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February 7, 2003

ALBANY -- The University System of Georgia is seeing record growth, and Darton College is a big part of that. 3,250 students are enrolled this semester and the school is hoping to attract more. Hundreds of high school students toured the campus Friday during the college's open house.

But school leaders admit they are still trying to come up with ways to accommodate the students. Enrollment jumped 25 percent in the past 4 years, and even then Darton was 30,000 square feet short.

"We know we're in desperate need of space, we've converted locker rooms to classrooms, we are doing a lot of space utilization studies."

The University System of Georgia announced Friday it's hoping to avoid layoffs by not filling 640 vacant positions. They say they are working to offer as many classes as possible without increasing class size.

posted at 5:40 p.m. by dave.d'marko@walb.com