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Dr. Pamela Whitten has been named president of Kennesaw State University. The Board of Regents making the decision today in naming Pamela Whitten president. Whitten will begin her new position July 16.

Whitten currently serves as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Georgia, a position she has held since 2014.

UGA Professor Recognized for Research

Jun 11, 2018

A University of Georgia researcher is receiving national recognition for her work. College of Engineering professor Jenna Jambeck is a professor in UGA’s College of Engineering has been selected as a National Geographic Explorer due to her pioneering research in plastics.

The magazine’s June issue kicks off the start of a multi-year campaign called “Planet or Plastic.” It’s urging everyone to become more thoughtful about single-use plastic.

Athens-Ben Epps Airport will have a new director starting July 9.  Interim Airport Director David Fluck will be replaced by Mike Mathews, who has served as the Director of the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Floyd County since 1997.

Savannah Harbor Deepening Gets Big Boost in Federal Dollars

Jun 11, 2018
Georgia Public Broadcasting

The federal government is pitching in an additional $34.7 million this year to deepen the shipping channel to Savannah's busy seaport, giving the project a financial boost at a critical time.

The money was included Monday in an updated spending plan from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It's being added to funds Congress approved for dredging the Savannah harbor in March, bringing the federal total this year to nearly $85 million.

Dorothy Cotton, Civil Rights Pioneer and MLK Colleague, Dies

Jun 11, 2018
Patrick Kane/ The Progress Index via AP

Dorothy Cotton, who worked closely with The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., taught nonviolence to demonstrators before civil rights marches and sometimes calmed tensions by singing church hymns, has died. She was 88.
Cotton died Sunday afternoon at the Kendal at Ithaca retirement community in New York, said Jared Harrison, a close friend who was at her bedside. Harrison said she had battled illnesses recently but didn't specify a cause of death.