News Briefs: Fee increases approved, ME elective hours increased

Peterson accepts fee increases

Institute President G. P. “Bud” Peterson has accepted the recommendations of the Mandatory Student Fee Advisory Committee to raise the Transportation Fee by $5 and the Health Fee by $6. These proposed changes will next be voted on by the Board of Regents at their meeting later this spring.

Evans cleared of racketeering

The Ga. Attorney General’s office has cleared Chris Evans, a former Tech employee, of the racketeering charges it filed against him  and two professors in Sept. 2010.

Evans was accused of misappropriating Institute funds. The case against the two professors is still ongoing.

ME increases elective hours

The School of Mechanical Engineering recently voted to increased the number of required free electives from 18 to 21 hours.  The change will need to be approved by the Board of Regents.