On the higher education beat, Stirgus has written about the Kennesaw State cheerleader dispute that led to the ouster of Sam Olens as its president. He co-wrote an award-winning series on HBCUs and has reported on the surprise hiring of former Gov. Sonny Perdue as the state university system’s chancellor.
During the pandemic, Stirgus helped with the AJC’s vaccine coverage.
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