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Newt Gingrich’s Education Background

Newt Gingrich is an American politician and former member of the US House of Representatives. He has also had careers as a professor, historian, and author. He is now a candidate for the Republican party’s nominee for the 2012 Presidential race. EDUinReview will now take a look at Gingrich’s education background.

Gingrich was born on June 17, 1943, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. His name at birth was Newton Leroy McPherson. His parents are Kathleen and Newton Searies McPherson. The couple’s marriage did not last long and in 1946, his mother remarried an Army officer, Robert Gingrich, who then adopted Newt and gave him his last name. Kathleen and Robert had three daughters: Candace, Susan, and Roberta.

Since Robert was in the military, the family moved often and Newt attended many military academies, but graduated from Baker High School in Columbus, Georgia, in 1961. Gingrich attended Emory University, where he earned his B.A. in history in 1965. He then attended Tulane University, where he earned a PhD in modern European history in 1971. The year before, he accepted a position as an Assistant History Professor at the University of West Georgia. In 1974, he switched departments and began teaching in the geography department. He left the University of West Georgia in 1978 because the university could no longer keep as a faculty member without making him a tenured professor. In 1993, Gingrich again became a teacher when he taught Renewing American Civilization at Kennesaw State University.

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Mexican Immigrant Student Faces Possible Deportation

Jessica Colotl: Image Via MyFoxAtlanta

Jessica Colotl: Image Via MyFoxAtlanta

A college student from Kennesaw State University could face deportation next year.

Jessica Colotl, a 21-year-old Mexican immigrant, was arrested in March for driving without a license.

On May 12, a Georgia sheriff filed a felony charge against Colotl for providing a false address to the police. Two days later, she surrendered to the sheriff but does not admit to any wrongdoing.

“I never thought that I’d be caught up in this messed-up system,” she said in a recent news conference. “I was treated like a criminal, like a threat to the nation.”

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