Tom Jackson, the University of Georgia's longtime vice president for public affairs, is resigning Aug. 1 to take a position as "heritage communications executive."
President Jere Morehead announced in a Friday afternoon news dump that he has appointed a search committee to seek a replacement, with the new title of vice president for communications and marketing. Vice President for Public Service and Outreach Jennifer Frum will chair the committee.
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In March, a slew of undocumented immigrants were taken by Immigration Customs Enforcement, better known as ICE.
Many families were affected economically and emotionally by the sudden raid.
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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent and self-described socialist, announced a long-shot presidential bid on Thursday, running against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.
Our alt-weekly counterparts at Seven Days in Vermont have been covering Sanders for 35 years, dating back to his days as mayor of Burlington. They've put together all of their extensive coverage in a blog called Bernie Beat. Click here to read up on the progressive standard-bearer.
Dink NeSmith, president of the Athens-based Community Newspapers chain and former chairman of the University System Board of Regents, penned a column earlier this week accusing Gov. Nathan Deal of using “dictatorial tactics” and “political meddling” in higher education.
NeSmith was set off by Deal’s remarks at recent a Grady College of Journalism event, in which the governor said that, because his staff uses Twitter and Facebook, they can communicate directly with constituents and don’t need traditional news media anymore.
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So you have two tests tomorrow and are probably going to pull an all-nighter and ugh finals are just the worst. If only you had a pet to help you chill a little. "Studies show that animals can reduce tension and improve mood," according to WebMD.
You’re in luck. “Paws & Relax” (lol I see what you did there) is scheduled for 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Wednesday outside the main library, the science library, the Miller Learning Center, the Ramsey Center and Aderhold Hall. There will be “many” dogs, a cat, a bunny and a baby goat.
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The Athens community's support for the “Black Lives Matter” movement and protests against police brutality inspired Ricky Roberts, a local activist, to host an event to foster dialogue about these issues and unify the community on Saturday.
This event could also serve as the foundation of a support mechanism if an incident does happen in Athens, Roberts said.
“I don’t think that what happened in Ferguson is unique to Ferguson, that could happen anywhere,” she said.
Authors of the book Justice While Black, Robbin Shipp and Nick Chiles, delivered the keynote address.
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