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UGA Expert on Donating Time vs Money

Nov 30, 2021
UGA Today

This is Giving Tuesday, a day organizers set aside around the world to share acts of kindness and to donate your voice, time, money goods, and advocacy to support communities and causes. The holiday season is also a time of supporting charitable causes. But how do you decide when you should donate your time or money? Dr. Tony Mallon is a Clinical Associate Professor in UGA’s School of Social Work and the Director of the Institute for Nonprofit Organizations. He discusses factors you ought to consider.  

Photo: Jimmy Sanders

  WUGA recognizing one of its own on Tuesday.  Dr. Akinloye Ojo, host of African Perspectives and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and Director of the African Studies Institute was honored today for his 25 years of hosting African Perspectives. It is the second-longest running show at the station and the longest with the same host and producer. 

There’s at least one reason to be merry as Athens heads into the holiday season: The unemployment rate in Athens is at an all-time low.

According to Mark Butler, Georgia’s Labor Commissioner, only 2.2 percent of Athens residents were unemployed by the end of October, the last month for which data are available. That’s down from 4.5 percent unemployed at the same time last year.

The Health Report: Thousands out of Network?

Nov 29, 2021

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss a breakdown in contract negotiations between Atlanta-based Wellstar Health System and United Health, leaving thousands now out of network.

Athens-Clarke County Police Department

37 people have been charged, 60 weapons taken off the streets, several kilos of drugs confiscated and a millions seized in Athens as part of Operation Tourniquet. The Athens-Clarke County Police Department, along with state and federal agencies, held a press conference this afternoon. Chief Cleveland Spruill said it part of an effort combat an escalation in violent crime.