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

Georgia Southern gets record $5 million donation
 Georgia Southern University has received its largest donation ever, $5 million from a local business leader that will be used for its business college. The state’s Board of Regents on Tuesday approved the name of the Gregory M. Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University after the donor, the founder and CEO of Savannah-based...

Posted: 2 days ago

Georgia Southern University has received its largest donation ever, $5 million from a local business leader that will be used for its business college. The state’s Board of Regents on Tuesday approved the name of the Gregory M. Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University after the donor, the founder and CEO of Savannah-based...
Georgia Tech working to close major increase in ethics complaints
 Georgia Tech is continuing to receive a “significantly” high number of internal ethics complaints, but they’re completing those investigations faster, according to a new report from its president. Georgia Tech has 106 open cases, according to the five-page report from its president, G.P. “Bud” Peterson...

Posted: 2 days ago

Georgia Tech is continuing to receive a “significantly” high number of internal ethics complaints, but they’re completing those investigations faster, according to a new report from its president. Georgia Tech has 106 open cases, according to the five-page report from its president, G.P. “Bud” Peterson...
Emory professor investigated for using racial epithet again
 A white Emory University law school professor is being investigated for using a racial epithet after saying the same word in a classroom discussion three months ago, officials said. “Professor Paul Zwier has been placed on administrative leave following reports that he recently repeated the same racial slur that he used in a classroom...

Posted: 3 days ago

A white Emory University law school professor is being investigated for using a racial epithet after saying the same word in a classroom discussion three months ago, officials said. “Professor Paul Zwier has been placed on administrative leave following reports that he recently repeated the same racial slur that he used in a classroom...
Georgia university creates scholarship for hurricane-damaged counties
 Georgia Southwestern State University announced a program Monday that will offer scholarships starting next fall for first-year students in 56 southwest Georgia counties impacted by Hurricane Michael. “Hurricane Michael devastated much of our state, with Southwest Georgia taking the brunt of the impact,” said the university&rsquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

Georgia Southwestern State University announced a program Monday that will offer scholarships starting next fall for first-year students in 56 southwest Georgia counties impacted by Hurricane Michael. “Hurricane Michael devastated much of our state, with Southwest Georgia taking the brunt of the impact,” said the university&rsquo...
Kennesaw State University, student group settles lawsuit
 Kennesaw State  and a student group that sued the university over its campus speech guidelines have agreed on a settlement. The group, Young Americans for Freedom, said university administrators intentionally made it difficult for the students to bring a guest speaker to campus because of the group and speaker’s conservative beliefs...

Posted: 7 days ago

Kennesaw State and a student group that sued the university over its campus speech guidelines have agreed on a settlement. The group, Young Americans for Freedom, said university administrators intentionally made it difficult for the students to bring a guest speaker to campus because of the group and speaker’s conservative beliefs...
Morehouse College ignored student’s sexual harassment complaint, lawsuit says
 Morehouse College administrators did little to help a student who complained a faculty member sexually harassed him, according to a new lawsuit. The alleged victim was a first-year student at the Atlanta college  when he went on a study-abroad trip to Brazil in May 2015 with other students and faculty when he said the harassment began. ...

Posted: 7 days ago

Morehouse College administrators did little to help a student who complained a faculty member sexually harassed him, according to a new lawsuit. The alleged victim was a first-year student at the Atlanta college when he went on a study-abroad trip to Brazil in May 2015 with other students and faculty when he said the harassment began. ...
Georgia Tech couple violated nepotism rules, report says
 An employed couple at Georgia Tech violated the school’s nepotism policy, and concerns from colleagues that the wife assisted her husband in getting involved in a project went “mostly uninvestigated” for about a year, says a report released Wednesday by state officials. Five employees from Georgia Tech Research Institute&rsquo...

Posted: 9 days ago

An employed couple at Georgia Tech violated the school’s nepotism policy, and concerns from colleagues that the wife assisted her husband in getting involved in a project went “mostly uninvestigated” for about a year, says a report released Wednesday by state officials. Five employees from Georgia Tech Research Institute&rsquo...
Enrollment a record high at Georgia college system
 Nearly 329,000 students are getting educations this fall at the University System of Georgia, a record high enrollment, officials announced Wednesday. The enrollment is a 1.1 percent increase from the prior year, according to its data. Much of the increase comes from Georgia Tech, where enrollment is up 11 percent, to nearly 33,000 students...

Posted: 9 days ago

Nearly 329,000 students are getting educations this fall at the University System of Georgia, a record high enrollment, officials announced Wednesday. The enrollment is a 1.1 percent increase from the prior year, according to its data. Much of the increase comes from Georgia Tech, where enrollment is up 11 percent, to nearly 33,000 students...
Spelman College riveted by alumnae Abrams’ campaign for governor

Posted: 10 days ago

Spelman College, perhaps more so than any place in Atlanta, was rooting for Stacey Abrams to win the Georgia governor’s race Tuesday night. Abrams graduated from the Historically Black College & University for women magna cum laude with a bachelors degree in interdisciplinary studies. Win or lose, Abrams’ history-making campaign...
Georgia Tech has had a ‘dramatic increase’ in ethics complaints, president says
 Georgia Tech has seen a dramatic increase in the number of ethics complaints since July, which about the time that investigators released several reports exposing serious ethical wrongdoing by several now former top administrators. Since July, there have been 140 complaints, Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson said during...

Posted: 10 days ago

Georgia Tech has seen a dramatic increase in the number of ethics complaints since July, which about the time that investigators released several reports exposing serious ethical wrongdoing by several now former top administrators. Since July, there have been 140 complaints, Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson said during...
For Kennesaw State student, ending campus hazing is personal
 For Kennesaw State University senior Juliana Piazza, ending hazing on college campuses became very personal a year ago. On Feb. 4, 2017, her cousin, Timothy, died two days after a drinking party at a fraternity house at Penn State University, where he was a student. Tim was pledging to join Beta Theta Pi fraternity. A grand jury...

Posted: 10 days ago

For Kennesaw State University senior Juliana Piazza, ending hazing on college campuses became very personal a year ago. On Feb. 4, 2017, her cousin, Timothy, died two days after a drinking party at a fraternity house at Penn State University, where he was a student. Tim was pledging to join Beta Theta Pi fraternity. A grand jury...