Posts tagged with "Agnes Scott"

Agnes Scott ranked in the top 25 liberal arts colleges

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 30, 2016

Agnes Scott College has earned a spot in the top 25 liberal arts colleges in the nation as chosen by “Washington Monthly” magazine. The Decatur women’s college ranked No. 22 on the list. “Now in its eleventh year, the Washington Monthly rankings evaluate colleges and universities on the basis of three kinds of metrics: social […]

Georgia Tech hires Agnes Scott administrator as associate athletics director

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 20, 2016

Georgia Tech has hired Joeleen Akin as its associate athletics director for student-athlete development and senior woman administrator. Akin has spent the last 13 years at Agnes Scott in Decatur. She most recently served as Agnes Scott’s associate dean for athletics and student activities, but prior to that spent 12 years as the school’s athletics director. According to […]

Emory, Agnes Scott holding commencement ceremonies

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 5, 2016

Emory University and Agnes Scott College will be holding commencement ceremonies the week of May 9. Emory’s ceremony will be held Monday, May 9 beginning at 9 a.m. It will be University President James Wagner’s last commencement before stepping down as president. “Due to extremely congested traffic in the area, plan to arrive no later […]

Agnes Scott ranks No. 2 on Time’s list of most diversified colleges

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 21, 2015

Time Magazine recently released a ranking of colleges that have diversified the most since 1990, and Agnes Scott in Decatur tied for No. 2. According to the article, “The school’s student body, which was nearly 77 percent white in 1990, was just 32 percent white in 2014, with 34 percent black students, 12 percent international […]

Agnes Scott students have access to Canary Island telescope

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 12, 2015

A telescope on Canary Island of La Palma, Spain is back in commission, and Agnes Scott College students will have the opportunity to access it remotely. “An agreement between the U.S.-based Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy consortium, or SARA, which includes Agnes Scott College and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), has rendered […]

Agnes Scott reports record enrollment, touts new ranking

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 9, 2015

Agnes Scott College in Decatur is reporting a record first-year enrollment and also ranked 20th on U.S. News & World Report’s “Great Schools, Great Prices” list. School spokesperson J.D. Fite told Decaturish the school had an enrollment of 276 first-year students for the fall semester. “The previous record was 265 in 2010,” he said. The enrollment includes […]

Artists wanted for interactive arts event

Posted by Dena Mellick June 30, 2015

This story has been updated.  The organizers of an interactive arts event happening in Decatur on August 1st are looking for artists to take part. FIGMENT is described as a free, one-day participatory arts event. It started in New York in 2007. Decatur’s event will take place on the campus of Agnes Scott College. The event website […]

Agnes Scott president to Washington Post: Women’s colleges still matter

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 24, 2015

Agnes Scott President Elizabeth Kiss has written a guest editorial for the Washington Post on the relevance of women’s colleges in a time of social progress. “In the 19th and early 20th centuries, women’s colleges were at the forefront of the revolution for civic equality and trailblazers in opening the doors of college to women,” […]

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow rolling into Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 19, 2015

Anyone who has an itch to test-drive a vehicle that runs on something other than good old fashioned gasoline, take note. Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols will be bringing the fifth annual Annual Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow to Decatur on June 23. The event will be held at Agnes Scott College from 9 a.m. to […]

Decatur issues permit for Universal Studios film project

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 14, 2015

Decatur Assistant City Manager Lyn Menne says that Universal Studios will be filming “Michelle Darnell” in Decatur on Wednesday, April 15. “The project will film at two locations in Decatur: at the DeKalb History Center and at Agnes Scott College,” Menne said. “Decatur police will be present at both locations and there will be intermittent […]

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