Top National and Regional News Coverage

Oct. 30, 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.


INSIDE HIGHER ED

A Highways Project For College Completion

Georgia State highlighted in an article about how having a more educated work force by increasing college completion rates can improve the economy and help more people enter the middle class.
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INSIDE HIGHER ED

How Georgia State Prevents Summer Melt

Timothy Renick, vice provost and vice president for enrollment management and student success, in an article about how Georgia State’s use of text messages combined with human interaction on key academic advising and financial aid questions reduced “summer melt.” Summer melt is the rate at which accepted students who have said they will enroll do not show up.
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THE WASHINGTON POST

Top Public Universities Are Shutting Out
Poor Students, Report Says

Georgia State in a story about a new report that shows since the late 1990s almost two-thirds of selective public universities have reduced the share of enrolled students who come from families earning less than $37,000 a year. The report released by New America, a Washington, D.C.-based research institute, notes that about one-fourth of selective public institutions, including Georgia State, increased the share of poor students they serve at the same time they reduced the share of wealthy ones. The story was also covered in an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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CNBC

Bill Gates: U.S. College Dropout Rates Are ‘Tragic’

Allison Calhoun-Brown, associate vice president for student success, in a story about Bill Gates’ concerns about high college drop-out rates. Gates said he has been on the lookout for colleges like Georgia State where “there is no achievement gap” and “African-American, Hispanic and low-income students graduate at rates at or above those of the student body overall.”
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THE WASHINGTON POST

Trump Considers Big Shift At Federal Reserve As He Faces Pressure To Appoint A Republican

Rajeev Dhawan, director of the Economic Forecasting Center, in an article about President Donald Trump narrowing a list of final candidates for the next leader of the Federal Reserve to include people who could take the powerful central bank in a radically different direction.
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FOX NEWS

Economists See GOP Tax Plan Producing Growth Spurt, But Split Over Long-Term Effect

Rajeev Dhawan, director of the Economic Forecasting Center, in a story about economists’ forecast that the proposed Republican tax plan could produce an economic growth spurt. Forecasters are split over the plan’s long-term effect.
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THE NEW YORK TIMES

Wild And Captive Chimpanzees Share
Personality Traits With Humans

Robert Latzman, an associate professor of psychology, in a story about a new study that confirms chimpanzees in the wild have personalities similar to those in captivity, and both strongly overlap with traits that are familiar in humans. Latzman, who was not involved in the study, said his research with chimpanzees in zoos has always left open the question of whether animals in the wild are somehow different.
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NEWSWEEK

ISIS Supporters Threaten To Assassinate Trump And Putin, Want Attacks On U.S. And Russia

Mia Bloom, professor of communication, in an article about ISIS supporters’ release of propaganda that threatens new attacks on its biggest foes abroad.
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REUTERS

Las Vegas Shooting Victims File
Lawsuit Against Bump Stock Makers

Timothy Lytton, a law professor, in an article about a lawsuit seeking to represent the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas being filed against the makers of so-called bump stocks, which the shooter used to achieve a near-automatic rate of fire.
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ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE

Study: Georgia State Edges UGA
As ‘Best Value’ Law School

An article about the College of Law being ranked the top law school in the nation for value by The National Jurist magazine. The story was also on Law.com.
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ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE

New Media Complex Aims
To Put Atlanta ‘Shoulder-To-Shoulder’ With Hollywood

A report on the opening of Georgia State’s Creative Media Industries Institute.
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ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE

Q&A: Georgia State University Athletic Director Charlie Cobb Talks New Stadium,
Bill Curry, Pay-For-Play

Athletic Director Charlie Cobb in a Q&A about a variety of topics, including the impact the new Georgia State Stadium has made on the football program and his views on pay-for-play in college athletics.
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ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE

Atlanta Mayoral Race A Fight For 2nd Place

Harvey Newman, professor emeritus of public management and policy, in a story about
political observers saying it’s too soon to say who might make the final round in the Atlanta mayoral election against front-running Atlanta City Councilwoman Mary Norwood even though the Nov. 7 election is fast approaching.
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ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE

Georgia State Lands Technology Education Grant

A report of Georgia State’s receipt of a $300,000 grant aimed at encouraging students to pursue technology studies, particularly students underrepresented in the technology industry.
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ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE

Georgia State Planning To Offer Courses At State Farm’s Dunwoody Hub

A report on plans by Georgia State and State Farm Auto Insurance Co. to introduce an innovative workforce development program that would convert a portion of State Farm’s Dunwoody’s hub into a college campus.
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PBS NEWSHOUR

How Some Atlanta Students Are Getting Extra Help Years After A Massive Cheating Scandal

A Georgia State study mentioned in an article about how Atlanta Public School students are getting extra help years after a massive cheating scandal
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WHQR-NPR

In China, President Xi Jinping Unveils Country’s Leaders For The Next Five Years

Andrew Wedeman, director of China studies, in articles across the country about the start of China President Xi Jinping’s second term a day after his ideology was added to the Constitution of the Communist Party.
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THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

GSU To Study Yoga’s Impact On Juvenile Offenders

A report on the School of Public Health’s grant of more than $700,000 to develop and test a mindfulness-based yoga program to provide young people in juvenile justice facilities with coping skills.
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WABE-NPR

Evolving Civil Rights In The ‘City Too Busy to Hate’

Maurice Hobson, assistant professor of African-American studies, in an article about Atlanta’s role in America’s civil rights history.
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