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With our distinguished faculty pioneering the latest advances in research and technology, Georgia State continues to lead with new approaches to higher education and student success. Spurred by the pluck that has always defined the university, our students, faculty, staff and administrators have collaborated to drive Georgia State to the forefront of a national discussion…

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The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia is on track to give its final approval to the consolidation between Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) in January. But that momentous vote won’t be the starting gun for the massive consolidation that will turn Georgia State into one of the largest…

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Today, any American who was alive at the time can tell you where he or she was on Nov. 22, 1963. But on that day, the Friday President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Michael Pritchard realized where he was going. Pritchard was 13 years old, sitting in Coach Morris’s sixth-period math class at Atlanta’s Campbell…

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The Ascent

MOUNT BAKER is an active glaciated volcano in the North Cascades of Washington State. At 10,786 feet, it’s the third-highest summit in the state and the iciest mountain in the Cascade Range. Crevasses are a major danger. So are avalanches. The mountain’s capricious weather can make the snowpack unstable, even on its smaller slopes. In…

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Into Cuba

CALLE 18, NO. 312, VEDADO, HAVANA, CUBA. When Joey Velazquez (B.A. ’16) stepped foot on Cuban terra firma May 7, that address, handwritten on a half-torn piece of notebook paper, was stuffed in his pocket. It’s the number of the house his adoptive father, Aramis Velazquez, the man he calls his dad, lived in until…

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Covering A Crisis

Derar is a young, stocky Syrian with penetrating eyes and an abrupt urgency. He is also a refugee involved in “the uprising” since Syrians first began to petition for reforms to the government. He was imprisoned and beaten — with the scars to prove it — before fleeing to Turkey for safety. Would he go…

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Life With Flannery

Bill Sessions sat down at a table in room 312 of the Holiday Inn Express in Milledge­ville, Ga., by Highway 441, and blew the dust off a metal box. Inside? The makings, as Sessions puts it, of “a book that would make a difference.” Actually, two books and count­ ing. Sessions would use the personal pa­pers of Flannery O’Connor to “animate” her in written words once again.

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History And Handlebars

There are many reasons to start your own business. Maybe you see a need in the community that’s not being met. You have a skill or expertise you believe is marketable. Perhaps you have a lifelong passion that you’re trying to fulfill.Or maybe you just can’t think of anything else to do.