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Atlanta Braves plan $400 million entertainment district… | www.ajc.com

Here are some preliminary designs for the Braves’ new stadium and surrounding entertainment complex. Regardless of where you stand on the impending move, the designs look impressive.

Atlanta Braves plan $400 million entertainment district… | www.ajc.com.

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New department opponents shortsighted

Originally published in the 4/5/10 issue of the KSU Sentinel:

By Joel Mendelson

The transformation of Kennesaw State University into a major university has been nothing short of awe-inspiring. A rapid increase in student population, new degree programs and a commitment among the faculty and staff to provide a great educational experience is leading KSU into areas of growth never previously considered.

There are those who feel this growth isn’t just unwarranted but dangerous to the precious culture of Cobb County. Upon the announcement that KSU is considering adding a new department, Cultural and Regional Studies, some locals balked at the idea. Their disapproval will prove to be a highly miscalculated judgment.

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MDJ fires editorial cannons; KSU will now struggle to find a provost

By Joel Mendelson

The Marietta Daily Journal, well known for their conservative rhetoric went above and beyond what is appropriate when it recently engaged in character assassination. Dr. Timothy Chandler, an associate provost at another KSU (Kent State University) was hired by Dr. Dan Papp and Kennesaw State University to be the new provost following the departure of Dr. Black. The MDJ discovered that Dr. Chandler had co-written a paper that made mention of the United States being “the most violent nation-state in history” and quoted Marx. From there the MDJ published an attack piece in its popular Around Town section.

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GOP fails Sunday sales

    The thickheadedness of the few outweighed the voices of Georgians

    By Joel Mendelson

    Here we go again! Sunday alcohol sales appears as if it’ll require yet another year before potentially passing. The Republican senate caucus voted down the bill in a rather odd move. Even Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle raised an eyebrow at the move. With such a large majority, the Republicans decided to vote on SB 10, which would allow localities to vote on Sunday sales, behind closed doors, knowing if it failed to pass a caucus vote it would die on the Senate floor.

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Thoughts for Snow Day #3

By Joel Mendelson

For much of the Atlanta-metro, it’s the third day off from work and school as the state struggles to rid itself of the ice and snow that fell on Sunday night and Monday. As I write this the sound of wheels spinning and crunching ice is beginning to grow tiresome, but the storm has been a wonderful experience. However this extended period away from society has led me to ponder the events of the past several days. This post will cover events both small and large to help regurgitate my thoughts.

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