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Hotel Rooms, Bunk Beds In Store For Some GSU Students

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Georgia State University's newest dorms, Piedmont Central, brought the total number of bed to 5,200.
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Some Georgia State University students are starting the school year off in a hotel.

The university overbooked students to live in on-campus housing. Four hundred students will be temporarily placed in the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Atlanta. GSU’s website said students will be moved into university housing no later than Aug. 31.

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Georgia State University must find room for roughly 500 students as more have applied to stay on its Atlanta campus than there are places to live.

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Local news outlets report that according to the school's website, the campus's increasing popularity to live on has led to an unusual increase in the number of students applying for housing during the fall academic term.

The new stadium will be ready for Georgia State's first football game on August 31st.
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The new Georgia State University football field will be ready for its first home game at the end of the month. But more changes await Turner Field.

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Brian Carroll, GSU's senior construction project manager, said Turner Field is 98 percent complete for athletics. He says there are a couple loose ends to tie up, like double checking that the fire alarm and sprinkler systems are good to go.

UCB is the first big pharmaceutical company in the technology hub near Georgia Tech, but it's the 15th innovation center in Tech Square.
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Tuition at Georgia’s public colleges and universities will increase 2 percent next fall. The university system of Georgia estimates full time, undergraduate students who live in-state will pay an extra $27 to $98 a semester. But some students say even a small price hike could hurt.

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The consolidation between Georgia Perimeter College and Georgia State University could cause some students to lose their chance at college.

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