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

Emory University joins effort to graduate more low-income students
 Emory University announced Wednesday it has joined a list of colleges and universities that has committed to enrolling and graduating more low- and moderate-income students.  The American Talent Initiative aims to enroll and graduate at least 50,000 such students by 2025 from colleges and universities with six-year graduation rates exceeding...

Posted: 12 hours ago

Emory University announced Wednesday it has joined a list of colleges and universities that has committed to enrolling and graduating more low- and moderate-income students.  The American Talent Initiative aims to enroll and graduate at least 50,000 such students by 2025 from colleges and universities with six-year graduation rates exceeding...
Deal appoints two Georgia Power execs to state boards
 Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday that he’s appointed two Georgia Power executives to two of the state’s most influential boards. Paul Bowers, who had been on the Georgia Board of Regents, was appointed to the Georgia Ports Authority. Deal appointed Chris Cummiskey to fill the vacancy on the Board of Regents. Bowers ...

Posted: a day ago

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday that he’s appointed two Georgia Power executives to two of the state’s most influential boards. Paul Bowers, who had been on the Georgia Board of Regents, was appointed to the Georgia Ports Authority. Deal appointed Chris Cummiskey to fill the vacancy on the Board of Regents. Bowers ...
Georgia Board of Regents votes not to raise tuition
 University System of Georgia students got some good news Tuesday. Their tuition will not increase this fall. The Georgia Board of Regents voted not to raise tuition for undergraduate and graduate students. Last year, the board voted to increase tuition by 2 percent. USG officials cited budget increases recently approved by Gov. Nathan...

Posted: 2 days ago

University System of Georgia students got some good news Tuesday. Their tuition will not increase this fall. The Georgia Board of Regents voted not to raise tuition for undergraduate and graduate students. Last year, the board voted to increase tuition by 2 percent. USG officials cited budget increases recently approved by Gov. Nathan...
Stacey Abrams outlines higher education plan for Georgia
 Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Saturday laid out her plans to make college more affordable for students, increase accessibility and make campuses safer. Her proposals include: Needs-based aid for low-income students that would be called HOPE 2.0, restoring tuition-free certificates and diplomas for students with...

Posted: 5 days ago

Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Saturday laid out her plans to make college more affordable for students, increase accessibility and make campuses safer. Her proposals include: Needs-based aid for low-income students that would be called HOPE 2.0, restoring tuition-free certificates and diplomas for students with...
Georgia Piedmont Tech College president being removed amid financial investigation
 Technical College System of Georgia officials are investigating the finances of Georgia Piedmont Technical College after federal and state officials found problems serious enough that the system is removing its president. Jabari Simama’s last day as the college’s president will be May 11, system spokesman Mark D’Alessio...

Posted: 6 days ago

Technical College System of Georgia officials are investigating the finances of Georgia Piedmont Technical College after federal and state officials found problems serious enough that the system is removing its president. Jabari Simama’s last day as the college’s president will be May 11, system spokesman Mark D’Alessio...
Georgia State University orders budget reallocation
 Georgia State University administrators are restructuring a small percentage of its budget to spend additional money on efforts, such as recruiting more faculty, officials said Thursday. Each college and unit that reports to a vice president has been asked to reallocate about two percent of its budget for various campus-wide priorities...

Posted: 7 days ago

Georgia State University administrators are restructuring a small percentage of its budget to spend additional money on efforts, such as recruiting more faculty, officials said Thursday. Each college and unit that reports to a vice president has been asked to reallocate about two percent of its budget for various campus-wide priorities...
Five takeaways from new report on college professor pay
 The American Association of University Professors released its annual report Wednesday on faculty pay at the nation’s colleges and universities. Here are five things to know from the report: Presidents, on average, are paid nearly five times as much as full-time faculty members at their institutions.
The average salary for a full-time...

Posted: 8 days ago

The American Association of University Professors released its annual report Wednesday on faculty pay at the nation’s colleges and universities. Here are five things to know from the report: Presidents, on average, are paid nearly five times as much as full-time faculty members at their institutions. The average salary for a full-time...
Georgia State U gets $1.6 million to improve nursing homes statewide
 Georgia State University has been awarded $1.6 million for a three-year training and development project to improve the state’s nursing homes, the university announced Tuesday. The project, called “Building Resources for Delivering Person-Centered Care in Georgia Nursing Homes,” builds on work done by the non-profit...

Posted: 8 days ago

Georgia State University has been awarded $1.6 million for a three-year training and development project to improve the state’s nursing homes, the university announced Tuesday. The project, called “Building Resources for Delivering Person-Centered Care in Georgia Nursing Homes,” builds on work done by the non-profit...
Latina-owned company starts first-time fellowship at Georgia Tech
 An Atlanta-owned business has become the first Latina-owned business to create a fellowship at Georgia Tech, according to officials involved in the partnership. Carlos Sanchez and Guiomar Obregon, president and CEO of the construction company Precision 2000, have agreed with Georgia Tech to create the Precision 2000 Inc. Fellowship Fund...

Posted: 10 days ago

An Atlanta-owned business has become the first Latina-owned business to create a fellowship at Georgia Tech, according to officials involved in the partnership. Carlos Sanchez and Guiomar Obregon, president and CEO of the construction company Precision 2000, have agreed with Georgia Tech to create the Precision 2000 Inc. Fellowship Fund...
West Georgia Tech has new president
 West Georgia Technical College has a new president. Technical College System of Georgia board members named Scott Rule the new president of the college, located in LaGrange, at a meeting Thursday. Rule was the system’s assistant commissioner for data, planning and research.  He has been a technical instructor, chief information...

Posted: 13 days ago

West Georgia Technical College has a new president. Technical College System of Georgia board members named Scott Rule the new president of the college, located in LaGrange, at a meeting Thursday. Rule was the system’s assistant commissioner for data, planning and research.  He has been a technical instructor, chief information...
Georgia educator who helped students get diplomas nearly 50 years after protest dies
 Geneva Woods, a retired teacher from Pike County, knew she was in poor health, but she had one last mission before she died Tuesday. Woods spearheaded an effort to get students from the 1969 senior class at the all black Pike County Consolidated High School receive their diplomas after the school district’s superintendent withheld the...

Posted: 14 days ago

Geneva Woods, a retired teacher from Pike County, knew she was in poor health, but she had one last mission before she died Tuesday. Woods spearheaded an effort to get students from the 1969 senior class at the all black Pike County Consolidated High School receive their diplomas after the school district’s superintendent withheld the...