Past Issues

2013 Special Centennial Edition

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‘Tech Night Girl’


For decades, the Evening School of Commerce was the only place at Tech — and indeed among any state institution of higher education — where women could attend undergraduate classes. And they weren’t always welcome. Playing off of the school’s fight song, they were subject to remarks like “Nell of an engineer” and “I’m a…

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A Century of Enterprise


From its modest beginnings, Georgia State has flourished into a premier institution with global influence When I think about the 44 young men who gathered a century ago in a classroom in the newly named Evening School of Commerce, I wonder what they would make of Georgia State University today. Those first pioneers came to…

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Sharing a Century


Ralph Moor (B.C.S. ’37) celebrates his 100th birthday with Georgia State Ralph Moor Downtown’s tallest structures are the Hurt, Candler and Healey buildings. Short brick shops fill Woodruff Park. Electric trolley tracks run from downtown to the suburbs of Inman Park, Virginia Highland and the West End, and there are no interstates or MARTA rail.…

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A Resourceful Institution


George Sparks, the school’s first president, invested in and oversaw rapid growth and change at the downtown campus George M. Sparks didn’t have the academic credentials expected of a higher education leader when he became director of the Georgia Tech Evening School of Commerce in 1928. He had made a name for himself as a…

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The Veteran Experience


I went into service immediately after high school when the war was just getting started, in August of 1942. I was discharged in 1946 and in 1948 entered the University of Georgia in Athens, where I lived on a government subsidy augmented by my poker winnings from the Marines. When those ran out, I moved…

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An Urban University Emerges


Under Noah Langdale, Georgia State grew academically and physically and achieved university status.

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The First Master Plan


The master plan was a comprehensive one calling for an elevated campus with a series of plazas connected by walkways. One major aspect of the plan called for rich landscaping of open spaces. The Charles Center subway station in Baltimore, Constitution Plaza in Hartford, Conn., and Midtown Plaza in Rochester, N.Y., all feature expansive plazas…

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WRAS Hits the Airwaves


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. What we…

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