Stories by Lee Shearer

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Georgia easing teacher testing rules

Georgia public school students won't have to take as many tests in the upcoming school year, the state Department of Education announced Monday.
By Lee Shearer

Friday, June 12, 2015

Ex-UGA president headed to Pepperdine

ATHENS, Ga. -- Former University of Georgia president Michael Adams is headed back to California's Pepperdine University to become the elite private school's chancellor.
By Lee Shearer

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Huge raise for UGA president

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia President Jere Morehead will get a retroactive pay raise of about $170,000 this fiscal year and a second raise of nearly $74,000 beginning July 1.
By Lee Shearer

Thursday, April 23, 2015

UGA tuition outpaces HOPE aid

ATHENS, Ga. -- The combined annual cost of tuition and fees at the University of Georgia has more than tripled in the past 15 years.
By Lee Shearer

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Hoop skirts out at UGA

ATHENS, Ga. -- Hoop skirts will go the way of Confederate uniforms as special-event attire for Greek organizations at the University of Georgia - into the past.
By Lee Shearer

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Social media blamed for UGA scare

ATHENS, Ga. -- The president of the University of Georgia on Wednesday blamed misinformed commenters on social media and irresponsible broadcast news reporting for spreading false rumors that a ...
By Lee Shearer

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

Asians, Hispanics drive UGA diversity

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia has grown more diverse over the past two decades, but today's enrollment is not quite the mix that it might have expected back in 1994.
By Lee Shearer

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

GRU-UGA dean stepping down

ATHENS, Ga. -- Barbara Schuster, the first and only dean of the Athens branch campus of the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, will be stepping down in May.
By Lee Shearer

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

UGA to work on diversity

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia is "stronger now than at any point in our 230-year history," said UGA President Jere Morehead on Wednesday.
By Lee Shearer

Monday, Dec. 29, 2014

Last coal train this week for UGA

ATHENS, Ga. -- A lonesome train whistle will mark the end of an era on the University of Georgia campus this week, or at least the beginning of the end.
By Lee Shearer

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Georgians passing GED test

More than 100,000 Georgians have passed the GED test in the past five years, certifying they've got the equivalent of a high school education - about 18,000 people a year.
By Lee Shearer

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

James Brown tribute at UGA

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia Redcoat Band is scheduled to pay tribute to James Brown at halftime of Saturday's UGA-Georgia Tech football game in Sanford Stadium.
By Lee Shearer

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Our inaction helped ISIS, experts say

ATHENS, Ga. -- The United States is partly to blame for the rise of ISIS, University of Georgia faculty members who keep tabs on the Middle East agreed during a Tuesday panel discussion.
By Lee Shearer

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

UGA expects enrollment record

ATHENS, Ga. -- Final figures aren't in yet, but the University of Georgia already has set a new enrollment record this year.
By Lee Shearer

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

UGA to end summer commencement

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia will no longer conduct summer commencement exercises, university officials announced.
By Lee Shearer

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Standardized tests losing impact

As the state prepares to adopt the new suite of achievement tests, the state Board of Education voted last month to waive the testing requirements for students this school year.
By Lee Shearer

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014

School violence, bullying decline

Statistics collected by the U.S. Department of Justice and released by the National Center for Education Statistics indicate bullying and school violence have dropped.  
By Lee Shearer

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

Water main break floods Athens

ATHENS, Ga. -- Part of downtown Athens turned into a raging, muddy creek Tuesday night after a 12-inch water main burst, flooding businesses.
By Lee Shearer

Thursday, July 17, 2014

UGA donors set fundraising record

ATHENS, Ga. -- Donors loosened up their purse strings to set a record in new University of Georgia President Jere Morehead's first year in office -- $126.4 million.
By Lee Shearer

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Georgia No. 2 in college tuition hikes

Only one state has jacked up tuition and fee costs for college students more than Georgia did in the five-year period from 2008 to 2013,
By Lee Shearer
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