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Words of wisdom from 2019’s Atlanta University Center graduation speakers
Morehouse College commencement speaker Robert F. Smith made the biggest headlines when he announced he would pay the student debt of the entire graduating class, but this year's group of Atlanta University Center commencement speakers also included a Hawks basketball legend and the mayor of Atlanta. Here are some of the best pieces of wisdom and advice from the speeches.
Clark Atlanta’s marching band was in critical condition. Tomisha Brock is changing the tune.
Tomisha Brock made history when she was named band director of Clark Atlanta University as the first woman to lead the band and the first female band director in the entire Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. We recently spoke with Brock about what makes marching band culture so unique at HBCUs.
By the numbers: Honda Battle of the Bands 2018
On January 27, the Honda Battle of the Bands will shine a spotlight on the high—stepping theatrics and thundering musicianship of historically black college and university marching bands. We look at the famously spectacular showcase.
Stinger vs. stinger: Stacking up Georgia Tech and SCAD’s mascots
An art school and an engineering-driven university may not seem to have much in common, but Savannah College of Art and Design and Georgia Tech do share the same sort of insectile mascot.
CDC to vote on new meningitis vaccine
Though rare (600 to 1,000 annual cases in the U.S.), bacterial meningitis—also called meningococcal disease—poses a serious public health concern for colleges, where close living quarters promote transmission.
College Towns of the South: Jacksonville, Florida
Jacksonville may not have a big-conference college, but it still plays host to one of the SEC’s biggest games. But as you’d expect from the largest city in the contiguous United States, Jacksonville has much more to offer than the annual football classic.
College Towns of the South: Knoxville, Tennessee
Although Knoxville retains its Southern grit, the east Tennessee city has put on some polish in the last three decades. The downtown is home to the bustling University of Tennessee campus, as well as a vibrant urban center offering a blend of old and new, rustic and refined.
College Towns of the South: Gainesville, Florida
Nestled in the wetlands of North Central Florida, Gainesville mixes vibrant academia with Old Florida charm. The town is united by football, and on game days, Gator chants echo from 88,000-seat Ben Hill Griffin...
College Towns of the South: Clemson, South Carolina
Nestled in the backwoods of Upstate South Carolina, Clemson is home to a vibrant college community and storied football program; it’s also an outstanding example of a small town done right.
HOPE Scholarship by the numbers
Top high schools: The ten public high schools with the most HOPE-eligible students and the ten with the most students eligible for the even more elite Zell Miller Scholarship (fourteen schools total because of overlap) are clustered in five metro Atlanta counties.
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