President Obama Cites Georgia State Retention Grants at White House Summit

President Barack Obama praised Georgia State University on Dec. 4 for helping more college students find pathways to graduation in a speech at the White House’s second College Opportunity Day of Action.

Obama cited Georgia State’s success with Panther Retention Grants, small grants that cover student balances to keep them in class, in his address… more »

Georgia State Announces New Media Production Center

Georgia State University will revitalize an area adjacent to Woodruff Park by creating a media production center for education, research and entrepreneurship and partnerships with the Georgia film, music, games and arts industries.

The media center will house the university’s new Creative Media Industries Institute, an interdisciplinary institute introduced this fall to build on the… more »

Russell’s Legacy Includes Entrepreneurship Center at Georgia State

When Herman J. Russell passed away on Nov. 15, it was just a few weeks past the 15th anniversary of his historic gifts of $1 million each to Clark Atlanta University, Georgia State University, Morehouse College and Tuskegee University to expand their entrepreneurship programs. The $4 million pledge, announced Nov. 3, 1999, was the largest… more »

Ranjita Nair: A Fiji Islander Making a Difference at Georgia State

If offered the chance to travel to the South Pacific, most people in Atlanta would jump at the opportunity. For Georgia State senior Ranjita Nair, though, her most memorable life experiences came about because of a trip in the opposite direction.

A native of the Fiji islands, Nair came to the United States in 2009… more »

Frank Blount: A Keen Sense for Smart Business — and for Helping Students Excel

Businesses around the world, from Caterpillar Inc. to Australia’s Telstra Corporation, have called upon Frank Blount for his business expertise. But his most important journey might have been the two-mile commute from Southern Bell’s Midtown headquarters to Georgia State’s business school, where he earned his MBA in the 1960s.

“I could learn something one night… more »