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Ceiling collapses; VSU Bookstore suffers major flood damage

On Nov. 8, at 10 a.m., a portion of the ceiling collapsed on the first floor of the VSU Bookstore causing over $55,000 in damages. According to Lee Ann Johnson, the VSU Bookstore director, a maintenance crew was trying to flush out the drainage line connected to the Student Union food services, which caused a cast iron pipe to burst ...

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Budget Advisory meeting show top picks for permanent budget requests

On Thursday, Nov. 28, attendants of the Budget Advisory Meeting were asked to pick their top three one-time and permanent funding requests for 2018 to represent VSU as a whole. The attendees were given a spreadsheet with over 270 budget requests to choose from. “This time is spent to try to hear from people and get their input so that ...

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Class waitlists present better ways for registration

As of this semester, VSU implemented a new system to change the way class registration works: class waitlists. Waitlists are queues students join when a class is at full capacity. From there students are notified when a spot opens up in the class. “If a student selects a class that is full, the registration screen will ask if they wish ...

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SGA helps Georgia Hall residents with new legislation

Residents in Georgia Residence Hall receive a solution as SGA passes its first piece of legislation for the fall 2017 semester. At their final meeting of the semester, SGA made an official resolution to the Director of Housing in regards to unequal access to the sixth floor kitchen and multipurpose room in Georgia Hall. The legislation came about after Senator ...

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Student attempts to steal rec center property

On Tuesday night, a VSU student was arrested after attempting to steal an Apple iPad from the Student Recreation Center (SRC). Jesse Shunte Gambles was charged with robbery with sudden snatching. UPD responded to a call about the student refusing to leave the facility. According to the report, Gambles had entered the facility, bypassed the checkpoints and when asked to ...

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VSU announces College of Arts and Sciences split

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Robert Smith emailed VSU faculty and staff on Nov. 29 to confirm that the College of Arts and Sciences would be split. The separation comes into effect on July 1, 2018, when the College of Arts and Sciences will be split in to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the ...

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Weekly crime report 11/13 – 11/20: Theft continues to impair VSU

November 13, 2017 At 2:44 p.m., UPD took a report from a VSU student on theft of lost or mislaid property at the VSU Recreation Center. Merchandise was valued at $20. November 14, 2017 At 9:53 a.m., UPD took a report concerning damage to VSU property at the south intramural field where a ticket window was broken. At 3:45 p.m., ...

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SGA connects to grad students with latest member

SGA hopes to connect with the graduate student population through the newest member of the senate. Second year graduate student, Obediah Hall wishes to give a voice to the graduate students by joining the senate. Hall said his interest in becoming a senator stems from his belief that individual effort is what shapes college experience. Because of this, he has ...

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Freidhoff stresses student success through advising

Coming in with over a decade of experience, Robert Freidhoff arrives at VSU as its new executive director of advising with plans of focusing and making sure students are prepared for their after-college careers. Freidhoff previously held the position of Director of Engineering Advising at the University of Michigan and Director of Padnos College of Engineering & Computing at Grand ...

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VSU student reports theft of missing laptop

On Sunday, a VSU student reported a theft at Brookstone Apartments after noticing a missing laptop from their car. Amber Baugh, 20, told Officer Benjamin Graham that she locked her car on Saturday night after leaving to enter her boyfriend’s apartment. Baugh said she went out to retrieve something from her car Sunday around noon. “I went to get a ...

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