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In this Saturday, May 31, 2014 photo, members of the graduating class and faculty attend the SCAD Commencement in Atlanta. On Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, the College Board said the average cost of attending college crept up again in 2014.
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Most states, including Georgia, have cut funding to public colleges and universities since the recession. As a result, many schools have had to raise tuition rates.

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Now, a new report from the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities says fewer students will be able to go to college if states don't stop the trend.

University System of Georgia's Board of Regents Executive and Compensation Committee goes into executive session to interview Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens for the presidency of Kennesaw State University.
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The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia could vote on a new sexual misconduct policy for colleges and universities next month.

Some activists say a draft of the plan is well intentioned. However, they’re concerned about some changes to the existing policy.

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Georgia is taking steps to address its ongoing doctor shortage. Recently, the state's composite medical board decided to let students from St. George’s University in Grenada finish their clinical training in Georgia. It’s part of an effort to get more primary care physicians to practice in underserved areas.

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UCB is the first big pharmaceutical company in the technology hub near Georgia Tech, but it's the 15th innovation center in Tech Square.
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Tuition at Georgia’s public colleges and universities will increase 2 percent next fall. The university system of Georgia estimates full time, undergraduate students who live in-state will pay an extra $27 to $98 a semester. But some students say even a small price hike could hurt.

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Benjamin G. Brawley Hall on the Morehouse College campus.
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New leaders at Morehouse College say the past is behind them. Conflict within the school’s ranks led to the recent ouster of President John Wilson and the shuffling of leadership positions on the board of trustees, including chairman.

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"Part of the change is: how do we move from some levels of dysfunction to a higher level of collaboration in terms of working together?" said Trustee Dale Jones.