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Tobacco: up for debate?

Written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson Four VSU students and faculty members took the stage Wednesday night in Jennett Lecture Hall to debate the new policy prohibiting the use of tobacco on campus, a policy that was approved by the University System of Georgia. On Wednesday, March 19, the USG’s Board of Regents voted in favor of banning tobacco use on all ...

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Save schools VSU on global warming

Written by: John Preer Through the combined efforts of VSU’s student organization S.A.V.E. (Students Against Violating the Environment) and Dr. Ari Santos’ ethics and environment course, motivational speaker Dr. Gerald L. Durley presented a lecture on environmental justice and climate change in Jennett Hall Wednesday night. Born to a 16-year-old mother, Dr. Durley was placed in a special education program ...

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VSU begins hiring new security

Written by: John Stephen When students return from Spring Break, two new security officers will be roaming the grounds of VSU. When the new security guards begin March 24, their main function will be to patrol the campus in the evening and early-morning hours, according to Thressea Boyd, VSU director of communications. These officers will report to the VSUPD but ...

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Tuition fee: gentle increase continues

Written by: Elan Waite Though tuition increases are somewhat expected among those in higher education, students may feel more at ease when looking at next semester’s tuition. University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby has been a driving force behind the low 2.5 percent increase in tuition for undergraduate students. Earlier this year, Huckaby addressed Georgia General Assembly’s Joint Appropriations ...

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48-Hour Film Competition Entertains

Written by: Elan Waite The world was created in seven days, but these films were created in two.  The 48-Hour Film Competition had its public viewing of the contestants’ short films in Jerry and Kay Jennett Lecture Hall Sunday, and no one in attendance seemed to have any regrets. Jennett was filled with an array of emotions as everyone watched ...

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SGA votes ‘yes’ to divest

Written by: Joe Adgie   SAVE’s (Students Against Violation the Environment) divestment campaign now has the support of the Student Government Association. The SGA voiced their approval at their Monday night meeting, a few months after SAVE failed to gain the SGA’s support. SAVE President Danielle Jordan attended the meeting and explained that divestment−meaning withdrawing investments−from fossil fuel companies would ...

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Provost: finalists come to final round

By: LaMarcus Wilkerson VSU is nearly finished with its search for a new provost/vice president of academic affairs. The nationwide search has been ongoing since summer 2012, and the VSU Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Search Committee now has three finalists for the second highest position at VSU. The finalists are Dr. Hudson Rogers, a dean at Florida ...

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VSU email provides news to some, bothersome to others

Written by: John Preer   If you are a VSU student or faculty member, a certain format should be fairly familiar:  the initial of your first name, a middle initial (sometimes) and your full last name followed by “@valdosta.edu.” Every student is set up with an email address in a similar format when he or she registers at VSU.  This ...

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SGA postpones the addition of new senators

Written by: Joe Adgie   For the first time in several years, a hopeful SGA senator was rejected by the legislative body−and it happened twice. This occurred during a Monday night meeting that saw two other hopefuls elected with relative ease. The two candidates voted down were Kimberly Taylor and Brianna Marshall. The SGA’s legislative body cited a lack of ...

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Hill Harper excites VSU crowd

Written by: Isaiah Smart   Hundreds of eyes gazed in a hypnotic state as Hill Harper captivated the attention of anyone near the Student Union ballrooms Tuesday during the VSU event titled “Celebrating 50 Years.” The Harvard Law graduate served as the keynote speaker of the 50 Years of Integration committee’s biggest event of the school year. Students, faculty and ...

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