Top National and Regional News Coverage

March 9, 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

Even In Middle Age, Your Best Running Days May Still Be Ahead Of You

Gerald Zavorsky, associate professor of respiratory therapy, in an article about
new research that shows the fastest men and women marathoners are in the 25-34 age group and that performance begins to decline for elite runners around age 35.
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THE HECHINGER REPORT

When Using Data To Predict Outcomes, Consider The Ethical Dilemmas, New Report Urges

Georgia State highlighted in an article about how the university uses predictive analytics to improve student outcomes. The university was also noted in a story about predictive analytics in University World News.
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THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

These Georgia Colleges Graduate The Highest Percentage Of Black Students

Timothy Renick, vice provost and vice president for enrollment management and student success, in a story about Georgia State continuing to lead the nation in graduating black students, according to a new report of “Top Performing Institutions for Black Students” released March 1 by The Education Trust.  
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THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

GSU Forecast: Hiring To Slow In 2017

Rajeev Dhawan, director of the Economic Forecasting Center, in an article about the center’s quarterly forecast released on Feb. 22. The article noted that the first year of the Trump administration will bring a “skirmish” over trade that will buffet the Georgia economy, but not keep it from growing.
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NBC NEWS

#Envelopegate Is A Giant Headache For Accounting Firm Pwc

V. Kumar, Regents Professor of Marketing, in an article about the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers’ gaffe at the Oscars that led to Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway incorrectly awarding “La La Land” the Best Picture award instead of “Moonlight.”
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FOXNEWS/STAT

Homeopathic Remedies Harmed Hundreds Of Babies, 
Families Say, As FDA Investigated For Years

Patricia Zettler, associate law professor, in a story about parents reporting homeopathic remedies, including Hyland’s Teething Tablets, have harmed babies for years.
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WABE/NPR

Atlanta Streetcar Ridership Drop Offers Lesson To Other Cities

Public management and policy professor Joseph Hacker in a story about the plunge in ridership on the Atlanta Streetcar since the city started charging a $1 fee in 2016.
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11ALIVE, WXIA

Georgia State Begins Construction On Turner Field

A story about Georgia State officially starting construction at the former Turner Field. Georgia State will use the field as a football stadium. The stadium is scheduled to open on Aug. 31.
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CBS46

Georgia State University Officers Get Body Cameras

A story about Atlanta police loaning Georgia State’s police officers body cameras. The Atlanta City Council voted on the issue on Feb. 20.
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THE SAPORTA REPORT

GSU Report Examines Popular ESPLOST As U.S. Education Secretary Mulls School Funding

An article about a new Center for State and Local Finance report that outlines education challenges less affluent communities face. The title is, “Georgia’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for Education: Review of Trends and Policy Implications.” The authors are Ross Rubenstein, the Dan E. Sweat Distinguished Chair in Educational and Community Policy, and Nicholas Warner, a research associate at the Center for State and Local Finance who specializes in education finance.

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THE BANGKOK POST

Thailand Needs Same ‘HOPE’ As Georgia 

Larry Berman, dean of the Honors College, cowrote an opinion piece about how Thailand can learn from Georgia on how the state has used lottery sales to finance education.
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THE LOUISVILLE COURIER-JOURNAL

Humana Job Cuts Were Part Of Plan If Merger Failed

Robert W. Klein, associate professor of risk management and insurance, and professor William Custer, director of the Center for Health Services Research, in an article about how executives at Louisville-based health insurer Humana and its rival Aetna made backup plans, including changes to reassign and cut employees, in the event their $37 billion acquisition tanked.
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