Top National and Regional News Coverage

Feb. 15, 2017 Issue

News coverage validates the meaningful work being done here. It brings the perspectives of Georgia State people onto the public agenda, and it helps to build recognition of our university regionally, nationally and internationally. This compilation of news clips from the Office of Public Relations and Marketing Communications highlights some of the most prominent recent stories that focus on or include Georgia State. Some of the story links below are only accessible with a subscription. To request an electronic copy of an article, email gsudigest@gsu.edu.


THE WASHINGTON POST

Universities Try New Way Of Providing Aid To Boost Graduation Rates For Low-Income Students

Georgia State highlighted in a national story about several public universities taking part in a pilot program to provide small-dollar grants to help low-income students complete their degrees. Georgia State has been lauded for its Panther Grants, which award an average of $900 to cash-strapped students.
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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

WSJ Survey: Most Economists Expect Next Fed Rate Increase In June

Rajeev Dhawan, director of the Economic Forecasting Center, in an article about a Wall Street Journal survey that shows more than half of economists expect the Federal Reserve to leave short-term interest rates unchanged at its next two policy meetings, and then raise them in June.
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REUTERS

Kids Who Live With E-Cigarette Users May Think Smoking Is Okay

Lucy Popova, assistant professor of health promotion and behavior, in an article about public health experts’ worries that kids who live with adults who use electronic cigarettes may think smoking is okay. 
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THE CONVERSATION

Think You’re Not Having Enough Sex? Try Being A Senior In Assisted Living

Elisabeth Burgess, associate professor of gerontology, cowrote an opinion piece about how the rules and practices of assisted-living facilities and nursing homes make it difficult for seniors to develop romantic relationships.
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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

New Orleans’ Resilience Tested Once Again, As Tornadoes Tear Through City

John Travis Marshall, a law professor, in a story about New Orleans being tested once again after a half a dozen tornadoes slammed the city and other parts of Louisiana on Feb. 7.
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EDUCATION WEEK

Atlanta Schools Start Over With Police

Georgia State mentioned in an article about Atlanta Public Schools’ new police department. Anchoring the district’s school climate strategy is a five-year, $7.5 million National Institute of Justice grant that pairs the district with researchers from Georgia State and WestEd to design and evaluate a comprehensive school safety plan.
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THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Oh My! Seven Minutes With George Takei Railing Against Donald Trump’s Policies

An article about actor George Takei’s speech at Georgia State’s Distinguished Speakers Series on Feb. 9.
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THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Obamacare Enrollment Down Sharply In Georgia

Bill Custer, a health care expert at Georgia State, in a story about the drop in Georgia of Obamacare sign-ups with nearly 94,000 fewer people enrolling in health coverage this year compared with 2016.
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THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Fulton Schools Bring Back Staff And Programs, But Recovery’s Slow

Carolyn Bourdeaux, director of the Center for State and Local Finance and an associate professor, in an article about how Fulton County Schools managed to resurrect arts programs, hire more teachers and increase salaries as Georgia rebounds from the financial hit of the recession.
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THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

In Atlanta Bribery Case, Echoes Of Past Scandals

Timothy Crimmins, a history professor, in a story about the history of corruption scandals in Atlanta’s City Hall.
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ATLANTA BUSINESS RADIO

Tax Reform in the New Administration

Lucia Smeal, clinical assistant professor of accountancy, in a story discussing anticipated tax reform during President Trump’s administration.
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WABE

Atlanta’s Daffodil Project: A Call To Action To Help Children

First Lady Laura Voisinet in a story about Georgia State’s partnership with the Daffodil Project, which “aspires to build a worldwide living Holocaust memorial by planting 1.5 million daffodils in memory of the 1.5 million children who died during the Holocaust, and in support for children who continue to suffer in genocides and other humanitarian crises around the world today.”
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