• Financial Aid’s “student-centered” approach

    By Christina Maxouris,
    James Blackburn, the brand new vice president of Student Financial Services, took over Georgia State’s struggling department in August 2017, and kicked it into high gear to bring about some serious changes. There wasn’t a shortage of challenges that needed to be addressed. At the start of each semester, students flooded the department with questions about financial aid deadlines, refunds and involuntary class drops. Blackburn said financial aid took a “student-centered” approach to ensure that the entire student body was getting the answers they needed. “What we use is what we call the ‘I care’ model, and we focus on [...]



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  • Getting back to your health goals

    Getting back to your health goals

    March 11, 2018 0
    It wasn’t even a week after we made our New Year’s health resolutions before we slacked. We did. We all told ourselves we wouldn’t, that this year was different. Our diet and workout routines were in for a total overhaul. Bad habits and time constraints be damned! We may have started strong, but as the first weeks of January wore on and the snow mounted, our carefully planned calories turned to microwave monstrosities and the [...]
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