Past Issues

Fall 2012

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Alicia Maxwell


By Angela Go Hope defined Alicia Maxwell’s daily life. Maxwell (B.A. ’02, DPT ’12), who lost her life to breast cancer on June 6, never gave up hope and lived each moment in life to the fullest. Despite her stage IV cancer diagnosis, Maxwell threw herself into the rigorous Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). Throughout,…

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The Atlanta Ballet performs "Carmin Burina."

Esteemed Companies


School of Music joins up with Atlanta Ballet and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra By Helene Erenberg When it comes to music, as in real estate, it pays to be in a good neighborhood. The School of Music is collaborating with two of Atlanta’s most venerated professional arts organizations — and GSU’s intown neighbors — the Atlanta…

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‘Braaaaains!’


Senior psychology major stars as a zombie on the ‘The Walking Dead’ By Jeremy Craig Ever since he was a child, Kevin Galbraith has been fascinated by zombie movies. In fact, he would practice his “zombie walk” after watching the classic films of George A. Romero. So when he learned that AMC was filming “The…

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The Precedent

The Precedent


Story by Kathleen Poe Ross, Photography by Meg Buscema For four years, GSU has championed the cause of higher education in a landmark copyright lawsuit. The university prevailed in a U.S. district court, blazing a trail for fair use in an ever-evolving digital landscape. Georgia State University achieved a victory for educational institutions around the…

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Indian Creek Remolded

Extreme Makeover


Old Indian Creek Lodge razed for new, improved facility For more than 70 years, Georgia State has preserved a rustic lodge on 16 acres of woods smack dab in the heart of DeKalb County as a location for off-campus events and retreats. In August, the old lodge at the Indian Creek Recreation Area was knocked…

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Staying Ahead of the Storm

Staying Ahead of the Storm


Story by Jeremy Craig, Photography by Steven Swigart To better prepare coastal Georgia for the worst, a GSU researcher digs to uncover clues from hurricanes of the past CUMBERLAND ISLAND, NATIONAL SEASHORE, Ga. — “Nature writes a book for you,” says assistant professor of geosciences Lawrence Kiage while at the wheel of a pickup truck bouncing…

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President Becker

President’s Letter: Setting the Course


As Georgia State University prepares to mark its centennial in 2013, there are countless individuals — on campus and far beyond — working tirelessly to increase the value of a Georgia State education. In this issue, go inside the landmark ruling in which a federal judge ruled largely in favor of Georgia State in a…

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At Issue: Why We Should Remember


The 50th anniversary of the desegregation of GSU By David Smith Jr. Georgia State University now graduates more African-American students than any other nonprofit college or university in America. We have come a long way in reaching this milestone. On the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of GSU, we should remember those first black students…

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