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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.
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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...
Longtime philanthropists give UGA $5 million to start scholarship program
 The University of Georgia announced Thursday it has received a $5 million gift that will be used to start a scholarship for students with significant financial need. The gift is from prominent Georgia businessman and philanthropist A.D. “Pete” Correll and his wife, Ada Lee, both UGA graduates. The Correll Scholars Program will...

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The University of Georgia announced Thursday it has received a $5 million gift that will be used to start a scholarship for students with significant financial need. The gift is from prominent Georgia businessman and philanthropist A.D. “Pete” Correll and his wife, Ada Lee, both UGA graduates. The Correll Scholars Program will...
State senator resigns chairmanship over charter school bill vote
 State Sen. Lindsey Tippins, R-Marietta, is resigning as chairman of the senate’s education committee after disagreeing with Republican colleagues on a bill that would pump more money into state charter schools. “I didn’t see a fruitful future if the vast majority of the (Republican) caucus is different than you on a...

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State Sen. Lindsey Tippins, R-Marietta, is resigning as chairman of the senate’s education committee after disagreeing with Republican colleagues on a bill that would pump more money into state charter schools. “I didn’t see a fruitful future if the vast majority of the (Republican) caucus is different than you on a...
Savannah State police chief under sexual misconduct investigation
 The police chief of one of Georgia’s public universities is on paid administrative leave amid allegations he sexually harassed and assaulted female police officers in his department. At least three female officers have accused Savannah State University police Chief James Barnwell of inappropriate behavior. Two of the women filed complaints...

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The police chief of one of Georgia’s public universities is on paid administrative leave amid allegations he sexually harassed and assaulted female police officers in his department. At least three female officers have accused Savannah State University police Chief James Barnwell of inappropriate behavior. Two of the women filed complaints...
Georgia’s 2018 commencement schedule and speakers
 There’ll be some star power coming to some of Georgia’s largest colleges and universities in May for commencement ceremonies. The list includes star musicians, the “fly jock,”  a high-profile CEO, Georgia’s governor, Atlanta’s new mayor and an Emmy award-winning actor. Here’s  the current...

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There’ll be some star power coming to some of Georgia’s largest colleges and universities in May for commencement ceremonies. The list includes star musicians, the “fly jock,”  a high-profile CEO, Georgia’s governor, Atlanta’s new mayor and an Emmy award-winning actor. Here’s the current...
Bill aims to help more low-income Georgians pay for college
 Georgia lawmakers passed legislation in the final hours before they left the state Capitol for good this session that many say marks the state’s most expansive effort to help low-income public college students earn their degrees. The Legislature sent a bill to Gov. Nathan Deal’s desk that offers grants each semester to low-income...

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Georgia lawmakers passed legislation in the final hours before they left the state Capitol for good this session that many say marks the state’s most expansive effort to help low-income public college students earn their degrees. The Legislature sent a bill to Gov. Nathan Deal’s desk that offers grants each semester to low-income...
African-American trio makes history in UGA student elections
 Three University of Georgia students from metro Atlanta will make history next week when they become the first group of African-Americans inaugurated to  the top three positions in its student government. Ammishaddai Grand-Jean, a third-year student from Jonesboro majoring in political science and economics, was elected president. ...

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Three University of Georgia students from metro Atlanta will make history next week when they become the first group of African-Americans inaugurated to the top three positions in its student government. Ammishaddai Grand-Jean, a third-year student from Jonesboro majoring in political science and economics, was elected president. ...
Atlanta mayor among list of Georgia Tech commencement speakers
 Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is one of several high-profile leaders who will be delivering keynote addresses at Georgia Tech’s commencement ceremonies. Here’s the schedule and speakers: Ph.D ceremony - Fri., May 4, 9 a.m. at McCamish Pavilion. Speaker: Rafael Bras, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs...

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is one of several high-profile leaders who will be delivering keynote addresses at Georgia Tech’s commencement ceremonies. Here’s the schedule and speakers: Ph.D ceremony - Fri., May 4, 9 a.m. at McCamish Pavilion. Speaker: Rafael Bras, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs...
‘Hamilton’ actor to give commencement address at Oglethorpe University
 Acclaimed actor-songwriter Christopher Jackson will be the keynote speaker at Oglethorpe University’s commencement ceremony, officials there announced Wednesday. Jackson, an Emmy and Grammy award winner, originated the role of George Washington in the Broadway smash hit "Hamilton: An American Musical," and currently stars...

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Acclaimed actor-songwriter Christopher Jackson will be the keynote speaker at Oglethorpe University’s commencement ceremony, officials there announced Wednesday. Jackson, an Emmy and Grammy award winner, originated the role of George Washington in the Broadway smash hit "Hamilton: An American Musical," and currently stars...
Former Morehouse president takes on new role at Harvard
 The former president of Morehouse College has accepted a senior role at Harvard University, officials there announced Tuesday. John S. Wilson Jr. will become a senior adviser and strategist to the president as Harvard implements  recommendations of a task force for inclusion and belonging. Wilson is currently president-in-residence at Harvard&rsquo...

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The former president of Morehouse College has accepted a senior role at Harvard University, officials there announced Tuesday. John S. Wilson Jr. will become a senior adviser and strategist to the president as Harvard implements recommendations of a task force for inclusion and belonging. Wilson is currently president-in-residence at Harvard&rsquo...
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