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

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: 2 hours 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: 3 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: 6 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...
Q&A with Ga Student Finance Commission leader on HOPE Scholarship
 Caylee Noggle is responsible for one of the most important organizations in Georgia government. As interim president of the Georgia Student Finance Commission, Noggle oversees management of the HOPE Scholarship, Zell Miller Scholarship and several other programs that help pay tuition for about 170,000 students. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

Posted: 8 days ago

Caylee Noggle is responsible for one of the most important organizations in Georgia government. As interim president of the Georgia Student Finance Commission, Noggle oversees management of the HOPE Scholarship, Zell Miller Scholarship and several other programs that help pay tuition for about 170,000 students. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
Georgia colleges score top marks on prestigious national rankings list
 Three metro Atlanta colleges were ranked at the top of a list of nation’s most innovative schools and another Atlanta college was named America’s best Historically Black College & University in rankings released Monday by U.S. News & World Report. Georgia State University and Georgia Tech were ranked, respectively, as the nation&rsquo...

Posted: 8 days ago

Three metro Atlanta colleges were ranked at the top of a list of nation’s most innovative schools and another Atlanta college was named America’s best Historically Black College & University in rankings released Monday by U.S. News & World Report. Georgia State University and Georgia Tech were ranked, respectively, as the nation&rsquo...
As HOPE marks 25 years, some say changes could aid more students
 It was Skylar Huggett’s second chance, and she knew she had to get it right this time. Huggett earned a HOPE Scholarship to attend Armstrong State University but, as she put it, she “enjoyed the social aspects of college a little too much.” Huggett’s grades fell below the eligibility requirements — a B average...

Posted: 11 days ago

It was Skylar Huggett’s second chance, and she knew she had to get it right this time. Huggett earned a HOPE Scholarship to attend Armstrong State University but, as she put it, she “enjoyed the social aspects of college a little too much.” Huggett’s grades fell below the eligibility requirements — a B average...
Kennesaw State cheerleader sues officials over national anthem protests
 A Kennesaw State University student has filed a lawsuit accusing university and elected officials of violating her civil rights  during a dispute over her decision and other cheerleaders to kneel during the national anthem at football games last year to protest police brutality and racial discrimination. Tommia Dean, a sophomore...

Posted: 11 days ago

A Kennesaw State University student has filed a lawsuit accusing university and elected officials of violating her civil rights during a dispute over her decision and other cheerleaders to kneel during the national anthem at football games last year to protest police brutality and racial discrimination. Tommia Dean, a sophomore...
Georgia Piedmont Tech has new president
 The Technical College System of Georgia on Thursday selected a vice president of one of its colleges as the new president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College. Tavarez Holston, vice president for academic affairs at Lanier Technical College since 2013, will be president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College. He starts Sept. 10...

Posted: 11 days ago

The Technical College System of Georgia on Thursday selected a vice president of one of its colleges as the new president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College. Tavarez Holston, vice president for academic affairs at Lanier Technical College since 2013, will be president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College. He starts Sept. 10...
Prominent Harvard scholar makes major donation of literature to Spelman College
 Prominent African-American scholar Henry Louis “Skip” Gates Jr. is giving Spelman College what’s said to be the largest collection of books ever donated to a Historically Black College & University, the college announced Friday. Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University professor and director of the Hutchins Center for African...

Posted: 17 days ago

Prominent African-American scholar Henry Louis “Skip” Gates Jr. is giving Spelman College what’s said to be the largest collection of books ever donated to a Historically Black College & University, the college announced Friday. Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University professor and director of the Hutchins Center for African...
Georgia Tech president updates campus on changes to improve ethics
 Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson in his annual address to students, staff and faculty on Thursday talked about creating a “culture of ethics” on campus in the wake of several recent reports that some high-ranking employees committed ethics violations. Peterson said administrators have revised some internal...

Posted: 18 days ago

Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson in his annual address to students, staff and faculty on Thursday talked about creating a “culture of ethics” on campus in the wake of several recent reports that some high-ranking employees committed ethics violations. Peterson said administrators have revised some internal...
Emory University investigating professor’s use of n-word in class
 Emory University is investigating a white law school professor’s use of a derogatory word used to disparage African-Americans in a classroom discussion about a racial discrimination case. More than 200 students, the university’s president and faculty including the professor at the center of the controversy, gathered Wednesday...

Posted: 19 days ago

Emory University is investigating a white law school professor’s use of a derogatory word used to disparage African-Americans in a classroom discussion about a racial discrimination case. More than 200 students, the university’s president and faculty including the professor at the center of the controversy, gathered Wednesday...