More than 200 LGBT students, faculty and allies joined together at the University of Georgia’s third annual Connect Conference this year, the largest the event has been. Meg Evans, director of the UGA LGBT R...
The Facebook pages of the University of Georgia's Black Affairs Council and LGBT Resource Center were the targets of hate speech on Sunday, according to a report in the Red & Black student newspaper.
Someone who identified himself as Matthew Robert Williams posted on the BAC page , “Why can’t you dumb dirty niggers stop stinking up the place? Let UGA be RIGHT for good WHITE Christian students.”
Then on the LGBT Resource Center's page the person posted, “Burn in hell faggots.”
The posts were removed quickly and an administrative investigation is under way. Williams filed a report with the UGA police saying his identity was stolen and he was not responsible for the postings.
In case you don't keep up with memes or waste, er, spend time lurking on Reddit, you may have missed the craze that has swept the nation for, like, two weeks — the Harlem Shake.
Thousands of 30-second videos have been made to the song "Harlem Shake" by electronic musician Baauer, including a few in Georgia, y'all. The music is catchier than any ... oh, I don't know. I'm a lesbian. I don't know any pop music references. But please, ask me about the difference in taste between bland lite sour cream and the really good, fatty sour cream.
Domestic partners of University of Georgia employees may be eligible for some benefits by the end of the year, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.
UGA President Michael Adams said he wants to make available "soft" benefits to domestic partners, such as dental insurance, by the end of the year. According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Adams has written a letter to University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby "asking for clarification to make sure he can also extend health insurance benefits to unmarried partners."
The executive committee of the University of Georgia’s University Council has voted to approve the wording of a resolution asking President Michael Adams to implement domestic partnership benefits for university faculty and staff.
The proposal, approved by the committee Sept. 13, asks for a “benefits package for eligible employees with domestic partners that matches the benefits and premiums that are currently being granted to employees with spouses.”