During his monthly press conference, UGA President Michael Adams touched on a variety of subjects, one of which was the fraternity house Sigma Chi wants to build in Cobbham on North Milledge Avenue.
* He wants students to be respectful of their neighbors, but he wants residents to know that students are one of Athens' most important assets. A bunch of students together in a fraternity house? "I don't have the fear that some of my friends do," he said. Adams no longer lives in the President's House on Prince, which is about two blocks from the proposed fraternity house.
* He lived close to a fraternity house in Kentucky while he was at Centre College and had few problems with the brothers next door. If Sigma Chi can work out the parking issues, "I think that's a pretty good use of that land." He said he tends to worry when residents "become negative about students living in the community."
* He genuinely likes students. In the past, he has supported moves like this, with fraternities moving away from Lumpkin and onto River Road and into the community. "I generally have a very high regard for this student body," he said, "and how they comport themselves 99 pecent of the time."