Universities raise bar as more students make the grade
The University of Georgia, along with Georgia Tech, Georgia State and Georgia College and State universities have freshmen classes who broke records for SAT scores and high school GPAs, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Georgia professors start ‘Freedom U’ for undocumented students unable to attend state universities
Five UGA professors are offering to teach a rigorous seminar course once a week with the intention to mirror courses taught at the most competitive schools, reports the Associated Press.
UGA, others granted $25 million to study foodborne viruses
The Newnan Times-Herald reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded UGA, among others, a grant to search for ways to reduce the number of virus-caused foodborne illnesses in the United States.
UGA to host conference with Israeli university
The University of Georgia is hosting a joint symposium with Israel’s University of Haifa on global health care concerns common to the two countries, according to the Associated Press.
Cracker front man marries during university class
The Associated Press reports David Lowery, front man for alternative rock band Cracker, married the band’s manager, Velena Vego, during a music business class at UGA.