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Beware the B.A.T.: UPD gives tips on bicycle theft prevention

In October alone, more than five instances of bicycle theft have been reported, with more occurring since, but with the help of the Bicycle Anti-Theft program (B.A.T.), students can potentially reduce the risk of bike theft. Instances of theft on campus happen year-round; however, fall semester is when UPD notice an increase in bicycle thefts. According to Patrol and Investigations ...

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Weekly crime report 10/30 – 11/5

Oct. 30 No crimes reported. Oct. 31 At 9:26 a.m., UPD took a report in reference to a vehicular hit and run at South Georgia Medical Center Parking Structure. Nov. 1 No crimes reported. Nov. 2 No crimes reported. Nov. 3 At 3:50 a.m., an officer issued an individual a citation for underage possession of alcohol at Sustella Parking Deck. ...

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Meet the 2017 homecoming court

On Nov. 1, 10 VSU students were nominated to serve on the 2017 homecoming court. This Saturday, two of these students will be named homecoming king and queen. Though we contacted all of the members on the court, we could not reach everyone. The Spectator presented each homecoming court member with a set of questions to answer about being a ...

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Dr. Scott-McGee expresses love for student health

Over the course of this year, VSU has implemented many changes within the university, including opening the medical director position. After a rigorous process, Dr. Kim Scott-McGee was chosen for the position. “The hiring process for the medical director was led by the Assistant Director for Business Operations Lynette Lewis,” Dr. Vincent Miller, vice president of student affairs, said. “She ...

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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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