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  • No. 7 Auburn survives No. 25 Georgia, 43-38

    11/16/2013 4:53:52 PM PST · by Hoodat · 50 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 11/16/2013 | John Zenor
    Ricardo Louis scored on a deflected 73-yard pass on fourth and 18 with 25 seconds left to lift No. 7 Auburn to a stunning 43-38 victory over No. 25 Georgia on Saturday night. The Tigers (10-1, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) had blown a 27-7 lead but pulled out one more huge play to continue the biggest turnaround in major college football. From 3-9 last year, they can win the SEC West with a victory in two weeks against No. 1 Alabama. Auburn's Nick Marshall heaved the ball downfield with two defenders around Louis. It bounced off safety Josh Harvey-Clemons and right...
  • UGA: Backpacks Won’t Be Allowed At Graduation

    05/01/2013 11:02:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    CBs Atlanta ^ | May 1,2013 | CBS Atlanta
    ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – The University of Georgia will ban backpacks in the school’s football stadium during its commencement ceremony on May 10.
  • UGA to Penn State players: Come on down!

    07/24/2012 10:49:07 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 22 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 24 July 2012 | Bill King
    While Mark Richt has perhaps been the most up-front about his interest in picking up some of the Penn State players who are free to leave the NCAA-hammered program and play immediately elsewhere, Georgia certainly isn’t the only SEC school looking at that possibility. In terms of players currently on the Nittany Lions roster, this is likely to play out rather quickly, as most schools will be starting preseason camp soon — UGA on Aug. 2 — and in order to have a realistic shot at anything close to immediate playing time a transfer would need to be on campus...
  • Ex-UGA professor, CNN executive caught placing dog feces in mailbox

    A neighborhood argument ended with a stinky stunt that left one man facing a $180 fine. The prankster admitted to police that he shoved a plastic bag filled with dog feces into his neighbor's mailbox. But he's not just any neighbor - he was once an instructor at the University of Georgia and he was also a high-ranking executive at CNN. Bob Furnad walked his dog right past his neighbor's driveway last weekend and that's when he placed a plastic bag full of dog feces inside his neighbor's mailbox. But Furnad didn't count on getting caught red-handed on surveillance video....
  • UGA soccer player charged with stealing hashbrowns (cost: $1.06)

    02/29/2012 12:27:44 PM PST · by rawhide · 18 replies ^ | 2-29-12 | Joel Provano
    A University of Georgia soccer player is charged with trying to steal an order of hashbrown potatoes in her pants. According to UGA police records, Carli Shultis, 19, was arrested around 8:30 a.m. Feb. 21 at the Bulldog Cafe in the Tate Center on campus. The student newspaper, The Red & Black, obtained a copy of the police report, which stated that a food services worker detained Shultis after seeing her attempt to steal the potatoes while making a food purchase. Shultis admitted to a police officer that she had stuffed the hashbrowns in her pants to avoid paying for...
  • UGA researchers, scientists develop vaccine that attacks breast cancer in mice

    12/14/2011 6:24:02 PM PST · by JosephMama · 13 replies
    Researchers from the University and the Mayo Clinic in Arizona have developed a vaccine that dramatically reduces tumors in a mouse model that mimics 90 percent of human breast and pancreatic cancer cases—including those resistant to common treatments. The vaccine, described this week in the early edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals a promising new strategy for treating cancers that share the same distinct carbohydrate signature, including ovarian and colorectal cancers.
  • Don't Hatch A Rematch

    11/22/2011 8:09:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | November 22, 2011 | Brian McNicholl
    There is a problem with the Bowl Championship Series, but it’s not the one you probably think. College football doesn’t need a playoff. A traditional playoff system – an eight-team or even four-team bracket – brings nothing in the way of advantages over the current system and probably would make things considerably worse. Don’t tell me the traditional architecture for playoffs is the only – or even most – accurate way to determine a champion. The St. Louis Cardinals just won the World Series under that system despite having fewer wins in the regular season than any other team that...
  • Legendary UGA broadcaster Larry Munson dies in Athens at age of 89

    11/20/2011 8:05:16 PM PST · by fkabuckeyesrule · 15 replies · 1+ views
    AJC ^ | November 20, 2011 | Chip Towers
    For a few unforgettable days in 1941, it seemed fate had plans for Larry Munson that had nothing to do with the Georgia Bulldogs. After all, once you’ve shared the stage with Frank Sinatra, it’s hard to dream of night games in Starkville, Miss. As a high school senior in Minneapolis, Munson was, by his own account, a “decent” piano player who loved jazz. He was in class when the phone call came. The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, in town and scheduled to play 28 shows over the next week, had lost its regular piano player to illness. “I had no...
  • Cynthia Tucker to leave AJC for UGA

    08/10/2011 3:01:11 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 43 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 10, 2011 | Special
    Cynthia Tucker, one of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s highest-profile columnists for more than 20 years, is leaving the AJC to become a visiting professor at the University of Georgia’s journalism school. Tucker, who won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2007, assumes her new role Aug. 12, the AJC and UGA announced Wednesday. They said her position at UGA will be part of a partnership between the AJC and the university’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Tucker, 56, was editorial page editor of AJC from 2001 to 2009, when she moved to Washington as a political columnist in a...
  • UGA 5-star football recruit Ray Drew and The Charlie Daniels Band

    04/25/2011 7:32:21 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 1 replies
    Atlanta Journal and Constitution ^ | April 25, 2011 | Michael Carvell
    UGA 5-star football recruit Ray Drew and The Charlie Daniels Band 6:00 am April 25, 2011, by Michael Carvell UGA-bound football recruit Ray Drew (yellow shirt) and his younger brother with county music Charlie Daniels (Photo courtesy of Drew family) UGA-bound football recruit Ray Drew (far right, yellow shirt) and his younger brother with country music legend Charlie Daniels (Photo courtesy of Drew family) Ray Drew, UGA’s 5-star football recruit, recently had the opportunity to meet one of his all-time favorite country music singers. The 6-foot-5, 260-pound defensive end from Thomas County Central and his younger brother went to go...
  • We're No. 1! UGA tops party schools ranking

    08/02/2010 3:42:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | August 2, 2010
    ATLANTA — The University of Georgia won a national title this year — top party school. The Princeton Review announced Monday that Georgia is the No. 1 party school on its now infamous annual ranking. The school of about 30,000 students has been on the list 10 times since the ranking was created in 1992, but this is the first time the university has taken the top spot. For the campus — surrounded by nearly 100 bars in tiny downtown Athens — parties are just part of life from August to May each year. Many students gear up for the...
  • Atlanta media says UGA Athletic Director is out (caught holding her red panties between his legs)

    07/04/2010 4:21:07 PM PDT · by devane617 · 39 replies · 2+ views ^ | 07/04/2010 | Larry Hartstein
    Damon Evans is out as athletic director at the University of Georgia, WSB-TV Sports Director Zach Klein is reporting. The official announcement will come Monday, according to the report. Klein, citing a source close to UGA's athletic department, reports that UGA President Michael Adams asked for and received Evans' resignation. Evans, 40, was arrested on a DUI charge after a traffic stop late Wednesday night in Atlanta. Evans refused a breathalyzer test and spent the night in the city jail. Courtney Fuhrmann, 28, who was in the car with Evans, was arrested for disorderly conduct. A married father of two,...
  • PETA says the time has come for the SEC's first robot mascot (Georgia Bulldogs)

    11/28/2009 4:06:28 PM PST · by mojito · 17 replies · 1,097+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/24/2009 | Matt Hinton
    The sudden death of beloved Georgia mascot Uga VII to an apparent heart attack last week opened the floodgates to an outpouring of goodwill for one of the shorter-lived (and least successful, frankly, in terms of the team's on-field performance) reigns in Uga history, including a private memorial service and burial in Sanford Stadium before last Saturday's sobering loss to Kentucky. It also opened up a window for the capable opportunists at PETA, who suggested the Bulldogs forego the eighth in a line of mascots from a family of English bulldogs and turn instead to our old friend, technology, in...
  • Uga VII, Georgia's football mascot, dies

    11/20/2009 7:54:22 AM PST · by relictele · 19 replies · 1,241+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 19 Nov 2009 | Chip Towers
    ATHENS -- To the Bulldog Nation, the Uga mascot is royalty, the lineage anointed to represent the University of Georgia. But to the Seiler family, the English bulldogs are family pets. That is sadly evident at times such as these. In only his second season as Georgia's mascot, Uga VII has passed away. Uga VII passed away suddenly Thursday morning at his home in Savannah. At 4 years old, he was practically a pup and had served as Georgia's mascot for not even two full football seasons when he unexpectedly succumbed to heart problems.
  • Prof wanted in killings found dead in Ga. woods

    05/09/2009 5:06:26 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 30 replies · 1,449+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 5/9/2009 | Kate Brumback
    A professor wanted for killing his wife and two other people at a community theater two weeks ago was found dead in the north Georgia woods Saturday, his body covered in brush and dirt, officials said. Two guns were found with the body of marketing professor George Zinkhan, who vanished after the April 25 shootings near the University of Georgia, said Athens-Clarke County Police Chief Joseph Lumpkin. The guns matched those described by witnesses to the shootings, though police did not say how they believe Zinkhan died. Authorities hoped to have a cause of death by the end of Saturday....
  • Zinkhan’s body found in grave he dug

    05/09/2009 1:22:22 PM PDT · by freespirited · 34 replies · 2,358+ views
    Fugitive murder suspect George Martin Zinkhan III dug his own grave and covered himself with debris before firing a single bullet into his head, investigators said Saturday. “A person not accustomed to the woods would not have found it,” Athens-Clarke County Police Chief Jack Lumpkin said. “The body was beneath the earth… The body was purposely concealed in a manner not to be discovered.” Searchers found two handguns in the grave. Zinkhan’s well-hidden body was discovered Saturday by cadaver dogs — an Australian shepherd and a German shepherd — at 9:50 a.m. Saturday. The civilian Alpha Search and Rescue Team...
  • Ga. Professor Sought In Fatal Shooting Of 3

    04/25/2009 4:39:43 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies · 1,464+ views
    Officials Believe George Zinkhan Is Carrying Multiple Weapons University of Georgia George M. Zinkhan III was being sought by police on April 25, 2009, in connection with the fatal shooting of 3 people in at a theater in Athens, Ga. Three people were killed Saturday at a community theater near the University of Georgia, and authorities were searching for a marketing professor in the shooting deaths, reports CBS affiliate WGCL-TV in Atlanta. Athens-Clarke County Police Maj. Mike Shockley said authorities were called to the theater about a couple of miles from campus about 12:30 p.m. and found three adults slain...
  • UGA professor suspected in deadly Athens shooting

    04/25/2009 1:23:42 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 34 replies · 3,566+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 25, 2009 | MIKE MORRIS
    A manhunt is on in Athens for a University of Georgia professor accused of shooting and killing three people. Police are looking for George M. Zinkhan III, a professor in the Department of Marketing and Distribution. George M. Zinkhan Two blocks were secured in Athens after the shootings.He is a 57-year-old white male, last seen wearing a polo shirt and blue shorts, according to the UGA web site. He may be traveling in a red car. The shooting happened late this morning at or near the Athens Community Theatre off Prince Avenue near downtown. Clarke County coroner Sonny Wilson confirmed...
  • Professor sought after 3 shot dead near UGA

    04/25/2009 12:34:29 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 73 replies · 2,793+ views
    cnn ^ | 04/25/09 | cnn
    Police hunt University of Georgia professor in shooting deaths (CNN) -- Police are looking for a University of Georgia professor in the shooting deaths of three people on Saturday, authorities tell CNN. An alert on the UGA Web site says professor George Zinkhan is a suspect in an off-campus shooting. Sonny Wilson, Athens-Clarke County coroner, confirmed three people were dead, but couldn't provide identities. UGA is in Athens, but university spokesman Pete Konenkamp said the shootings did not happen on campus. Information about the shooting was disseminated through a campus-wide alert, which identified professor George Zinkhan as a shooting suspect....
  • Genetic Code Sees Double

    01/09/2009 1:30:55 AM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies · 741+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 8 January 2009 | Haley Stephenson
    Enlarge ImageDouble duty. This protozoan encodes two amino acids with one codon.Credit: Lawrence Klobutcher Call it the genetic version of a double-entendre. Scientific dogma dictates that various three-letter combinations of our genetic sequence each "mean" exactly one thing--each codes for a particular amino acid, the building block of proteins. But a protozoan named Euplotes crassus appears to be more versatile: One of its three-letter combinations has two meanings, coding for two different amino acids. Although the find may seem trivial, it poses a major challenge to more than 4 decades of scientific thinking. It's a long road from gene...
  • Dewberry added to list of suspended (Georgia) Bulldogs

    08/04/2008 7:22:24 PM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 27 replies · 136+ views
    FOX Sports ^ | Typical AP White Person
    <p>ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - High expectations for Georgia were overshadowed by off-field troubles as the Bulldogs held their first practice Monday.</p> <p>Coach Mark Richt fielded questions from reporters for about 45 minutes, most of them about players being arrested, dismissed or suspended since Georgia finished last season with a dominant victory over Hawaii in the Sugar Bowl.</p>
  • Students Protest Commencement Speakers | By Jamal Watson

    05/10/2008 6:01:35 AM PDT · by Lumbertonman · 4 replies · 379+ views
    Diverse Issues in Higher Education ^ | May 4, 2008 | Jamal Watson
    Controversies Crop Up Around Commencement Speaker Selections by Jamal Watson May 5, 2008, 22:24 Earlier this year, NAACP chairman Julian Bond journeyed to the U.S. Supreme Court to interview Justice Clarence Thomas. The event was somewhat historic, in part because Bond — a staunch supporter of affirmative action and other social programs — has long been a critic of the policies and positions espoused by Thomas. But now, both of these historic figures in Black history are the subjects of much scrutiny as they prepare to deliver commencement speeches this month at two East Coast universities. A group of conservative...
  • BCS' snub of Dogs spurs House to call for playoffs (Georgia, football)

    02/02/2008 1:43:51 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 58 replies · 108+ views
    Athens Banner-Herald ^ | February 2, 2008 | Greg Bluestein
    BCS' snub of Dogs spurs House to call for playoffs Lawmakers take handoff from Adams ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers briefly turned aside from issues like the drought, gun control and transportation Friday to voice their displeasure with college football's Bowl Championship Series system. The state House - a known hangout of some prominent football fans - voted 151-9 Friday to urge the NCAA to create a playoff system for college football, adopting a resolution that calls the current system "dysfunctional." There was no debate. "The only major sporting event without a playoff system to identify its true champion that I...
  • Georgia president: Schools need to regain control of postseason

    01/08/2008 7:49:10 PM PST · by rattrap · 10 replies · 105+ views ^ | January 8, 2008 | ESPN
    ATHENS, Ga. -- The president of the University of Georgia proposed an eight-team playoff system to determine the NCAA's national football champion. Michael Adams, chairman of the NCAA executive committee, has opposed a playoff for 20 years but said Tuesday the current BCS system is "undercutting the sportsmanship and integrity of the game." Adams wants the NCAA to seed eight teams into the four bowls. If one of the major bowls declines to participate, then another bowl could fill the void. "I believe the season is already too long and demands too much of athletes and the universities that serve...
  • Boortz speaks at UGA, picks presidential favorites (11/05: Endorses Huckabee)

    12/19/2007 11:49:32 PM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 24 replies · 224+ views
    Online Athens ^ | November 5, 2007 | Blake Aued
    Syndicated talk radio host Neal Boortz is backing Mike Huckabee and Bill Richardson in the 2008 presidential race, he told fans Monday at the University of Georgia. Although Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, is more conservative than the self-described libertarian Boortz, he said Huckabee is the only candidate who supports replacing income and other taxes with a national sales tax. Boortz didn't say why he likes former New Mexico governor Richardson among Democrats. The Atlanta pundit broke little new ground speaking to a crowd of more than 500 at the Tate Student Center, riffing on a variety of favorite...
  • Ultimate Playoff: Elite Eight

    12/06/2007 5:35:44 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 30 replies · 110+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 12/06/2007 | Gennaro Filice
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  • UGA Asks Stadium Fans Not to Flush

    11/04/2007 11:04:33 AM PST · by Cagey · 11 replies · 99+ views
    AP ^ | 11-04-2007
    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Fans who have had their fill of beer at the University of Georgia's homecoming football game on Saturday be warned — no flushing allowed. Earlier this week, crews put up signs in bathrooms asking people not to flush "if it's yellow" and to leave the handle-pulling to attendants, who will do the job for the estimated 93,000 people at Saturday's game. It's part of the university's "Every Drop Counts" water conservation effort in the drought that's struck Georgia and much of the Southeast. The university is considering replacing all of the stadium's old toilets, which use...
  • Tailgating: It's all in the preparation (Global warming - should SUV's be banned from campus land?)

    09/01/2007 9:03:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 511+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9/01/07 | JENNIFER BRETT
    Tailgating: It's all in the preparationSerious fans set up shop early in Athens as season begins By JENNIFER BRETT The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Published on: 09/01/07 Athens — Long before game time, the fields were full of action. Grassy quads throughout the University of Georgia campus started filling up Saturday morning as tailgating season, a cherished Bulldog tradition, began. "Most of this group was here this morning at 9," said Kim Folsom of Sugar Hill, breaking bread with a group of about 50 friends, relatives and co-workers. With relatively mild weather following the recent bout of withering heat, fans turned Athens...
  • Christian frat sues UGA, claiming discrimination

    12/07/2006 7:35:50 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 1 replies · 159+ views
    ATHENS - A Christian fraternity has filed a federal lawsuit against the University of Georgia and the state Board of Regents. The lawsuit filed Wednesday says the fraternity it is unable to register as a student group because it requires all its members to be Christians. Attorneys with the Christian Legal Society and Alliance Defense Fund filed the suit on behalf of Beta Upsilon Chi -- which has 16 other chapters around the country but was denied continued recognition by UGA in November. The suit says university rules -- which reflects policy approved by the Board of Regents -- require...
  • Ga. Peaches touted as future fuel source - 180 proof worth

    08/04/2006 10:12:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 689+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/4/06 | Elliot Minor - ap
    TIFTON, Ga. - Part-time farmer Jimmy Griner hopes his ever-so-fragrant, crystal-clear, 180-proof moonshine can help solve the nation's energy problems. Griner arrived at the Georgia Bioenergy Conference this week carrying of quart of the stuff in a Mason jar. He's licensed to make 10,000 gallons a year of the high-octane elixir that's distilled from fermented Georgia-grown wheat. Sponsored by the University of Georgia, the three-day conference attracted about 500 farmers, scientists, engineers and politicians. Speakers from across the nation and at least one foreign country, Brazil, discussed the future of global energy supplies, the economics of biofuels, energy legislation and...
  • ATF rids Univ. of ninja threat (University of Georgia)

    04/12/2006 1:02:51 PM PDT · by Cagey · 124 replies · 3,037+ views
    Red and Black ^ | 4-12-2006 | CAROLINE ERVIN
    ATF agents are always on alert for anything suspicious — including ninjas. Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm agents, on campus Tuesday for Project Safe Neighborhoods training, detained a “suspicious individual” near the Georgia Center, University Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said. Jeremiah Ransom, a sophomore from Macon, was leaving a Wesley Foundation pirate vs. ninja event when he was detained. After being held in investigative detention, he was found to have violated no criminal laws and was not arrested. “It was surreal,” Ransom said. “I was jogging from Wesley to Snelling when I heard someone yell ‘freeze.’” Ransom said he thought a...
  • Home Economics Programs Attracting Men

    11/01/2005 9:03:55 PM PST · by Lorianne · 8 replies · 357+ views
    Yahoo News/ AP ^ | 01 November 2005 | Greg Bluestein
    ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia student Brandon Esco has faced his share of razzing for being a nutrition science major — a field traditionally dominated by women. "You're only in that major because of the girls," is the most common teasing he's heard. But at the school's College of Family and Consumer Sciences, Esco is part of a growing trend. Five years ago, only about 10 percent of the college's students were men. Last year, nearly one-third of the 1,700 students — and roughly 40 percent of the tenure-track faculty — were men. Those changes — shared by other...
  • Georgia's latest Joe T. has more than Gators in his sights

    10/28/2005 6:21:49 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 7 replies · 158+ views
    CBS ^ | 27 October 2005 | Dennis Dodd
    No pressure or anything, Joe Tereshinski. All you're asked to do Saturday is beat your school's hated rival, clinch the SEC East, keep alive an undefeated season and national championship hopes. Georgia fans will put their faith in Joe Tereshinski this weekend. (AP) All in your first career start. Then melt obediently back into the background. If that's about it, can we move on? Because, Joseph Peter Tereshinski III knows what it's like to be a Bulldog. It means extending a Georgia legacy that goes back to 1906. Making proud a grandfather (Joe Sr.) who came out of the Pennsylvania...
  • Boise Dad will travel to Athens from Iraq

    08/10/2005 11:16:58 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 4 replies · 310+ views
    Boise, Idaho — It's 1,838 air miles from here to Atlanta, as the Delta non-stop 737 crow flies. Dan Miller's sojourn to Sanford Stadium will last a wee bit longer. He's flying in from Baghdad, a three-day, four-country odyssey, in order to see his son Tad and his Boise State teammates open the season Sept. 3 at Georgia. And you thought game-day traffic on 316 lasts an eternity. "I would not miss it for the world!" Miller, a retired police lieutenant with the Boise Police Department, who's helping to train Iraqi police officers, wrote in an exuberant e-mail. "It will...
  • Cleland speaks on war at School of Law

    04/13/2005 7:50:13 AM PDT · by CFW · 51 replies · 773+ views
    The RedandBlack ^ | 4/13/05 | BRIAN McDEARMON
    Cleland speaks on war at School of Law By BRIAN McDEARMON Published , April 13, 2005, 06:00:01 AM EDT Former U.S. Senator Max Cleland spoke Tuesday afternoon against what he said was a concerted effort by Washington conservatives to subvert the country's judiciary system. The former senator spoke at the School of Law on the invitation of the University's chapter of the American Constitution Society. Confined to a wheelchair by a Vietnam War grenade attack that tore off his legs and right arm, the former Democratic senator entrusted the independence of America's courts to the 50 or so members in...
  • Despite criticism, UGA garden project completed Memorial for the fallen

    04/12/2005 7:59:35 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 2 replies · 266+ views
    Athens Banner-Herald ^ | Apr. 12, 2005 | Jennifer Moore
    ...the idea, proposed nearly four years ago by UGA political scientist Loch Johnson, sparked fears that a memorial honoring only those who died in military conflicts would exclude women, minorities and foreign nationals... Anna Jacobson, a senior in international business, studies Monday by a memorial garden installed to honor people affiliated with the University of Georgia "who have fallen in the defense of democracy and their country."
  • Felton's true support, on and off court [UGA basketball coach, adoption story]

    02/06/2005 12:40:55 PM PST · by madprof98 · 1 replies · 389+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 2/06/05 | MICHELLE HISKEY
    ATHENS — Dennis Felton is a tough dad to 17 sons. Two came from his marriage; the 15 others came with the job. But behind Felton, the men's basketball coach at the University of Georgia, stand three stubborn women. The first one carried him. The second raised him. The third discovered his roots. As his team took the court last week, Felton strode the sidelines, his face a mask of intensity. In the stands behind him, seven rows up, sat a 68-year-old woman from Wisconsin with the same sphinxlike profile. Nancy Klatt carries in her purse a plastic envelope of...
  • Georgia on my Mind

    11/30/2004 9:23:25 PM PST · by upchuck · 23 replies · 1,442+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 11.30.2004 | Mike S. Adams
    Over the last eighteen months, I have written 126 editorials, almost all of which have discussed the deplorable state of higher education in America. After reading many of my articles, concerned parents often ask me the $64,000 question: "So where am I supposed to send my kids to college?" Today, I write to offer a recommendation. My recommendation of the University of Georgia (UGA), our nation's oldest public university (sorry Tar Heel fans) will probably come as a surprise to many readers. After all, I did turn down an offer to attend graduate school at UGA in 1990. To make...
  • Religious discrimination at the U. of Georgia (PLUS: UGA site says King David was sodomist)

    11/09/2004 1:43:54 AM PST · by L.N. Smithee · 55 replies · 1,673+ views ^ | November 9, 2004 | Mike S. Adams
    QUICK LINKS: HOME | NEWS | OPINION | MEETUP | C-LOG | ISSUES townhall.comPrinter-friendly versionReligious discrimination at the University of GeorgiaMike S. Adams (back to web version) | Send November 9, 2004Author’s note: The president of the University of Georgia is also named Mike Adams. We are not related.Dear President Adams (phone # 706.542.1214):I was recently informed about a possible case of religious discrimination against a (now former) cheerleading coach at the University of Georgia (UGA). Before I ask you a few questions about that case, I have several preliminary questions regarding the gay “safe zone” at UGA. My...
  • (University of Georgia)UGA cheerleading coach fired over discrimination claims

    08/24/2004 5:34:40 PM PDT · by buzzyboop · 4 replies · 944+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 24, 2004 | Associated Press Staff
    The University of Georgia cheerleading coach has been fired after a Jewish cheerleader accused her of discrimination that kept her off the esteemed football cheer squad.Coach Marilou Braswell was fired Monday for "discourteous and disruptive behavior" when she told the cheerleading squad about the discrimination charges, according to Braswell's termination letter.The cheerleader, 22-year-old Jaclyn Steele, claimed her chances of making the football cheerleading team were hurt because she didn't participate in Bible studies and pregame prayers encouraged by Braswell."It created an atmosphere where if you were not Christian or didn't want to participate, you weren't treated as well as the...
  • U. of Georgia journalism students who plagiarized won't graduate

    04/30/2004 9:04:45 AM PDT · by 11th Earl of Mar · 8 replies · 126+ views
    <p>ATLANTA (AP) -- Two University of Georgia journalism students won't graduate next month because they plagiarized articles for a student newspaper, school officials said Thursday.</p> <p>The seniors were found to have violated the Athens school's academic honesty policy and flunked the journalism course needed to graduate.</p>
  • Final exam at University of Georgia was a slam dunk

    03/04/2004 1:00:16 PM PST · by Howlin · 76 replies · 326+ views
    <p>Most college students probably dream of getting a final exam with questions like this: How many goals are on a basketball court? How many quarters are in a high school basketball game? How many points does a 3-point field goal account for?</p>
  • 120 get ill at UGA (Athens, GA); virus is suspected

    02/17/2004 7:18:53 PM PST · by mhking · 14 replies · 199+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 2.17.04 | ETAN HOROWITZ
    About 120 people, mostly University of Georgia students, have been treated since Wednesday for nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, university and local health officials said. Health officials said they believe a virus is causing the ailments. They have not found any evidence linking the students to each other that would suggest food-borne illness. The sick students live in different residence halls and eat at different locations. Lynn Beckmann, an infectious diseases coordinator with the Georgia Division of Public Health, said a few students starting feeling sick on Wednesday, but the majority were hit over the weekend. Students and members of the...
  • Virus likely at UGA

    02/16/2004 8:49:59 PM PST · by DAVEY CROCKETT · 6 replies · 167+ views ^ | Feb.17 2004 | Ross Markman
    Virus likely at UGA By Ross Markman University of Georgia and regional health officials Monday were still investigating why more than 100 UGA students were experiencing extreme nausea. While results aren't conclusive, officials are almost certain the cause is a virus that's spread throughout campus. ''But, at this point, we're just hypothesizing. We really just don't know,'' said Liz Rachun, University Health Center spokeswoman. Food poisoning, initially considered a possible cause, most likely is not the culprit, Rachun said. Affected students reported eating in at least four different dining halls, and some said they ate off campus. ''To be...
  • Warrant Issued for Ga. Raccoon Killing

    02/05/2004 12:33:30 PM PST · by Orange1998 · 60 replies · 442+ views
    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- A judge issued an arrest warrant Thursday for a University of Georgia student accused of killing a raccoon that was then skinned, burned and eaten by members of his fraternity. Judge Patricia Barron said she was disturbed by the allegations and ordered Erik Robert Zimmerman's arrest on charges of animal cruelty. Zimmerman told police he saw the raccoon near a trash container the night of Dec. 12 and hit it with a traffic cone to scare it away. When it did not run off, Zimmerman shot the animal with a pellet gun. A fraternity brother skinned...
  • Officials Investigate Hack at U. of Ga.

    01/29/2004 11:31:50 AM PST · by knak · 3 replies · 132+ views
    abc ^ | 1/29/04
    University of Georgia Computer Breach May Have Netted Hackers Credit Card Info for 20,000 People The Associated Press ATHENS, Ga. Jan. 29 — Federal and state authorities are investigating whether hackers gained access to Social Security and credit card numbers for at least 20,000 University of Georgia students and applicants, officials said Thursday. So far, there has been no sign that the hackers used any of the information, school spokesman Tom Jackson said. The university learned of the breach last week when it was notified that its server was being used to probe other computers in the United States and...
  • Fraternity Members Catch, Kill, Consume Raccoon

    12/29/2003 1:38:06 PM PST · by marshmallow · 137 replies · 420+ views
    Athens Banner Herald ^ | 12/24/03 | Joe Johnson
    A member of a University of Georgia fraternity killed a possibly rabid raccoon found outside his frat house, another member skinned it, while a third cooked and ate it. The Dec. 12 incident at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house on South Milledge Avenue was investigated by Athens-Clarke County Animal Control, acting on an animal cruelty complaint. Animal control officials were concerned that the raccoon might have rabies because it had been acting ''erratically'' before fraternity members killed it by beating it and shooting it with a pellet gun. ''All of the men that had contact with the raccoon were...
  • Justice Thomas to return to UGA

    11/11/2003 5:05:00 AM PST · by CFW · 19 replies · 167+ views
    OnlineAthens ^ | 11/11/03 | Ross Markman
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will return to the University of Georgia School of Law next week, six months after his appearance as the school's graduation speaker sparked a contingent of faculty and students to boycott the commencement ceremony. And, just like Thomas' visit last May, one university professor plans to protest the man whose record he dubbed ''deplorable'' and teeming with ''anti-human rights rhetoric.'' In May, on graduation morning, law professor Donald Wilkes delivered a speech at the Tate Student Center plaza, criticizing Thomas, an outspoken conservative and native of Pinpoint, Ga.. Wilkes was not alone. Thomas' selection...
  • Jimmy Carter looks for UGA peace plan

    11/08/2003 10:33:31 PM PST · by steppenwolffe · 5 replies · 141+ views
    cnn ^ | 11-8-03
    <p>ATHENS, Georgia (AP) -- Former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter has stepped in to try to broker peace between University of Georgia donors and regents clashing over the fate of the school's president.</p> <p>An audit issued by the University of Georgia Foundation last week found that President Michael Adams may have misappropriated funds, but the Board of Regents dismissed the audit and said it supports Adams. Only the board has authority to fire Adams, but the foundation pays more than half of his $575,000 annual compensation package.</p>
  • Democrats take the plunge

    09/05/2003 9:44:58 AM PDT · by CFW · 3 replies · 310+ views
    The Red and Black ^ | 9/5/03 | KATIE REETZ
    Democrats take the plunge By KATIE REETZ Published , September 05, 2003, 06:00:01 AM EDT The College Republicans took a break from hard politics Thursday to pursue another passion -- dunking Democrats. The student organization set up a dunk tank at the Tate Student Center and persuaded members to don masks of prominent Democratic politicians while passersby sent them plummeting into the water. Democratic presidential candidates Joe Lieberman and John Kerry, both U.S. Senators, were among the dozen or so victims dunked in effigy as students aimed a red ball at a campaign bumper sticker adorning the target. "We want...