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Weekly crime report 10/23 – 29

Oct. 23 No crimes reported Oct. 24 At 10:16 a.m., UPD took a report in reference to financial transaction card theft and fraud. At 12:39 p.m., UPD took a report in reference to financial transaction card theft and fraud. At 3:30 p.m., UPD took a report in reference to damage to a student’s vehicle at the communication arts parking lot. ...

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VSU discusses changes to academic appeal process

On Thursday Oct. 19 at the Faculty Senate meeting, Associate Provost Sheri Gravett announced that VSU is changing the way students appeal academic suspension. Gravett said that the current process involved too many steps, making the appeal process seem more tedious than necessary. “What will happen is . . . they (students on suspension) will only go to one place,” ...

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Weekly crime report 10/16 – 10/22

Oct. 16 No crimes reported. Oct. 17 At 7:31 p.m., a student reported an incident of theft by taking to an officer. The student reported her stolen tires on her locked bicycle next to Reade Hall. Oct. 18 At 10:46 a.m., UPD took a report of damage to property. A student reported a dent on his vehicle. The location of ...

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President Carvajal visits SGA, discusses plans to improve VSU

On Oct. 23, VSU President Dr. Richard Carvajal gave a speech regarding his standards for the university at SGA’s weekly meeting. Dr. Carvajal’s first point stated that he wants to increase the graduation rate for VSU and the experience students gain from their degrees. “If you come here and you accumulate hours and you don’t walk across that stage and ...

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VSU renumbers West hall classrooms

After years of using a three-digit numbering system for West Hall’s classrooms, VSU has decided to renumber them in favor of organization. Plant Operations Director Ray Sable said that the renumbering came about in response to consistency issues. “In general, we’re trying to change the number system across campus so it’s all the same,” Sable said. Sable said that VSU ...

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Dr. Chu brings renovations plans to SGA

The weekly student government meeting had a special guest, with a special purpose. Dr. Zduy Chu, Director of Housing came to the weekly meeting and discussed plans of Langdale Residence Hall renovations. The plans are currently tentative but would bring major changes to the living conditions on campus. Dr. Chu discussed renovating every third room in the building to become ...

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Weekly crime report 10/9 – 10/15

October 9 No crimes reported. October 10 At 4:44 p.m. by the Student Union, an officer took a report in reference to a theft by taking. October 11 At 2:15 p.m. by Patterson Residence Hall, an officer took a report in reference to theft by taking. At 3:41 p.m. by Pine Hall, an officer took a report in reference to ...

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Dean Lowe embraces student development

A little over two months ago, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs Daryl Lowe came to VSU. Lowe lives his life following his passion: student development. Originally from Detroit, Lowe was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He enjoys reading, exercise, and loves to “kill it” at karaoke. Lowe’s love for student development led him to become Assistant Dean of Students ...

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VSU football players arrested for golf cart theft

Two VSU football players were arrested in connection with the theft of two IT golf carts on Oct. 5. Nineteen-year-old freshman Torey Jenkins was arrested on the scene by Officer Rebecca Leatherberry. The second offender ran from the scene. Eighteen-year-old freshman Jaalen Ford was later arrested under warrant in the lobby of Patterson Hall. Jenkins and Ford were seen traveling ...

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VSU IT introduces second internet network

VSU experienced the loss of Wi-Fi twice within the month of September. Now, Chief Information Officer Brian Haugabrook said that IT will be prepared in the face of another. “Unfortunately every year or so a fiber line will get cut between here and Atlanta,” Haugabrook said. “This time it happened just South of Tifton.” Haugabrook said VSU added a second ...

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