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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2106 file photo, a pedestrian walks by the library at the Georgia State University campus in Atlanta. Getting through college is not an easy task, but it can be even harder for low-income or first generation students who have few support resources. Now big data can help them. Researchers at Georgia State University spent four years analyzing students’ grades, test scores and other data in order to identify those who were at risk of failing and promptly assist them. The results have been remarkable: the number of students graduating has jumped by 30 percent and students are spending less time and money to earn a degree. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

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Georgia State University business alumnus Eric Handler (left) and business student Courtney Foy (right) take an immersion course from Marines at Quantico, Va., on how to make ethical, life-and-death decisions. (Kristina Wong/the Washington Times)

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Georgia State University business alumnus Eric Handler (left) and business student Courtney Foy (right) take an immersion course from Marines at Quantico, Va., on how to make ethical, life-and-death decisions. (Kristina Wong/the Washington Times)

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** FILE ** This Feb. 25, 2003, photo shows Dr. Stephen R. Covey at a training session at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Covey, the motivational speaker best known for the book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” died Monday, July 16, 2012, in Idaho three months after a serious bicycle accident in Utah. He was 79. (AP Photo/Ric Feld)

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**FILE** Stephen R. Covey, the motivational speaker best known for the book "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People," attends a training session at Georgia State University in Atlanta on Feb. 25, 2003. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Stephen R. Covey, the motivational speaker best known for the book "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People," attends a training session at Georgia State University in Atlanta on Feb. 25, 2003. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Stephen R. Covey, the motivational speaker best known for the book "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People," attends a training session at Georgia State University in Atlanta on Feb. 25, 2003. (Associated Press)