2012 Groundbreakers - The Future Issue - Atlanta Magazine
 
 
 
Groundbreakers 2012

Author Tony Rehagen

  • Tony Rehagen

    Senior Editor

    Prior to joining Atlanta in August 2011, Rehagen was a staff writer and senior editor at Indianapolis Monthly. He has been a finalist for City and Regional Magazine Association Writer of the Year in each of the past four years. His April 2012 feature “The Last Trawlers” was included in the anthology, Next Wave: America's New Generation of Great Literary Journalists. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a Missouri native.

 

Profiles from the August 2012 issue

Harriet Robinson

For leading HIV vaccine research

The problem is invisible. The solution is expressed in a symbology that few laypeople can decipher. And despite more than a decade of development, any substantive sign of that solution’s effect on humanity is still, at best, years away. But in terms of impact, it doesn’t get much bigger, clearer, and more immediate than the prospect of a successful HIV vaccine. Read More

Georgia State University

For graduating tomorrow's diverse leaders

Bulldogs and Yellow Jackets may have the more distinguished histories among local colleges. But Atlanta’s future may very well rest in the hands of the Panthers of Georgia State. That’s because the classes graduating from the lower-profile research university in Downtown Atlanta mirror the emerging demographics of the surrounding city—diverse both in terms of ethnicity and socioeconomic background. In fact, GSU graduates a higher rate of African Americans, Latinos, and Asians than any of its in-state rivals and in 2011 awarded more bachelor’s degrees to African Americans than any U.S. non–historically black college. Read More