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Letter to the editor: Freeman raise undeserved, unequitable

By   /  June 15, 2011  /  Education, Letter to the editor, Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet It is a bitter irony that the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has awarded Dr, Everette Freeman, President of Albany State University, an extremely large salary increase and has made similar hikes in pay for members of his “inner circle” while the hard-working faculty members of ASU have not received one red [...]

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ASU’s economic impact measured at $138 million

By   /  June 13, 2011  /  Business, Education, Government  /   Comments

Tweet During the 2010 fiscal year, Albany State University’s overall economic impact on the regional economy was measured at $137,707,545, according to a report recently released by the University System of Georgia. The report also measured ASU’s employment impact at 1,757 jobs in fiscal year 2010. Of that total, 580 jobs were on-campus and 1,177 [...]

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Flint RiverQuarium names new CEO

By   /  June 3, 2011  /  Community, Government, Lifestyle and Entertainment, News  /   Comments

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Tweet Sanders E. Lewallen has been named the new chief executive officer of the Flint RiverQuarium. He replaces Scott Loehr who departed in February. Lewallen comes to the Flint RiverQuarium with more than 30 years of experience as an executive leading both zoos and conservation and environmental education centers. “I am honored and privileged to [...]

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ASU profs blast Freeman, others in Regents report; allegations of fraud, hostile workplace, grade changing

By   /  June 1, 2011  /  Crime, Education, Government, News  /   Comments

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Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp Editor’s note: Click here to download the AAUP report to the Board of Regents. The files with the associated documents are too large (more than 15M) to be downloaded.You can receive them by e-mail by e-mailing us at news@thealbanyjournal.com. An Albany State University professors’ group has issued a scathing report alleging [...]

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Superintendent Murfree addresses leadership changes

By   /  May 17, 2011  /  Education, Government, News, Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet DOUGHERTY COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM ALBANY, GA   For Immediate Release: May 15, 2011                                            Contact: R. D. Harter, PID RE:  The Vision is Unfolding                                                                                   229-431-1264   Dr. Joshua W. Murfree, Jr., superintendent for the Dougherty County School System, announced today that after a year of study and observation, and much discussion with system leaders, a [...]

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LITERARY CHAMPS

By   /  March 10, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet Westover High School’s literary team won the 1-AAA region literary championship last week at Darton College. Westover students placed first in six of 10 events; second in three events; and third in one event. Westover will compete for the state title on March 19 in Houston County. Team members and their events are: (first [...]

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Phoebe pledges $1M to GSW

By   /  March 9, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet By Stephen Snyder On Monday, while signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Georgia Southwestern State University President Kendall Blanchard, Phoebe Putney Health System CEO Joel Wernick announced that Phoebe is donating $1 million to equip a virtual learning center to train nursing students in the University’s new Health and Sciences Building.

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BUGGING IT UP

By   /  March 9, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet The Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County-sponsored “Bring Up Grades” (BUG) Program continues to enjoy success at 10 sites throughout Albany. The program, coordinated in conjunction with Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany and in cooperation with the Dougherty County School System, is designed to motivate students to work for significant improvement of their grade [...]

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ASU announces Math Tournament Winners

By   /  March 4, 2011  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet On Feb. 25, the Albany State University Department of Mathematics and Computer Science hosted its annual High School Mathematics Tournament in Simmons Hall. A total of 70 students representing eight area schools participated in the tournament. For the second consecutive year, Tattnall Square Academy of Macon took top honors in the team competition. Colquitt [...]

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Educational achievement beyond all expectations

By   /  March 2, 2011  /  Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet Editor’s note: This is Dougherty County Superintendent of Schools Joshua Murfree’s mid-year report to the community. It has been extremely enlightening to witness and explore the many facets of this Dougherty County School System as I’ve completed my first semester as superintendent of schools. I have found it encouraging that our faculty and staff [...]

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