Education

Valdosta State’s Student Engagement Efforts Continue During Global Pandemic

By Jessica Pope Valdosta State University News VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University’s Campus Activities Board, or CAB, is on a mission to enrich the virtual college experience by offering students a variety of activities designed to promote a bit of fun and a renewed connection to the Blazer Nation community. “We want students to know...

Valdosta High School Band Class of 2020 Earns Music Scholarships

Standardized test scores and athletics are not the only ways students can be awarded scholarships. Band members from the Valdosta High School Marching Cats Class of 2020 have taken their passion for music and turned it into an educational opportunity by garnering over $500,000.00 in music and academic scholarships. Eight members of the class of...

Statement from Valdosta State University President Carvajal on Racial Injustice

In the last few weeks, all of us have experienced first-hand our nation once again confronting and responding to the realities of racial injustice. Like many of you, I have struggled with how to properly express my feelings, while being deeply saddened and overwhelmed by what I have seen. During these difficult days, I found...

Princeton University Removes Woodrow Wilson’s Name

Princeton University’s board voted to remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from two of its institutions. Princeton decided to change the name of its public policy school and a college because Wilson, a former president, was “a racist who segregated the nation’s civil service after it had been integrated for decades.” “Can anyone believe that Princeton just...

Mississippi Legislature Passes Bill to Remove Confederate Symbol From State Flag

Mississippi’s legislature passed a bill to remove a Confederate symbol from the state flag in response to growing sentiment against the insignia that symbolizes slavery. The bill now goes to Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves who will decide whether to sign it into law. Reeves, a Republican, tweeted on Saturday saying that if the bill passes...

HBCU Meharry Medical College Gets NIH Support to Advance COVID-19 Drug

By  B. Denise Hawkins The historically Black Meharry Medical College said on Friday that it will get vital research and technical support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance its development of a drug for patients infected with COVID-19. For Meharry, this means that MRCV-19, the compound it is developing, can sprint forward to...

Georgia’s HBCU’s address social justice movement

Our nation’s current state of affairs requires the attention of all leaders to champion social justice and end racial inequality. But before action must come thoughtful, engaged, and strategic planning. As the presidents of Georgia’s publicly supported historically black colleges and universities we present the following statement.  “We have reached a crossroads; the events of the past...

FVSU, Southern Crescent Technical College pen transfer agreement

All transferable courses must have at least a ‘C’ average to be eligible Fort Valley State University (FVSU) and Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) recently signed an articulation agreement that enhances students’ ability to easily transfer earned hours to pursue a bachelor’s degree at FVSU. The agreement will apply to SCTC students with an Associate...

Following Petition, Georgia State Creates Center Dedicated to African Diaspora

By Jessica Ruf Georgia State University — home to the largest student body of any higher ed institution in the state of Georgia — is creating a center dedicated to African diaspora and its people, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC). The AJC notes that according to state data, approximately 40% of Georgia State’s students...

Dougherty County Schools provide meal deliveries moving to three times per week

ALBANY, Ga. — The Dougherty County School System will soon make fewer trips out to deliver meals, but officials say that doesn’t mean that anyone will miss out on meal opportunities. The district will offer the same number of meals it currently is providing but in fewer days, Superintendent Kenneth Dyer said. The buses will...

Bibb County Public Schools provides new way of learning with VIP Academy

The Bibb County School District is launching the VIP Academy for students in grades 6-12 who are currently homeschooled or enrolled in schools outside of the District. Classes will be offered online through Edgenuity. Through the VIP Academy, students who may have previously been homeschooled would now be eligible for District extracurriculars, such as athletics...

Albany State University Receives Grant from National Science Foundation

By Rachel LawrenceAlbany State University News Albany State University (ASU) has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the amount of $199,963 for a Catalyst Project on the Design, Fabrication and Testing of a Cost-Effective Microwave Absorber. “Undergraduate students will gain experience in using a state-of-the-art 3D electromagnetic simulation software, and in...

Albany State University Administrator Selected for 2020 Board of Directors for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Albany State University congratulates Mr. A.L. Fleming, vice president of Institutional Advancement and executive director of the ASU Foundation, on being selected as a member of the 2020 Board of Directors for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. As a board member, he will play a vital role by providing guidance, leadership and support of the...

ACT and SAT scores are not required for FVSU applicants for 2020 Summer and Fall 2020

ACT and SAT scores are not required for FVSU applicants for 2020 Summer and Fall 2020 The change is only applicable for the Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 terms Fort Valley State University is excited to implement the Provisional Admissions Policy that was recently authorized by the University System of Georgia (USG) in response to...