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Emory To Host US Haiti Commander

Lt. Gen. P.K. Keen will discuss the work of the military in Haiti post the deadly earthquake for a Veteran's Day event.

Bibb Co. Schools Get New Chief

Rochester, Minn superintendent Romain Dallemand has been chosen to lead the school system, replacing Sharon Patterson who was forced out earlier this year.

Schools Use Funds On New Ideas

Savannah-Chatham County school officials say, they expect some push-back because of new school reform ideas being considered as part of the federal Race to the Top program. Under that program, the public schools in Chatham County would get about $13 to turn-around under-performing schools and get students up to their reading levels. But the aim is to change public education. And that could ruffle some feathers.

Regents Approve Engineering Request

The state Board of Regents has approved the University of Georgia's request to offer engineering degrees.

Ga. Tech Gets Race To The Top Grant

The university will receive a portion of the federal money the state won to introduce new science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses and expand teacher training.

Ga. Students To Get Help Applying To College

The "Georgia Apply to College Week" campaign aims to help high school students apply to colleges throughout the state.

Ernst & Young Gives UGA's Accounting School $1M

The professional services firm is helping to advance the school's research, student organizations and scholarships.

UGA Engineering School Draws Opposition

Next week the Board of Regents will decide whether or not to allow new engineering programs at the University of Georgia. The controversial proposal has drawn sharp opposition from some critics.

New Bill Would Bar Illegal Immigrants from Public Colleges

Some state lawmakers don’t want illegal immigrants in public colleges and universities. Right now the institutions can accept illegal immigrants as students so long as they pay out of state tuition and all citizens and legal immigrants have been served first.

Virtual Worlds Help Disabled Students

Researchers at two Georgia universities are using the social networking site Second Life to help disabled students succeed in math and science. The program is the first of its kind and is being funded by the National Science Foundation.

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