Thursday, May 16, 2013
Some legislators acknowledge the freebies can look bad, but they say the state's new ethics law will make it harder to mingle with constituents.
Georgia legislators who want to sit in the president's suite above the hedges at Sanford Stadium next year will have to pay their own way, thanks to ethics legislation signed by Gov. Nathan Deal last week. The law forbids elected officials from receiving gifts or event tickets exceeding $75. University System of Georgia lobbyists gave state and local lawmakers more than $14,000 in football tickets in 2012, the Athens Banner-Herald reports. The paper quotes state Sen. Bill Cowsert, whose district includes Athens, saying the football games have been a good way for him to mingle with his constitutents. “I think it’s really going to change things," Cowsert is quoted saying of the new ethics law. "I think it’s going to make it tougher for the …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Senate didn't get behind a plan to let students carry guns on the University of Georgia and other campuses.
Friday, March 29
Students and faculty won't be packing heat at the University of Georgia this year, as controversial Georgia legislation aimed at loosening gun restrictions did not pass before the General Assembly adjourned Thursday. Senate Bill 101 never came to a vote on the final day of the 2013 Georgia legislative session. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the legislation got hung up on the provision that would allow firearms to be carried on college campuses. Senate Bill 101 also would have allowed guns in churches, and allowed local school boards to arm administrators. The Journal-Constitution reports the bill stalled over a disagreement about who should be required to complete a gun safety course before being allowed to carry firearms …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
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Saturday, February 16
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Monday, February 4, 2013
Morehead will officially replace University of Georgia President Michael Adams on July 1, according to a news release.
Monday, February 4
University of Georgia Provost Jere Morehead was formally named UGA's next president on Monday, according to a news release from the university system's Board of Regents. Morehead was announced as the sole finalist for the job last week. Morehead, who will replace UGA President Michael Adams, will take over on July 1, according to the release. “Jere has devoted the bulk of his career to the University of Georgia and he has a great passion for the University and its service to students and the State of Georgia,” Board of Regents Chair “Dink” NeSmith says in the release. “He knows the University and it became clear to all involved in the search that he is the right person to take UGA forward. He has tremendous challenges ahead and the Board …
Friday, November 30, 2012
If the Bulldogs beat Bama, they're likely headed to Miami to take on Notre Dame for the BCS title.
Well, here we are, on the brink of the SEC championship game, a game that many doubted the Georgia Bulldogs would reach this year, but which could propel them to the contest for the National Championship. The Bulldogs haven't won a national title since they beat Notre Dame in 1980, despite fielding one of the most consistently successful teams in the country. As Dan Wolken of USA Today put it, "There aren't many opportunities to put 30 years of frustration aside as a program, but Georgia is on the doorstep of one of them." To get in the door, the Bulldogs have to defeat No. 2 Alabama, no easy feat. Seth Emerson reports for the Ledger-Enquirer that the teams are pretty evenly matched, with Georgia bringing the nation's No. 1 quarterback in …
Friday, September 14, 2012
The UGA Bulldogs are paying well for what everyone expects will be an easy home victory over the Owls.
Few of the 92,000 or so fans headed to Sanford Stadium on Saturday will be expecting a nailbiter as the University of Georgia Bulldogs host Florida Atlantic, a 43-point underdog. What the visiting team will be expecting for its trouble, though, is a big paycheck: UGA has agreed to fork over $1 million for the privilege of hosting Florida Atlantic without a reciprocal visit. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that's the most Georgia has ever paid a visiting team. A key purpose of the game, which begins a long homestand for the Bulldogs, is to give the team a seventh home game for the season. UGA is expected to pull in $1.7 million for itself from the game. One fan commenting on the AJC story wasn't too impressed, though. "As a huge …
The officer is on paid leave while Athens-Clarke County police investigate, the Athens Banner-Herald reports.
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Friday, September 14, 2012
The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is investigating allegations that a University of Georgia Police officer sodomized a woman he knew during sex, the Athens Banner-Herald reports. The woman filed a complaint with Athens-Clarke police last week, according to the paper, and UGA police put the 28-year-old officer on paid leave. The woman told police she and the officer had consensual sex in May and that he forced her into a sexual position against her will, according to the Banner-Herald. See also: Cole Bros. Circus to Pay Federal Fine After Animal Treatment Complaints Watkinsville Gainesville State Student Investigated in Fake ID Ring Tractor Accident Results in Fatality at Oconee Tree Farm
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Through the new campus plans UGA will begin to increase focus on four and five year graduation rates.
Governor Nathan Deal has recently released a report that details plans to add an additional 250,000 post secondary graduates to the state's rolls by 2020. This report is part of Gov. Deal's initiative Complete College Georgia and affects institutions in the University System of Georgia and Technical College System of Georgia. In a press release from the University System of Georgia, Lynne Weisenbach, USG's vice chancellor for Educational Access and Success stated, "The plans are a signal of the immense effort to date, a renewed and strengthened focus on access and graduation, and a commitment to continue and expand the work over the coming years. Increasing Georgia’s college completion rate is not something that can be changed overnight …
Officials haven't made arrests in that case, but they just busted a group at UGA, according to reports.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012
Two students, one from UGA and the other enrolled at Gainesville State College in Watkinsville, are believed to be the ringleaders of a group that distributed more than 1,000 fake IDs to students. According to a report by The Athens Banner-Herald, the group, which has been under investigation since August 2011, charged up to $100 for counterfeit driver’s licenses from several states that college students used to get into bars. No charges have been filed yet in that case, the Banner-Herald reports, but a separate ring at UGA has been broken up, leading to the arrest of three students. Investigators took out 56 warrants charging one student as the ringleader and two others as distributors. Nelson Agaturuchi Nwannunu, 20; Tom Lennart Larsson…
Friday, August 17, 2012
"We felt like we were being walked on so we walked out," said Editor in Chief Polina Marinova.
An advertising executive has resigned from The Red & Black board of directors. Students will have more input into editorial decisions. And there won't be a non-student review of stories prior to their being published. With all three of their demands met, the former staff of The Red & Black student newspaper may return to their jobs, said editor-in-chief Polina Marinova. Marinova and her staff walked out Wednesday night, fed up with what they believed was too much interference and emphasis on happy, upbeat stories instead of real news about the UGA community. "We'll talk among ourselves and then reapply for our positions," said Marinova. "We're happy they met our demands and that we finally had a voice." The Board of Directors will hire a …