District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez discusses upbringing, reforming prosecution

Deborah Gonzalez is on the move. From private lawyer to Georgia state representative to district attorney of the Western Judicial Circuit, Gonzalez is constantly adapting to changes in her surroundings without missing a beat.  She comes from a military family and considers her ability to seamlessly transcend through different stages of her career a byproductContinue reading “District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez discusses upbringing, reforming prosecution”

Cuomo called to resign after back-to-back scandals

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was lauded for his honest demeanor and diligent daily briefings when cases of COVID-19 in NY reached record highs. Recently, Cuomo’s honesty has been called into question. According to an article published by The New York Times, some of Cuomo’s senior aides rewrote a report gathered by state health officialsContinue reading “Cuomo called to resign after back-to-back scandals”

Jody Hice talks national politics, bid for Secretary of State with College Republicans

On Wednesday evening, College Republicans at the University of Georgia hosted a discussion with U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, who represents parts of Athens-Clarke County in Georgia’s 10th Congressional District. Hice talked about his campaign for Secretary of State, election integrity and national politics. College Republicans President Alex Huskey said the event was the first fully in-personContinue reading “Jody Hice talks national politics, bid for Secretary of State with College Republicans”

GUEST COLUMN: A healthy media diet is a diverse media diet

Awash in the glow of Twitter at 3 a.m., users rush to retweet a picture or video not yet seen on Fox or CNN with the caption “This is what the media won’t show you!” Large media companies are being called out on a bipartisan basis for not providing full, fair and accurate coverage. OnContinue reading “GUEST COLUMN: A healthy media diet is a diverse media diet”

Gov. Brian Kemp discusses upcoming election with UGA College Republicans

Gov. Brian Kemp joined the University of Georgia College Republicans in a Wednesday Zoom call to answer questions from students and rally support for Republican candidates for the November election. “Certainly from an election standpoint we’re in a real fight right now to make America great again and to continue to save our country fromContinue reading “Gov. Brian Kemp discusses upcoming election with UGA College Republicans”

‘An ongoing, egregious misuse of power,’ former dental college faculty come forward about retaliation and racial bias from leadership

When Dr. Scott De Rossi filed his lawsuit against Augusta University’s (AU) dental college in 2016 he said he considered himself to be the seminal grieving party in what he and others called a trend of retaliatory behavior from Dean Carol Lefebvre and other dental college administrators.  Dr. De Rossi’s time at AU began inContinue reading “‘An ongoing, egregious misuse of power,’ former dental college faculty come forward about retaliation and racial bias from leadership”

Former interim chief compliance officer speaks about discriminatory behavior, malfeasance at AU

The lawsuit Dr. Sarah Kavianpour filed in the Northern District of Georgia contends that she received disparate treatment from Augusta University (AU) officials while working as a neurosurgery resident.  Per her complaint, Dr. Kavianpour was subjected to monthly drug tests while her male counterparts were not. Additionally, the complaint stated that male residents frequently got away withContinue reading “Former interim chief compliance officer speaks about discriminatory behavior, malfeasance at AU”

Open records requests reveal dental college received equipment donations from polarizing adjunct professor Kirk Kimmerling

In the aftermath of Dr. Kirk Kimmerling’s email to the students and faculty at Augusta University’s Dental College of Georgia calling the “White Coats 4 Black Lives” protest “disgraceful,” AU officials sent numerous emails to students, the media and each other to try and mitigate the damage. Emails obtained via Georgia Open Records Act (GORA) requestContinue reading “Open records requests reveal dental college received equipment donations from polarizing adjunct professor Kirk Kimmerling”

Researcher filed whistleblower complaint against AU in monkey’s death

Augusta University (AU) Researcher Dr. Jay Hedge named AU and the Board of Regents as defendants in a lawsuit for damages under Georgia’s Whistleblower Act, following the death of one of his monkeys and termination of his research grant. According to Dr. Hegde’s grievance files at Augusta University (AU) and the case filed in RichmondContinue reading “Researcher filed whistleblower complaint against AU in monkey’s death”

AU responds to suit for discrimination and defamation as case progresses to federal court

A sex discrimination, retaliation and defamation lawsuit filed by Dr. Lesley Williams in Richmond County Superior Court moved to federal court in the Southern District of Georgia on July 15. Dr. Williams filed a lawsuit against Augusta University in early June after being terminated from her residency. Dr. Williams’ termination came despite her passing a numberContinue reading “AU responds to suit for discrimination and defamation as case progresses to federal court”