015...
Georgia educator group endorses Abrams for governor
 The Georgia Association of Educators, one of the state’s largest education groups, has endorsed Stacey Abrams in the governor’s race. The association, which has about 30,000 members, scheduled a news conference Wednesday with Abrams at a school in East Atlanta to announce the endorsement. The association said public education...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Georgia Association of Educators, one of the state’s largest education groups, has endorsed Stacey Abrams in the governor’s race. The association, which has about 30,000 members, scheduled a news conference Wednesday with Abrams at a school in East Atlanta to announce the endorsement. The association said public education...
UGA works to resolve career fair schedule conflict on Jewish holy day
 University of Georgia officials, facing complaints about holding the fall career fair on the most solemn day on the Jewish calendar, are working to serve students who won’t be able to attend the event. Some students and organizations recently raised concerns about the timing of the career fair on Yom Kippur, which is Wednesday. ...

Posted: 6 days ago

University of Georgia officials, facing complaints about holding the fall career fair on the most solemn day on the Jewish calendar, are working to serve students who won’t be able to attend the event. Some students and organizations recently raised concerns about the timing of the career fair on Yom Kippur, which is Wednesday. ...
One year after student’s tragic death, Tech touts reforms
 Brilliant but troubled. An outcast and a leader. Scout Schultz was also a provocateur, even in death. The police-involved shooting of the 21-year-old Georgia Tech student on Sept. 16, 2017, forced university officials to confront some difficult challenges pertaining to use of force, access to mental health counseling and the under-representation...

Posted: 10 days ago

Brilliant but troubled. An outcast and a leader. Scout Schultz was also a provocateur, even in death. The police-involved shooting of the 21-year-old Georgia Tech student on Sept. 16, 2017, forced university officials to confront some difficult challenges pertaining to use of force, access to mental health counseling and the under-representation...
Officials unveil $20 million financial tech academy at Georgia State
 University System of Georgia officials announced Tuesday they’re starting a hub at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business for all 26 colleges and universities in the system to learn and train more students for careers in the financial technology industry, saying there’s a labor gap in the state. The initiative...

Posted: 13 days ago

University System of Georgia officials announced Tuesday they’re starting a hub at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business for all 26 colleges and universities in the system to learn and train more students for careers in the financial technology industry, saying there’s a labor gap in the state. The initiative...