Top National and Regional News Coverage

Aug. 24, 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.


FORBES

The Barriers To Success And Upward Mobility For
First-Generation Students And How To Fix The Problem

Timothy Renick, vice provost and vice president of enrollment management and student success, in a story about how the university uses data to design and deliver timely interventions for first-generation students.
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FORBES

College Esports Teams Aim To Get Varsity Sport Status

Georgia State highlighted in a story about eSports taking more steps towards traditional competitive sports status at universities around the country. Georgia State announced last week that eSports will start at the university this fall.
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USA TODAY

How Colleges Across America
Are Celebrating The Eclipse

Georgia State highlighted in a story about how colleges across America celebrated the eclipse. Georgia State events were also highlighted in stories on FOX5 TV and WSB Radio.
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ESPN

Georgia State’s Esports Focus
A ‘Visionary Step For The School’

A report on Georgia State unveiling its eSports program on Aug. 16, becoming the 34th member of the National Association of Collegiate eSports.
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THE NEW YORK TIMES

Marijuana Tied to Hypertension Risk

Barbara A. Yankey, epidemiologist at Georgia State, in a story about a study that shows
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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CNN

Millions Of Americans Live Nowhere Near A Hospital, Jeopardizing Their Lives

A Georgia State journalism alumna and her CNN colleague used big data to map “hospital deserts,” a concern for rural America.
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INSIDE HIGHER ED

Challenging The ‘Productivity Paradox’

Phil Ventimiglia, chief innovation officer, in an article about a study that finds technology spending spurs gains in colleges’ outputs, but they vary depending on the institution.
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ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE

Atlanta Job Growth Expected
To Drop By 20,000 By 2019

A story about job growth in Atlanta expected to significantly drop over the next three years, according to a new report from the Economic Forecasting Center.
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THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

GSU: Strain On Parents’
Time Linked To Childhood Obesity

Economist Charles Courtemanche in a story about a new research study that shows a link between dual-income households and having children who are overweight and obese.
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THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Could Charlottesville Chaos Happen Here?

Dean Dabney, professor of criminal justice, in a story about police strategies during protests.
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THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

‘I Was A White-Power Skinhead,’ Mom Says

Robbie Friedmann, founding director of the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, in a story about how American youth become neo-Nazis.
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GEORGIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING

Many Georgia Juveniles Are Still
Serving Life Without Parole

Jessica Gabel Cino, associate dean for academic affairs and associate professor of law, in a story about Georgia’s failure to honor a U.S. Supreme Court decision banning mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles 17 and younger convicted of homicide and other serious crimes.
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WXIA/11ALIVE

Would You Be Able To Get Into UGA, Tech, GSU Today?

A story about how the students in the Class of 2021 are setting records as they step on campus at Georgia State, the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech.
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TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION

American Niceness: A Cultural History,
By Carrie Tirado Bramen

Randy Malamud, Regents’ professor of English, in an opinion piece about whether or not Americans are nice, culturally and historically.
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SCIENCE MAGAZINE

Cash Bonuses For Peer-Reviewed Papers Go Global

Paula Stephan, professor of economics, in a story about scientists who receive cash incentives for landing peer-reviewed publications in a prestigious research journal.
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SCIENCE360 NEWS (NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION)

‘Spaser’ Can Detect, Kill Circulating Tumor Cells
To Prevent Cancer Metastases

A report on a new study that shows a nanolaser known as the spaser can serve as a super-bright, water-soluble, biocompatible probe capable of finding metastasized cancer cells in the blood stream and then killing these cells.
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