Georgia Regents University calls altered photos 'an error in judgment'
- Promotional materials for Georgia Regents University, a new institution formed from the merger of Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences University, included altered photos of Augusta State golfers and other athletes with all mentions of the school removed.
- Athletes said it was "heartbreaking" to see their memories photoshopped to promote another school, and that they felt they were being taken advantage of to promote another school.
- The publication was produced in conjunction with an outside agency, with 5,000 copies printed during the initial run, and Georgia Regents spokeswoman Christen Carter said the school never intended "to take away from the accomplishments of the athletic teams nor the players who played for those teams."
From the article:
... One of the altered photos showed Augusta State golfers when they won the NCAA Division I men's championship in 2011, but the athletes appear in plain blue golf shirts and white visors. The school name and logos had been erased. The Augusta Chronicle first reported the existence of the photos. ...
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