Thursday, May 16, 2013
Some legislators acknowledge the freebies can look bad, but they say the state's new ethics law will make it harder to mingle with constituents.
Georgia legislators who want to sit in the president's suite above the hedges at Sanford Stadium next year will have to pay their own way, thanks to ethics legislation signed by Gov. Nathan Deal last week. The law forbids elected officials from receiving gifts or event tickets exceeding $75. University System of Georgia lobbyists gave state and local lawmakers more than $14,000 in football tickets in 2012, the Athens Banner-Herald reports. The paper quotes state Sen. Bill Cowsert, whose district includes Athens, saying the football games have been a good way for him to mingle with his constitutents. “I think it’s really going to change things," Cowsert is quoted saying of the new ethics law. "I think it’s going to make it tougher for the …
Friday, March 22, 2013
“I am honored and humbled to be chosen for this important role,” Kathy Pharr said.
University of Georgia President-elect Jere Morehead has named a Winder resident as his chief of staff. Kathy Pharr, an administrator with almost two decades of experience in a variety of campus roles, currently serves as assistant vice president for finance and administration and director of Health Sciences Campus administration. Pharr lives in Winder with her husband of 25 years, Jerry, who is the band director at Russell Middle School. Their oldest son, Joshua, is a junior at Winder-Barrow High School and their youngest son, Andrew, is an eighth-grader at Russell Middle. “Dr. Pharr has demonstrated exceptional skill in managing complex projects and has provided leadership for several major campus initiatives,” said Morehead, who will …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Daily Beast says Athens' music scene makes the University of Georgia one of 25 colleges deserving more attention.
Tuesday, February 26
If you've ever driven a few miles east to catch a show in Athens, you might know what the the Daily Beast is talking about when it calls the University of Georgia an underrated college setting. In its compilation of 25 "amazing but overlooked" schools, ones with some unique traits that don't show up on the rankings, the publication had this to say: Do you think UGA is overlooked in national rankings? Have you been to a musical performance in Athens lately? Tell us in the comments. Subscribe to Barrow Patch’s newsletters, follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Jere Morehead will officially replace UGA President Michael Adams on July 1, according to a news release.
Monday, February 4
University of Georgia Provost Jere Morehead was officially named the school's next president on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, according to a news release from the university system's Board of Regents. Morehead was announced as the sole finalist for the job last week. Morehead, who will replace UGA President Michael Adams, will take over July 1, according to the release. “Jere has devoted the bulk of his career to the University of Georgia and he has a great passion for the University and its service to students and the State of Georgia,” Board of Regents Chair “Dink” NeSmith said in the release. “He knows the University and it became clear to all involved in the search that he is the right person to take UGA forward. He has tremendous challenges …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Researchers have figured out how to get the efficient, environmentally-friendly lights to emit a warm glow, rather than the typical cold, blue light.
Wednesday, January 30
They're efficient, they're environmentally friendly, but LEDs — light emitting diodese — are not popular when it comes to indoor lighting. Consumers just don't seem to like their cold, blue light. Researchers at the University of Georgia hope to change that. According to a story in the Athens Banner Herald, physics professor Zhengwei Pan, graduate student Xufan Li, research professional Feng Liu and a handful of other scientists have created the first phosphor that allows LEDs to give off a warm light. Engineers, the story says, have figured out how to make LED lights warmer, by coating them with several different phosphors, each one emitting a different piece of the color spectrum. The problem is that the phosphors are temperature …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
If the Bulldogs beat Bama, they're likely headed to Miami to take on Notre Dame for the BCS title.
Well, here we are, on the brink of the SEC championship game, a game that many doubted the Georgia Bulldogs would reach this year, but which could propel them to the contest for the National Championship. The Bulldogs haven't won a national title since they beat Notre Dame in 1980, despite fielding one of the most consistently successful teams in the country. As Dan Wolken of USA Today put it, "There aren't many opportunities to put 30 years of frustration aside as a program, but Georgia is on the doorstep of one of them." To get in the door, the Bulldogs have to defeat No. 2 Alabama, no easy feat. Seth Emerson reports for the Ledger-Enquirer that the teams are pretty evenly matched, with Georgia bringing the nation's No. 1 quarterback in …
Friday, October 19, 2012
The Bulldogs are hoping for a strong performance against Kentucky, and some help from Florida, to get back into the SEC East title hunt.
Game time is 7 p.m., with Fox Sports Net providing game coverage. We knew Bulldogs fans would be rooting for Florida this week, so the Gators can beat South Carolina and restore Georgia's opportunity to win the SEC East division. Aaron Murray's even telling people to. Murray told the AP that Georgia faithful have "a free pass" to be one-time Florida fans and added, "I definitely am." UGA head coach Mark Richt also got into the act, telling the press: "I'm definitely a Gator fan this week." Of course, what Richt, Murray and Bulldogs fans really need to concentrate on is getting the job done at Kentucky on Saturday. David Ching of ESPN's DawgNation blog notes the Wildcats have played Georgia closer than their record might indicate, …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Kiplinger's Personal Finance Releases List for 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The University of Georgia has been ranked sixth this year by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine in a list of 100 best values for public universities and colleges. The top 100 were culled from a list of 500. Helping to determine value included in-state and out-of-state costs, average debt upon graduation, academic rigor, faculty-to-student ratio and financial aid, among other factors The list was released Tuesday electronically and is available online. It will be featured in the February edition of the print magazine. Ranked number one in terms of value--for both in-state and out-of-state students--was the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for the 11th straight year. It stands out “on virtually every measure of quality and …
Friday, September 30, 2011
The Bulldogs host the Bulldogs in a crucial game for both teams Saturday.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Georgia is 2-2. Mississippi State is 2-2. One of them will emerge from between the hedges Saturday with a losing record. Who's it going to be? Here's what some analysts are saying. Tell us what you think in the comments.
Monday, May 9, 2011
UGA entomologist asks for help tracking periodic cicadas.
It has been 13 years since periodic cicadas last emerged in Georgia. Brood XIX is expected to emerge through June. Within a couple of months, the cicadas will emerge, mate, lay eggs and die. Once the last of the brood dies, the periodic cicadas will not be seen again until 2024. University of Georgia entomologists are asking for the public’s help in tracking these infrequently seen insects. UGA has requested citizens take photos of cicadas and shed cicada skins and send them to Insects@uga.edu. Researchers also ask that submissions include the date and location where the cicada or cicada skin was photographed. Periodic cicadas are approximately an inch and a half long. They emerge in the spring and have bright red eyes with orange-veined …