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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

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Rivers dwindling, professor says

Georgia is behind many other states in water planning and may pay the price down the road, a professor says.
By Lee Shearer

Sunday, May 25, 2014

UGA online enrollment surges

ATHENS, Ga. -- Enrollment in a set of high-demand University of Georgia summer courses has nearly doubled in the second year the university has offered them.
By Lee Shearer

Friday, May 16, 2014

Ex-UGA coach not guilty

ATHENS, Ga. -- An Athens jury found former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan not guilty for his participation in what federal prosecutors called a Ponzi scheme.
By Lee Shearer

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Investors describe ex-UGA coach deception

ATHENS, Ga. -- Eighteen investors took the witness stand on Monday to testify in the fraud trial of former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan in Athens' U.S. District Court.
By Lee Shearer

Friday, May 9, 2014

Ex-players trusted UGA coach, lost money

ATHENS, Ga. -- Two former University of Georgia football stars lost more than $2.5 million investing in a deals touted by Jim Donnan, they testified in the former UGA football coach’s criminal ...
By Lee Shearer

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Ex-UGA coach took millions, court told

ATHENS, Ga. -- Jim Donnan and family members gained more than $5 million from a West Virginia company prosecutors have described as a Ponzi scheme, a former FBI agent testified Wednesday.
By Lee Shearer
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