• Weekly Crime Blotters: Sep. 17

    SEP. 10 Why so close to the station? A Georgia State student reported suspicious activity or behavior at One Park Place at 9:02 a.m. Cue Michelle Tanner…how rude!! A Georgia state student reported another student for simple assault and harassing and intimidating a person at Patton Hall. Hide yo kids There is an active arrest warrant out for a person not affiliated with Georgia State for “cruelty to children.” SEP. 11 WOOOORLD STAR A Georgia [...]
  • Grady Health System partners with Care Logistics, creating possible jobs

    Grady Health System and Care Logistics, a leader in care coordination and patient progression solutions, announced a five-year contract to improve greater efficiencies in patient care delivery through a premier Hospital Operating System (HOS), according to a press release. “We look forward to our partnership to improve patient experience and build upon the strides Grady has already made in our financial well-being, investing in new services, and improving the quality of care for our patients [...]
  • City launches municipal services app

    Atlanta launched ATL311, a new app that provides increased efficiency and communication between residents and the city, on Aug. 24. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said, “The creation of this app is about making it more simple to receive and respond to the concerns of our residents, business owners and visitors.” Features of the app include being able to create service requests for a variety of issues such as potholes, missed residential garbage or recycling, dead [...]
  • Senators gather for first university-wide meeting

    Student Government Association (SGA) President Franklin Patterson opened the first university-wide senate meeting of the year on Thursday, Sept. 6 with a simple icebreaker to liven up the room before business began among the senators. The meeting began with 11 of 26 members missing, but throughout the first hour of business the rest trickled in. A considerable talking point for the senators was the College Transparency Act (CTA) presented by Elena Sakopoulos from Young Invincibles, [...]
  • Financial Aid’s bad reputation

    It’s safe to say students don’t have the best opinion of the financial aid office at Georgia State. For years, complaints about the efficiency of the Office of Financial Aid have plagued the university. In a recent Facebook poll in the GSU Book Exchange group, The Signal asked students for their experiences with financial aid wait times in the days leading up to tuition deadlines. “Called, waited two hours, they answered, got disconnected. Called again, [...]
  • The Crown Jewels fight for respect and recognition

    On Thursday, Aug. 30, Georgia State’s Crown Jewels Dance Team said security guards directed by the Georgia State Athletics Department told them that they could not dance in the student section at the first home football game of the season. This came as a surprise to the team as prior to the game they believed there to be a mutual understanding between their team and the athletics department. In a WSB-TV article about the incident, [...]
  • Weekly Crime Blotters: Sep.10

    Sept. 1 That’s not Nyquil… A Georgia State student was arrested for underage alcohol possession in the University Commons at around 3 a.m. Sept. 4 What’s yours is mine. A theft of less than $500 was reported in the Urban Life building. Back to driver’s ed A non-GSU person was arrested for driving on a suspended license at Piedmont Avenue and John Wesley Dobbs. Care to share? A non-GSU person was arrested for drinking in [...]
  • Weekly News Briefs: Sep. 10

    LOCAL Ex-cheerleader who knelt for national anthem sues KSU after failing to make new squad CBS46 reported that Tommia Dean, a former Kennesaw State cheerleader, filed a lawsuit on Sept. 5 against her university. She alleges that Kennesaw State violated her first amendment rights and that members of the university were participating in a private conspiracy actionable under the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871. The ex-cheerleader is one of five to take a knee [...]
  • SGA convenes for brief first fall meeting

    Last Thursday, Georgia State’s Student Government Association (SGA) gathered in a corner of Georgia State Stadium before the university’s opening game to kickoff a game plan of their own. At the meeting, SGA adopted a seating bill that allowed two liaisons, Rachel Disanto and Vivian Chew, to be sworn in as representatives from the College of Law. They were sworn in by Chief Justice for the Student Judicial Board for the Atlanta Campus Gavin Hall. [...]
  • Probation affects students’ academic behavior, says new GSU study

    A Georgia State study found that students who are placed on the dean’s list or academic probation are equally likely to experience behavioral or strategic changes in academics. Nicholas Wright, the economist who conducted the study, said, “[I] examined the academic records of undergraduate students across all majors in the social sciences and the pure, applied and medical sciences. The result is an average impact across students enrolled in majors in these broad categories.” Wright [...]
  • The future (or end) of MARTA

    Atlanta City Council members Andrea L. Boone (District 10) and Michael Julian Bone (Post 1 At-Large) hosted More MARTA’s fourth, and final, community forum at the C.T. Martin Recreation Center. Nearly all chairs were occupied, estimating around 50 seats. MARTA will spend $2.5 billion over the next 40 years and the council, along with their represented districts, have iterated concerns at the forums and by survey. “It’s still early, but we’ve [collected] about 2,300 surveys,” [...]
  • Brian Kemp: Election administrator and gubernatorial candidate

    Ahead of this fall’s election for governor of Georgia, one candidate has been highlighted in the news, and not just for his role as the Republican nominee. Brian Kemp has faced accusations of lack of election security and voter suppression with his current position as Secretary of State of Georgia. Kemp has served in this position since 2010 and, according to the office’s website, “is responsible for the administration of secure, accessible and fair elections.” [...]
  • GroupMe Cheating: What professors have to say

    Eric Gaucher, the director of the biology department at Georgia State, and Jessica M. Parilla, the undergraduate director of the biology department, hope to create a culture where students strive to use technology for academically honest reasons. “I think we have seen an increase in the number of students who use digital platforms for academic dishonesty purposes. I think each one of those platforms is used differently, and I think each one of these platforms [...]
  • Weekly Crime Blotter: Sep. 3

    AUG. 28 Who do you know here? A Georgia State student was reported for failure to leave campus or facility at Piedmont Central at 2:20 p.m. Ever seen a blind man drive? Someone not affiliated with Georgia State was arrested on Edgewood Avenue and Park Place SE at 10:24 a.m. for driving with ability impaired. Stay in your lane Someone reported a demented person on John Wesley Dobbs and Piedmont Avenue at 12:47 p.m. AUG. [...]
  • Weekly News Briefs: Sep. 3

    LOCAL Voting precincts closed across Georgia since election oversight lifted Two hundred and fourteen precincts across the state have been closed since 2012, according to an analysis by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2013 removed requirements under the Voting Rights Act for some local governments to receive federal approval before making changes to voting practices, such as closing precincts. Voting rights activists see this as an attempt to suppress turnout by [...]