Top National and Regional News Coverage

August 14, 2017

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 ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Georgia State To Name Football Field After Alumnus

A report on Georgia State naming its football field at Georgia State Stadium in honor of Parker H. “Pete” Petit, chairman and chief executive officer of MiMedx Group. Petit is a successful entrepreneur and long-time supporter of the university who has made a $10 million gift to the university to support the Athletics program. The story was also reported by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, 11Alive, the Gwinnett Daily Post, among others.
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THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Ticket Sales Increase For Panthers
First Season At Georgia State Stadium

Brian Kelly, senior associate athletic director for external operations, in a story about single-game ticket sales for the first season at Georgia State Stadium reaching an all-time high since the program’s inaugural season in 2010 and season ticket sales totaling more than twice that of 2016.
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THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Georgia State’s Video Board Will Be
Eighth Largest In College Football

An article about Georgia State Stadium having one of the biggest video boards in college football. 
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THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Georgia State Received Record
$147 Million In Research Funding

A report on Georgia State receiving $147 million in research funding in fiscal year 2017, setting a record for the sixth consecutive year. The funding record was also highlighted in a story on CBS46.
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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Venezuela Reported False Election Turnout,
Voting Company Says

Jennifer McCoy, Distinguished University Professor of Political Science, in a story about Smartmatic revealing Venezuelan authorities tampered with votes during an election this week to pick a 550-member body to rewrite the country’s constitution. Smartmatic provides voting software to governments worldwide. McCoy was also quoted in The New York Times, NPR, Reuters, Al Jazeera English TV and BBC, among others.
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THE WASHINGTON POST

Venezuela’s Controversial New
Constituent Assembly, Explained

Jennifer McCoy in an opinion piece about the controversial new Constituent Assembly in Venezuela.
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DIVERSE: ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Leaders Turning To Data, Cultural Strategies
To Boost Tribal Students’ Success

Timothy Renick, vice provost and vice president of enrollment management and student success, in an article about data assessment and cultural strategies to improve student enrollment, retention and overall student success.
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REUTERS/HUFFINGTON POST

Marijuana Use Holds Three-Fold
Blood Pressure Death Risk

Barbara Yankey of the School of Public Health in a story about a study that shows people who smoke marijuana have a three times greater risk of dying from hypertension, or high blood pressure, than those who have never used the drug.
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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Here’s Why Cops Hate
The War On Drugs As Much As We Do

Dean Dabney, professor of criminal justice and criminology, in an opinion piece about why a return to a “law and order” approach would undo recent gains in reducing crime rates as well as prison populations and would further strain tense police-community relations. The article also ran in the Columbia Missourian.
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THE CONVERSATION

Misleading Statements On Russia
Meeting Recall Clinton’s Impeachment

Clark D. Cunningham, the W. Lee Burge Chair in Law & Ethics and director of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics & Professionalism, in an opinion piece suggesting President Donald Trump should learn from former President Bill Clinton’s mistakes to never put his lawyers in the position of making statements in his name that later turn out to be false. 
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NATURE

Chimpanzees Are First Animal Shown To Develop Telltale Markers Of Alzheimer’s Disease

William Hopkins, a psychologist at Georgia State, in a story about a study that shows the brains of aged chimpanzees show pathology similar to the human brain afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease.
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CBS46

Major Health Insurance Company
Pulling Out Of Metro Atlanta

William S. Custer, associate professor and director of the Center for Health Services Research, in an article about Blue Cross Blue Shield announcing it will no longer be a part of the Obamacare marketplace in the metro Atlanta area next year.
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WABE-NPR

GSU Professor Makes Art
With Ocean Plastic To Show Its Dangers

Pam Lombardi, Distinguished Professor of Art, in a story about how she makes art with ocean plastics to show its dangers.
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