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SGA votes on fee increases

by Joe Adgie   The SGA lent their approval to a total of $65 of proposed fee increases during Monday night’s SGA meeting, the last of the semester. The fees that SGA supported were the athletic fee proposal, the technology fee proposal and the health operating and facilities proposals. The SGA voted against the field house and parking facilities fees, ...

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Suspect sought in sexual battery

Written by Will Lewis / Illustration by VSUPD   Individuals on VSU’s campus should be on the lookout for the suspect in a sexual battery case that occurred last July. The VSUPD have released a sketch and description of the suspect on its website. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’7” in height, with a “buzz-cut” hair ...

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McKinney hosts ‘Science Seminar’ series

by John Preer   Last Thursday, President William McKinney led a science seminar in Powell Hall.  More specifically, the seminar was about scientific skepticism and the social contexts that fueled the “Science Wars.” For those unfamiliar with the Science Wars, the name may be a little misleading because no actual wars were fought. The Science Wars were a series of ...

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VSU welcomes Nepali natives

Written by: Hillary Straba/Photo by: Ritsuki Miyazaki   Apa Sherpa holds the world record for successfully climbing Mount Everest twenty-one times between the years of 1990 and 2011. Wednesday night, the VSU English Department hosted two Nepali natives, Dr. Samrat Upadhyay and Sherpa, in the Student Union Theater. The evening’s speakers took the audience from the streets of Kathmandu to ...

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University security increases visibility on campus

by Von Kennedy   At the Faculty Senate meeting on Oct. 17, President Dr. William McKinney said the University would adapt a more visible security presence. Since the stabbing of VSU student Antoine Bray on the Pedestrian Mall and the kidnapping and robbery of another student near the ATM at the University Center, VSUPD and Student Security Patrols have been ...

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SGA tables discussion on fee increases

by Joe Adgie   Fees could increase, and people are not happy about the changes to commencement ceremonies. Those were the two major topics discussed at Monday night’s SGA meeting, a meeting that, for the fee increases, served as a preview to next week’s meeting. The fee increases are a response to decreased enrollment at VSU from 2012 to 2013, ...

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SAVE fails to persuade Foundation

by Will Lewis   On Oct. 29 the VSU Foundation’s Board of Trustees denied a request from the Students Against the Violation of the Environment to stop all investment in oil, gas and coal companies. “Compliance with your well-intentioned request is impractical for a number of reasons and perhaps even a breach of the fiduciary responsibility that all of our ...

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Proposal drafted for Greek Housing

by: Hillary Straba   Fraternities and sororities might get a housing village in the future. A proposal is under consideration for a housing plan for Greeks. Brookdale Drive near Sustella Avenue is being considered for the Greek Village and is owned by a local attorney and developer, Pope Langdale. The land, which had been zoned for residential housing, was modified ...

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Campus organizations help students relieve stress

by: John Preer   This Thursday from 3-5 p.m. the Counseling Center and the Psychology Club are hosting a “Stress-buster” in the West Hall rotunda. The “Stress-buster” is designed to assist students with the many different stressful situations that seem to come in abundance around this time of the semester. Without the usual fall break that students have grown accustomed ...

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