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Class Notes: Gainesville High School graffiti incident closed

POSTED: May 29, 2013 12:42 a.m.

A graffiti incident at Gainesville High School earlier this month has been closed, said Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer.

A third suspect was originally sought, but was never located, Dyer said.

“The third party was not visible on the videotape, but we do know a third person was there because they were driving,” Dyer said. “However, it’s all hearsay so we don’t have any concrete evidence.”

No criminal charges were filed. The two students who were caught are currently doing restitution at the school, consistent with the school’s policy on graffiti incidents, Dyer said.

Dyer said there had been a series of pranks between the junior and senior classes throughout the school year, and that this was the first prank brought onto school grounds.

The graffiti has since been removed from the building.

Brenau University fashion programs ranked nationally

The fashion programs at Brenau University were recently named No. 67 in the nation in fashion merchandising and No. 75 in fashion design.

The rankings are part of, a national online clearinghouse for information on colleges and universities for students interested in careers in the fashion industry. Further, listed Brenau’s fashion merchandising program as one of the top 20 in the Top Fashion Marketing College list for the country.

“We are competing with everyone in the United States that has these kinds of programs, even the ‘big guys,’” said Lori Gann-Smith, fashion design program director at Brenau. “This means we are on the map.”

Karen Garbow, assistant professor and director of Brenau’s fashion merchandising program, said that is highly regarded as authoritative and nonbiased in its approach to presenting higher education and career planning information for students and professionals.

UNG English professor to attend British Romanticism seminar

Diana Edelman-Young, assistant professor of English on the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus, has been selected to attend one of seven seminars sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities this summer.

Edelman-Young is one of 16 teachers from across the country selected to attend the “Reassessing British Romanticism” seminar at the University of Nebraska. During the seminar, Edelman-Young will collaborate with other teachers and work on independent research covering late 18th- and early 19th-century British literature and culture.

“My particular project involves reading and analyzing medical writings and illustrations of the period, particularly works related to obstetrics and childbirth,” Edelman-Young said. “I hope to write a chapter of a book manuscript emerging from my dissertation, which discusses the medical influences and imagery in works of major Romantic authors like Ann Radcliffe, Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley.”

The five-week program will be directed by Stephen C. Behrednt, Georgia Holmes Distinguished University Professor of English at the University of Nebraska.

The NEH is a federal agency that facilitates academic collaboration between teachers from various institutions in many humanities disciplines.

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