College life: the future for fraternities

Posted 2 years 6 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 7 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 8 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...

Franklin Visiting Scholar Lecture

Posted 2 years 10 months ago

The Franklin Visiting Scholars program, sponsored by the Franklin College Office of Inclusion & Diversity Leadership, offers departments within the Franklin College the opportunity to nominate scholars for 2-4 day visits in the fall and spring to deliver a colloquium, meet with faculty and students, and deliver a guest lecture to a class. Today at 3 p.m. in room 248 of the Miller Learning Center, UGA welcomes Franklin Visiting Scholar Enrique Neblett, Jr., from UNC, Chapel Hill:

Dr. Neblett will present "Racism-Related Stress and Mental Health: A Study of African American...

21st Coley Lecture

Posted 2 years 10 months ago

UGA and the Franklin College welcomes Juana María Rodríguez, professor of gender and women's studies at the University of California, Berkeley, to campus to deliver the 21st annual Andrea Carson Coley Lecture on April 10 at 12:30 p.m. in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

Rodríguez's lecture, "Sexual Affects: Visualizing Pleasure, Troubling Politics" will follow a reception honoring the Coley family at 11:30 a.m. The lecture and reception are open to the public.

In addition to her appointment in the gender and women's studies department, Rodríguez...