University Merger

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Deal urges compromise in GRU name controversy

Gov. Nathan Deal said he has encouraged both sides in the Georgia Regents University controversy to work together toward a compromise but that as governor, "I'm not in the naming business."
By Rob Pavey | Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012

Georgia seeks dismissal of 'Regents' name suit

Georgia's attorney general is asking a federal judge to toss out the trademark infringement lawsuit over Georgia Regents University.
By Sandy Hodson | Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012

Save the A group meets with leaders

The group pushing to keep Augusta in the name of the newly-consolidated university has initiated discussions with Board of Regents members about a possible compromise, officials said.
By Steve Crawford | Monday, Oct. 22, 2012

Letter: Officials can't reject people

Our best chance of countering this arrogance is to support the Save the A campaign. Go crazy, Augusta!
By Barry F. Cook | Friday, Oct. 19, 2012

ASU-GHSU merger forum focus is on future not name

GHSU Provost Gretchen Caughman and ASU Vice President of Academic Affairs Carol Rychly spent the hour explaining the goals and challenges related to academic programs at the new university to ...
By Tracey McManus and Tom Corwin | Monday, Oct. 15, 2012

Joe Hotchkiss: Given up the fight on the university name? Signs point to 'no'

Few things are more impractical than a practical joke. But dang, they're funny.
By Joe Hotchkiss | Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012

ASU alumni fear end of A Day

Augusta State University graduates and supporters questioned what will happen to the A Day event after the merger of ASU and GHSU.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Oct. 12, 2012

'Save The A' signs in front of Azziz's house

Dozens of "Save the A" signs appeared in front of Dr. Ricardo Azziz's house on Tuesday morning.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012

City Ink: Anderson, Roundtree aren't talking

What do Richard Roundtree and Lee Anderson have in common? Neither wants to debate his opponent.
By Sylvia Cooper | Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

Editorial: A positive force for change

There is still time for Gov. Deal and the Board of Regents to come out winners in the eyes of Augusta.
By Augusta Chronicle Editorial Staff | Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

Texting now part of Save the A campaign

In addition to the existing petition at, petitioners can now text "savethea" followed by their name to 91011 and to add their name to the petition, according to a news release.
Friday, Oct. 5, 2012

'Save the A' reveals thousands of backers

The group pushing for the University of Augusta to be the name of the city's consolidated university is listing its supporters in ads in Sunday's Augusta Chronicle.
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

Letter: Compromise on school name

Georgia Regents University at Augusta. This should satisfy everyone.
By David Carrie | Friday, Sept. 28, 2012

GHSU leaders dominate consolidated school posts

Of more than 80 filled positions on the chart, GHSU had nearly twice as many people as ASU. And in areas where there were shared services, it appears the GHSU person got the superior position.
By Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson | Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012

Letter: Lawsuit will cost plenty

I sincerely hope that Morris Communications will get the word out to the entire state, and keep us all apprised of the costs associated with the ongoing litigation.
By Bill Harding | Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012

'Save the A' could soon go public

The Save the A group is in the process of gathering support and could come out with a list of those backing the University of Augusta effort in a newspaper ad this weekend, spokesman Nick Evans said.
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012

'Save the A' group meets to talk strategy

A group of 20 local business leaders is developing a strategy to persuade state officials to make University of Augusta the name of the city’s planned consolidated university.
By Tracey McManus | Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012

Letter: Name will change yet again

Do you not realize the hullabaloo that will occur when, in five or 10 years, the powers to be will want to change the name to "Athens," or maybe "Atlanta"?
By Richard J. Moser | Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012

Letter: New school snubs past

I feel diminished by the perception that "moving along" is not only the mantra of the moment, but a hint of the future.
By Charles T. Freeman | Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012

Augusta Regents University?

The "apples and oranges" merger of Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University is a fait accompli. Now the challenge is to find the right name.
By J. Earl Williams | Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012
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