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Georgia Tipoffs: Public Policy Newsletter for Wednesday January 03, 2018 ( 5 items )  

Bakari Sellers Named 2018 Annual MLK Celebration Speaker
STATESBORO, Georgia, Jan. 2 -- Georgia Southern University issued the following news release: Civil rights activist, attorney and political commentator Bakari Sellers has been named the Georgia Southern University annual MLK Celebration speaker and will present on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at 847 Plant Drive in Statesboro. The live presentation will be simulcast at the Georgia Southern Armstrong campus in Savannah. April 2018 will mark 50 years since King's as  more

CSU's Ranger Challenge Team to Compete in Regional Competition
COLUMBUS, Georgia, Jan. 2 -- Columbus State University issued the following news: Columbus State University's ROTC Ranger Challenge team is headed to Florida this month to compete with the top teams in the South. CSU cadets earned their spot at the competition by placing second in the state competition, which was held at Fort Benning in October. Ranger Challenge is the Army ROTC Varsity Sport. Teams of ten cadets compete in events like land navigation, weapons qualification, chemical and medic  more

High Doses of Vitamin D Rapidly Reduce Arterial Stiffness in Overweight/Obese, Vitamin-Deficient African-Americans
AUGUSTA, Georgia, Jan. 2 -- Augusta University issued the following news release: In just four months, high-doses of vitamin D reduce arterial stiffness in young, overweight/obese, vitamin-deficient, but otherwise still healthy African-Americans, researchers say. Rigid artery walls are an independent predictor of cardiovascular- related disease and death and vitamin D deficiency appears to be a contributor, says Dr. Yanbin Dong, geneticist and cardiologist at the Georgia Prevention Institute a  more

Student Government Association Presidents Build Ties Across Campuses
STATESBORO, Georgia, Jan. 2 -- Georgia Southern University issued the following news release: When students Dylan John and Nipuna Ambanpola met, they never imagined they would form a partnership as Student Government Association (SGA) presidents of the same university in the United States a few years later. Despite attending rival high schools in Sri Lanka, the two are excited about the partnership they've formed to build a unified and strong student body across three campuses and the strides   more

Urgent Message From PETA: Winter Survival Tips for Animals in Greater Savannah Area
CHATHAM COUNTY, Georgia, Jan. 2 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: As a winter storm watch is affecting Chatham County, animals are at risk and can suffer from deadly frostbite and exposure, become dehydrated when water sources ice over, and die--especially when overnight temperatures drop below freezing, as is forecast for your area. Keep animals indoors. Freezing temperatures spell extra hardship for "backyard dogs," who often go without adequat  more