Early admissions up to; USG top leader heads to Louisiana
Georgia’s three most academically rigorous schools – Emory University, Georgia Tech, and University of Georgia – have accepted more students through early admissions for the next school year.
The largest increase occurred at the University of Georgia. UGA accepted around 8,900 students for early admissions out of a record pool of around 21,500 applicants. Last year, the UGA accepted 8,086 of its approximately 20,870 applicants. UGA said they are accepting more applicants this year because this year’s class is so strong. It has become increasingly difficult to enter UGA in recent years. Less than 50% of all applicants were admitted in 2018, 2019 and 2020. UGA has approximately 40,000 students.
Georgia Tech accepted 2,399 of its 6,100 Early Action I applicants. It accepted 2,330 of its 6,000 Early Action I applicants last year. Officials reported a 44% increase in the number of black students accepted. Georgia Tech has nearly 44,000 students.
Emory accepted 804 of its 2,205 Early Decision I applicants. Last year, Emory accepted 769 of its 1,975 Early Decision I applicants. The deadline for Early Decision II submissions is January 1. Emory, the state’s largest private university, has approximately 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
The acceptance rate for early admissions at all three schools is around 40%.
COVID-19 cases in Emory, Georgia Tech
Two of Georgia’s largest schools are seeing an increase in new cases of COVID-19.
More than 60 students at Emory University reported positive test results between Monday and Wednesday last week. Nearly 60 Georgia Tech students said they tested positive on the same three days.
Almost all of the students lived off campus. Emory and Georgia Tech are among the few major schools in Georgia to release COVID-19 updates daily.
Positive test results are the highest since the start of the fall semester. This reflects the increase in positive COVID-19 tests nationwide, largely due to the omicron variant.
Emory announced on December 16 that all students, faculty and staff were to receive a booster injection before returning to campus in January. Georgia Tech is part of the Georgia University System, which has encouraged, but not required, vaccinations.
UGA professor plans to keep mask requirement in class
Many faculty members at Georgia public universities were frustrated during the fall semester because the State Board of Regents failed to issue a mask warrant in all classrooms.
A few, like University of Georgia math professor Joseph Fu, have demanded that students wear masks in his classes without their school’s approval. Fu said he plans to maintain the requirement when the spring semester begins in a few weeks, although the school does not require masks in most classrooms. He will also broadcast his lectures via Zoom.
The longtime math professor said he did so in part because the size of his classes made social distancing difficult. Fu said that he did not have any serious problems with the students during the fall semester tenure.
“I wish all of this was not necessary, but I see no argument other than fatigue,” Fu wrote last week to a large group of UGA professors and reporters.
Moody’s 2022 Financial Outlook
Moody’s Investors Service has paid close attention to how colleges across the country are handling the coronavirus pandemic.
Sometimes Moody’s has been quite worried. He believes that schools’ finances next year will be “stable, as the emergence of distance learning supports income growth.”
Several private universities in Georgia, such as Morehouse and Spelman Colleges, have expanded their e-learning courses since the pandemic. Georgia Tech, which has been involved in offering more degrees online for years, has seen its graduate enrollment drop from 23,210 last fall to 26,398 this fall.
The head of the study program of the university system heads to the Bayou
Tristan Denley, who has been at the forefront of several critical changes in Georgia’s university system in recent years, is moving to a managerial position in the Louisiana education system.
Denley, the academic director of the Georgia system since May 2017, will become the deputy commissioner of the Louisiana Board of Regents for Academic Affairs and Innovation. The Louisiana system made the announcement on December 15. Its chairman of the board, Blake David, described Denley as a “rock star innovator”.
While in Georgia, Denley helped create a “Nexus” degree program where schools worked with business leaders to create a program in high-demand fields such as cybertech and fintech. He also helped launch ongoing efforts to get students to earn more credit and graduate with less student debt. Denley was involved in the controversial recent effort to change the post-tenure review process in the college system.
Robot helps UWG celebrate remote launch
Samantha Conerly, a student at the University of West Georgia, wanted to attend her graduation ceremony a few weeks ago to get her masters, but she couldn’t because she is pregnant and her doctor has it. put to bed.
Conerly and the university found a solution that allowed him to be on stage virtually.
The school recovered a robot from its Innovation Lab. There was an iPad that allowed people to see Conerly from her home. There was a camera that allowed him to see the audience and the stage. Conerly was able to steer the robot wherever she wanted him to go, including on stage when his name was called out at the ceremony.
University officials said it was the first time it had used such technology.
“Despite the ease of use of the technology, it was extremely innovative,” Conerly said on the university’s website. “The video quality and the robot’s movements were impeccable. I really felt like I was there in person. I could approach others and communicate with them in real time.
Students neglect the giveaway in the program
We rarely include material involving colleges and universities outside of Georgia, but we couldn’t resist this one.
Kenyon Wilson, professor of music at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, had a surprise in his program. He hid a $ 50 bill on campus and included instructions on how to find it in the program.
The money has not been claimed.
Wilson, who taught at Valdosta State University in South Georgia, knew students rarely read the entire program and wanted to see if anyone in his class would.
“It was just in the middle of a paragraph, in the middle of the sentence actually, I’m just opening a parenthesis by saying ‘free to the first one who claims; locker one hundred and forty-seven; combination fifteen, twenty-five, thirty-five ‘firm parentheses, then continued with the sentence, “Wilson told a local television station.
We suspect Wilson’s students will be reading every page of his curriculum next semester.