• Aspiring Olympic Hosts Take Cues From the ‘Atlanta Model’

    Since the Olympic Torch last passed through Atlanta in 1996, bidding for the Games has become a much more complex process with reforms that force cities to think of their legacy from the outset, according to a World Affairs Council of Atlanta panel April 9. 

  • First impressions on the GSU merger

    As a recent Georgia State alum, I was more than a little surprised to find out that Chancellor Hank Huckaby is soon expected to present a proposal to the Board of Regents recommending that Georgia State merge with Georgia Perimeter College.

  • The Day the Music Died

    Why the GPB “partnership” is a death sentence for WRAS and why we must take action to preserve the integrity of student media overall

  • Photo Album: Georgia State Sun Belt Tournament

    It’s been nearly two weeks since I saw Georgia State’s mens basketball team lose in crushing fashion during the final seconds of the Sun Belt Conference tournament. Franky, I’m still kind of disappointed.

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A GSU J-School Requires Money & Time

There’s an old saying in America that nothing is certain but death and taxes. Put another way, everything revolves around time and money — and that’s true for Georgia State’s Journalism Program, too.

Show Us Some Respect

Last week, I decided to do a little survey in one of my classes regarding student support of Georgia State athletics.

Sending the Right Message

Last month, the Fulton County School System reported former Milton High School’s head boys basketball coach, David Boyd, to the state sports association for “undue influence” in persuading star athletes to transfer to the school, questionable behavior many see as unfairly helping the team advance to state championship titles.

Recommendations for the Comm. Department

The following is the text of the letter I’m sending to the Communications Department Friday, Oct. 12.

Seeking Recommendations for a Better Journalism Program

As many of you know, I had a meeting with David Cheshier, the Communications Department chair, on Wednesday of this week.

GSU Athletics: Lose The Glasses

Georgia State Athletics has a serious problem. For all the millions in funds generated in student fees and private donations each year to pay for the university’s growing sports programs, attendance for games has been largely lackluster, at best.

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