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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Recent articles by Eric:

Kemp: Georgia needs more vaccine doses

Georgia already has received almost all of the COVID-19 vaccine doses the state was allocated, but Georgia needs more doses, Gov. Brian Kemp and state health officials stressed Thursday. “We still have far more demand than supply,” Kemp said at a news conference at the state Capitol. → Read More

Georgia leaders grapple with mounting frustration over vaccination campaign

Facing mounting complaints from Georgia seniors anxious to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday announced that the state health department’s website will launch an information hub so people can see where they can go to book appointments. → Read More

Georgia announces new effort to get more people vaccinated

Facing growing frustration from elderly Georgians unable to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Brian Kemp said Friday the state health department will be a central location where people see where they can go to book appointments. → Read More

UGA to mark 60th anniversary of desegregation

January marks the 60th anniversary of desegregation at the University of Georgia, when UGA, to some resistance, enrolled its first two African American students: Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton E. Holmes on Jan. 9, 1961. → Read More

How COVID-19 vaccines were developed so quickly

Dr. Colleen Kelley was hopeful that the COVID-19 vaccine she and a vast team at Emory University had been researching for months was safe and effective. But they weren’t entirely sure until one morning last month when her smartphone buzzed repeatedly with news alerts. → Read More

Dearth of diversity in leadership at Georgia’s top colleges

Georgia State University student Kenneth Lockett’s plans for an opinion article for the school newspaper changed with the big news on campus. → Read More

Georgia sites testing COVID-19 treatment used by Trump

Experimental drug developed by Regeneron works to reduce spread of COVID-19 in the body → Read More

University of Georgia satellite launch delayed

8-pound satellite to help UGA study how coastline and wetlands are changing, water quality → Read More

COVID vaccine trials lack important study participants

What's being done to draw more Black, Latino participants into COVID-19 vaccine trials? → Read More

Fearing COVID-19, educators go up against colleges to teach remotely

Instructors, colleges in Georgia debate what's needed for permission to teach remotely during pandemic for medical reasons → Read More

Morehouse med school to use record $26 million gift on student debt

Atlanta-based Morehouse School of Medicine announced Thursday it has received its largest gift ever, $26.3 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies. → Read More

Federal agencies, Georgia State crack down on COVID-19 scams

Government, university work to protect consumers from fraudulent items during pandemic → Read More

Georgia College’s COVID case spike creates big test for campus

Leaders of college in Milledgeville want students, off-campus complexes to exercise caution amid pandemic → Read More

UGA reports 47 new COVID-19 cases in last week

The University of Georgia reported Wednesday 47 confirmed COVID-19 cases in a recent seven-day stretch as its fall semester begins Thursday. → Read More

Georgia college students make case for cut in online tuition costs

Students at Emory's law school, other universities think tuitions too high if there are no in-person classes → Read More

Group holds ‘die-in’ protest against Georgia colleges’ return plans

Sujata Iyengar, who has been teaching literature at the university since 1998, said she joined the protest after university administrators made comments about the return plans during a meeting earlier this week that were “a sign to me that they have not thought this through.” She believes the university should think more creatively about ways to limit exposure to COVID-19, such as holding… → Read More

Philanthropist’s $1.7 billion in gifts includes Morehouse, Spelman colleges

“MacKenzie Scott’s beneficent gift to Morehouse and several of our companion institutions in the HBCU network is an investment into the future of Black excellence,” said David A. Thomas, the college’s president. “On behalf of Morehouse and the Board of Trustees, I would like to thank her for supporting our mission to develop men who are academically excellent and focused on leadership and… → Read More

International college students face barriers as semester nears

The federal government’s delay in opening the student entry visa application process, many airlines not providing flights to the United States, and communication gaps between schools and students are among the impediments to international students planning to study at Georgia schools when the semester starts next month, advocates say. Another development that could further reduce enrollment… → Read More

Emory to require COVID-19 testing for fall face-to-face instruction

Emory University announced Thursday plans for how it will conduct classes for the fall semester when it will return to in-person instruction. Plans include limiting how many students can reside in dorms, mandatory COVID-19 testing of students in those dorms and those taking in-person classes, and concluding the semester by Thanksgiving. The plans also include random temperature checks across… → Read More

Two Atlanta officers fired for excessive force, mayor says

Spelman College student tased by police, school says → Read More