Blame Obama? Parents barred from Spelman graduation

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.

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Georgia Colleges is published and edited by Jonathan Grant, an Atlanta-based author whose works include the award-winning The Way It Was in the South: The Black Experience in Georgia (University of Georgia Press). He is currently developing a guidebook to Georgia colleges for parents, students, and educators.

Grant graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English. He is a former newspaper reporter, editor, and bureau chief with The Macon Telegraph and served as a Georgia state government spokesman for several years.

He lives in suburban Atlanta with his wife, Judy, and two children–a college freshman and a high school senior. Actively involved in community affairs, he has served as a PTA president, a local school council member, and as a soccer coach for twelve seasons.