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Georgia Power substation construction continues despite Home Park's objections

Georgia Power substation construction continues despite Home Park's objections | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
Home Park Community Improvement Association frustrated with Georgia Power as it builds its Midtown substation, set to be completed in June, at the corner of Atlantic Drive and 14th Street.
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Keeping tech safe

Keeping tech safe | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
Images flashed across 10 screens on the front wall.
There’s video of street action both in and around Georgia Tech’s campus. Take a look over there and you’ll see people walking along Fowler Street. Another screen shows action at the intersection of 10th Street and Hemphill Avenue.
Although the room feels like an air traffic control center, it’s really an enhanced operation center at the Georgia Tech Police Department (GTPD).
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"The department installed 26 cameras along the major arteries leading into campus. This creates a video fence around the perimeter of campus and allows for a broader view of what’s going on in real-time, Deputy Chief Rob Connolly said.

“This is just another tool for us to keep the campus safe,” Connolly said.

In deciding where to place the cameras, GTPD reviewed prior incidents and access points to determine which locations would have the most impact. The department already has the ability to patrol more than 600 fixed building cameras scattered around campus."

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NYC’s coming ‘supertowers’ are nothing to fear

NYC’s coming ‘supertowers’ are nothing to fear | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
Who’s afraid of “supertowers” near Central Park? Most of the city’s inflexible preservationists, ivory-tower urbanists, community “activists,” pandering politicians, architectural critics and architects themselves, except for those fortunate enough to…
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Our "Super Towers" may soon be here with new development planned for Midtown Atlanta at 60 Stories! I say BRING IT ON!!! 

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Music City Bowl preview: Georgia Tech vs. Ole Miss

Music City Bowl preview: Georgia Tech vs. Ole Miss | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
The Yellow Jackets' option offense features effective weapons, but athletic defenses have had success shutting Georgia Tech down.
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I'll probably be someplace and miss this game! 

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Sign in to Yahoo!

Sign in to Yahoo! | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
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And right along side it, and around it...is Midtown Atlanta...the best PLACE to LIVE!

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Big Recruiting Weekend Ahead for Georgia Tech

Big Recruiting Weekend Ahead for Georgia Tech | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
This is a big recruiting weekend coming up on the Flats, and will feature some of the elite prospects that Georgia Tech has worked long and hard to attract. The festivities will begin with a...
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ATTENTION PARENTS!!! While your student may or may not need to live on campus, this weekend is also a good time to check out off campus living options for GATech students! 

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GT | Newsroom - Georgia Tech Foundation Names Alumnus Its Next President

GT | Newsroom - Georgia Tech Foundation Names Alumnus Its Next President | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
Al Trujillo will assume the leadership position on July 1
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"The Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc. (GTF), an external organization responsible for management of the private gifts that provide critical financial support for Institute priorities, has named Al Trujillo as its next president and chief operating officer. A current trustee of GTF and a former chairman of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, Trujillo will assume the leadership position on July 1." Of special note....Trujillo is a Cuban immigrant.

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Georgia Tech Robots Play Music - My Midtown Mojo

Georgia Tech Robots Play Music - My Midtown Mojo | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
Georgia Tech Robots can play music, Beethoven, and chase a "lion" Makes you want your own Georgia Tech Robot
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How cool is this!

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Ga. Tech among top schools for post-grad salaries | 11alive.com

Ga. Tech among top schools for post-grad salaries | 11alive.com | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
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In Midtown Atlanta, I think we often forget what a great asset we have to have such a University as part of our community! I for one, need to spend some more time there!

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One Small Step for Georgia Tech, One Giant Leap for Georgia Tech Athletics

One Small Step for Georgia Tech, One Giant Leap for Georgia Tech Athletics | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
Georgia Tech's department of History, Technology, and Society has officially announced plans for a new program to be launched in 2014 in the area of Sports, Society, and Technology. This is a huge deal for our athletics department, and here's why.
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Never thought about this, but yeah, not all athletes are science majors, and they might want to take their love (and athletic ability) into a career outside of professional sports. This sounds like an exciting program for GATech! 

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Georgia Tech Student Housing - Will I Get A Room For Fall 2013?

Georgia Tech Student Housing - Will I Get A Room For Fall 2013? | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
  Demand for housing is up...pretty much everywhere in the U.S. Midtown Atlanta is no exception as we see a significant decrease in the number of available condos For Sale, and a marked increa...
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The days of $50,000 condos may be gone, but there still is a few good opportunities left to buy a condo for your Georgia Tech Student!!

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New Georgia Tech High Rise Housing on the Horizon! (Literally!)

New Georgia Tech High Rise Housing on the Horizon! (Literally!) | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
  Last night, I attended the Design Review Committee (DRC) Meeting of the Midtown Alliance. This is one of the many steps developers go through as they announce, develop, and seek community ap...
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The Construction cranes are again appearing in Midtown Atlanta, mind you every building is now an apartment building! This one will cater specifically to students...mainly Georgia Tech.

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Atlanta City Council orders up downtown plan - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta City Council orders up downtown plan - Atlanta Business Chronicle | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
The Atlanta City Council voted this week to form a task force to come up with a ...
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What a way to spend $500K!!! 

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U.S. Rep. John Lewis to receive Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen Prize - Atlanta Business Chronicle

U.S. Rep. John Lewis to receive Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen Prize - Atlanta Business Chronicle | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
The 2013 recipient of the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage is U.S. Rep. John...
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John Lewis has done much in his time! No denying that!

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Georgia Tech named a top engineering school

Georgia Tech named a top engineering school | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
U.S. News and World Report has named Georgia Tech one of the top 10 engineering schools in the country.
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Top TEN Engineering Schools! Way to go GATech! 

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Georgia Tech unveils plan for 100th anniversary of Grant Field

Georgia Tech unveils plan for 100th anniversary of Grant Field | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
THE FLATS – The home of Georgia Tech football for a century, Historic Grant Field will celebrate its 100th anniversary this fall.
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Ga. Tech among top universities to work for | 11alive.com

Ga. Tech among top universities to work for | 11alive.com | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
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And right along side it and around it....is the best place to live...Midtown Atlanta!!

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FASET Orientation Begins At Georgia Tech - My Midtown Mojo

FASET Orientation Begins At Georgia Tech - My Midtown Mojo | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
The first of 6 FASET Orientations begins this weekend at Georgia Tech. Welcome Freshman to Georgia Tech FASET Orientation
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Ah yes! The excitement of your freshman year at college is about to begin! FASET Orientation at Georgia Tech

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Tech men tied for fourth after NCAA regionals opening round | 11alive.com

Tech men tied for fourth after NCAA regionals opening round | 11alive.com | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
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What drives activity on Pinterest? | Science Codex

What drives activity on Pinterest? | Science Codex | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
Researchers at Georgia Tech and the University of Minnesota have released a new study that uses statistical data to help understand the motivations behind Pinterest activity, the roles gender plays among users and the factors that distinguish Pinterest...
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Are you a Pinterest user? Do you love those pictures and get addicted to finding them and following certain subjects? I know I find myself looking at all kinds of gardening pictures, and of course Real Estate around the country.   But our own Georgia Tech was invloved in research about what drives activity on Pinterest.

 

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Westin’s Sun Dial closing April 28 for renovations | What Now Atlanta

Westin’s Sun Dial closing April 28 for renovations | What Now Atlanta | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
35-year-old restaurant to reopen August 2013
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It appears that if you have family or friends visiting ATL this summer, a "tour of Atlanta" from 50 stories up will not be an option! Looking forward to seeing the new look...I'm marking my calendar for sure! 

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New organic solar cells process sunlight as plants do

New organic solar cells process sunlight as plants do | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
Inspired by nature, scientists have developed an organic solar cell that could one day supplant artificial solar cells.
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ATTENTION Georgia Tech Parents!! Looking For That Perfect Off Campus Housing?

ATTENTION Georgia Tech Parents!! Looking For That Perfect Off Campus Housing? | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
I've worked with numerous Georgia Tech parents that are looking for living options for their GATech student...other than on campus living. And many have turned to Midtown Atlanta Real Estate as a s...
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GREAT opportunity for Georgia Tech parents considering off campus housing options. Why not BUY while the price is RIGHT???

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SLIDESHOW: Southwest opens Atlanta pilot base, People Department - Atlanta Business Chronicle

SLIDESHOW: Southwest opens Atlanta pilot base, People Department - Atlanta Business Chronicle | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
Southwest Airlines Co. on Tuesday marked one year of flying in and out of Hartsfield-Jackson...
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The opening of a pilot base in Atlanta will give the pilots the opportunity to live in Atlanta, since it is where they will start, and end trips. 

 

Pilots that may have homes and families they don't want to move to Atlanta might want to look at Midtown Atlanta condos as a "second home." With easy access to the airport via MARTA, this gives them a "home base" in Atlanta with the convenience of a "lock it and leave it" condo lifestyle. 

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Georgia Power substation construction continues despite Home Park's objections

Georgia Power substation construction continues despite Home Park's objections | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
Home Park Community Improvement Association frustrated with Georgia Power as it builds its Midtown substation, set to be completed in June, at the corner of Atlantic Drive and 14th Street.
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Atlanta, an unexpected journey | Technique

Atlanta, an unexpected journey | Technique | Georgia Tech News Events | Scoop.it
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What a great, "feel good" story about Atlanta and the college experience of Midtown Atlanta and Georgia Tech. I remember the same feelings when I transferred from Montana State University to the University of Houston. Going for a "college town" of 15,000 to a city of what.....500,000 or whatever it was back then! I still miss that city today!

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