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April 25, 2017 | Students
Kavi Pandian

Vinson Fellow explores state's plan to meet new federal education rules

My research project with Dr. Russ Cook this semester began with a challenge—having to change the nature of my research project. I had planned to explore the elements of Georgia’s plan to meet federal Every Student Succeeds Act educational standards. ESSA promulgates federal education standards and replaces No Child Left Behind requirements.

April 24, 2017 | Students
Jennifer Hardister

Municipal fund balances targeted for Vinson Fellow's spring research project

My research project through the Vinson Fellows program this semester is concerned with fund balances, or equity in government funds, in Georgia’s cities. Specifically, I studied the amount carried in these balances in reference to the cities’ written policies, an established benchmark, and other financial data collected over multiple fiscal years.

Rara Reines
April 21, 2017 | Students

Vinson Fellow explores tactics for alleviating poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

I have greatly enjoyed my semester as a Vinson Fellow, especially working with my faculty mentor, Dr. Rusty Brooks.

March 29, 2017 | Services & Research
Mathew Hauer

Georgia's economic development growth affected by migration

Economic development is typically framed as a way of attracting businesses, but can there be economic development by attracting individuals?