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Undergrad Research Symposium takes over VSU

From April 10-13, VSU students showcased the results of their undergraduate research that some have worked on for two years. The 24th annual VSU Undergraduate Research Council Program Symposium showcased various research projects through panel discussions, paper sessions, 3-minute research videos, and the poster session. Research topics varied from pop culture in the media to creating a portable air pollution ...

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SGA discusses 2018 senate, Karaoke Corral, Student Awards

After not having a general meeting last week due to debates, SGA resumed normal business. The meeting could not have gone underway without congratulating its newest senate and executive board. The student body voted Jacob Bell, speaker of the senate, as the president of SGA for the upcoming academic year last week. Sen. Amea Thompson will serve as vice president. ...

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Wiegand teaches VSU about Southern libraries in the 1960s

On April 12, Odum Library welcomed a well-known historian who shared stories on what southern libraries were like in the 1960s for black citizens. Wayne A. Wiegand, an American library historian and author of over 10 books, gave a presentation titled “The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South.” It is also the title of his newest book. ...

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Get to know the SGA comptroller candidate

Sophomore and current SGA senator, Krupesh Patel, is running for SGA comptroller for the 2018-2019 school year, and he wants to use his financial skills to improve VSU. Patel emigrated from India to Georgia when he was 10 years old, but if you knew him now, you wouldn’t know that he couldn’t speak a bit of English. “When I came ...

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‘Narkomania’ speaker visits VSU, discusses drugs, politics

Tuesday afternoon, about 40 people attended a talk by VSU’s Dr. Jennifer Carroll, an anthropologist who works with the CDC and is an assistant professor of medicine at Brown University. Carroll held the intriguingly titled event, “Narkomania,” a seminar examining how drug use intertwines with large-scale conflicts and society in general. The event took place at the Cypress Room in ...

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Get to know the SGA vice presidential candidate: Amea Thompson

Initially running for secretary, the public relations major and VSU sophomore, Amea Thompson, is now running to be the next SGA vice president. “I wasn’t expecting to be running for vice president, but I’m really excited because this is something I’m really passionate about,” Thompson said. “I feel as if I’m prepared for it.” Thompson is a current senator in ...

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Crime Report 4/2-4/9: UPD arrests non-VSU student for marijuana

April 4, 2018 At 9:57p.m., UPD made a traffic stop due to a broken tail light. According to the police report, UPD detected the smell of weed while approaching the car. The driver allowed UPD to search the vehicle but found no illegal contraband. Afterwards, UPD searched the passenger’s bag where they found a gram of marijuana. UPD arrested the ...

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VSU to receive BlazeVIEW updates

This summer, VSU students will be greeted with a new look and feel to BlazeVIEW, VSU’s online learning management system. VSU’s eLearning department and the University System of Georgia have decided that it is VSU’s turn to receive the makeover. Starting May 7, the update will go into effect. BlazeVIEW D2L Brightspace and GoView Brightspace D2L will transition to Daylight, ...

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Get to know the SGA presidential candidate: Sylandi Brown

Sylandi Brown is a sophomore speech communication major from Hawkinsville, Georgia who has always had a passion for being involved and being a beacon to assist others. Brown enjoys drinking coffee, drawing, eating macaroni and cheese and spending time with family and friends. She is a university ambassador, Blue Key Honor Society member, Baptist Collegiate Society member, and SGA secretary ...

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Get to know the SGA presidential candidate: Jacob Bell

Baxley, Georgia native, Jacob Bell, is a 20-year-old sophomore economics major with his eyes on the prize. In the sixth grade, Bell read a statement made by Nelson Mandela: “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of ...

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