Past Issues

2013 Special Centennial Edition

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Alongside Atlanta


In the second half of the century, Georgia State grew in lockstep with its city.

Students crossing Peachtree

Expanding — Locally and Globally


The past 25 years have seen the transformation of student life and campus Asked how Georgia State has most changed over the past quarter century, the average alumnus is likely to note the university’s transformation from an evening commuter school to a 24/7 campus with all the traditional collegiate trappings — dorms, Greek housing and,…

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The Big Win in Boise


In 2001, the Panthers shocked Wisconsin in the first round of the NCAAs Thinking back about the 2000-01 Georgia State basketball season, I remember, before they ever tipped off, having a really good feeling about Charles “Lefty” Driesell’s team that year. Kevin Morris, Shernard Long and Darryl Cooper were seniors and Thomas Terrell and Deltorio “Bam”…

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Breakthroughs in Research


Georgia State University has made great strides toward accelerating its status as a major urban research university. Chara Officials broke ground in 1996 at the historic Mount Wilson Observatory in California to build Georgia State’s Center High Angular Astronomy Array. Scientists recorded the array’s first “fringes” — areas of bright and dark spots that produce…

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The Parker H. Petit Science Center, The Helen M. Aderhold Learning Center and Dahlberg Hall

The Builders


Three major Georgia State structures bear the names of philanthropic alumni Pete Petit Pete Petit (MBA, ’73) launched his first company, Healthdyne, Inc., in 1970, but needed to develop business acumen to move it forward. He started his MBA program in finance, going to night classes, and his company grew over the decades, splitting into…

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President Becker

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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Andrew Young

Looking Forward


Becoming an eminent and global university Georgia State University’s centennial offers an opportunity for us to look back and celebrate all that has changed and all that has been accomplished in the last 100 years. However, rather than looking back, I encourage you to join me in looking forward, into our future. Change — positive…

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In Business


Georgia State University began its first 100 years as a tiny school of commerce When Georgia Tech established its School of Commerce in 1913, about half of the 44 enrollees were non-traditional students employed in Atlanta’s businesses. Most attended the evening classes, while regular Tech commerce students went to day classes. In 1914, responding to…

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