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A new name for Armstrong State University — no more Atlantic

Earlier today, the Board of Regents approved, as expected, a name change for Armstrong. As of July 1, the institution on Savannah’s south side will be Armstrong State University, not Armstrong Atlantic State University. The word “Atlantic” was added years…

Armstrong’s network upgrades get props from Computerworld (!)

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What a nice surprise tonight to see a major article at Computerworld that focuses on network upgrades and access at Armstrong Atlantic State University (where I teach English and journalism courses): Forecast 2014: Boost your mobile bandwidth. From the piece:…

Economist Nicholas Mangee, “A Moveable Feast” and photos of the Savannah Cotton Exchange interior


I have a huge amount of respect for the work being done by many of my colleagues at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Some of you have gotten at least a taste of Assistant Professor of Economics Nicholas Mangee‘s work via…

Armstrong’s “Moveable Feast” to kick off on Sept. 12 at Savannah Cotton Exchange

With every passing year, I’m more and more impressed with the work being done by the faculty at Armstrong Atlantic State University. (For those who don’t know, I started teaching at Armstrong on a part-time basis way back in 2000…

Armstrong women’s tennis team repeats as national champs, men’s team finishes as runner-up


UPDATE: Armstrong’s women’s tennis team repeated as NCAA DII national champs today with a much-tougher-than-the-score-appears 5-2 win over BYU Hawaii. The men’s team narrowly lost to #1 ranked and undefeated Barry, 5-4. The men lost all three doubles matches, so…

Armstrong tennis teams head to NCAA finals as defending national champs (photos)


On Monday, Armstrong Atlantic State University’s men’s and women’s tennis teams advanced to the NCAA Division II finals next week outside Phoenix. As has become routine, both teams advance pretty easily — see here and here. Both teams won national…

Armstrong softball finishes regular season as #2 in nation, wins conference


Thanks to some kind words from my student Haley Ellis, I was on hand last Saturday for Armstrong Atlantic State University’s teacher appreciation recognition just before a double header with rival Flagler. I’m always surprised by how many Savannahians don’t…

A few thoughts about Armstrong’s winter graduation


Academia will continue — as it should — to push students to dig deep into specific fields of study, but tomorrow’s workers are more likely to thrive if they embrace breadth too. I teach a couple of the upper level journalism courses at Armstrong, and I keep hammering home the need for journalists of the future to have a plethora of skills that previous generations did not require for success.

Armstrong’s Economic Monitor: Savannah area economy continues improving

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I might have a little more to say about the 3rd quarter Economic Monitor prepared by Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Center for Regional Analysis, directed by economist Michael Toma, but things are getting better in the local economy. Given the rebounds in tourism and port traffic and given the visibly significant degree of new developments in the greater downtown area, it’s not surprising that employment data are looking strong.

A clear turn in housing as economic conditions improve


In my City Talk column last Sunday, I wrote about the declining inventory in the Savannah metro area housing market. We’re still a long way from where we need to be, but the twin trends of fewer new listings and increased sales have steadily whittled the inventory lower and lower, which has helped put a floor under prices.

Fast Company magazine highlights SCAD, entrepreneurship in Savannah

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In the wake of some bad press for SCAD about the return on investment for graduates (tuition vs. future earnings), Fast Company has a fascinating interview with college co-found and president Paula Wallace.

Armstrong tennis teams enter NCAA DII tournament ranked #1 and #3

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UPDATE: Both men’s and women’s teams became national champs!!!

Student loan debt around the country

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The New York Times has excellent coverage with some great graphics today detailing the student loan debt burden for private and public colleges across America. The average Armstrong graduate has $19,000 in debt; the average SCAD graduate $39,000.

Virginia Spencer Carr — famed literary biographer and former Armstrong prof — dies at 82

The Lonely Hunter by Virginia Spencer Carr

From the obituary in the New York Times: Virginia Spencer Carr, a literary scholar whose book “The Lonely Hunter” remains the standard biography of Carson McCullers, died on April 10 at her home in Lynn, Mass. She was 82. [.…