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Paine says standards unfair, expert says school needs to make case

Paine College claims its accrediting body is biased against small private colleges like Paine and is using arbitrary financial standards to get rid of those schools, some of which are historically ...
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

Questions linger about former president's stewardship of Paine

According to a lawsuit Paine filed against the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Paine faced a $10 million budget shortfall when George Bradley left.
By Tom Corwin | Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

ALS Walk benefits clinic, patients

The Beat Feet for ALS walk begins with registration at 8 a.m. and an opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at Riverwalk Augusta.
By Tom Corwin | Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

AU on path to getting new building

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved $4.5 million as part of its Fiscal Year 2018 Capital Request for design of a College of Science and Math Building.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

Paine to remain accredited, alleges bias

Paine College will remain accredited and on probation after reaching an agreement with its accrediting body after the college filed a lawsuit Monday morning.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, Sept. 19, 2016

Paine files federal lawsuit to keep accreditation

Paine College has filed a federal lawsuit over accreditation decision.
Monday, Sept. 19, 2016

Obscure gene could point to kidney cancer

A rarely studied gene could point to why black men have higher rates of kidney cancer and might provide a way of identifying a cancer for which there are no current screenings, researchers at ...
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016

AUMC ER doc finalist for 'Ultimate Guy'

Dr. Jedidiah Ballard, an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at Augusta University, is one of three finalists for the annual "Ultimate Guy Search" by Men's Health magazine.
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016

USC Aiken scores high in magazine rankings

The University of South Carolina Aiken has been ranked the top Regional Comprehensive Public College in the South by U.S. News and World Report's America's Best Colleges guide, according to a news ...
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

Paine appeal could turn on longterm outlook

Because Paine was to be removed solely for financial reasons, it can present new evidence of financial viability, and it did.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

Paine leaders feel prepared for appeal hearing

As it prepares to go before a committee and appeal to keep its accreditation, Paine College officials are still working on securing another loan or line of credit to improve its balance sheet but ...
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016

Paine prays over leaders ahead of appeal

Paine officials will present the school's case to save its accreditation Monday before an appeals committee of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
By Tom Corwin | Friday, Sept. 9, 2016

AU pay change will be 'tough'

A federally mandated change in pay will switch about 800 employees at Augusta University and its health system from salary to hourly employees and will result in only a partial paycheck for them ...
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016

Editorial: Another chance for Paine

We defy anyone to show where blacks and whites have come together better in 2016 for the public good and the survival of a historically black college.
By Augusta Chronicle Editorial Staff | Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016

Augusta leaders rally around Paine

Calling itself the Augusta Committee to Help Paine College, about 30 business and community leaders got a candid synopsis of Paine's financial troubles and what has happened under President Samuel ...
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016

Less salt could mean less inflammation

Reducing sodium intake can reduce blood pressure and is at the heart of public health campaigns to get people to reduce salt in their diets.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016

Turning old cells younger could aid transplants

Getting older stem cells to behave like younger ones could aid survival and placement in stem cell transplants and increase benefits for patients, and a drug already being used to treat cancer ...
By Tom Corwin | Friday, Sept. 2, 2016

Sanitizer draws power from green tea extract

The new hand sanitizers called ProtecTeaV, which is already on the market and available through the company web site, and at area drug stores, is the 14th product developed by Hsu and ...
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

'Brake' could be key to burning fat

A key gene that acts as a "brake" on an energy-burning type of fat could be key to understanding how to activate fat burning and potentially how to encourage fat burning in the body. An Augusta ...
By Tom Corwin | Saturday, Aug 27, 2016

New dorms unveiled at Augusta University

With more than 150 guests in attendance, Oak Hall and Elm Hall were officially unveiled to the public Wednesday afternoon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Augusta University's Health Sciences campus.
By Doug Stutsman | Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016
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