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VSU aids military students

Last week VSU was once again recognized as a military-friendly school by G.I. Jobs magazine for their involvement in educating military veterans. The national recognition ranks VSU in the top 20 percent among other colleges, universities and technical institutions nationwide. Dr. Jerry Merwin has always had an interest in helping the military/veteran students at VSU. Promoting the “military friend” policy, ...

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SGA wants students to talk

All VSU students were invited to attend SGA’s first official town hall meeting which was held Tuesday night in the Jennett Lecture Hall Room. The meeting was an informal one, created with the purpose of encouraging VSU students to come out and talk to the members of SGA about any thoughts, concerns or ideas to help improve VSU. “It’s supposed ...

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Author talks about her ‘Fat’ journey

Professor Jean Braithwaite visited VSU’s campus on Tuesday to speak with students to about an epidemic that not only plagues Americans nationwide, but also the professor personally: obesity and eating disorders. While some students viewed the lecture as a positive journey through Braithwaite’s road to a healthy lifestyle, others questioned Braithwaite’s thinking patterns and drastic measures to get to the ...

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Dr. Levy holds open sessions

VSU President, Dr. Louis H. Levy, held the first open session of his tenure this past Tuesday in which students were able to speak to him about their concerns. This session was held in his office located in room 117 in West Hall. Between the hours of 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., students were allowed to privately speak face to ...

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VSU reacts to Troy Davis outcome

The mood was somber outside West Hall on Wednesday night as the VSU NAACP gathered to pay tribute to Troy Davis at the scheduled time of his execution. “I feel it is pretty pitiful the justice system did not grant this man clemency,” Valious Smith, NAACP member said. “They are killing an innocent man with pretty much no evidence.” The ...

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Paid notetaking violates code

Money is tight for most college students, but a new way to make some quick cash has presented itself at VSU. Students who are already doing what they’re supposed to be doing—going to class, taking good notes, making good grades—have the chance to be rewarded for doing things they already do. Everybody else? Well, all they have to do is ...

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DUI law refines BAC standards

Due to new state laws, Georgia drivers can now be charged with a DUI even if they have a blood alcohol content level under 0.08. The new law “DUI: Less Safe” says that drivers under the legal limit of alcohol consumption can still receive a DUI. The officer simply has to prove that the driver is a danger to others ...

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SGA elects new officers

SGA met this Monday at 8 p.m. in its new meeting spot in Powell Hall where they voted on new senators, elected a sergeant of arms and discussed upcoming events on campus. After Chief Justice Katie Wagnon swore in all senators, visitors and candidates were asked to step outside for speeches and voting. Yannick Gill, Candace Brown and Jamaica Hill ...

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Company offering cash for notes

Taking notes in class could now pay off in more ways than one. Notehall, a web based document marketplace, is giving students the opportunity to turn their school notes into cash by hiring them for its note-taker positions. The note-taking position calls for a semester or quarter long employment term, according to Danielle A. Donaldson, brand ambassador for Notehall and ...

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Protestors on hand for visit

Students protested several issues outside the University Center during Gov. Nathan Deal and Chancellor Hank Huckaby’s visit on Sept. 16 at 11:30 a.m. The protest had several different purposes: the diversity of the presidential search committee; the execution of Troy Davis; the appointment of Philip Kent, Phil Kent Consulting Inc., president, author and political and media commenter, to the Immigration ...

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