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Georgia Tipoffs: Public Policy Newsletter for Tuesday December 19, 2017 ( 6 items )  

ACLU of Georgia Threatens Legal Action Against Georgia Government Officials Unless They Stop Censoring Critics on Social Media
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 18 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia issued the following news release: The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia is threatening legal action against two sheriffs, a police department, and one congressman demanding that they stop censoring their critics who post on official government Facebook pages. "Our democracy thrives when people can freely criticize elected officials," begins the letter the ACLU of Georgia sent to Habersham County Sheriff's Offic  more

Biology Graduate Student Receives National Science Foundation Fellowship
STATESBORO, Georgia, Dec. 18 -- Georgia Southern University issued the following news release: Jose Sanchez, a graduate student in the Georgia Southern Department of Biology, has been awarded a highly competitive National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowship to conduct ecological research in South America. Sanchez is one of only three students selected to participate from a competitive, nationwide search. The fellowship is funded by a NSF International Research Experience for Students grant. Th  more

Georgia Southern Alumnus Nick Wiley Named Chief Conservation Officer of Ducks Unlimited
STATESBORO, Georgia, Dec. 18 -- Georgia Southern University issued the following news release: Ducks Unlimited (DU) announced in November the hiring of Georgia Southern alumnus Nick Wiley ('83) as its new chief conservation officer, effective January 2018. Wiley is currently the executive director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). He rose through the ranks from a wildlife resource biologist to his current position, and he served as president of the Association of   more

New Trustee Appointed at Berry
MOUNT BERRY, Georgia, Dec. 18 -- Berry College issued the following news release: A veterinary medicine educator is the newest member of the Berry College Board of Trustees. Dr. Sheila W. Allen is the senior accreditation advisor for the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. In this role, she works with the association's Council on Education to monitor compliance with accreditation standards for 49 colleges of veterinary medicine worldwide. She also serves on the boards of Corn  more

Researchers Develop Practical Solar Heater for Poultry Houses
TUCKER, Georgia, Dec. 18 -- The U.S. Poultry and Egg Association issued the following news release: USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., in which researchers developed a practical solar heater for poultry houses. The research was made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Elton and Claire Maddox and is part of the Association's comprehensive research program encompassing al  more

Researchers Develop Practical Solar Heater for Poultry Houses
TUCKER, Georgia, Dec. 18 -- The U.S. Poultry Foundation issued the following news release: USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., in which researchers developed a practical solar heater for poultry houses. The research was made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Elton and Claire Maddox and is part of the Association's comprehensive research program encompassing all phases   more