With an framed, autographed Herschel Walker jersey behind him, retiring University of Georgia president Dr. Michael Adams talks with WABE's Denis O'Hayer in the president's office in Athens on June 11, 2013.
On June 30, 2013, Dr. Michael Adams will retire as president of the University of Georgia.
In his 16 years at the helm, Adams has often sparked controversy with some of his decisions in both academics and athletics.
Part 2 of his conversation with WABE's Denis O'Hayer focused on athletics; with thoughts on Vince Dooley, the role of athletics at the university, and perennial Bulldog nemesis Steve Spurrier--among other things.
"If we want to stay competitive for recruiting top faculty, it's essential that we catch up in this regard. This is not about leading the pack, it's about us catching up with what other universities are doing," says Dr. Janet Frick, with UGA's Human Resources Committee.
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia unanimously approved hiring Jere Morehead as the 22nd president of the University of Georgia today. Morehead has spent most of his career at the university and has served as senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at UGA since 2010.
Today is December 5, and if we were to turn Georgia's clock back 71 years to this date in 1941, we'd find the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools announcing that it was withdrawing its accreditation for ten Georgia colleges.
Georgia State University associate professor of History Dr. Clifford Kuhn joins WABE's Steve Goss to talk about the so-called "Cocking Affair".
With the first day of autumn 3 weeks away, college football teams have already started their seasons, and the pros are not far behind. After a tumultuous off-season in the college game, Atlanta Journal-Constitution sports columnist and blogger Jeff Schultz shared his thoughts about the upcoming season for the major local teams. Also in the mix: the prospects for real change in the college football culture; the chances for a college football hall of fame in Atlanta; and the Atlanta Falcons' drive for an NFL title. Schultz spoke with WABE's Denis O'Hayer.