Category Archives: Higher Education

Fourteen Students Jailed Protesting University Bans on Undocumented Students (UPDATE 1)

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Photograph courtesy of Dr. Laura Emiko Soltis, Freedom University.   (APN) ATLANTA — On Monday, February 01, 2016, fourteen students, including six undocumented students, were arrested in civil disobedience actions at two universities.   Almost one hundred undocumented and documented students integrated classrooms at Georgia State University (GSU); the University of Georgia, Athens (UGA); and Georgia Tech.   The purpose […]

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Democrats, Republicans Diverged on HOPE Scholarship Reforms

Editor’s note: This article by APN’s News Editor was commissioned by, and will also be appearing on the Beacon Online, a North Fulton County publication. ¬†In a unique partnership, the Beacon is also syndicating some of APN’s articles both in print and online. UPDATE: Since this article was written, the HOPE bill passed the State Senate with several amendments. #### […]

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College Student Activist Arrested at HOPE Debate in Georgia House

(APN) ATLANTA — Andrew Epstein, a graduate student in history at the University of Georgia, was arrested today, Tuesday, March 08, 2011, at the Georgia State Capitol during the State Senate floor debate of HB 326, the Republican bill to amend the HOPE Scholarship. About ten minutes into the Senate debate on HB 326, a banner was quietly dropped over […]

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Some Georgia Immigration Bills Advance, Others Stagnate or Fail

  (APN) ATLANTA — With several immigration-related bills introduced this year in the Georgia Legislature, some of the most sweeping measures–modeled after recently passed immigration reforms in Arizona–are advancing to passage, while other bills face hurdles or have stagnated. ¬†Atlanta Progressive News has attended committee hearings and observed floor debates related to several of these bills. HB 87, “SHOW ME […]

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