Spelman College has some strict rules for its graduation ceremony, including Don’t Be Late — which means be at least a half-hour early. Some parents who had to contend with bad weather and the presidential motorcade from Morehouse College were barred from Sunday’s event. Read more.
From the Associated Press:
ATLANTA — A private college in northwest Georgia is suing Tennessee’s higher education commission in a dispute over billboard advertising.
Berry College says in the federal lawsuit that the Tennessee agency has threatened to sue the school if it continues to advertise in that state without registering and paying fees of [...]
From Inside Higher Ed:
Georgia Tech will work with AT&T and Udacity, the 15-month-old Silicon Valley-based company, to offer [...]
May 11, 2013 — It was a beautiful spring day in Oxford, Georgia as Nathan and his classmates lined up to accept their associate degrees and begin their new status as Emory University juniors. (About 95 percent of Oxford grads go on to study at Emory’s main campus in the Druid Hills section [...]
News from Agnes Scott College (official announcement):
Emmy-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien will deliver remarks at Agnes Scott College’s 124th Commencement on May 11 at 9:30 a.m. on the Presser Quadrangle and receive an honorary degree from the college. The Reverend Dorothy Collin (DC) Horne, minister of congregational life at Trinity Presbyterian Church in [...]
And at Emory University, the news is even better. Most of the faculty support you, even if the grad students don’t.
Check out the story in Inside Higher Ed.
From the Associated Press:
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Twelve former Florida A&M University band members were charged Monday with manslaughter in the 2011 hazing death of a drum major.
Ten of the band members had been charged last May with third-degree felony hazing for the death of 26-year-old Robert Champion, but the state attorney’s office [...]
Inside Higher Education has published a long and wide-ranging article about Emory University President James Wagner. While it covers the recent controversy over his article in Emory Magazine lauding the 3/5 compromise, it also deals with issues of race, recent program cuts, and Wagner’s leadership style. Read it here.
Emory University President James Wagner has come under increasing fire for lauding the “three-fifths compromise” in the U.S. Constitution. This measure allowed slave states increased power in the federal government by counting slaves in federal censuses and assigning representation in Congress based on three-fifths of their numbers. In other words, for every 100,000 slaves within [...]