Top National and Regional News Coverage

Sept. 21, 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.


U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT/POLITICO

U.S. News Responds To Politico’s
Critiques Of Best Colleges

Georgia State highlighted in two opposing opinion pieces about the 2018 Best Colleges edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine rankings. Georgia State is rated the fourth most innovative university in the nation in the magazine’s rankings. Georgia State also moved up from 14th to eighth, tied with Stanford University, among national universities cited for “an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.”
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THE NEW YORK TIIMES

Faith, Law And Dianne Feinstein

Eric Segall, professor of law, in an opinion piece he cowrote about a hearing for Amy Coney Barrett, a law professor at Notre Dame and a nominee to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
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THE WASHINGTON POST

The Hardest Test Of Freshman Year? Survival.

Georgia State noted in an opinion piece about why freshmen struggle the first year of college and ways universities are addressing the issue.
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HUFFINGTON POST

Building ‘Breaks’ Into Your Diet
Could Help You Lose More Weight

Aaron Roseberry, assistant professor of biology in the Center for Obesity Reversal, in an article about a study that shows frequent “breaks” in your diet could help you lose more weight and keep it off for longer than attempting to cut calories uninterrupted for months. The study was authored by researchers at the University of Tasmania in Australia.
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THE ECONOMIST

The Judicial Philosophy Of Richard Posner

Eric Segall, professor of law, in an article about Richard Posner, who retired this month from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago after more than three decades on the bench.
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THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

These Are The 5 Best Colleges In Georgia,
According To The Latest US News Ranking

A report on the latest national rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges edition.
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THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Georgia State President Awarded
$500,000 To Use For Academic Initiatives

An article about Georgia State President Mark P. Becker and six other university presidents named by the Carnegie Corporation of New York as recipients of its Academic Leadership Award, which provides $500,000 in support for each winner’s academic initiatives.
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THE CONVERSATION

Flood Insurance Is Broken.
Here Are Some Ways To Fix It

Robert W. Klein, associate professor of risk management and insurance and director of the Center for Risk Management and Insurance Research, in an opinion piece about why the nation needs a plan for fixing the federal system for managing and financing flood risks. Klein also wrote another piece about how flood insurance works.
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THE CONVERSATION

Irma Price Gouging Highlights Sad Truth:
Consumer Fleecing Is The New Normal

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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ALLENTOWN (PA.) MORNING CALL

Q&A With Georgia State President Mark Becker — Penn State Grad And Football Fan

President Mark Becker, who received his doctoral degree from Penn State in 1985, talks about his return to Penn State to watch Georgia State’s football team play on Sept. 16.
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THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Irma Victims Now May Face Insurance Struggles

Robert Klein in an article about why Hurricane Irma victims now face insurance struggles because of complex policies that create gaps in coverage for many with hurricane damage.
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THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

New Disclosures Show Atlanta Companies
That Profit From Tax Breaks

Laura Wheeler, a tax expenditure expert for the Fiscal Research Center, in an article about the biggest beneficiaries of tax breaks provided by local governments in 2016.
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THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

GOP, Facing Tight Deadline,
Makes One Last Run At Health Care Overhaul

Bill Custer, a health insurance expert at Georgia State, in an article about the Republican Party’s attempt to repeal the signature health care law of the Obama administration before its ability to do so expires Sept. 30.
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ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE

Georgia State Opens First Business School-Based
Fintech Lab In Georgia

An article on the J. Mack Robinson College of Business’s new fintech lab, the first business school-based fintech lab in Georgia and one of the first in the nation. The lab will span data analytics, finance, real estate, and risk management and insurance.
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WXIA-TV

Gamers Trying Out For Scholarships,
Varsity Team At GSU

Georgia State highlighted in a story about offering 10 scholarships worth $1,000 each to students who make one of two new Esports varsity teams.
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WABE-NPR

State’s Uninsured Rate Dropped Last Year,
But Trend May Not Continue

Bill Custer, a health insurance expert at Georgia State, on why the trend of uninsured rates dropping may not continue next year.
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WABE-NPR

Closer Look: Police Shootings On College Campuses; And More

Padmashree Rida, a senior research scientist in the Department of Biology, in an interview about triple negative breast cancer, an aggressive form of cancer that often returns even after treatment and has a higher rate among African-American women.
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GEORGIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING

Keys To Workplace Happiness

Tom Conklin, clinical associate professor of managerial sciences, in a story about the keys to workplace happiness.
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