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Author Kristen Ellingboe

  • Kristen Ellingboe

    News Intern

    Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kristen is a senior at Emory University majoring in Journalism and Political Science.


Atlanta as a college town?

Two metro-area students explain why this term should be among Atlanta's synonyms

When you think of metro Atlanta, many things may come to mind. Capital of the New South, for example. Or worst place to be a Pepsi fan. “College town” probably isn’t on your list. But the area’s 6 million residents include more than 250,000 college students, according to the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education. Each year this quarter-million-strong cohort studies at one of the metro area’s fifty-seven colleges and universities. Read more...