New school snubs past

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Twenty-five years ago, my wife and I donated a carillon to Augusta College. It was dedicated during the inauguration of the new president, Richard Wallace. We hoped the ringing of the bells would remind us of the past, and awaken us to the future.

Today – with Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University joining under the proposed name “Georgia Regents University” – many people in Augusta feel that the past has been ignored, and that the future is full of frightening and uncertain surprises.

As a former member of the faculty at Augusta College, I feel diminished by the perception that “moving along” is not only the mantra of the moment, but a hint of the future.

Charles T. Freeman

Stone Mountain

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omnomnom 09/23/12 - 09:13 am
and an echo of the recent

and an echo of the recent past, Mr. Freeman.

socks99 09/23/12 - 06:25 pm
Sadly, the Regents have

Sadly, the Regents have carried too far their so-called duty to rid the higher education system from the "taint" of popular local interest and influence; they are leading a system of higher education, now, that will be less effective, and less productive. Obviously, the Regents long ago gave-up any pretense of political objectivity; in return, citizens ought to organize popular political power -- democratically, of course -- and see to it that ALL of the current Regents are tossed from office; and that if the current system wherein the Gov appoints these folks NO LONGER WORKS, then devise a new system that will work!

America was organized to oppose and defang tyrants; time for a root canal over at the Regent's!

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