Wednesday Sep 10
Another historically black university in Georgia faces weak finances
Another historically black university in Georgia has been dinged by a credit rating agency that reported the school had just 20 days of cash on hand on June 30, 2013 and now faces a $2 million shortfall.
Fort Valley State University takes action to fight declining enrollment
On Wednesday, September 3, Fort Valley President Ivelaw Griffith announced a plan of action in an effort to combat continuing budget cuts and declining enrollment. Griffith -- the university's leader for a year--came into an already tough situation and local media had reported the loss of seven million dollars in revenue.
Leaders of Fort Valley State University say a drop in enrollment and a projected multimillion budget shortfall has prompted staff layoffs.
The Macon Telegraph
Midstate colleges ready for fall classes
Mercer opens classes Tuesday for its Macon undergraduates. On Saturday, the university moved in a record 811 freshmen as well as 103 transfer students.
LaGrange Daily News
Farming media: Applying scientific method to research
It seems like a week doesn't go by that we don't read, see or hear something in the media that is alarming especially about agriculture.