Past Issues

Winter 2015

ChinaCigs

China’s Smoking Dilemma


SHANGHAI, China — As the bullet train approaches the station, slowing for one of its stops on the nearly six-hour journey from Wuhan to Shanghai, the men wait and seem to hold their breaths. These passengers have drawn cigarettes from their packs. One man has even put one to his lips. But he doesn’t light it.…

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From the President


From the President

Few colleges and universities in the country have come as far as fast as Georgia State. We should all take pride in the fact that our university is now recognized as one of the nation’s premier urban research universities and a national leader in guiding students from all walks of life to success.

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MACHOs vs. WIMPs


What began as an intellectual disagreement between two Georgia State astronomers in their department’s hallway has snowballed into one of the biggest questions of all: What is our universe made of? Todd Henry and Rachel Kuzio de Naray can agree that as much as 90 percent of the cosmos is dark matter — the part…

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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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TheBigDeal


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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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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Helping Home


As Hanan Waite lay in a hospital bed at Atlanta’s Northside Hospital after the premature birth of her son, Ramzi, her thoughts were flooded by what could have been. Waite suffered from complications during her pregnancy, and Ramzi was born two and a half months premature. If she would have delivered in her native Ghana, Waite doubts…

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The Undersea Pied Piper


According to the Center for Biological Diversity, it’s impossible to calculate how many fish were killed by the 2010 BP Horizon oil spill. What is known is the pollution has particularly threatened species such as the endangered Atlantic bluefin tuna. The Gulf of Mexico is an important spawning ground for the fish. Imagine if shortly after…

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