Study Abroad – Student and Parent Perspectives

  David Graves      July 25th, 2019

This May, my daughter Amelia (rising junior majoring in International Affairs and Political Science and applying for the Double Dawgs program in Public Administration) participated in a month long Study Abroad program in Stellenbosch, South Africa. She was able to learn more about the political systems in Africa, and as well get an understanding of […]

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The Past and Present of College Admissions

  David Graves      February 13th, 2019

You hear it all the time – “Back when I was applying to college …”. Yes, things have changed over the last 20+ years in admissions, but trust me, that is actually not a bad thing in many cases. I am currently reading a book titled “Factfulness” by Hans Rosling, and he writes about how, […]

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UGA Admissions iPhone App 3.0

  David Graves      June 13th, 2012

An updated version of our Admissions iPhone App has been released, available for download on any iPhone or iPod Touch for free from iTunes.  This updated version has many new features including: At a Glance: Browse the high points of the University, its students, faculty, alumnus and athletics. Campus Tour: Explore the University of Georgia’s historic North […]

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Focus on the Faculty

  David Graves      September 22nd, 2011

Last week, I wrote a post about the dedication of the statue of Abraham Baldwin, the founder and first President of the University of Georgia. One of the key people in getting this statue from an idea to reality is Dr. Loch Johnson,  Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs and a key […]

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The Birth of UGA

  David Graves      September 16th, 2011

A little over 14 years ago, my wife and I celebrated the birth of our first child. That initial year was tough, as for all parents, with the lack of sleep, late night feedings, tons (and believe me, it felt like tons) of dirty diapers, trips to the doctor, and a great deal of new […]

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New Look to the UGA Website!

  David Graves      August 9th, 2011

Just a quick post to direct everyone to the updated and newly designed UGA website! There is a great deal of new information, but also a great deal of standard information with a new look (check out the calendar and the UGA Today section for instance!).

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Do’s and Don’ts from Admissions

  David Graves      July 15th, 2011

We are right near the end of the cycle for one group of students (the Fall semester starts on August 15), and we will open up the 2012 Freshman application on the same day. As such, here is a list of do’s and don’ts for both of these groups of students (please take with a […]

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Hines Ward, UGA Graduate and Dance Champion

  David Graves      May 25th, 2011

While this is for the most part an Admissions blog for the University of Georgia, I would be remiss if I did not mention the latest Dancing with the Stars winner and UGA Graduate, Hines Ward! While I am not a fan of DWTS (although my wife is), I have been drawn to this year’s […]

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UGA National Scholars named

  David Graves      April 8th, 2011

Over the past few months, a number of national programs have named their scholarship recipients, from the Goldwater Scholars to the new Rangel Graduate Fellowship. As such, here is a partial list of the UGA students who were named as scholars from these programs: Victoria Akin, a third-year student from Macon, GA and a graduate […]

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Alternative Spring Break

  David Graves      March 14th, 2011

While a large number of college students are headed to the beach, the open seas, or some other vacation destination, over 350 UGA students are traveling throughout the country to participate in Alternative Spring Break. They will be helping to build affordable housing, interacting with children, serving the homeless, and working with various community centers. […]

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