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Photos by Andrew Davis Tucker and Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA

There was an overflow crowd as award-winning journalist and University of Georgia alumna Charlayne Hunter-Gault presented the 2018 Holmes-Hunter Lecture this afternoon in the Chapel.

The lecture is named in honor of Hunter-Gault and her classmate Hamilton Holmes, who were the first African-American students to attend the UGA in 1961.

This is the first time she’s speaking at the annual event.

UGA Names Building for Sanford and Barbara Orkin

Feb 15, 2018

The next building to become part of the University of Georgia Terry College of Business will be named for Sanford and Barbara Orkin of Atlanta.

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has approved naming one of the two buildings currently under construction in the third and final phase of the Business Learning Community for the Orkins in recognition of their longstanding support of UGA, including a $5 million gift to the Terry College of Business.

Mumbi Mwaura

This year marks the 19th annual production of "The Vagina Monologues" in Athens. 

Eve Ensler’s classic play of female empowerment, "The Vagina Monologues," has always been put on around Valentine’s Day. In Athens, it’s also always been produced by Project Safe, a local non-profit that works to end domestic violence in the community.

 

Mary Katherine Hawks, one of the actresses in the play, and a local social worker, said she believes the "Vagina Monologues" are important for the Athens community to see.

 

Legendary Player, Coach Billy Henderson Dies

Feb 15, 2018

Former UGA multi-sport athlete and legendary high school coach Billy Henderson died Wednesday at the age of 89. According to a media release from the university, Henderson was a two-sport standout for the Bulldogs in the late 1940s. He played on the 1946 and 1948 SEC Championship football teams and was a three-time MVP in baseball.

Henderson coached at Jefferson High School, Athens High, Furman University, and the University of South Carolina before returning to Athens to coach at Clarke Central High School.

WalletHub

Georgia is in the top 20 when it comes to the best states for singles. That’s according to the personal finance website WalletHub.

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