Amazing student(s)

Spring 2012 graduates, their friends and familes have all been blessed with beautiful weather the past few days as anticipation grows for tonight's graduation ceremony at the stadium. The campus is teeming with visitors being given imprompu tours of favored haunts by excited grads-to-be - the orderly line at the arch for photos is a testament to patience and a gentle nature that many will hopefully be able to remember in later, more, trying times.

The Value of a College Education

Maybe this is too easy. For NPR. But another week and more reportage on National Public Radio about the value of a college education and whether it's worth it. Maybe it's just that I drive once a week and only catch these then; maybe they run similar pieces like this morning's interview everyday. But this is a very important to topic to everyone, and one that is on everyone's mind especially at this time of year. I attended a wonderful commencement ceremony for Lamar Dodd School of Art...

Franklin alum Mitcham named Georgia's Poet Laureate


UGA alumnus Judson C. Mitcham (AB '69, MS '71) was named by Governor Nathan Deal as the new poet laureate of Georgia. Mitcham succeeds David Bottoms in the post.

A former adjunct professor of creative writing at UGA, Mitcham was very active on campus as a Man of Letters during his time in Athens and has many connections to Franklin College. A recipient of numerous awards and...

NSF Graduate Fellowships

Ten UGA students and alums received graduate fellowships from the National Science Foundation to conduct research during their master's and doctoral studies, including four from Franklin College:

Christopher Abin, of Miami, Fla., is pursuing a doctorate in microbiology at the University of Georgia. As a Florida International University undergraduate student, Abin made the dean’s list every semester and received a National Institutes of Health Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement Fellowship. He will be...