UGA Faces Funding Cuts in New State Budget

Jul 1, 2020
University of Georgia

Governor Brian Kemp signed over 2 billion dollars’ worth of budget cuts into law yesterday as he approved the state budget for the 2021 fiscal year. 242 million of those cuts will come from the University System of Georgia, which Georgia Public Broadcasting reports could result in “downsizing and elimination of programs, instructional site closures, and the elimination of student success initiatives.”

Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA

Whether in person, virtual or a mixture of the two, instruction at the University of Georgia will look a little different in the fall due to the continued impact of the global pandemic, but much work is underway to ensure that high-quality teaching and learning continues. Faculty members and administrators have spent the summer getting ready for students to return to classrooms—both in buildings and online.

Ecologists Detect Warning Signals of Malaria Outbreak

Jun 30, 2020
Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA taken in 2017

Researchers at the University of Georgia have demonstrated that disease surveillance data can be used to predict certain infectious disease outbreaks. The team detected early warning signals of a 1993 resurgence of malaria in Kenya in case reports from the roughly 10 years before the outbreak began. Their findings appear in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.

Preparing to reopen, the University of Georgia released a statement Tuesday detailing initial considerations for this fall. 


In-person classes are scheduled to begin on August 20, 2020 and will end at Thanksgiving break, though campus will remain open for students unable to leave. The final portion of the semester will be completed online, including exams.


UGA President Jere W. Morehead has announced that though the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the university economically, recent funds provided by the federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has lessened some of the strain.