Eric Stirgus, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Brooklyn, NY, United States

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Past articles by Eric:

Coach at Delaware HBCU says Georgia deputies racially profiled team

Delaware State University president says he's "incensed" by stop of women's lacrosse team. → Read More

Metro Atlanta pastors focus on abortion in Mother’s Day sermons

The national debate on abortion in the wake of the leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion continued Sunday in houses of worship across metro Atlanta. → Read More

Georgia system waives ACT, SAT requirements for most universities

The waiver does not include applicants to Georgia College & State University, Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia. → Read More

Georgia likely to see ‘Flutie Effect’ after championship

Many colleges and universities say they see an enrollment increase after winning a sports national championship. → Read More

Georgia universities report spike in COVID-19 cases

Colleges are seeing more confirmed cases through testing on campus. → Read More

Former Emory law school student sues university for gender discrimination

Emory University ignored federal guidance when a female law school student came forward with multiple rape allegations against a male classmate that resulted in her completing her education at another school, the student claims in a recent lawsuit. → Read More

Family reaches $1 million settlement in Georgia Tech student leader’s death

Georgia officials have agreed to pay $1 million to the family of a Georgia Tech student who was shot and killed by a campus police officer four years ago, the family’s attorneys announced Thursday. → Read More

Former Georgia State University professor pleads guilty to child porn possession

A former Georgia State University professor and associate dean pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, U.S. Department of Justice officials announced Friday. → Read More

Emory University research helps develop potential COVID-19 treatment drug

A pill that could treat COVID announced Friday by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics was developed with research from Emory University in Atlanta that could be a new breakthrough in the treatment of the virus. → Read More

Police arrest man for vandalizing Emory Autism Center with racist graffiti, swastikas

A former part-time Emory University employee was arrested on allegations he vandalized the Emory Autism Center with racial slurs and swastikas, authorities said Wednesday night. → Read More

Spelman top of the class in U.S. News rankings

It is rarified air that Spelman College has gotten used to, and still enjoying. → Read More

AJC EXCLUSIVE: Spelman College president announces retirement in June 2022

Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell announced Tuesday she is retiring at the end of June, saying she’s accomplished most of her goals for the school and wants to spend more time with her family. → Read More

Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College clear student balances

Clark Atlanta President George T. French Jr. said the decision to cancel student account balances for the 2020 semesters and the spring and summer 2021 semesters was a gesture to thank students for continuing their education during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Bottoms to join Clark Atlanta University-based HBCU leadership effort

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is going back to school. → Read More

New study shows economic impact of college degree for Georgia grads

Parents and academics are constantly harping on the importance of a college degree. → Read More

Emory University to rename buildings to address ‘legacy of racism’

Emory is one of many organizations across the country that embarked on self-reflective looks last year in the wake of nationwide protests demanding social justice and racial reconciliation. The University System of Georgia created an advisory group last summer to explore whether any of its buildings should be renamed. Their work is ongoing. Emory’s recommendations came from groups of faculty,… → Read More

Georgia’s university system prepares for critical period

Georgia State University President Mark Becker walked outside his office Wednesday afternoon to greet a visitor while the man who will soon step into his job, M. Brian Blake, was in a conference room a few feet away beginning the transition process. → Read More

$90 million HBCU partnership aims to increase diversity in high finance

Three asset management and private equity firms are partnering with Atlanta’s historically Black colleges on a 10-year, $90 million effort to train and mentor students for careers in high-income fields where Black professionals are underrepresented, such as private equity, real estate investment trusts and hedge funds. → Read More

Georgia Board of Regents to restart chancellor search process

The state Board of Regents said Tuesday it will begin the process of finding a new firm to conduct its search for the next University System of Georgia chancellor after the company previously hired decided last week not to continue its work. → Read More

UGA to get up to $92 million for federally funded center to fight flu

The University of Georgia will be home to a federally funded center to increase understanding of influenza virus emergence and infection in humans and animals while also making preparations to combat future outbreaks or pandemics. → Read More