Thursday, May 16, 2013
Some legislators acknowledge the freebies can look bad, but they say the state's new ethics law will make it harder to mingle with constituents.
Georgia legislators who want to sit in the president's suite above the hedges at Sanford Stadium next year will have to pay their own way, thanks to ethics legislation signed by Gov. Nathan Deal last week. The law forbids elected officials from receiving gifts or event tickets exceeding $75. University System of Georgia lobbyists gave state and local lawmakers more than $14,000 in football tickets in 2012, the Athens Banner-Herald reports. The paper quotes state Sen. Bill Cowsert, whose district includes Athens, saying the football games have been a good way for him to mingle with his constitutents. “I think it’s really going to change things," Cowsert is quoted saying of the new ethics law. "I think it’s going to make it tougher for the…
Friday, February 8, 2013
The list recognizes the 100 fastest growing businesses nationwide that are either owned or operated by University of Georgia alumni.
Friday, February 8
Twelve Gwinnett companies are included on the UGA Alumni Association’s 2013 Bulldog 100. The list recognizes the 100 fastest growing businesses nationwide that are either owned or operated by University of Georgia alumni. Partnership Gwinnett and Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development shared the Gwinnett company names on the Bulldog 100. “With more than 700 nominations for the 2013 Bulldog 100, businesses included on the list have proven to be highly competitive, successful companies,” stated Stan Jackson, director of communications for the UGA Alumni Association, in a press release issued by Partnership Gwinnett. “We are pleased to congratulate the Gwinnett companies and UGA alumni recognized with this honor and look forward to seeing …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Morehead will officially replace University of Georgia President Michael Adams on July 1, according to a news release.
University of Georgia Provost Jere Morehead was officially named UGA's next president on Monday, according to a news release from the university system's Board of Regents. Morehead was announced as the sole finalist for the job last week. Morehead, who will replace UGA President Michael Adams, will take over on July 1, according to the release. “Jere has devoted the bulk of his career to the University of Georgia and he has a great passion for the University and its service to students and the State of Georgia,” Board of Regents Chair “Dink” NeSmith says in the release. “He knows the University and it became clear to all involved in the search that he is the right person to take UGA forward. He has tremendous challenges ahead and the …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Board of Regents, searching for a replacement for Michael Adams who is retiring, will have the final sayso.
Monday, January 28
From a press release put out by the Board of Regents: Board of Regents Chair “Dink” Nesmith and University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby have announced the name of the finalist for the University of Georgia presidency, Jere Morehead. Morehead is currently the senior vice president for Academic Affairs and provost at UGA. He previously served as UGA’s vice president for Instruction, vice provost for Academic Affairs, director of the Honors Program, and acting executive director of Legal Affairs. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Morehead is the Meigs Professor of Legal Studies in the Terry College of Business where he has had a faculty appointment since 1986. In his current position, the deans of the …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Is the season over for the Georgia Bulldogs? Or will a little adversity push them to great heights.
The Georgia Bulldogs have two weeks to lick their wounds after Saturday's loss to South Carolina, a game that was billed as a barn burner and turned out to be a tar-and-feathering. The Dawgs have a bye week this Saturday to reflect on what could have been and look ahead to visiting a hapless Kentucky on Oct. 20. The now No. 14 Bulldogs seem to be taking their humiliation in stride. "We've still got life. It's a long season. We've got more games to play," Malcolm Mitchell, a sophomore receiver, is quoted saying by the Macon Telegraph's Seth Emerson. "If we dwell on this game, we'll lose the next one, then lose the next one. We've gotta stay focused and keep pushing." Emerson reports that head coach Mark Richt is holding steady amid the …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Leave your birthday wishes for Coach Dooley in the comments below.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
How time flies. Vince Dooley, the University of Georgia's winningest football coach and one-time athletic director, turns 80 on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Dooley, now retired and living in Athens, won 201 games from 1964-88. He also was successful as athletic director from 1979-2004, wearing two hats as football coach and AD during some of that time. -- What are your favorite memories of Vince Dooley's coaching career? What are your special birthday wishes? Tell us in the comments below. He is best known for the 1980 season, when a freshman tailback named Herschel Walker led Georgia to the national title, capped by a Sugar Bowl win over Notre Dame. In all, Dooley's teams won six SEC titles. As athletic director, he hired current football coach Mark…
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The editor-in-chief and her staff on Wednesday walked out of the newspaper building in Athens, Ga.
The staff of The Red & Black, the independent student newspaper located at the University of Georgia, has resigned over issues of editorial control. The members have launched a website, Red and Dead, to get their message out. Here's a letter from the editor-in-chief that's posted on the website: I, Polina Marinova, have resigned as the editor-in-chief from The Red & Black, the student newspaper covering the University of Georgia. The Red & Black’s top editors, design staff, photo staff and reporters walked out of the newspaper building this afternoon. The Red & Black has covered the University of Georgia community since 1893 and has been independent of the University since 1980. The newspaper has always been a student-run operation, but …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The University of Georgia president says he's stepping down next year.
For a few seconds, it looked as though Michael Adams wasn't going to make it through a speech about his leaving the President's Office at the University of Georgia. He had said that when he accepted the job in June 1997, with him were his parents, both of whom have since died, and his wife Mary. His face collapsed a little, but he recovered. Many of those in the audience may not recover. The university community remains in shock over Adams' sudden announcement that he will step down from his job at the end of June 2013. Only a few of the inner staff and upper level administrators learned late Wednesday that he would be leaving. After his brief, formal speech, in which he thanked those who have helped launch the University into the ranks of…
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Kiplinger's Personal Finance Releases List for 2012.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The University of Georgia has been ranked sixth this year by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine in a list of 100 best values for public universities and colleges. The top 100 were culled from a list of 500. Helping to determine value included in-state and out-of-state costs, average debt upon graduation, academic rigor, faculty-to-student ratio and financial aid, among other factors The list was released Tuesday electronically and is available online. It will be featured in the February edition of the print magazine. Ranked number one in terms of value--for both in-state and out-of-state students--was the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for the 11th straight year. It stands out “on virtually every measure of quality and …
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Conference announces expansion to 14 teams Sunday.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Updated Nov. 7, 2011 The Southeastern Conference will be a 14-team league in 2012-13 after all. SEC officials announced Sunday that the University of Missouri, located in Columbia, will join the confererence for the 2012-13 academic year. That brings the league to 14 teams, since Texas A&M already was admitted this year.. Also, the Birmingham News has reported that Missouri will be in the SEC East, along with the University of Georgia. "That allows us to maintain our divisional rivalries, and I think it serves us very, very well with the least amount of disruption," SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said. “The Presidents and Chancellors of the Southeastern Conference are pleased to welcome the University of Missouri to the SEC,” said Dr. Bernie …