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As of Saturday, July 1, students with a proper license can carry a concealed gun on any public college or university in the state of Georgia.

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Earl Kang, a graduate student at the University of Georgia, says he's not too worried about the new "campus carry" bill. 

"Even without these rules, there's always going to be people who, if provoked enough, they will bring a gun or cause havoc. But campus carry will give us an opportunity to defend ourselves if necessary," Kang says. 

UGA To Analyze DNA Of Human Remains Found On Campus

Jun 1, 2017
The University of Georgia arch in Athens, Georgia on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (Photo/Brenna Beech)
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The University of Georgia says its scientists will analyze the DNA of human remains found in 2015 near a campus building. 

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Two years ago, workers renovating Baldwin Hall discovered more than 100 gravesites. Preliminary DNA tests showed most of the bodies were those of African descent. 

UGA researchers now say they plan to go deeper.

The University of Georgia arch in Athens, Georgia on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (Photo/Brenna Beech)
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University of Georgia officials say they plan a public talk about human remains found during a campus construction project, and about the history of slavery at the institution.

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Workers on a campus construction project discovered the first of the remains from more than 100 burial sites in late 2015, on land that was once part of Athens' main burial ground. The remains were reinterred at an Athens cemetery.

 

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The University of Georgia will hold a public ceremony Monday at 3 p.m. to rebury remains construction crews found while expanding a building on campus. The discovery of the remains has highlighted an emotional conversation in the Athens community.

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In late 2015, workers discovered 105 grave sites at Baldwin Hall, a campus classroom building. Of those grave sites, the remains of 30 individuals were preserved.

The University of Georgia arch in Athens, Georgia on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (Photo/Brenna Beech)
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Linda Davis is more than disappointed in how the University of Georgia has handled the excavation and reinterment of likely slave remains unearthed during an expansion project at a UGA building.

 

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It's evidence a "plantation" mentality is still with us, she said.

 

But she's hopeful that good can come out of the episode.

 

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University of Georgia officials say they will rebury the remains of 105 bodies discovered when expanding a building on the campus.

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Construction to expand Baldwin Hall was temporarily halted after workers found grave sites in December 2015, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

 

The grave sites were part of Old Athens Cemetery near Baldwin Hall. The area served as the official town cemetery for most of the 19th century.

 

UGA's Sanford Stadium To Get Major Renovations

Feb 15, 2017
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The University of Georgia is not getting a new stadium, but it may just be the next best thing.

On Tuesday, Georgia's athletic board of directors gave the nod to a $63 million project for Sanford Stadium.

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Students at Emory University, Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia are getting their money’s worth, according to new college rankings.

Personal finance magazine Kiplinger has issued its annual lists of “Best College Values.” Emory ranks 30th out of 300 schools for overall value. Georgia Tech is listed as the 9th best public college; UGA rates 10th. That’s out of 100 schools.

Local research is confirming something we've all heard: getting a job is often about who you know.

Like many people, Atlanta resident Brenna Lakeson has seen the benefits of personal connections in her career.

Recently, when a friend was leaving her job at a center serving the homeless in Atlanta, she put in a good word for Lakeson. The two had gone to grad school together.

Lakeson ended up getting the spot, and, she said, it's worked out well.

The University of Georgia arch in Athens, Georgia on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (Photo/Brenna Beech)
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The University of Georgia will soon receive $30 million from the Woodruff Foundation. The school says some of that money will go toward scholarships for students who are struggling to cover the full cost of attendance. 95 percent of UGA students receive some form of financial aid, but it’s not always enough to cover the total cost.

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The University of Georgia kicked off its largest-ever fundraising campaign Nov. 17 at the Georgia Aquarium.

UGA is seeking to raise $1.2 billion by 2020. It has already raised $680 million during the quiet phase of the campaign, including the largest single gift the university has ever received – $30 million from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation.

Jere Morehead, the president of the University of Georgia, has a special understanding of students who fight the odds to get a college degree.

In this Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 photo, a Coke truck delivers Coca Cola at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill.
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A new study has found Atlanta-based Coca-Cola and its main rival, PepsiCo, gave money to nearly 100 national health organizations between 2011 and 2015.

Emory University, the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation are among a half-dozen Atlanta-based groups receiving funding from Coca-Cola and PepsiCo.

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Gabrielle Fuentes' debut novel “The Sleeping World” arrives on the shelves today. The novel is set during a tumultuous time in Spanish history.

It’s 1977, and Spain is transitioning from the brutal Francisco Franco regime to an uncertain democracy. Elections are on the horizon, and protests erupt throughout the country.

 The Georgia mascot Uga takes the field before an NCAA football game against the LSU, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Athens, Ga.
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College football season is now underway, and Georgia's teams are getting ready to take the field.

Georgia State University will host the Ball State Cardinals on Friday, Sept. 2, at the Georgia Dome. GSU continues to build its program as it kicks off its seventh season.

The next day at the Georgia Dome, the University of Georgia will play North Carolina at 5:30 p.m. In preseason rankings, the Bulldogs are 18th and the Tar Heels are 22nd.

Georgia Law Schools Seeing Enrollment Declining

Aug 19, 2016

The Great Recession has had both positive and negative impacts on law schools in Georgia and across the country. Enrollments swelled at the height of the downturn, as newly minted college graduates unable to find jobs sought to extend their educations. But since peaking at the beginning of this decade, law school enrollments have been declining.

The University of Georgia's Science Learning Center cost $48 million and includes 33 labs and two 280-seat lecture halls.
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The University of Georgia is holding a dedication ceremony Wednesday on a new $48 million science learning center.

The science learning center will have 33 labs, and it's purposely designed to get students talking and working together.

It includes flexible chairs in the auditorium and tables with computers strategically placed throughout the lecture rooms. 

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A new report out of the University of Georgia says legalizing medical marijuana lowers national prescription drug costs.

The father-daughter research team looked at prescriptions filed from 2010 to 2013 with Medicare's prescription benefits program, known as Part D. They then narrowed the search to the District of Columbia and 17 states that had legalized medical marijuana as of 2013, and chose nine conditions for which marijuana could serve as an alternative treatment.

 The Georgia mascot Uga takes the field before an NCAA football game against the LSU, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Athens, Ga.
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The 2016 college football season will open with the University of Georgia facing off against North Carolina in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.

The game will mark the debut of Kirby Smart at the new head coach of UGA.

This will be the 31st time the Bulldogs will play the Tar Heels, with UGA leading the series with a 16-12-2 record.

The Kickoff Game is scheduled for Sept. 3 at 5:30 p.m.

It will air nationally on ESPN.    

The University of Georgia arch in Athens, Georgia on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (Photo/Brenna Beech)
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The mourning process continues at the University of Georgia.

Multiple vigils were held in the Athens area, including the UGA campus, to remember the victims who died in a two-vehicle accident in Oconee County on Wednesday night.

"The loss of any student is very difficult, a tragedy of this magnitude is truly devastating," said UGA President Jere Morehead, who has been at the university for more than 30 years.

The four victims are: Kayla Canedo, 19, of Alpharetta; Brittany Feldman, 20, of Alpharetta; Christina Semeria, 19, of Milton and Halle Scott, 19, of Dunwoody.

UGA Community Members Rally Against 'Campus Carry'

Apr 28, 2016
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More than 60 professors, students, staff and community member gathered at the University of Georgia Wednesday evening in protest of a bill that would allow concealed guns on their campus and public college campuses around the state.

Passing cars honked support as protesters held signs around UGA’s Arch reading “Dawgs Against Campus Carry” and “Books Not Bullets.” Representatives from national and local organizations that oppose gun violence and guns on campuses spoke out against the bill while UGA staff and students chanted.

The University of Georgia is mourning the loss of four students killed in a vehicular accident.

"Heartbreaking and tragic."

Those are the words UGA President Jere Morehead used to describe Wednesday night's fatal crash near Watkinsville that killed four female UGA students.

Oconee County authorities say the accident happened when two vehicles collided on Georgia State Route 15.

The victims have been identified as: Kayla Canedo, 19, of Alpharetta; Brittany Feldman, 20, of Alpharetta; Christina Semeria, 19, of Milton; and Halle Scott, 19, of Dunwoody.

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With one week left for Gov. Nathan Deal to veto or sign a bill the “campus carry” bill, some faculty members have ramped up their efforts against the measure.

Ivan Ingermann, associate professor at the University of Georgia’s film and theater department, said he and many of his colleagues don’t want guns in their classrooms.

“We're saying it, we're just not being heard, and that's the frustrating part,” he said.

He said if the bill becomes law, he would seriously consider leaving the university if he gets another offer.

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When you think of a classroom, you might not envision graffiti adorning the walls, with a DJ spinning Public Enemy to accompany a break dancer.

With hip-hop education, though, classroom management takes its cues from students’ real life experiences.

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If you’re in the Atlanta area and want to eat oysters, one of the places to go is Kimball House in Decatur. On any given day, they might have oysters from Washington State, California, South Carolina, Maryland and Virginia. The menu changes daily.  

“A lot of my focus is on maintaining what we hope others will view as a really solid oyster menu,” said Bryan Rackley, one of the owners of the restaurant.

UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

As the sea level rises, roads, homes and hotels will all be affected. So will natural habitats, like the miles and miles of marshes on Georgia’s coast. A University of Georgia project aims to help the state adapt.

The sea level has gone up about a foot in the last century, and scientists project it could go up another three feet in the next century.

“Areas that are now dry land, will become intertidal in the future,” said Clark Alexander, a coastal geologist at UGA’s Skidaway Insititute of Oceanography. “And so these are areas where marshes will develop over time.”

You may have heard of "ban the box." It's a measure aimed at stopping employers from asking about applicants' criminal histories. Now a legal advocacy group is looking into this issue at colleges in the South.

The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law is looking at 17 Southern schools, including Clark Atlanta University and the University of Georgia.

Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee, said some schools' applications don't just ask about convictions.

The University of Georgia arch in Athens, Georgia on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (Photo/Brenna Beech)
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The University of Georgia has the fifth-best online bachelor’s degree program in the country, according to new rankings from U.S. News and World Report.

The publication says it calculates the rankings based on student engagement, faculty credentials, student services and technology and peer reputation.

Keith Bailey, director of UGA’s online learning program, says online degree programs aren’t shortcuts to earning a bachelor’s.

The state board of regents has approved a building project on the University of Georgia's main campus in Athens.

The regents on Wednesday approved the third phase of the university's $140 million Business Learning Community, The Athens Banner-Herald reports.

The business college occupied Correll Hall, the first of the three buildings, earlier this year. Officials ceremonially broke ground the second building, Amos Hall, on Sept. 18, 2015.

 The Georgia mascot Uga takes the field before an NCAA football game against the LSU, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Athens, Ga.
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Former Georgia mascot Uga IX, the white English bulldog known as Russ, has died only 1 month after giving up his title.

The Savannah, Georgia-based Seiler family, the long-time owners of the Georgia line of mascots, says Russ died in his sleep early Monday morning.

Russ, who was 11, retired before the Nov. 21 game against Georgia Southern when the collar was officially passed along to his successor, Uga X, who is known as Que. Que served as mascot in an unofficial capacity during the 2015 season before his title became official.

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Bulldog Nation has its new leader.

On Monday afternoon, the University of Georgia will introduce Kirby Smart as the head coach of its football program.

Smart, a former player at UGA, will succeed Mark Richt, who stepped down as head coach after the end of the regular season.

During a press conference on Monday, Smart focused on the UGA football player's actions both on and off the field, mentioning multiple times that he was looking for "the right kind of player."

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