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Faculty Members Have Ties to Nobel Prize Winners

Faculty Members Have Ties to Nobel Prize Winners

 Two Georgia College faculty members were trained alongside the recent winners of the Nobel Prize in Medicine.  

James Rothman, Randy Schekman and Thomas Sudhof jointly won the 2013 Nobel Prize For Physiology or Medicine earlier this month.  

The trio earned the prize for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, which unraveled "the mystery of how the cell organizes its transport of membrane proteins."

Scholarship takes student to Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas

Scholarship takes student to Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas

Tyler Voyles received a scholarship to experience and learn from the great Vegas shows including “Cirque Du Soleil.”

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Georgia College Announces Second Newell Scholar

Georgia College Announces Second Newell Scholar

Georgia College is proud to welcome Leon Johnson as the Martha Daniel Newell Visiting Distinguished Scholar for the spring 2014 semester.

Johnson is an educator and convergent media artist. His work includes painting, sculpture, installation, performance, food events, print media, video, photography, bookmaking and curatorial practices.

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Johnson now lives in Detroit where he is involved in theater productions, community engagements, art making and education. He also co-directs Salt & Cedar Letterpress with his partner Megan O’Connell, and is the co-founder of the experimental school, Emergent Futures Lab.

Nursing Students Treat Patients at Honduras Clinic

Nursing Students Treat Patients at Honduras Clinic

Ten students.

Two faculty members.

More than 1,200 patients in two weeks.

That’s the challenge for a group from Georgia College that will soon leave their homes for a remote region of Honduras.

Mistake Delays Internet Boost for Georgia Schools

ATLANTA (AP) - State education officials have pulled the plug on a project described as the largest Internet expansion in Georgia school history.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that someone forgot to add $3.6 million to an upcoming bond issue -- and no one noticed.

The $3.6 million for the Internet upgrade is part of a plan to bring all 180 school districts up to speed in an increasingly digital era.

Georgia's network operates on three megabits per second for each school district. The state's top school technology chief, Bob Swiggum, wants to change that. He's been working with technology counterparts at the University System of Georgia to make it happen.

Swiggum said he forgot to tell enough people about the plans so that money was secured. He expects the project to be delayed a year.

Film Festival Brings Movies, Educational Opportunities to Campus

Film Festival Brings Movies, Educational Opportunities to Campus

Independent films are made outside the confines of major studios. They typically have smaller budgets and little publicity compared to major motion pictures.

These films however can bring a unique perspective, explore deep topics and are created by people who truly embrace the art offilmmaking.

Baldwin High School Lowers Graduation Credit Requirements

Baldwin County Board of Education unanimously voted on Tuesday to lower the credit requirements for graduation at Baldwin High School.

Students will now need 23 credits to be eligible for graduation, instead of the previous 28.

These numbers are in line with the 23 credits required by the state. 

In 2012, Baldwin High School graduated 62% of students in four years. The state average was 70%. 

Baldwin High School Principal Jessica Swain says the standards for students have not been lowered. She says under the new requirement, she expects the number of students who graduate to increase this year.

"We're not lowering the standards. There are still certain criteria the students have to meet," Swain said. "We have our students' best interest at heart. We're just trying to make sure that we provide them everything possible to help them meet the state's requirements."

Senior Taten Whitlock says the change makes a difference for him.