March roars in like a lion
This has been a whirlwind semester, and there is still much more ahead for this semester.
This week will be one of excitement for some and disappointment for others, unfortunately. The undergraduate admissions office will send out notifications to about 15,000 applicants letting them know whether or not they are being offered admission to UGA. I regret that we have to turn away so many Georgians, but the interest in attending UGA affirms that we are a desired place and still one of America’s best buys in higher education.
This week we are also celebrating the handover of the the Navy School property to UGA. We had a nice ceremony last fall with the Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, who will return in May to deliver our undergraduate commencement address. The activity that will take place at the end of this week will taking us one step closer to acquiring of the Navy School facilities. We are in the process of preparing that space to serve the needs of our medical school operation and those of the School of Public Health, and that area will become UGA’s Health Sciences Campus.
Finally, I am tremendously proud of the performances of our men’s and women’s basketball teams and the UGA Swimming and Diving team in their respective NCAA tournaments and the Gym Dogs in post-season action.