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Barnes & Noble College takes the reins of VSU’s bookstore

Barnes & Noble College, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble Education, will officially take over operation of VSU’s bookstore in the Student Union as of Oct. 18. Earlier this week, VSU Auxiliary sent out an email stating reconstruction of the bookstore began Oct. 10. Students, faculty, and staff were told they could still find course materials and retail services of ...

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Tremaine Jackson named new Blazer football head coach

Herb Reinhard, VSU’s athletic director, announced the new head football coach for the Blazer’s on Monday Jan. 3: Tremaine Jackson. Jackson is VSU’s first ever Black head football coach, and the 11th head coach overall. He will inherit a Blazer program with high expectations fresh off a loss in the Division II National Championship.  The Blazers have won four previous championships, most recently winning in 2018 against Ferris State, 49-47. The Blazers have won those four championships with three different coaches.   Jackson comes from NCAA Division II, Colorado ...

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Editorial: New tenure policy may ruin freedom of education

On Oct. 13, the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia approved a change to tenure that will allow administrations of universities to seek termination of professors if they do not meet improvement plans set by deans and department chairs. We believe this change in tenure, allowing this leeway in termination, is a clear danger to the educational ...

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Outstanding Alumni visits VSU

On Nov. 3, Ariel Felton, a writer from Savannah, GA. and outstanding alumna of 2021, met VSU students at the University Center Theater and read her nationally recognized piece, “A Letter to My Niece.” Graduating from VSU in 2012, Felton received her B.A. in English and went on to receive her M.F.A. in Writing from the Savannah College of Art ...

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Board of Regents approves concerning tenure policy

The Georgia Board of Regents approves tenure policy changes as of Oct. 13 that may hinder leaving professors and tenure associates voice out against these changes that will affect Georgia universities. The new tenure policy changes made Oct. 13 by the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia have professors in an uproar and concerned for Georgia’s future ...

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Truman Scholarship program opens for VSU graduates

VSU has opened their application period for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship program for students who want to pursue in graduate school or professional education. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Program is a federally funded scholarship granted to U.S. undergraduate students for demonstrated leadership potential, academic excellence and a commitment to public service. The program selects 55-65 Truman Scholars each ...

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Sign Language community well served at VSU

The American Sign Language Community is vastly represented on the VSU campus, consisting of an ASL club, the Theme Community and one of the biggest ASL programs in the country. VSU has a rigorous ASL program, where students get hands-on experience to prepare them for working in many different settings such as in K-12 and post-secondary public education, including in ...

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Ariel Felton, outstanding alumna of 2021, visits VSU

On Nov. 3, Ariel Felton, a writer from Savannah, GA. and outstanding alumna of 2021, met VSU students at the University Center Theater and read her nationally recognized piece, “A Letter to My Niece.” Graduating from VSU in 2012, Felton received her B.A. in English and went on to receive her M.F.A. in Writing from the Savannah College of Art ...

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Fall Career Expo invites opportunities to VSU

On Oct. 27, the Fall Career Expo welcomed 70+ opportunities to the student union ballrooms. This event marked the first Fall Career Expo held in-person since March 2020.         Written by Payton Fletcher. Photography courtesy of Payton Fletcher .

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VSU holds a Y2K theme for homecoming

Homecoming weekend is Nov. 5 and 6, and the Y2K was voted on by students last semester and won by a landslide. According to Rachel Dawkins, student activities coordinator for student life, masks will not be required for any homecoming events since campus is back in full swing. There will be several events on campus throughout the week of Nov. ...

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Four Directions brings awareness to Native American culture

The organization, led by president Diana Hernandez, aims at to bringing together students and Indigenous people, concepts and events. Native American culture has become an increasingly more discussed topic in recent years as part of a cultural shift to be more inclusive in society. While the organization was put in place when VSU first started the Native American and Indigenous ...

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