UGA returns to classes today

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ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia students will see larger classes, fewer course sections and more courses taught by temporary instructors this fall.

But UGA officials say most students will not be affected much by those and other changes forced by budget cuts.

Today is the first day of classes for about 34,000 UGA students, bringing heavy traffic, a steady parade of campus buses and a little bit of confusion. About 6,300 of those students are new, UGA officials estimate - more than 4,700 freshmen and 1,600 transfer students.

At UGA, officials hope students won't see the changes wrought by big budget cuts, but will notice instead some of the big building projects recently begun or completed, like a 550-bed residence hall now under construction on the university's East Campus and a huge addition to the Tate Student Center that opened earlier this year.

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HotFoot 08/17/09 - 08:11 am
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Georgia Tech students return

Georgia Tech students return to classes today, too...but since The Chronicle almost never covers Tech, I'm not surprised you didn't mention it. I mean, the U.S. News & World Report rankings will come out and you'll run a story on UGA's ranking (which is only OK) and completely neglect the fact that Tech is the #7 ranked public university in the country.

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