• Immigration Law Clinic receives $18,000 grant from the American Bar Endowment

    According to Georgia State News Hub, the American Bar Endowment awarded Georgia State College of Law Immigration Clinic $18,000 for their performances on training attorneys to advocate for noncitizens who had the government deny them work permits unlawfully.  Georgia State Law clinical faculty will use this grant to train attorneys at Alston & Bird, Kilpatrick Townsend and Troutman Pepper, enabling them to handle 10 federal district court lawsuits against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. According [...]
  • Andrew Young School of Policy Studies moves to 55 Park Place

    Georgia State’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies is moving to a new Downtown location.  In the new location, the Andrew Young School has six and a half allocated floors. The school will share the 55 Park Place building, which used to be the Georgia Pacific Plaza location, with the Robinson College of Business. “When you walk into the building, there’s a huge atrium. To the left side, there are banks of elevators that go [...]
  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium to be the largest mass vaccination center in the Southeast

    This vaccination center opened officially on March 24 and will continue to operate until May 19 with variable hours and days for appointments. Mercedes-Benz Stadium plans to continue operating in its original capacity while also taking on the responsibility of being a vaccination center, meaning that there may be some variability in their hours of operation. On March 23, 2021, Gov. Brian Kemp thanked the multi-agency coalition that made it possible to have a large [...]
  • March 30: News Briefs & Crime Blotter

    NEWS BRIEFS LOCAL Federal officials charge Georgia Tech professor Georgia Tech professor Gee-Kung Chang was indicted on visa and wire fraud charges, according to Fox 5 Atlanta on Thursday. The 73-year-old allegedly abused the J-1 Visa program to bring Chinese nationals to the United States. Court documents indicate Chang worked with Jianjun Yu, research director for a partially state-owned Chinese telecommunication and IT company in New Jersey, to provide the visa recipients with jobs to [...]
  • Student voting on SGA constitutional referendum closes today

    Ahead of the Student Government Association election, voting began yesterday for all students to provide feedback on the constitutional referendum. The poll asks students five questions regarding the changes. The issues must be resolved before SGA can continue with elections to represent students for the 2021-22 school year.  The first issue is regarding a recent amendment to the SGA constitution that would allow all Georgia State students to gain membership to SGA, regardless of whether [...]
  • March 9: News Briefs & Crime Blotter

    NEWS BRIEFS LOCAL Racetrac at The Mix: One man shot and another injured Sunday afternoon, a shooting occurred at the Racetrac in front of The Mix, student housing near Georgia State. When officers arrived at 5:10 p.m., they found one individual shot and another injured. Atlanta Police informed 11Alive that the victims are stable and several suspects might have been involved. After further investigation, the police believe the two men were victims of an attempted [...]
  • Nursing students are mass vaccinating Atlanta

    Georgia State’s nursing program is providing nursing students with the opportunity to vaccinate Atlanta-area seniors against the coronavirus. The Georgia State nursing program began their drive-through vaccinations 4 1/2 weeks ago in Clarkston at Ethne Clinic and have now moved to the Clarkston First Baptist Church. The nursing course coordinator for senior practicum and clinical associate professor for Georgia State, Teresa Bates, acquired the operation’s student volunteers. The students are an entire class of graduating [...]
  • Georgia State wins NASPA Virtual Innovation Award

    Georgia State received the Virtual Innovation Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). They join nine other universities across the nation recognized for their virtual student support services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Georgia State News Hub states that this award recognizes Georgia State for “virtually providing exemplary academic, financial and community-building services to students.” The new Financial Hardship and Emergency Assistance program was one highlight for Georgia State to win the award. [...]
  • Historic vote changes SGA election voting method

    On Feb. 18, The Student Government Association held a University-Wide on Microsoft Teams with a corresponding broadcast on Instagram live.  SGA University-wide President Kaelen Thomas began and called the meeting at order promptly at 7:15 p.m. The meeting began with Senate Clerk Destani Stone calling the roll and realizing quorum. Then, Thomas scrolled through the minutes from the last meeting. Special Guest Benjamin Oestericher from Georgetown University and an executive intern for fairvote.org was a [...]
  • Girls Who Code expands their campus outreach

    Georgia State’s Girls Who Code (GWC) is determined to include young girls in coding. With the help of robotics professor Dr. Ashwin Ashok, GWC created the sub-club “GROW,” shortly after GWC arrived at Georgia State. GROW is a women’s robotics club that President D’Anne Anthony described as being not just about robotics but also about solving problems. “You have a problem, but how can you solve it is the bottom line,” Anthony said. “With computer [...]
  • Nonprofit told to stop serving homeless in downtown

    On Jan. 30, the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Ambassador Force served a letter to the Atlanta Justice Alliance telling them to halt their service toward the homeless community in Woodruff Park.  “In light of the need for each of us to adjust our behaviors to positively impact the course of the viral pandemic, we are making you aware that public feedings are not welcomed throughout the City of Atlanta,” the letter states. Atlanta Justice Alliance [...]
  • Georgia State Honors College announces Perimeter Transition Scholarship

    The Georgia State Honors College has created the Perimeter Transition Scholarship to relieve the financial burden for two-year Perimeter Honors students transferring to the downtown campus to pursue a four-year bachelor’s degree.  According to Georgia State News Hub, the scholarship program will start in May. There are 20 Trustees’ Scholar spots available every year for two years, and the Honors College will grant $1,000 to spot recipients.  Georgia State Foundation’s Board of Trustees and the [...]
  • ‘Whistleblower Field’: Marc Cohodes announces $100,000 donation to rename Parker H. Petit Field

    The Signal has been reporting on Georgia State alumnus and top donor Parker H. Petit’s criminal activity and investigation since 2018. Read the related articles found at georgiastatesignal.com for a chronological recap of the investigation’s timeline. July 2018, Parker Petit resigns from MiMedx amid federal investigation August 2018, Petit gifts potentially inflated stocks to Georgia State September 2018, Petit officially removed from MiMedx board of directors October 2018, Georgia State and USG do not plan [...]
  • Baptist Collegiate Ministries adapts to meet safety protocols

    COVID-19 affected many student organizations on campus, leading to less student engagement and fewer event opportunities. Many organizations converted to online meetings and events. Though the Zoom meetings cannot compare to in-person ones, campus organizations still strive to increase student involvement.  Since the 1960s, the Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) at Georgia State continues to allow students to get involved on campus. Specifically, they are reaching out to freshmen to help them meet new people during [...]
  • Dunwoody Learning Center tutor retires after 24 years of service

    The Georgia State Learning and Tutoring Center has offered free tutoring services to students and community members across the five Georgia State Perimeter campuses for more than 30 years. ​  After Georgia State and Georgia Perimeter College consolidated in 2015, the Learning and Tutoring Center (LTC) continues to help Georgia State students and community members, operating as a division of the Georgia State Office of Student Success. “LTC tutors are trained and certified according to [...]