Top National and Regional News Coverage

May 10, 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 [email protected]


Watch 14 Students In Georgia Learn
They All Won A Scholarship

Georgia State University and State Farm Insurance highlighted nationally for a video that shows 14 scholarship applicants at Southwest DeKalb High School learning they received a scholarship they believed would only go to one winner. Each student will receive a full-ride scholarship to a two-year program at Georgia State University in Decatur. The video was also featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, WSB-TV and WXIA-TV, among others.
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New Orleans Begins Removing Confederate Monuments, Under Police Guard

Harcourt Fuller, assistant professor of history, in a story about New Orleans removing four monuments dedicated to the era of the Confederacy and its aftermath.
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A Surprise From Trump’s First 100 Days: His First International Rescue Was A Muslim Woman

Abbas Barzegar, a religious studies professor, in an article about a Muslim woman being involved in President Trump’s first big international rescue of an American citizen.
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Commentary: Protests Alone
Won’t Fix Venezuela. This Approach Could.

Jennifer McCoy, Distinguished University Professor of Political Science, in an opinion piece about how other countries need to pressure moderates from the Venezuelan government and the opposition to negotiate a solution to the crisis that has left millions Venezuelans with too little food and medicine, and created a power struggle between the legislature and the Supreme Court. McCoy was also in stories about polarized politics in the Washington Post and NPR.
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Reviewers Are Blinkered By Bibliometrics

Economist Paula Stephan in an article about the disconnect between the research reviewers purport to admire and the research they actually support. 
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Georgia State Graduates Thousands On Multiple Days

Stuart Jefferies, professor of physics and astronomy, on the show “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.” Jefferies led a multi-in ory on NEWSWEEK” href=”″>Rape Definition Broadened In Atlanta To Include Male Victims, Spiking Crime Stats

An article about Georgia State hosting multiple commencements in downtown Atlanta and Clarkston because of the closing of the Georgia Dome. 
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GSU-Turner Field Neighborhoods Strike Deal To Address Community Change

An article about Georgia State and neighborhood associations representing communities surrounding the Turner Field site reaching an agreement on a long-term plan for the university’s engagement with area residents. The story was also covered by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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Immigration Judge Finds
Racial Profiling In Detention Case

Carolina Antonini, who teaches immigration law, in a story about an Atlanta judge’s finding that federal agents committed “egregious” racial profiling and that government lawyers committed “willful misconduct” by refusing to bring the agents to court.

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​Georgia State University College of Law Dean Kaminshine Stepping Down

A story about College of Law Dean Steven J. Kaminshine stepping down this summer and returning to the faculty after 12 years at the helm of the college.
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GSU Researchers Get $2.8 Million
To Study Diabetic Cardiomyopathyn

An article about Georgia State researchers receiving a $2.8 million grant from the federal government to study diabetic cardiomyopathy, diabetes-related changes in the structure and function of the heart.
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Study Shows Metro Atlanta Nonwhite Population Has Doubled Since 1970

David Sjoquist, an economics professor, and Lakshmi Pandey, a senior research associate in the Center for State and Local Finance, in an article about metro Atlanta’s non-white population doubling in the last 45 years.

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DeKalb Ruling Could Affect
Metro Atlanta Ethics Boards

Harvey K. Newman, professor emeritus of public management and policy, in a story about how Atlanta ethics boards operate could change after a judge’s ruling in a DeKalb County case.
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