Category: University System of Georgia

Georgia’s Skills Gap Affects Wages, Economic Growth

This week’s Courier Herald column: There’s a lot of wisdom behind the old saying “he couldn’t see the forest for the trees.”  Sometimes we get so focused on what is right in front of us that we can’t see the bigger picture, no matter how obvious it is. This phrase can also help us understand

Gov Kemp Names Rachel Little to Board of Regents; Makes 3 Other Appointments

From a press release: Atlanta, GA – On Friday, November 22, Governor Brian P. Kemp conducted swearing-in ceremonies for four (4) appointees to serve on various state entities. Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia Rachel Little currently serves as a senior paralegal for the Animal Health division of Boehringer Ingelheim, a global pharmaceutical

Emory Law Professor’s Use of the “n-word” Shows Something Deeper

Recently, a professor at Emory Law School was accused of using the n-word during class while discussing a case.  The school did not fire the professor, but they did order-in some Starbucks-type unconscious bias training.  Pressure by students on this issue forced the school to deal with a deeper issue that using the n-word makes

Failing College Demands Ridiculous Apology from Nike

  23.5% of Truett – McConnell University graduates finish within six years.[i]  The rest – don’t finish at all.  Truett – McConnell has an excessively high transfer rate and an excessively low graduation rate for four-year bachelor’s degree.  In 2013, the traditional graduation rate for the small christian college was only 13%.  That means 87%

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