• Georgia State’s drop in research funding

    The role of the Trump administration’s federal budget
    Breaking a six-year streak, Georgia State’s research saw a drop in total award amounts in the 2018 fiscal year due to budget cuts stemming from the Trump administration. Georgia State is among the nation’s leading research universities. The university’s total award amount steadily rose to $66 million in 2012 and to a peak of $147 million in 2017. However, the award amount has since fallen to $122.9 million in 2018. The Georgia State University Research [...]
  • Georgia State’s faculty diversity problem

    By Ada Wood,
    Georgia State has boasted about being one of the most diverse universities in the nation. However, that diversity doesn’t extend past the student level. Faculty remains primarily populated by white teachers and administration. As of the fall semester of 2018, according to IPORT, a Georgia State database, 15.5 percent of Georgia State’s 2,854 faculty members are black, while 64.7 percent are white. Asian faculty only represents 10.6 percent of total faculty. There is no data on Hispanic faculty demographics. “Oftentimes we have students who come through this department and say taking African-American studies is the only time they have ever [...]




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