Thursday, April 18, 2013
"We have to always be on guard," said UGA President Michael Adams.
At a media briefing Thursday, President Adams was asked if the recent explosions at the Boston Marathons finish line will affect security during the upcoming UGA Bulldogs football season. The answer: UGA is constantly ramping up its security. "Security will be under review," Adams said. "We have the expertise to deal with crowds." Sophisticated security measures have been put in place or refined in the past decade. More checkpoints have been set up, and more cameras installed and more scrutiny is being paid to whatever people want to bring into Sanford Stadium. "My heart goes out to Boston," said the president, who said that he ran the Boston Marathon 35 years ago or so. He knows exactly where on Boyleston Street the explosion happened. …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Jere Morehead will become the University of Georgia president on July 1, 2013.
When he steps down from the UGA Presidency on June 30, Michael Adams will move his office from Jackson to Hull street. Instead of the Administration Building, he will be in the Richard Russell Special Collections Library Building. According to a story in the Athens Banner Herald, the university will spend less than $25,000 to convert a third-floor classroom into an office for Adams. Who uses the classroom now? The newspaper says freshmen Odyssey classes and others looking at archival materials or learning to use archival materials.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Outgoing President Michael Adams speaks to the Athens Rotary club.
Water could determine Athens' economic future. As more and more companies come here, demanding water for their business and manufacturing needs, Athens could find itself in the same pickle as California. So said UGA President Michael Adams in a talk Wednesday to the Athens Rotary Club, a group he has spoken to regularly since his arrival in 1997. According to a story in the Athens Banner Herald, Adams also urged city officials to maintain a balance among the businesses in downtown. At times during his administration, Adams has decried the growing number of establishments with alcohol licenses. The president said town and gown relations have improved since he has been in office, the story says. And he said the university has a $2.1 …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Morehead will officially replace University of Georgia President Michael Adams on July 1, according to a news release.
Monday, February 4
University of Georgia Provost Jere Morehead was officially named UGA's next president on Monday, according to a news release from the university system's Board of Regents. Morehead was announced as the sole finalist for the job last week. Morehead, who will replace UGA President Michael Adams, will take over on July 1, according to the release. “Jere has devoted the bulk of his career to the University of Georgia and he has a great passion for the University and its service to students and the State of Georgia,” Board of Regents Chair “Dink” NeSmith says in the release. “He knows the University and it became clear to all involved in the search that he is the right person to take UGA forward. He has tremendous challenges ahead and the Board…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The search took the committee members back to the UGA campus.
Reared in Lakeland, Florida, Jere Morehead moved as a teenager to DeKalb County with his family when his father was transferred. He graduated from Southwest Dekalb, then went to Georgia state, finishing in 1977. He came to UGA for law school, and left for a few years after he graduated in 1980, working for the U.S. Department of Justice for six years. In 1986, he returned to UGA to join the faculty. And though he has spent time elsewhere--teaching one year at the University of Michigan Law School--Jere Morehead has never left the university. He has taught classes. He has advised student groups. He's done research and published articles. He's been on more boards and committees than you can shake an iPhone at. And, for the past several …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Now the provost, Morehead has spent his academic career at Georgia.
University of Georgia Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Jere W. Morehead, responds to the search committee's decision: "I am honored and humbled to have been selected by the chancellor, the chairman and the Board of Regents as the finalist for president of the University of Georgia. I look forward to making further statements regarding this wonderful opportunity to continue serving the University of Georgia after the board completes its process in the coming days.” Did the committee choose wisely? Is Morehead the best choice to lead the state's flagship institution? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
The Board of Regents will have the final sayso.
Monday, January 28
From a press release put out by the Board of Regents: Board of Regents Chair “Dink” Nesmith and University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby have announced the name of the finalist for the University of Georgia presidency, Jere Morehead. Morehead is currently the senior vice president for Academic Affairs and provost at UGA. He previously served as UGA’s vice president for Instruction, vice provost for Academic Affairs, director of the Honors Program, and acting executive director of Legal Affairs. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Morehead is the Meigs Professor of Legal Studies in the Terry College of Business where he has had a faculty appointment since 1986. In his current position, the deans of the …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Adams devoted much of his speech to thanking those he has worked with over the past 16 years.
During Michael Adams' 16 years in Athens, the UGA campus has been transformed into one of the most attractive university campuses in the country. His staff and he increased the school's endowment markedly, helped raise the national profile of UGA, built classrooms and research facilities, renovated arts buildings, tore up asphalt and replaced it with grass and gardens. He dedicated money to the arts, literature and the life of the mind and worked to improve the intellectual environment. Outgoing UGA President Michael Adams also shephereded through the Georgia Legislature two huge developments that will alter how UGA--and Athens-- develops in the coming years: the new health sciences campus and the new engineering school. Observers will …
Monday, November 19, 2012
In an Atlanta Journal-Constitution opinion piece, Michael Adams and G.P. "Bud" Peterson say the federal government should be careful where it trims spending.
Monday, November 19, 2012
As Congress and President Obama work to settle on a budget deal and avoid the self-imposed "fiscal cliff" of mandatory spending reductions, they must take care not to undermine university research, UGA and Georgia Tech's president's argue in a recent opinion column. "Much of America’s competitive advantage in innovation can be linked back to university research," the University of Georgia's Michael Adams and Georgia Tech's G.P. “Bud” Peterson write in a guest column published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "In our increasingly global environment, if we reduce our investment in education and research while other countries increase theirs, we could compromise the very advantages that have made America strong." The presidents call for …
Friday, September 28, 2012
UGA President said he was surprised by the community's negative reaction to proposed demolition of historic Legion Pool in Athens, Ga.
During his monthly press conference, UGA President Michael Adams talked about budget woes. He talked about how well-qualified and diverse the freshman class is. And he answered about Legion Pool, the historic pool built by the American Legion and the WPA in the 1930s. He seemed a little peeved to have to talk about Legion Pool, noting that more has been written about the pool than about the looming budget crisis that could cripple the university. These are some of the highlights of what he said: * "This whole issue has gotten blown out of proportion," he said. The negative reaction of many in the Athens community to the demolition plans surprised him. What you have is an outdated pool on valuable real estate. It's right in the middle of…