Category Archives: Georgia State University-GSU

Turner Field Neighbors Call For Community Benefits Agreement

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(APN) ATLANTA — The communities near Turner Field are seeking a binding Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) as part of the pending stadium sale.   The Atlanta Fulton County Recreational Authority (AFCRA) is in the process of selling Turner Field and surrounding acres to Georgia State University and the development firm Carter.   It is not clear how GSU […]

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Fourteen Students Jailed Protesting University Bans on Undocumented Students (UPDATE 1)


Photograph courtesy of Dr. Laura Emiko Soltis, Freedom University.   (APN) ATLANTA — On Monday, February 01, 2016, fourteen students, including six undocumented students, were arrested in civil disobedience actions at two universities.   Almost one hundred undocumented and documented students integrated classrooms at Georgia State University (GSU); the University of Georgia, Athens (UGA); and Georgia Tech.   The purpose […]

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New Coalition Challenges GSU’s Turner Field Development Plan

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(APN) ATLANTA — Residents of the communities surrounding Turner Field are determined not to let history repeat itself.   The stadium and surrounding property are up for grabs when the Atlanta Braves baseball team leaves for Cobb County in 2017.   Georgia State University (GSU) is vying to acquire the real estate and has partnered with Carter real estate firm, […]

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GSU, GPC Fixing to Merge; Leaves Uncertain Future for Many Georgia Students

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(APN) ATLANTA — Within the span of one quick agenda item during their meeting on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, the Georgia Board of Regents unanimously voted to bring sweeping changes to Georgia State University (GSU) and Georgia Perimeter College (GPC), by merging them into one school.   The Board also finalized the consolidation of Kennesaw State and Southern Polytechnic and […]

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Opacity, Public Exclusion Seen in Mayor’s Statements on Turner Field Redevelopment

With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale (APN) ATLANTA — The pending sale of the land underlying Atlanta’s Turner Field, just south of Downtown Atlanta, has been a point of contention for most of the year. Mayor Kasim Reed made controversial statements to WSBTV Channel 2 on or around November 11, 2014, that Turner Field could be sold “very soon,” […]

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Loch Lomond Estates, in south Fulton, Seeks Annexation into Atlanta

With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale.   (APN) ATLANTA — Loch Lomond Estates, a neighborhood in unincorporated south Fulton County, is seeking annexation into the City of Atlanta.       The neighborhood submitted a petition on July 17, 2014.  Atlanta Progressive News obtained a copy through a Georgia Open Records Act request from the Municipal Clerk, Rhonda Dauphin […]

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Israeli Peace Activist Visits Atlanta

An earlier version of this article was edited by Bob Goodman and circulated via the Human Rights Atlanta email group. (APN) DECATUR — With Palestine having been recognized as a state by the United Nations on Thursday, November 29, 2012, it is clear that there is more than one side to the story of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  One unique voice […]

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Seven Undocumented Students Arrested for Wanting an Education

  (APN) ATLANTA — Seven undocumented students from around the nation were arrested today while staging a sit-down protest on Courtland Street at Georgia State University for over an hour.  Risking prison and deportation these brave students practiced the age old tradition of civil disobedience to protest the shameful laws which ban them from attending college. Georgina Perez, Viridiana Martinez, […]

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College Student Activist Arrested at HOPE Debate in Georgia House

(APN) ATLANTA — Andrew Epstein, a graduate student in history at the University of Georgia, was arrested today, Tuesday, March 08, 2011, at the Georgia State Capitol during the State Senate floor debate of HB 326, the Republican bill to amend the HOPE Scholarship. About ten minutes into the Senate debate on HB 326, a banner was quietly dropped over […]

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