News, Health & Science roundup
November 7, 2011 by Sophie Cox
Car, bike safety checks at UGA’s Tate Center
The University of Georgia will offer free car and bicycle safety inspections on November 15. According to the Athens Banner-Herald, the event “Operation SafeDrive” is sponsored by UGA Parking Services and the Office of Sustainability.
Homeless man gets 14-year sentence for robbing UGA students
Germil Deun Johnson, 21, pleaded guilty to three robbery charges and one attempted robbery charge. He will serve 14 years in prison and seven years probation, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Former UGA researcher convicted in D.C. for lacing cat food with poison
Former UGA wildlife biologist resigned from her job as a researcher for the National Zoo’s Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center after being convicted of animal cruelty. According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Nico Dauphine poisoned food for feral cats in her Washington, D.C., neighborhood.
St. Mary’s Health Care System of Athens, Ga. sign agreement to buy Greensboro, Ga. hospital
Athens’ St. Mary’s Health Care System will buy Saint Joseph’s at East Georgia in Greensboro, according to The Republic. The facility is over 60 years old and as part of the agreement, St. Mary’s will build a new hospital in its place.
Coca-Cola doles out cash to first-generation students
The Coca-Cola Company will give nine incoming UGA students a $20,000 scholarship for being the first person in their family to go to college. According to the Red and Black, the scholarship allows for students to attend the University who may not otherwise be able to afford it.