Past Issues

Spring 2010

Woman of the House


Jan Jones (M.B.A. ’82) never planned to turn her career sights to politics, but in less than a decade, she has made a fast rise to the top ranks under the Gold Dome. As the newly elected speaker pro tempore of the Georgia House of Representatives, she is now the highest-ranking woman in the history…

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The Water War


When I was young, every winter was a race between supply and demand for water on my grandfather’s farm. From the fall freeze until the spring thaw, we lived on water in the cistern. The family practiced dry-land agriculture, without irrigation. Water was never taken for granted. James Bross Twenty-five years ago, the Army Corps…

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History 101


These days on college campuses across the nation, it’s a woman’s world. Women have represented about 57 percent of enrollments at U.S. colleges and universities since 2000, according to a recent report by the American Council on Education, and currently at Georgia State, more than 18,400 of the university’s 30,000 students are females. The scene…

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Where Are They Now?


Jenn Feenstra (B.S. ’04, M.Ed. ’05) is running down her Olympic Dream. For Feenstra, that means finding time to train for the 2012 summer games in London in between teaching math at Gainesville State College and working toward her Ph.D. “I’ve had to sacrifice a lot in order to fit everything in,” she said. “I…

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Art Adrift


Four years ago, as she walked along black sand beaches of the Big Island of Hawaii, Pam Longobardi was shocked by what she found littering the once pristine shoreline. Strewn across her path were plastic garbage and huge mounds of netting. For Longobardi, who has focused on the collision between humans and the natural world…

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Message Control


All spring, the news followed an ongoing battle overseas: China on one side and Internet giant Google on the other, struggling over censorship and the electronic flow of information. Each side has had tricks up its sleeve: Google moved its search engine operations to Hong Kong in March, declaring its intention to stop censoring. But…

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Providing a Voice


There are some children who can’t read or say even the simplest words, like red, cat or zoo. The severity of their disorder really brings home to Mary Ann Romski that “when you don’t have language, it compromises your ability to do anything else.” [ caption id=”attachment_3826″ align=”alignright” width=”280″] GSU Speech Language Pathologist Andrea Barton-Hulsey…

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Life in the Lab: Jodi Osborn


Now working toward her Ph.D., Osborn began her undergraduate education as a non-traditional student at 24 and is now dedicated to cancer research. She investigates malignant melanoma in the lab of assistant professor of biology Susanna Greer. As told to Jeremy Craig I originally wanted to study forensics, and I have always been obsessed with true…

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