Young Harris College and Hope

Young Harris College and Hope

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Since: Nov 07

Hudson, OH

#1 Jan 25, 2008
This is two fold.
We have the Hope Scholarship in Georgia. This makes it possible for our children to attend college if they maintain their grades.
In Towns County we are also fortunate to have an excellent, private, two year college: Young Harris. Young adults graduating from Towns County High School, with excellent grades can receive "faculty scholarships" to attend Young Harris College.
I am thankful for the professors at Young Harris College that take interest in providing an excellent education to our young people.
Young Harris graduates are given serious consideration by Colleges such as Emory University.
Whatever made this all happen: the lottery, Zell Miller, etc.... I thank you for giving my child an education and the motivation to become a teacher.
Kings_Jester

Twinsburg, OH

#2 Jan 27, 2008
And yet faculty at that college raised such a stink when it looked like Zell was going to teach some courses there that Zell stepped back away from the offer in embarrassment for the college. Imagine a teaching institution not wanting to take advantage of the learnings and experiences and life lessons of a man from this area who rose to the office of Governor of this great state. I hope Cathy Cox can fix that myopic bent that the college has during her tenure there.

Since: Nov 07

Hudson, OH

#3 Jan 27, 2008
Kings_Jester wrote:
And yet faculty at that college raised such a stink when it looked like Zell was going to teach some courses there that Zell stepped back away from the offer in embarrassment for the college. Imagine a teaching institution not wanting to take advantage of the learnings and experiences and life lessons of a man from this area who rose to the office of Governor of this great state. I hope Cathy Cox can fix that myopic bent that the college has during her tenure there.
Please tell us about this. Why did that happen?
Kings_Jester

Twinsburg, OH

#4 Jan 29, 2008
This tells the story better than I could: http://www.democracy-project.com/archives/000...
anon

Dawsonville, GA

#5 Feb 7, 2008
Please note that it was one faculty member. Don't judge them all by David Franklin, please!
Katherine

Manchester, GA

#6 Feb 7, 2008
Isn't it interesting that when a Democratic Senator comes down hard against his party he is a disgrace, but when a Republican Senator does it he's a maverick.
Howell

Northfield, OH

#7 Feb 8, 2008
Bump
Loretta

Hudson, OH

#8 Feb 17, 2008
Zell Miller never forgot his home county. Agree or not with his political views, he took care of us. I would have been honored to have him teach one of my children. What a shame that a very few people kept him from returning to his home town and sharing of his life experience.
Are the Franklin's local folks?
Did they have any "right" to keep Zell away?
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That Zell Miller will join a white shoe law firm on K Street won't surprise many Beltway insiders. After all, that path is well trod, and for good reasons. Money, prestige, and the opportunity to stay in the game by hobnobbing with establishment elites are sufficient grounds for many politicians to hang around Washington long after they -- or voters -- end their term in office.
But Zell Miller is a bit different from most of his colleagues, as his embrace of President Bush and public spanking of Democratic colleagues revealed. In fact, his decision to join McKenna Long & Aldridge doesn't rest upon the standard reasons alone, but upon an ugly turn at Young Harris College (YHC), his (and my) alma mater.
Before last spring, Miller planned on retiring to his home town of Young Harris to teach at the eponymous junior college there. He's a YHC graduate and former professor at the small Methodist school, which was founded in 1886 by a circuit-riding minister. But in May, David Franklin, a history professor there whose wife is academic dean, penned a vitriolic letter to Miller that was obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In the letter, Franklin, from whom I took a Western history survey course during his first year there, 1979/80, said:
"You, Zell Miller, are a disgrace to your city, your county, your state and your country. Your attack upon the U.S. Senate that you sit in now was so unpatriotic it boggles the imagination."
In response, Miller declared that he wouldn't teach at the College, as the letter "makes it abundantly clear that I would not be, shall we say, warmly welcomed." And: "I have long put up with this kind of vitriol in the political world but I am not going to at my alma mater."
Prof. Franklin has transformed himself from the preppy, buttoned down, clean-cut Southern fraternity boy I remember into a provincial parody of academic chic.

Since: Nov 07

Hudson, OH

#9 Feb 17, 2008
Holy cow! My phone has been ringing off the hook!
Ya'll knock it off! Use your own damned name!
Kings_Jester

Newark, OH

#10 Feb 19, 2008
Loretta, did you think that people wouldn't be able to click on a simple link to read the blog posting for themselves? Or are you suggesting that the words you posted are your own?
Loretta

Hudson, OH

#11 Feb 19, 2008
Of course I'm not suggesting the words are mine (except for the first few sentences).

What I am suggesting is that I don't know how to place a link here, so I cut and past the article.
Kings_Jester

Cornelia, GA

#12 Feb 19, 2008
I didn't see your sentences at the front. I'm sorry I called you out on it. It's not like they were my words either.

Since: Nov 07

Hudson, OH

#13 Feb 19, 2008
Kings_Jester wrote:
I didn't see your sentences at the front. I'm sorry I called you out on it. It's not like they were my words either.
It's easy to misunderstand when on these threads, especially because we don't know each other. Folks that know me would not have questioned that post. I would never belittle anyone by thinking they can't click on a link....I have many problems with it myself, including tonight with a link posted by Windbag (whom I admire).

I want to share my thoughts, I just sometimes have a difficult time expressing myself.

Thank you for your apology.

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