Post Tagged with: "UGA"

on September 18, 2014 at 4:50 PM / in Georgia

Lies, Damned Lies, and Federal Poverty Formulas

By: Eli Scott During the Fall Activities Fair, many starry-eyed freshmen are enticed to join campus service organizations with claims that Athens-Clarke County has one of the highest poverty rates in the state of Georgia. Sometimes, service-minded individuals, having heard statistics from other students in similar organizations, will even claim that Athens-Clarke County has one of the highest poverty rates […]

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on April 2, 2014 at 1:15 PM / in University

A Tale of Two Tickets: An SGA Debate

By: Carson Aft The Student Government Association debate can be a way to learn about candidates, ask the tough questions, or simply peacock the beautiful shirt you traded for your vote. It is the pinnacle of a week that can often become bogged down in buzzwords, slogans, and empty promises. On March 31 at the Tate Student Center, the question […]

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on April 1, 2014 at 7:52 PM / in Interviews, University

SGA Elections: BridgeUGA

By: Mark Rush Polls opened on Oasis for SGA elections yesterday. There are two SGA Executive tickets running. I was able to speak to Zek Osibanjo, Megan Ernst, and Shivani Vakharia about BridgeUGA. Let’s start by introducing yourselves. Shivani: I’m a third-year International Affairs and Political Science major. I’m running for treasurer. My goal is to make campus seem a […]

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on March 13, 2014 at 6:00 PM / in Interviews

Q&A with David Lee, UGA VP for Research

By: Shalin Jyotishi The University of Georgia has long been involved in academic research. The University’s administration, both former and current, emphasizes UGA’s role in the world’s “knowledge economy.” The days of Georgia Tech being regarded as the research powerhouse while UGA focuses on less grant-dependent fields such as law, education, social work and social sciences seems to be coming […]

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on February 23, 2014 at 5:45 PM / in Interviews

Q&A with Dr. Derek Eberhart, UGA Director of Tech Commercialization Office

By: Shalin Jyotishi Every year, millions upon millions are spent on the University of Georgia’s research enterprise. Since the enactment of the Morrill Act of 1862, the University of Georgia has served as the state’s land-grant, sea-grant research university. UGA has a duty to conduct meaningful research to benefit the citizens of the state, nation, and world. Prestige, recognition, and […]

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on February 20, 2014 at 6:13 PM / in National, University

Stamping Out Smokes, at CVS and on Campus

By: Leighton Rowell “Few medical questions have stirred such public interest or created more scientific debate than the tobacco-health controversy.” With its first Report on Smoking and Health in 1964, the Surgeon General sparked America’s battle against smoking. The Committee’s conclusion that “cigarette smoking is a health hazard of sufficient importance in the United States to warrant appropriate remedial action” […]

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on February 18, 2014 at 2:16 PM / in Interviews

Q&A with Andrew Dill, UGA Director of Federal Relations

By: Shalin Jyotishi From football fans reminiscing on the glory days of Vince Dooley, to ambitious high school students (and their parents) aiming for admittance into UGA’s honors program, the Georgia “brand” has a fairly strong foothold in the Southeast. However, as the university grows and its ambitions grow from encompassing not just state and regional concerns, but also national […]

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on February 13, 2014 at 2:22 AM / in University

The Birthplace of Public Higher Education

By: Mark Rush Bring out the cake, party hats, and balloons! Our dear UGA celebrated its birthday this past week. At 229 years old, the Bulldog Nation can be justifiably proud of its university’s legacy and timeworn traditions. However, this occasion has another special meaning: the founding of UGA signifies the birth of state-funded higher education in the United States. […]

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on February 8, 2014 at 6:50 PM / in Interviews, University

Q&A with Pat Allen, UGA Director of Community Relations

By: Shalin Jyotishi In April 2013, incoming University of Georgia President Jere Morehead announced the opening of an economic development office in Atlanta to focus on bolstering the state’s economy. Then, in October, UGA was designated an Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The association recognized universities that are working with public and private sector […]

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on January 31, 2014 at 1:33 PM / in Georgia, Interviews, University

Q&A with Tricia Chastain, UGA Director of State Relations

By: Shalin Jyotishi As administrators of the state’s flagship university, University of Georgia officials march to the drum of a wide array of constituencies. University leaders have to answer to an array of parties ranging from faculty and students here in Athens, to state elected and appointed officials in Atlanta, to parents, citizens and alumni throughout the state and nation. […]

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