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Professor Who Built Startups at School Can Sue Over Firing

Georgia Tech says Joy Laskar used university resources to help his companies

(Newser) - A decade ago, the Georgia Institute of Technology fired a professor, saying that, by launching secret startups tied to his university work, he'd crossed the line between academic research and the tech industry. Joy Laskar was indicted on charges of misusing $1 million in university money but never tried...

Mask Policy Has Faculty Up in Arms
Mask Policy
Has Faculty
Up in Arms

Mask Policy Has Faculty Up in Arms

Letter argues Georgia Tech should follow the science of the coronavirus

(Newser) - As a research university with a staff of scientists and engineers, Georgia Tech is an institution that shouldn't ignore the realities of science, faculty members say. More than 800 of them—out of a total of 1,100—have signed a letter complaining about the university's plans to...

Senator Took Phone of Student With Voter Suppression Question
'Give Me My
Phone Back,

'Give Me My Phone Back, Senator'

David Perdue seemed to have not liked a query on voter suppression while visiting Georgia Tech

(Newser) - As controversy continues to swirl around the Brian Kemp-Stacey Abrams gubernatorial faceoff in Georgia, a senator campaigning for Kemp created one of his own. Kemp, who's currently Georgia's secretary of state, has been accused of trying to purge voter rolls ahead of the November election, and a Georgia...

Slain Georgia Tech Student Was the One Who Called 911

2 officers injured in protest outside campus police HQ

(Newser) - A police car was set ablaze and two officers were injured at Georgia Tech Monday night after a vigil for a student shot dead by police was followed by violence. Police say three people were arrested and charged with inciting a riot and battery of an officer, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

'Why Did You Have to Shoot?': Slain Ga. Student's Dad

Scout Schultz's family plans on filing lawsuit after student shot, killed by campus police

(Newser) - "Why did you have to shoot?" Per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , that's the big question Bill Schultz had Monday at a presser, addressing campus cops at Georgia Tech after his oldest child, 21-year-old Scout Schultz, was shot dead Saturday. Scout, who headed the school's Pride Alliance, was killed...

Police Shoot Georgia Tech LGBT Leader

Police say Scout Schultz refused to drop knife

(Newser) - The president of Georgia Tech's Pride Alliance group was shot dead on campus Saturday night after suffering what a lawyer says appears to have been a mental breakdown. Police say Scout Schultz, who identified as non-binary instead of male or female, was shot after they responded to a 911...

Friends Track iPhone to Find Missing College Student

Jimmy Hubert was found severely injured next to some train tracks after two days

(Newser) - A couple of tenacious women armed with the Find My iPhone app tracked down their severely injured friend Sunday, two days after he disappeared following a sorority party at Georgia Tech, WSB Atlanta reports. According to ABC News , it was extremely fortunate 24-year-old Jimmy Hubert accidentally left the party with...

Frat Email Offers Advice on 'Luring Rapebait'

Georgia Tech is investigating

(Newser) - Georgia Tech says it's investigating an ill-advised mass email within a fraternity that explained how to treat women at parties: essentially, get them drunk and into bed, reports WSB-TV . What's caught the attention of most critics is the signoff by an unnamed member of Phi Kappa Tau: "...

Georgia Tech Offering $7K Master's Degree

Partners with Udacity to massively expand computer science program

(Newser) - In what the dean of computing calls a "revolutionary step," Georgia Institute of Technology will offer a $7,000 online master's degree in computer science—that's one-sixth the cost of its traditional degree, and officials say the two degrees will be comparable. The university will partner...

Scientists Turn Star Data Into Reggae

Reggae-rock group Echo Movement composes astral melody

(Newser) - What do stars in outer space sound like? Try listening to the 6-second melody (note: that's a .wav file) that will be used on a track due this fall by the reggae-rock group Echo Movement. The band wanted to create its own space jam, so it asked researchers at...

Georgia _ech Tells Students: Stops Stealing Ts

50-year tradition has escalated too far, say administrators

(Newser) - It seems Georgia Tech officials are a little, well, teed off. The students' tradition of stealing the "T" from Tech Tower has spun a little out of control, and students are now swiping the "T" from signs all over campus, reports the AP . From the sports stadium to...

El Niño Returns to Pacific, May Limit Atlantic Storms

(Newser) - An El Niño has developed in the Pacific, a boon to Americans living near the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coast who can expect fewer hurricanes as a result, the Palm Beach Post reports. The NOAA reported the conditions in June, and they could keep up through winter. “...

For Some, 'Just Win' Doesn't Cut It
 For Some,
'Just Win'
Doesn't Cut It

For Some, 'Just Win' Doesn't Cut It

Prof analyzes the blowout factor when filling out NCAA bracket

(Newser) - Never mind R.P.I. and coaches' polls. It's a team's average margin of victory by which you should be basing your NCAA tournament picks, writes one Georgia Tech professor in The New York Times. Joel Sokol says a close win and a close loss are very similar, with statistics...

Smithsonian Picks New Leader
 Smithsonian Picks New Leader 

Smithsonian Picks New Leader

Museum returns to academia roots, selects Ga. Tech president

(Newser) - The Smithsonian Institute today handed its top job to Georgia Tech President G. Wayne Clough, marking a return to the museum’s academic roots, the AP reports. Clough follows the troubled tenure of businessman Lawrence Small, who came under fire for raising executive salaries and for focusing more on money...

ND Selects Starting QB for Opener
ND Selects Starting QB
for Opener

ND Selects Starting QB for Opener

Weis stays mum on name, says candidates have it 'all figured out'

(Newser) - Charlie Weis has told his QBs who'll suit up for Notre Dame's season opener against Georgia Tech. The coach says the choice is obvious, the Chicago Sun-Times reports, but he's aiming to retain the element of surprise by not releasing the name—except to the players."They've known for...

Weis Stays Mum on Irish's Starting QB

3 recruits compete for final slot, but no clear frontrunner

(Newser) - Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis has yet to name a starting QB for the season, and won't until that season kicks off against Georgia Tech in September. Three recruits, Evan Sharply, Jimmy Clausen and Demetrius Jones, are vying to fill the pocket cleared by the beloved Brady Quinn, but the...

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