Top National and Regional News Coverage

June 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 WALL STREET JOURNAL

The High Price Of Not Completing College In Four Years

Timothy Renick, vice provost and vice president for enrollment management and student success, quoted in an article about what universities are doing to increase the number of students that graduate on time.
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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Unresolved U.S. Debt Ceiling Casts A Shadow Over Many Forecasters’ Economic Outlooks

Rajeev Dhawan, director of the Economic Forecasting Center, in an article about economic forecasters raising their assessments of the risk facing the U.S. economy in The Wall Street Journal’s monthly survey.
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THE WASHINGTON POST

Forget The Marketing Gimmicks:
It’s Time For Colleges To Cut Costs.

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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USA TODAY

Britain Attacks: Lack Of Pattern Puts Officials On Edge

Mia Bloom, professor of communications and Middle East studies, in an article about how the randomness of the three terrorist attacks in Britain has put officials around the world on edge, making it difficult to anticipate a next strike.
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THE NEW YORK TIMES

Higher Education Seeks Answers To Leaner Years

Georgia State’s Panther Retention Grant program highlighted in an article about ways the university is succeeding in increasing the number of students it retains and graduates as many universities across the nation deal with cutting costs.
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THE GUARDIAN

How Can Universities Hang On To Their Students?

Georgia State highlighted in an article about how the university uses predictive analytics and proactive advising to improve student outcomes.
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CNN

Antarctica: Bourdain’s Field Notes

Stuart Jefferies, professor of physics and astronomy, on the show “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.” Jefferies led a multi-institutional crew of scientists opening a solar observatory in Antarctica. 
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NEWSWEEK

Rape Definition Broadened In Atlanta To Include Male Victims, Spiking Crime Stats

Russell Covey, law professor, in a story about how the Atlanta Police Department updated its definition of rape to include any penetration without consent and is applying it equally to all genders.
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FORBES


CRE Experts Say The Economy Is Prepared
For A June Rate Hike

Rajeev Dhawan, director of the Economic Forecasting Center, in an article about economists overwhelmingly predicting a short-term interest rate hike coming this week following the Federal Reserve’s two-day board meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday. Dhawan was also quoted in a BisNow story.

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TIME/THE CONVERSATION

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

Charles Hankla, political science professor, in an opinion piece reacting to elections in the United Kingdom. The article also ran on Salon.com.

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ENTREPRENEUR

When It’s Time To Hire A COO —
And How To Get It Right

Nathan Bennett, associate dean for program innovation in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, in an opinion piece about the best time for start-up companies to bring on a chief operating officer.
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NPR

Disability Advocates Fear Impact Of Medicaid Cuts In GOP Health Plan

Bill Custer, a professor of health administration, in an article about the fears disability advocates have about the impact Medicaid cuts in the GOP health plan could have in Georgia. Custer was also in an article about Anthem, the parent company of Georgia’s biggest health insurer, exiting Ohio’s health insurance exchange for 2018.
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NPR

Saudi Arabia, Egypt And Other Arab Countries
Break Ties With Qatar

Allen Fromherz, director of the Middle East Studies Center, in a story about the breaking of diplomatic ties with Qatar by other Arab countries.
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THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Georgia State Reveals Logo
And Twitter Handle For New Football Stadium

An article about Georgia State revealing the new logo and Twitter handle for Georgia State Stadium, which will open in August.
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THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Rialto Center For The Arts Leaps Into New Season

An article reporting that acrobatic dance, “supernatural jazz, sublime vocalizing” and the songs of Georgia’s Johnny Mercer will be on tap during the new 2017-18 season at the Rialto Center for the Arts.
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THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

An Atlanta College Is Growing
Its Own Food Inside A Shipping Container

Lenore Musick, executive director of PantherDining and sustainability initiatives, in an article about the university’s new hydroponic campus farm — which exists inside a shipping container.
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FOX 5

How Your Sweet Tooth Could Be Hurting Your Memory

Marise Parent, a professor in the Neuroscience Institute, in a story about studies that show people who chronically consume high levels of sugar also have short-term memory issues.

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GEORGIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING

Career Code Switching

Katie Acosta, a sociologist, discusses how women of color navigate the workplace.

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DAILY REPORT

Sensing Demand, GSU Law Launches Health Law LL.M.

A story about the College of Law through its Center for Law, Health & Society is introducing a master of laws degree with a concentration in health law, beginning this fall. 
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