OnlineAthens reports that students at the University of Georgia have been able to log onto a web site and “shop” for both professors and classes for the past 10 years. Using the online utility, one could search for course titles, times, as well as which professors are more likely to be strict or lenient with their grades. Last week, school officials discontinued this utility, citing an effort to increase academic rigor. This is in response to a 2003 study that found that UGA students don’t study as much as other students at comparable institutions, and graduate with little writing skill. After a week of student protests, the utility was restored and the Student Government Association was allowed to take over the popular listing… (Note: This site requires free registration.)