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Projectors stolen from West Hall

 Tuesday morning at 10:38, three classrooms in West Hall reported stolen overhead projectors.   The department most affected by the technological setback was the Modern and Classical Languages (MCL)­­, whose classes are centered near that part of the first floor of West Hall.  “Our first four classes, especially, we shuffled around, and moved as many of those classes into our ...

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Umbrella involved in student’s arrest

 William Mathews didn’t expect his Friday evening plans, a trip to a local coffee house, would land him in a jailhouse and cost him $1,000. � Mathews, a senior psychology major, was arrested Friday evening at 7:40 pm, and charged with theft by taking.  The item he was charged with stealing: a large black and white striped VSU umbrella.  According ...

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Georgia Hall revokes resident visitation rights

Visitation privileges for all Georgia Hall residents have been temporarily revoked for reasons that have yet to be clarified. According to Leighia Hammond, associate director of Housing, the suspension of visitation rights is in response to numerous reports of vandalism and damage that have happened within the past few weeks. Housing and Residence Life are working to ensure that students ...

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VPD robbery case terminated

The probe into an alleged armed robbery near the University Center has been closed after the alleged victim decided to sign a “termination of investigation” form over the weekend. An email was sent out to all faculty, staff and students Jan. 26 describing an alleged armed robbery incident that took place on the 1100 block of N. Patterson St., where ...

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Alert possible false alarm

Suspicious activity was afoot on Friday, or so one student thought. The VSU police department was notified by a student that a male in a blue windbreaker was asking students to see student IDs by the Bailey Science Center. Thressea Boyd, assistant to the president for communications, sent out a mass e-mail alert to faculty, staff and students at 1:40 ...

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Theft rising problem on campus

An increasing number of students are finding themselves victims of theft, one of the most common crimes on campus. Burglary and dorm room theft have been popular crimes reported during the semester by students. Items such wallets, bags, iPods, shoes and other various possessions have been stolen from various locations on campus. Sgt. Matthew Maestas of Criminal Investigations acknowledges dorm ...

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Disabled parking labeled a problem

Disabled Parking violations are an issue that VSU traffic and parking enforcement deal with on a continual basis. According to Sergeant Carolyn Glock of the VSU Police Department, although the problem does occur here on the VSU campus, it is minimal. Parking violations include disabled parking fraud, making use of a disabled hang tag or permit registered in someone else’s ...

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Students can file SCIR

VSU’s Student Conduct Office has implemented a new Student Conduct Incident Report available for students, faculty and staff members to report incidents of student misconduct. According to Richard C. Lee, assistant dean of students for student conduct, the SCIR is a component of the school’s conduct management software program, called Maxient, which was implemented by the VPSA/DOSO in 2010. “It ...

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Bike registration could prevent thefts

In an effort to help thwart and recover stolen bikes, the VSU Police Department offers a bicycle registration service for students, faculty and staff at the Oak Street parking deck. “There have been approximately 80 bicycle thefts during the period of Aug. 31, 2010, through Aug. 31, 2011,” Sgt. Carolyn Glock of the VSU PD said. The Bicycle Anti-Theft (BAT) ...

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Armed Robbery near campus

An armed robbery took place this past Monday at the Little Jo Court apartment complex. Around 9:15 pm, Jacob Meeks, a student at VSU was returning to his apartment after visiting the student union. An unidentified man followed him across the parking lot of Little Jo Court and then threatened him at gunpoint. “I turned into the apartment complex and ...

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