February 2022

Milledgeville Native Nominated to Federal Reserve Board

Feb 23, 2022
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A Milledgeville native may make history as the first Black woman to serve on the Federal Reserve Board.

In January, President Joe Biden nominated Dr. Lisa DeNell Cook to the body that oversees U.S. monetary policy and the nation’s 12 federal reserve banks.

Cook is a professor of economics and international relations at Michigan State University.

As an academic, Cook’s research includes economic growth and development, innovation, financial institutions and markets and economic history. Her past teaching positions include time at Harvard and Stanford universities.

New Disrict Lines Approved for County Commission, School Board

Feb 23, 2022
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A new map for County Commission districts passed the state legislature. 

State Representative Rick Williams introduced legislation for the map after Baldwin County Commissioners approved the new district lines last month.

Notable changes include a more compact second district. District two currently is comprised of the Harrisburg, Scottsboro and Coopers communities. The new map places Coopers in the third district and pushes District two eastward from the 441 Bypass to the Oconee River.

Georgia College Connections | Make a Plan for Better Health During American Heart Month

Feb 23, 2022
American Heart Month is a great time to think about how you can reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease. This tip sheet offers ideas for simple ways to incorporate heart health into every day of the month. Try a new activity each day and make your favorites part of your regular routine.

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute recognizes February as American Heart Month, 28 days when we should start making a plan to increase our heart health so we can enjoy the benefits that lead to a better quality of life.
On this edition of Georgia College Connections, Dr. Damian K. Francis of Georgia College’s Center for Health and Social Issues walks us through some of the first steps toward greater heart health.

Willingness to Change?

Feb 23, 2022
Image from the cover of A White Liberal College President in the Jim Crow South: Guy Herbert Wells and the YWCA at Georgia State College for Women, 1934-1953. Image of three people, left to right, Polly Moss, Guy Herbert Wells and Eugene Talmadge.

In the book A White Liberal College President in the Jim Crow South: Guy Herbert Wells and the YWCA at Georgia State College for Women, 1934-1953, Georgia College Sociologist Sandra Godwin examines the conflicts that arise when a nascent Civil Rights Movement filters its way down to a small women’s college in the segregated south.