1957-1988 Growth and Prosperity
In the second half of the century, Georgia State grew in lockstep with its city
Great metropolises beget great universities and Atlanta is no exception. As Atlanta ascended in the second half of the 20th century, it fueled the growth of Georgia State University. At the end of World War II, Atlanta had a metropolitan… more »
Before the Student University Center became a convenient place to eat, study and socialize, Georgia State students had been escaping their academic life at downtown city parks, pubs and eventually on the Plaza, which was built in the early 1970s.
“We mostly hung in the Plaza,” said Melissa Brennaman (B.A. ’89, M.P.A. ’93). “There was… more »
The 100,000-watt Voice of Georgia State spun its first record more than 40 years ago
Although WRAS is now the most powerful and one of the most highly respected all-student-programmed radio station in the country with more than 50,000 weekly listeners, the station humbly began in the 1960s with a hand-me-down FM signal.
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Under Noah Langdale, Georgia State grew academically and physically and achieved university status
A good half-century before it would start a football team, the Georgia State College of Business Administration needed a president who could defend the ground it had already gained. This leader needed boldness and savvy to compete politically against University of Georgia… more »
The Charles Center subway station in Baltimore, Constitution Plaza in Hartford, Conn., and Midtown Plaza in Rochester, N.Y., all feature expansive plazas that anchor the development around them.
These outdoor spaces served as models for Georgia State University’s first master plan, which the Board of Regents tasked Andrew Steiner of local architectural firm Robert and… more »