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Augusta University considers hoverboard ban

Augusta University officials said Thursday that they might join other colleges in banning hoverboards, the popular motorized scooters that have been blamed nationwide for a series of unexpected fires.
By Sean Gruber | Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

Way-finding signs updated to reflect university name change

Fifteen green way-finding signs that direct motorists to Augusta University were replaced last month to reflect the school's new name, city officials said.
By Travis Highfield | Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

AU teaches ultrasound to Army docs

When Maj. Scott Grogan was deployed in Afghanistan, the nearest forward aid station had ultrasound imaging equipment. “But nobody was trained to use it,” he said.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

Name change, new president highlight Augusta University's 2015

Augusta University got its current name and a new president this year.
By By Mike Wynn | Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015

Top 10: Paine College faces financial issues

The school went into 2015 on probation from an accrediting body. It ended the year seeking donations from the community and alumni to help pay the salaries of some employees.
By Mike Wynn | Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

Shooting victim, former Augusta College catcher to be honored

Augusta University on Monday announced plans to honor former Jaguar baseball player Shannon Johnson, who died earlier this month in the San Bernardino terrorist attacks.
By Travis Highfield | Monday, Dec. 14, 2015

Veteran ends rocky path to graduation

Once a homeless high school dropout, Leslie Dodson is now a Navy veteran and on Saturday became one of the first to proudly say she is a graduate of Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin | Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

Program aims to reduce emotional toll

Sitting at a piano, recalling lessons she learned as a girl more than 50 years ago, is helping Linda Byrd deal with her recovery from ovarian cancer.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

2 candidates left to be Augusta University police chief

AU spokeswoman Christen Carter said the university has completed on-campus interviews with three experienced lawmen and is in the process of scheduling final interviews.
By Travis Highfield | Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

School moves, parking plans discussed at AU town hall

In his first town hall, President Brooks Keel and his senior leadership fielded questions about moving the college and the No. 1 concern of faculty, staff and students: parking.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, Dec. 7, 2015

AU pays to settle Taser suit

A Hephzibah businessman repeatedly shocked with a Taser by former Augusta University officer Wesley Martin has settled his civil lawsuit involving Martin and the school's former chief of police.
By Sandy Hodson | Monday, Dec. 7, 2015

Grads, logo, recruiting ahead for AU

It will be a series of firsts this week for Augusta University President Brooks Keel, from his first townhall to the first commencement for the newly renamed university.
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015

Paine officer involved in shooting incident

Richmond County sheriff's Lt. Allan Rollins confirmed investigators were called to assist with the investigation after an officer at the college fired his weapon during a suspected theft Thursday ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Friday, Dec. 4, 2015

Keel sees potential in cybersecurity

Cybersecurity and even a “cyber village” involving Sibley Mill could be potential future strengths for Augusta University, President Brooks Keel said.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

Student tests part of World AIDS Day

As part of the university's observation of World AIDS Day, the Ryan White Outreach Team at AU provided dozens of students with the rapid test, which can deliver results in about 20 minutes.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

Aiken Tech president to retire next year

Dr. Susan Winsor will retire effective July 1, according to a statement from the school.
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

Delivery options dwindle

For many women in Georgia, the options for where to give birth have been dwindling rapidly as more hospitals close labor and delivery units or shut down altogether, particularly in rural areas.
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015

Care could be hurt by doctor shortage

The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts there will be a shortage of 46,000 to 90,000 physicians in 2025.
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015

Georgia, Texas try to retain new doctors

Georgia and Texas have greatly increased their medical school enrollments and are looking at creative strategies to increase residencies as a way of keeping those newly minted doctors to practice ...
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015

MCG hears from big public health advocate

Dr. J. Michael McGinnis, now Senior Scholar at the National Academy of Medicine, spoke Thursday at the strategic planning retreat for Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
 
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