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Rowe satisfied with state of police department

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Written by  , As the end of national campus safety awareness month comes to a close, VSU students have some concerns about the University Police’s ability to protect students around campus. The VSU police is a normal police department just like city, county and state organizations, according to Campus Police Chief Charles Alan Rowe. On campus, there are 26 full-time ...

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SGA discusses sponsorships, legislation

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Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer VSU SGA’s most recent meeting included talks of sponsorships, officer positions, campus events and new legislation. The meeting began with a presentation from two members of the on-campus fraternity, Kappa Alpha Si. Two members came before the senate to ask for a co-sponsorship from SGA in the amount of $350 for their annual leadership ...

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President Brown visits SGA

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Written by Kyle Dawson, Sports Editor SGA held their third meeting of the semester on Monday, Sept. 12, in which VSU Interim President Dr. Kelli Brown was in attendance and helped to induct six new freshmen into the senate. Dr. Brown, who was the president of her grad student association while getting her master’s degree, said SGA is a perfect ...

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VSU first-year admissions increases

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Written by Ryan Sulski, Correspondent VSU enrollment is increasing, largely due to newer marketing techniques and nearby states being offered in-state tuition, according to Interim President Dr. Kelli Brown. She estimated a 4.3 percent increase in freshmen enrollment from a year ago. Dr. Brown said VSU’s current enrollment range is where the school hopes to stay. “I think 13,200 looks ...

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Emergency alert system essential for students

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Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer Before last week, many students had forgotten about the alert system they signed up for at the start of the new semester. Upon opening Banner, students are prompted to enter a contact number for what is called a campus alert system. During an emergency, the campus uses the number to mass contact students about ...

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Miller brings fresh perspective to VSU: New VP of Students Affairs emphasizes unity, student opportunity

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Written by Gabe Burns, Editor-in-Chief A 15-year journey brought Dr. Vince Miller from the bayou to the Blazers. The Watson, Louisiana native is one of the new masterminds of VSU’s administrative retool as the Vice President of Student Affairs. As with new Interim President Dr. Kelli Brown, Dr. Miller said he emphasizes student success. “President Brown and I started on ...

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Storm Hermine arrives

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Written by Hunter Terrell, Staff Writer With the storm Hermine coming at full speed, VSU is expected to have a stormy Labor Day weekend. The Weather Channel predicts thunderstorms late Thursday through early Sunday evening. Interim Chief of Police, Alan Rowe emailed students with a tropical storm update early Wednesday afternoon stating “the storm has slowed and now is not expected ...

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New Interim President focusing on student success

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Written by Mayah Cantave, Managing Editor In two short months, VSU’s new interim president is already making history and breaking through boundaries as the 11th president in VSU’s 110 year history and as the first woman to spearhead the university. Brown started her journey as VSU’s interim president officially July 1. She accepted her new role with honor and humility. ...

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