State officials are at least taking a skeptical look at having Georgia Regents University expand into the stately old mills beside the Augusta Canal. But it appears they’re looking more eagerly to establish an Atlanta campus of the GRU medical school. We think expansion here makes a ton more sense.
GRU President Ricardo Azziz’s logic is that Atlanta is where the people are – though, in making that argument, he also used faulty population statistics that unfairly and inaccurately portray Augusta as shrinking.
More importantly, we don’t agree with his follow-me-to-the-big-city logic, and neither do the purveyors of many of the world’s best institutions of higher learning. People don’t just follow crowds; they also flock to quality. Great schools – like great barbecue or any other stellar product – are worth seeking out, wherever they are.