University Merger

On January 10, 2012, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents unanimously approved the merger of Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences universities, creating a new comprehensive research university. 

Through a controversial naming process and concerns over university identity and the loss of "Augusta" in the name, the name Georgia Regents University was chosen for the combined university, which took effect on January 8, 2013.

At the time of the merger, the Augusta schools were led by GHSU President Dr. Ricardo Azziz.

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Response: GRU e-mail calls photo changes 'error in judgment'

Georgia Regents University's communications and marketing department sent out an e-mail Wednesday night saying it erred in deleting references to Augusta State University from the uniforms of its ...
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

Altered photos erase Augusta State from GRU publication

Georgia Regents University officials distanced themselves Wednesday from what they said was an “error in judgment” for altered photos in a new publication that touts Augusta State University’s ...
By Steve Crawford | Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

Therapy dogs ease stress for GRU students

Mounting exam stress was eased, if only temporarily, for Georgia Regents University medical students Thursday when two therapy dogs entered the classroom.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013

Changes coming for public radio station

A new voice is coming to local radio station WACG-FM (90.7), the Georgia Public Broadcasting station on the former Augusta State University campus.
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013

GRU student's service honored

Brett Heimlich, a fourth year M.D.,/Ph.D. student at Medical College of Georgia at GRU, will be honored next month for his work in Harrisburg.
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013

Chancellor wants faculty raises

ATLANTA - The lack of faculty pay raises has made Georgia professors the targets of other states' recruiting, University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby told lawmakers Tuesday.
By Walter C. Jones | Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013

Former MCG program honored for funding

A telemedicine company begun in Augusta will be honored this week by a Georgia biotechnology group for securing millions in private funding.
Monday, Jan. 21, 2013

Flu? Maybe, but what kind is it?

New technology allows hospital to better identify infections and viruses.
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013

Flu mild locally but worse for seniors

In the CDC's latest flu report released Friday, the rate of seniors hospitalized with lab-confirmed influenza A H3N2 jumped from 69.8 per 100,000 to 82.1 per 100,000.
Friday, Jan. 18, 2013

GRU needs to make '$18 million swing'

As officials still cope with the consolidated universities that have become Georgia Regents University, its clinical system is facing its own series of adjustments.
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

Music partnership continues at GRU

The Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society is extending a partnership it had with the former Augusta State University to the new Georgia Regents University.
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

Reactions to GRU logo vary

Volunteers handed out free cups and T-shirts bearing the new GRU logo at Saturday's basketball game. Reactions to the logo and the merger were varied, but few turned down free goodies.
By Lisa Kaylor | Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013

City Ink: Roundtree announces media policy

Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundt­ree has announced his media policy. Here it is, with a little creative editing: Pow! Hear this, you bunch of sniveling liars!
By Sylvia Cooper | Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013

HOPE proposal excites students

Students on the HOPE Scholarship said a proposal to increase assistance by 3 percent comes as much-needed relief after cuts were imposed in 2011.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

T-shirts, events promote GRU brand

Georgia Regents University officials are promoting a "Whiteout," giving away 2,000 T-shirts and 10,000 commemorative cups featuring the Jaguars logo at Saturday's basketball games.
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013

GRU bus now running

On Wednesday morning, Georgia Regents University introduced the GRU Jaguar Express Bus, which will take students between both campuses every 15 minutes each school day.
By Tracey McManus | Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013

Public gets glimpse of Laney-Walker plan

The narrowing of the portion of Laney-Walker through GRU was called "a compromise" by many at an open house at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History where plans were put on display ...
By Tracey McManus | Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013

ASU, GHSU officially merged

Georgia Regents University, headed by Dr. Ricardo Azziz, is the new entity created out of the meshing of Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University.
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013

Changes gradual for GRU

Work has been under way to transform the myriad things that bear the names Georgia Health Sciences and Augusta State universities into the new Georgia Regents University.
Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013

Letter: ASU tradition slips away

Our wonderful house now will belong to the lobbyists for GRU. For me, this is not a slap in the face - it's a punch.
By Catherine Rutland | Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013

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