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APUSH: A Thing of the Past?

By Jacquelyn Harms Winston Churchill once said “History is written by the victors.” That certainly seems to be the case for six Georgia state senators, who introduced a resolution in January stating their disapproval of the new Advanced Placement United States History (APUSH) framework for the 2015-2016 academic year. Advanced Placement courses offer an outstanding…

Lessons from Louisiana in Education

By Nathan Williams Georgia can learn something from a fellow Deep South state when it comes to raising the bar for education. In recent years, many Georgia public schools have experienced academic failure, been embarrassed by administrative scandals, and found themselves in financial ruin. They are in desperate need of a solution. The model crafted…

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Brazil: Love It, Leave It, or Change It

By: Chris Lewitzke Over the past 12 months, Brazil’s golden image of sunny beaches, beautiful people, and a prospering economy has faded away. Now, news stories mention Brazil in the context of protests, missed building deadlines, and slowed economic growth. For many Americans, these stories are their first exposure to the intricate and difficult problems that have faced…

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Brazil: Love It, Leave It, or Change It

By: Chris Lewitzke Over the past 12 months, Brazil’s golden image of sunny beaches, beautiful people, and a prospering economy has faded away. Now, news stories mention Brazil in the context of protests, missed building deadlines, and slowed economic growth. For many Americans, these stories are their first exposure to the intricate and difficult problems…

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Lessons from Figure Skating on Quantifying Quality

By: Alex Edquist Another round of controversy over figure skating judging erupted these past Olympics when Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova upset heavily-favored reigning champion Yuna Kim of South Korea in the women’s free skate. “I just couldn’t see how Yuna and Sotnikova were so close in the components,” said Kurt Browning, a four-time figure skating world…

The Red Election: The Republican Governor’s Race

By: Cait Felt As the 2014 Georgia gubernatorial race heats up, the individual platforms of candidates are becoming increasingly important to voters around the state. Many of us know a bit more about current Gov. Nathan Deal and State Sen. Jason Carter, but there are two other men vying for the Republican candidacy and the…

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Q&A with Andrew Dill, UGA Director of Federal Relations

By: Shalin Jyotishi From football fans reminiscing on the glory days of Vince Dooley, to ambitious high school students (and their parents) aiming for admittance into UGA’s honors program, the Georgia “brand” has a fairly strong foothold in the Southeast. However, as the university grows and its ambitions grow from encompassing not just state and…

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