NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon is spotlighting efforts to help the hungry during a visit to the University of Georgia. Gordon on Thursday helped student volunteers from Campus Kitchen at UGA pack meals and deliver food to two families who are part of the Athens Community Council on Aging's Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program.
Two of Georgia’s college football squads will be looking at conference championships come December, if you believe the media members who rank them in preseason polls. A third could be headed to its conference championship game on the strength of a new quarterback. Savannah TV’s Frank Sulkowski previews the season.
The University of Georgia and a New York-based non-profit will split $3.8 million to help Georgians sign up for health insurance under the new federal health care law. UGA and the non-profit Seedco will work in different areas of the state.
Barely a month into his tenure as president of the University of Georgia, Jere Morehead suspects he already knows his fundraising acumen will be the measure of his success in the position. Morehead talked about the importance of UGA's upcoming comprehensive campaign and other issues in a wide-ranging exclusive interview with GPB last week, including economic development the rising cost of college.
A group of 40 new University of Georgia faculty members departed Monday on a whirlwind tour of the state. The idea is to expose them to parts of the state they may not have a chance to visit on their own.
A Clarke County grand jury has indicted 18 University of Georgia students and two others who are accused of producing and distributing fake IDs. The Athens Banner-Herald reported Thursday that the ring was led by two roommates who provided door-to-door services. Officials say they used couriers to take customers' photos in their dorm rooms, collected personal information for the IDs and delivered the products for between $50 and $100.
The University of Georgia and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are donating 1,900 pounds of California white sturgeon that had been part of a research study to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. UGA officials say three live sturgeons also were donated for a Tennessee Aquarium exhibit.
The state's 46-year-old marine sciences research center near Savannah is now part of the University of Georgia. Campus officials say the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography has completed a merger that places it under UGA's administration after operating independently within the University System of Georgia for years.
University of Georgia officials have named a South Carolina college administrator as its new vice president for student affairs. Officials announced Tuesday that College of Charleston Executive Vice President for Student Affairs, Victor K. Wilson, will begin in his new role Aug. 1.