Top National and Regional News Coverage

April 20, 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.


WXIA-TV

Georgia State University And State Farm Partner To Support Student Success

Georgia State University highlighted in several articles about a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership with State Farm that will help qualified students entering the Decatur campus of Perimeter College have a pathway to a more productive future. The partnership was also covered by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Atlanta Journal Constitution and WSB-TV, among others.
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THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

The Pathway To A College Presidency Is Changing, And A New Report Outlines How

President Mark Becker in an article about how the pathway to becoming a college president is changing. Experts in the article explain that serving as provost was once a clear steppingstone to the president’s office, but many deans are now moving straight into the top job, according to a report issued by Deloitte’s Center for Higher Education Excellence and the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for 21st Century Universities.
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THE WASHINGTON POST

A Surprise From Trump’s First 100 Days: His First International Rescue Was A Muslim Woman

Abbas Barzegar, a religious studies professor, in an article about a Muslim woman being involved in President Trump’s first big international rescue of an American citizen.
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TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION

How Do Universities Use Big Data?

President Mark Becker in a story about how the use of big data is helping to boost student success rates.
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THE WASHINGTON POST

Lessons From The First ‘Tiny House’ Evangelist, Henry David Thoreau

Rick Diguette, assistant professor of English, in an opinion piece about what lessons could be learned from author Henry David Thoreau, who Diguette says was the first “tiny house” evangelist.
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TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION

A Scholar In Svalbard

Randy Malamud, Regents Professor of English, wrote an opinion piece about his experience at a conference in Longyearbyen, on Spitsbergen island in the Svalbard archipelago, the world’s northernmost human settlement.
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THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION


Drop Out Rates Rise When Schools Restrict Students From Programs, Georgia State Study Finds

Laura Wood, a Ph.D. candidate in school psychology, and Stephen Truscott, professor in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services, in an article about a study that found schools preventing students from participating in extracurricular activities when they don’t perform well in school makes students more likely to drop out.

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THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Suit Says Cobb Schools ‘Capitulated’
To Christians In Yoga Flap

Jonathan R. Herman, who teaches religion, in a story about whether school districts should be allowed to transfer an educator’s career to a “lower-performing” school.

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CBS46

​GSU Graduate Students Help
Create Youth Mentoring Program

An article about graduate students enrolled in Georgia State’s master of social work program partnering with Real Youth, a Georgia non-profit organization, to create a youth mentoring program which benefits youth who identify as LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) and their allies.
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WXIA-TV

Georgia State Football
Journeyman Works Toward NFL Goal

Bobby Baker, a safety on the Georgia State football team, featured in a story about his goals to play in the NFL.
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WABE-NPR

Atlantans Seek Options After Internet Privacy Rules Repealed

Phil Ventimiglia, chief innovation officer at Georgia State, in an article about President Donald Trump recently signing a bill to repeal Internet privacy rules.

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THE CONVERSATION

Georgia’s Special Election: What Does A Runoff Mean For 2018?

Jeffrey Lazarus, associate professor of political science, in an opinion piece about the special election in Georgia’s 6th House district to replace Tom Price, who left the House to become secretary of Health and Human Services.
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THE CONVERSATION

Facial Recognition Is Increasingly Common, But How Does It Work

Jessica Gabel Cino, associate dean for academic affairs and associate professor of law, in an opinion piece about the expansion of facial recognition systems in major U.S. airports to monitor people leaving the U.S.
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THE CONVERSATION

How World War I Sparked The Artistic Movement That Transformed Black America

Elizabeth West, professor of English, in an opinion piece about how African-American literary works emerging from World War I spurred the bold spirit of resistance of the African-American protest movement into the 21st century.
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