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Citizens of the Civil War


Downtown Atlanta rests in the heart of one of the most tumultuous areas of the Civil War. Before the war, Atlanta served as a railroad hub, making it absolutely crucial for the South as war infiltrated every corner of the young nation. Apart from Richmond, Va., Atlanta was the most important city for the Confederacy…

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Lifelong Learners


For all of its 100 years, Georgia State has been a destination for what college admissions offices call the non-traditional student, those who hold down jobs, have kids or went to work after high school, then decided on college later in life. Or, in some cases, such as with the 205 students at Georgia State…

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History and ‘Hate Ashbury’


Kristina Graves was sure she was mistaken. She was in the arena at the Yaraab Shriners Temple on Ponce de Leon Avenue, cheering on the Atlanta Rollergirls, the local flat-track roller derby team, and from her trackside seat she could have sworn she recognized one of the skaters zipping by. That looks just like Dr. Brattain!

The Redemption of ‘Jags’


More than a decade ago, when Georgia State head football coach Trent Miles and offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski were young, tireless upstarts trying to carve out a name and a living on the Green Bay Packers’ staff, Miles would spend the night on the beat-up couch in Jagodzinksi’s office. Jeff Jagodzinski “We were the young…

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A Healthy Gift


When it comes to hard work and dedication, Ken Lewis (B.A. ’69) had a superior role model in his late mother Byrdine. A divorced mother of two, she supported her family with a career as a bedside nurse that lasted 46 years.Byrdine Lewis’ name has graced Georgia State’s nursing school since her son made a…

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Great Escapes


What is Touch the Earth? The Touch the Earth program at Georgia State began as a whitewater paddling club in 1974 with instruction, recreational trips and competitions for open boats and recreational rafting. It has grown to a staff of nearly 75 to offer an equipment rental program, a climbing wall and bouldering cave, and…

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Rail Redux


This summer, the city of Atlanta expects to wrap construction on its new streetcar line, an ambitious, and somewhat controversial, project that will bring transit down Edgewood and Auburn avenues. City officials expect that the almost three-mile streetcar loop will spawn a number of significant changes to a corridor that has long suffered from lack…

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War and Honors


Georgia State introduced its Honors College in January 2012. Founding Dean Larry Berman and other Georgia State planners dreamed into being an institution that would directly expose bright, talented undergrads to experiences that transform them into citizens who can make a difference. So far, the program brings ringing endorsements from student scholars. “It’s hard to…

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