University of Georgia

University of Georgia employees are finding out, starting today, whether they will be required to get a coronavirus vaccine. The vaccine requirement for UGA staff stems from an executive order from President Biden, and applies to faculty, staff, and student employees whose work is funded – totally or in part – by federal contracts as well as those whose work is “in connection with” a federal contract.

University of Georgia

Following a gift of over $3.5 million from the estate of Louise McBee, the University of Georgia paid tribute to the former administrator and state legislator with the naming of the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education.

The Institute is an academic unit committed to advancing higher education policy, management and leadership through research, graduate education and outreach.

Last week, the University of Georgia Honors college was formally named after UGA President Jere Morehead.

Covid test

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S., the reaction was sweeping -- schools closed, restaurants were shuttered, many descended into self-quarantine, and mask wearing and social distancing were touted as ways to prevent the spread of the disease. But those measures came at a massive societal and economic cost.

Terry News

New research from the University of Georgia attempts to test whether individuals trust algorithms or a consensus of other people.

The study, “Humans rely more on algorithms than social influence as a task becomes more difficult,” was co-authored by Eric Bogert, a Ph.D. student in Terry College, as well as Professor Rick Watson and Assistant Professor Aaron Schecter.

UGA Today

The University of Georgia is some 2 million dollars richer, following the conclusion of the institution’s annual giving week, which wrapped up on Saturday.

Gifts came from more than 4,000 individual donors, from 120 of the state’s 159 counties, all 50 states, and nine different countries.