Will Robinson

Education Reporting Intern

Will Robinson joined the AJC as an education intern in 2017. He graduated from the University of Georgia with degrees in journalism and international affairs. While at UGA, Will published two investigative pieces about the university’s mishandling of hazardous waste in the AJC. He was a McGill Fellow and Cox/Society of American Business Editors and Writers Fellow his senior year. He previously interned for Fast Copy News Service and the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Latest from Will Robinson

At Black Ivy in Edinburgh, little luxuries and a big breakfast
PHOTO MOVED IN ADVANCE AND NOT FOR USE - ONLINE OR IN PRINT - BEFORE JUNE 17, 2018. — In a photo from Iain Robinson, the restaurant at Black Ivy in Edinburgh. The hotel in the Bruntsfield neighborhood has a chic aesthetic and a bar and restaurant that bring in crowds (mornings are quieter). (Iain Robinson via The New York...

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PHOTO MOVED IN ADVANCE AND NOT FOR USE - ONLINE OR IN PRINT - BEFORE JUNE 17, 2018. — In a photo from Iain Robinson, the restaurant at Black Ivy in Edinburgh. The hotel in the Bruntsfield neighborhood has a chic aesthetic and a bar and restaurant that bring in crowds (mornings are quieter). (Iain Robinson via The New York...
The long-lost 'Laws of Base Ball,' and one fan's outsize bid to get them
Senior Exhibit Directors Cynthia Wayne, left, and Betsy Nahum-Miller carefully lay out handwritten documents at the Library of Congress in Washington on May 2, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Michael Robinson Chavez.

9:13 PM Friday, May. 18, 2018

Senior Exhibit Directors Cynthia Wayne, left, and Betsy Nahum-Miller carefully lay out handwritten documents at the Library of Congress in Washington on May 2, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Michael Robinson Chavez.
Ben Carson called this Illinois town a 'dying community.' Its people are hanging on
Demarius "Paypay" Taylor rose for a shot during a pickup game at Cairo High School in early April. The 6-foot senior was named all-state this season for Cairo High, where the basketball team has been a rare bright spot in the impoverished city. Rich in history, Cairo is on a rapid decline brought on by a housing crisis and economic...

7:57 PM Thursday, May. 03, 2018

Demarius "Paypay" Taylor rose for a shot during a pickup game at Cairo High School in early April. The 6-foot senior was named all-state this season for Cairo High, where the basketball team has been a rare bright spot in the impoverished city. Rich in history, Cairo is on a rapid decline brought on by a housing crisis and economic...
Beyoncé donates $100,000 to historically black colleges in four states
 After headlining Coachella music festival over the weekend, Beyoncé announced a major donation to four historically black colleges in four states. The internationally-recognized superstar is giving $25,000 each to Tuskegee University in Alabama, Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, Xavier University of Louisiana...

10:25 PM Monday, Apr. 16, 2018

After headlining Coachella music festival over the weekend, Beyoncé announced a major donation to four historically black colleges in four states. The internationally-recognized superstar is giving $25,000 each to Tuskegee University in Alabama, Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, Xavier University of Louisiana...
Dayton man known for singing, dancing in the street was far more than people thought
 Anthony Smith says his little brother Virgil Sheppard was like Lionel Richie’s “Easy Like Sunday Morning,” Virgil’s favorite song. “If you listen to that record you can kind of pick up and hear his living in it,” said Smith, a GM retiree. “He was a carefree-life person, easing through life. He had...

6:06 PM Friday, Apr. 06, 2018

Anthony Smith says his little brother Virgil Sheppard was like Lionel Richie’s “Easy Like Sunday Morning,” Virgil’s favorite song. “If you listen to that record you can kind of pick up and hear his living in it,” said Smith, a GM retiree. “He was a carefree-life person, easing through life. He had...
Peach Drop movings to Woodruff Park
Atlanta native and trap music maven Jeezy is among the performers who will help Atlanta ring in the new year at the Peach Drop in Woodruff Park Sunday, Dec. 31.  Photo: Getty Images

9:19 PM Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017

Atlanta native and trap music maven Jeezy is among the performers who will help Atlanta ring in the new year at the Peach Drop in Woodruff Park Sunday, Dec. 31. Photo: Getty Images
Parents give teachers wine bottles with picture of son’s face for Christmas
 In most cases, a coffee mug would suffice as a Christmas gift for a hard-working teacher.  >> Read more trending news  But Mary Sommers of metro Dayton, Ohio said the teachers who taught her son this year deserved something a little more intoxicating.  “How many coffee mugs does a teacher need?” Sommers asked...

1:46 AM Friday, Dec. 22, 2017

In most cases, a coffee mug would suffice as a Christmas gift for a hard-working teacher.  >> Read more trending news  But Mary Sommers of metro Dayton, Ohio said the teachers who taught her son this year deserved something a little more intoxicating.  “How many coffee mugs does a teacher need?” Sommers asked...