Student News

Model UN and Model Arab League Teams Win Big in November

Georgia State University’s Model United Nations (Model UN) and Model Arab League teams took November by storm, winning top honors at competitions.

“In keeping with the 14-year tradition in Model Arab League and 13-year tradition in Model United Nations, the Georgia State University teams once more had a great semester,” said faculty advisor Rashid Naim.… more »

Georgia News Lab Wins 2016 Larry Peterson Award

For the second consecutive year the Georgia News Lab has been named the collegiate winner of the Larry Peterson Award for Investigative Journalism.

The Larry Peterson Award, sponsored by the Southeast chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Savannah Morning News, recognizes professional and student journalists who have produced noteworthy investigative broadcasting, print,… more »

Philosophy Alum Helps Start First Philosophy Master’s Program in Cambodia

Thanks to the work of philosophy alumna, Maria Montello, and the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia now has its first-ever Philosophy Master of Arts program.

“People say that when you go into this line of work, you can be guaranteed that only one person will change as the result of it—you,” Montello said. “That… more »

Sociology Doctoral Student Receives Doris Duke Fellowship to Study African-American Fatherhood

Last year when sociology Ph.D. student Clinton Boyd, Jr. applied for the prestigious Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being, he wasn’t accepted. A year later, the Chicago-native is now a 2016 Doris Duke Fellow and proof that sometimes a denial is simply a delay in disguise. 

“I have to admit that… more »

African-American Studies to Host Lecture Featuring Black Lives Matter Founding Organizer

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2016, Dr. Melina Abdullah, founding organizer of the Black Lives Matter Movement (BLM) and chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, is coming to Atlanta for a community discussion on the origins and social phenomenon of BLM. 

The lecture, hosted by the Department of African-American Studies, the Black Student Alliance,… more »

Georgia State Student, Hardly Home But Always “Reppin’”

Walter Williams grew-up overwhelmed by pressure. Pressure to fit in. Pressure to overcome. Pressure to make ends meet.

The Georgia State University psychology student spent his childhood surrounded by negative influences in a high-crime neighborhood. But thanks to an overwhelming amount of love and a scholarship to one of Georgia’s top high schools he was… more »

Georgia State Alumnus Wins National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

ATLANTA- Rapheal G. Williams has been named a Fellow of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship Research Program. This program recognizes outstanding scholarship in graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematic disciplines.

The fellowship is a five-year program that funds the awardee’s research for three of the five years as well as… more »

Georgia State Honors College Student Julie Kim Awarded the Freeman Award for Study in Asia

ATLANTA – Julie Kim, a senior studying psychology at Georgia State University, is one of around 400 American undergraduate students from across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Freeman Award for Study in Asia Scholarship (Freeman-ASIA).

The Freeman-ASIA scholarship may be used to cover the costs of study abroad programs and related expenses including… more »

Student Organization Hosts Viewing of Rosenwald

Please join Georgia State University’s Great MINDS Society for a viewing and discussion of the documentary film, Rosenwald. The Rosenwald viewing will take place Tuesday, June 14th at 5 p.m. in the Speaker’s Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. 

The documentary tells the story of Julius Rosenwald’s commitment to creating… more »