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Board recommends Carvajal for VSU president

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Written by Gabe Burns, Editor-in-Chief When Dr. Richard Carvajal spoke with students at a VSU forum Nov. 10, he said he had a special “love” for and connection to South Georgia that was “hard to understand.” It may be a lot easier to comprehend now. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia announced Thursday it recommends the ...

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Staton promises an unforgettable commencement during press conference

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Written by Tatyana Phelps, Managing Editor Staton promises an unforgettable commencement A press conference was held in Interim President Dr. Cecil Staton’s office Thursday morning regarding recent changes to the Spring 2016 graduation on May 7. After much speculation on campus after the new graduation ceremony schedule was posted nearly two weeks ago, Dr. Staton set the record straight. There ...

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Dr. Calvin Walker named Interim Director of African American studies

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Written by Erin Martin, Staff Writer Along with changes to the faculty and staff at VSU, this semester Dr. Calvin Walker was appointed as the Interim Director of African American studies. Walker has been working at VSU for 31 years, and teaching for 38 years. The duties involved with the directory position include supervising the AFAM program, creating the schedule ...

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VSU welcomes new Interim President Dr. Cecil Staton; Staton talks with The Spectator on his plans for VSU

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Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief On July 1, 2015, the state of the administrative staff at VSU changed. Then acting President, Dr. William McKinney, served his last day having submitted his resignation a few months prior. With the president’s seat vacant, Dr. Staton was appointed by Chancellor Hank M. Huckaby to serve as the Interim President of VSU. Staton did ...

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New interim president announced, will start term once McKinney steps down

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by Cole Edwards A week after the surprise resignation of Dr. William McKinney, the Board of Regents has tapped a five-term Republican Georgia senator to take over the helm of VSU for the foreseeable future. University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby announced in a press release released late Wednesday afternoon that Dr. Cecil Staton would take over as VSU’s ...

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Anonymous document proposes no-confidence vote on VSU president and provost at Feb. 19 faculty senate meeting

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By John Stephen Update: Posted Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. The faculty senate did not perform a no-confidence vote at its Feb. 19 meeting. Members discussed this issue near the end of the meeting, but ultimately the matter was tabled. More updates to come soon. ——————– An anonymous document allegedly sent by numerous VSU professors to faculty senate members led to an emergency meeting by ...

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McKinney orders probe

 Written By: John Stephen and Jordan Hill  VSU President William McKinney has ordered a third-party investigation into a clash between a former adjunct professor and VSU alumnus that occurred this summer over the use of state resources for political purposes.   Dr. Mark George, the professor involved in the conflict, has filed a formal complaint with the USG’s Ethics and ...

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Tuition rising, again

For the third year in a row, VSU’s tuition will increase by 2.5 percent. Written by: Jordan Hill VSU’s current tuition per semester is $1989.60, not including fees. With the 2.5 percent increase, semester tuition will rise to approximately $2,068.60. Student fees will then add another $955 to the tuition total. The USG’s Board of Regents chose to increase the ...

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