The New South: People of the New America

Posted 2 years 1 month ago

LACSI and the Peabody Awards team up to present the screening of a documentary and a public discussion featuring 'Latino USA' host Maria Hinojosa Sept. 17 at 12:30 p.m. at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries:

Hinojosa, the Peabody-­winning host of the public radio program Latino USA, will speak and lead a public discussion on the topic "The New South: People of the New America."

The event will include a screening of an episode of Hinojosa's PBS television show, America By the ­Numbers, that assesses cultural ­diversity in Clarkston, just 60 miles...

Women in campus leadership

Posted 2 years 2 months ago
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The percentage of women holding leadership positions in UGA's administration has remained flat for more than a decade, even as the proportion of female faculty has grown steadily. This is reflective of national trends in higher education and in the private sector, and UGA is taking several steps to increase the representation of women in leadership roles:

In spring 2015, UGA President Jere W. Morehead and Provost Pamela Whitten launched the Women's Leadership Initiative. Whitten charged a 10-member planning committee with assessing what barriers were preventing the...

College life: the future for fraternities

Posted 2 years 2 months ago

With our small town about to be convulsed into the intricacies [and traffic] of fraternity and sorority rush in the lead up to the fall term, the Chronicle of Higher Education raises an important, timely question: Is there a place for fraternities on the modern campus?

In some ways, they appear a relic of a bygone era, in which college was largely the purview of white, well-off men. It's no surprise, critics say, that these homogenous, secretive groups with vaguely defined membership criteria regularly get themselves into trouble. The first widely publicized Greek hazing death dates...

D.O.E. grant to support low-income families

Posted 2 years 2 months ago
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UGA recently announced a grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will help support first-generation and college students from low-income families. Beginning in September, UGA will receive funding distributed over the next five years under the Federal TRIO's Student Support Services Program:

The Federal TRIO Programs are outreach and student services programs that provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds at colleges nationwide. TRIO-named for the three programs of Upward Bound, Talent Search and Student Support Services at its original inception in the...

A Welcoming Environment

Posted 2 years 3 months ago
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The speed with which the Confederate flag has fallen below the line of acceptability in a single week is inspiring. That symbol is not just being talked about - it is being taken down. As a part of this swirl of events in motion, predicated on the murderous rampage in Charleston one week ago, how will the conversation to make our campuses more inviting, welcoming and diverse - especially here in the South - continue to progress?

Other campuses are struggling to come up with their own solutions as the pressure to remove Confederate symbols intensifies.

The University of Texas...