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Carters become the first couple to receive the Ivan Allen Prize for Social Courage

The 2017 Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage was presented jointly to former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter at an awards ceremony at the Biltmore Feb. 17. In addition to the awards luncheon, the day’s events included a symposium on the power of partnership, and a town hall with the Carters that was attended by 300 students. 

Annual Report

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2016 Institute Address

2016 Institute Address

President's Updates

President's Updates

President Peterson Hosts Spring Conversation Series with Campus Leaders 

This spring President G.P. "Bud" Peterson hosted a series of town hall-style events called “Conversations with Senior Leadership,” featuring members of Georgia Tech’s executive leadership team and other campus leaders. The series covered topics including the educational landscape and issues facing Georgia Tech, opportunities and funding priorities under President Donald Trump, and institutional plans for building a resilient campus. Summaries of each event are included below.

G.P. "Bud" Peterson's Statements on Recent Executive Orders

(On March 6 President Donald Trump signed an executive order that imposes a 90-day ban on new visas from six countries, along with other measures. It has the potential to affect students, faculty, and staff at universities throughout the U.S., including here in Georgia.)

March 6, 2017 - As with the last executive order (Jan. 27), we are working to assess how it might impact the Georgia Tech community. We are a global university, attracting some of the world’s best scholars, researchers, and teachers. As we recognize the valuable contributions our international students, faculty, and staff make to the success of our institution, we also value you as individuals. I have heard from many of you over the last several weeks and recognize that you may have questions and/or concerns. I want to reassure you that the Office of International Education, the Vice Provost for International Initiatives, Human Resources, our Office of Government and Community Relations, along with the University System of Georgia and others, are closely monitoring this and related changes in an effort to keep you apprised and answer your questions. We will continue our robust coordination efforts and provide appropriate resources and information to support the faculty, staff, and students who may be impacted. 

 

Commitment to Diversity

“We will recruit, develop, retain, and engage a diverse cadre of students, faculty, and staff with a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, interests, and talents, creating a campus community that exemplifies the best in all of us—in our intellectual pursuits, our diversity of thought, our personal integrity, and our inclusive excellence.” 
—Georgia Tech Strategic Plan