Category: Education

UGA Professor: Choose Your Own Grade

Dr. Richard Watson, a Management Information Systems professor at UGA’s Terry College of Business, has gone viral by offering students a chance to “[indicate] what grade you think is appropriate” in his syllabi. The syllabi, obtained by campusreform.org and posted below, allows students to judge if assignments makes them “unduly stressed” and promises that no

That Tuition Increase and Other Riveting University System of Georgia News

In case you were working on an end-of-semester project, sleeping off a hangover, or just disconnected from all things public college in this state, tuition is going to go up 2 percent for the 2017-2018 academic year. That should work out to between $27 and $98 per semester for full-time, in-state undergraduates, depending on the

Emory Still Fighting Trump Administration on Travel Bans

Unsurprisingly, Emory University is opposed to the new Trump travel ban, just as they were opposed to the first one and further considered – but ultimately decided against – becoming a sanctuary campus. That consideration led the Georgia General Assembly to pass a law last month preventing sanctuary campuses from receiving state funding, even though there

Cobb E-SPLOST V Passes

With 100% of precincts reporting, it’s clear that Cobb County’s fifth E-SPLOST passed with a bigly margin. Turnout today was a pitiful 7.65%; regardless, the ayes have it with nearly 74% of the vote. Here’s the complete SPLOST notebook, and here’s the Readers’ Digest version of what Cobb voters can expect to see following this vote.

Senator Perdue Cosponsors Cyber Scholarship

Georgia is getting serious about training students for careers in cyber security. In January, Governor Nathan Deal announced a $50 million investment in the FY2017 amended budget for the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Facility in Augusta. The new center will complement the U.S. Army Cyber Center for Excellence at Fort Gordon, which has been

Ralston Puts “Other Georgia” In The Spotlight

This week’s Courier Herald column: There was a time in recent Georgia history when it was impolite to talk about the concept of “Two Georgias”. There was the thriving and growing Atlanta – the economic engine of the state. Then, there was everything else. The “Other Georgia”. The people that could see the writing on