Madeline Thigpen covers education for The Atlanta Voice. She joins the paper via Report for America, a national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms all over the country. Prior to joining The Atlanta Voice, Thigpen covered the school district in South Orange/Maplewood (SOMA), N.J., while reporting for TapInto, a local digital-only publication.
Dr. M. Brian Blake will become Georgia State University’s first Black president in the school’s 100-year history. Announced as the sole finalist last week, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia will have a chance to take action on the appointment at their meeting Friday.