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13.3 percent cut from 2010 budget

The 13.3 percent is near $7 million of the schools budget. According to Traycee Martin, interim vice president for Finance and Administration, the cuts will be permanent and will carry into the next fiscal year. “The Planning and Budget Committee has worked hard throughout the year to plan ahead and prepare for the reductions,” Martin said. “Operations were strategically re-engineered ...

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Professors honored for excellence

With a new academic year upon us, Valdosta State University recognized four of its faculty members along with a staff member at the 2010 fall convocation on Aug. 9 for excellent work on campus. The Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards honors employees in areas of advising, professional activity, service, and teaching. Dr. Byron Brown (Department of English) received the Excellence ...

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Freshman to enjoy learning cohorts

As the fall 2010 school year began last week, many freshmen entered what is known as the Freshmen Year Experience Program (FYE). This program is a part of the various learning communities that were continued in the year 2010 at VSU. “The Freshman learning communities are high impact practices for students as it helps enrich and prepare them for the ...

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People Poll: Do you think freshmen should have cars?

Jazlyn Wheeler senior Media major “NO! As a senior, I should not have to park on the fifth floor or the parking deck, that really sucks man.” Marie Browne junior middle grades education major “Freshman shouldn’t be allowed to have cars unless VSU gets more parking. ” Anthony Holloway junior computer information systems major “No freshman shouldn’t have cars because ...

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Group projects are immature

We have all been there, the first week of school, sitting in class with excitement when catastrophe strikes; the professor mentions group work will be assigned sometime during course. Group work in upper level classes with people you’re familiar with doesn’t seem so bad. The other students in your group are probably around the same age and have the same ...

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Prop 8 should stay gone

Spectator readers, for a split second, just stand back and take a look at the world around you. Despite what pundits say, we are living in revolutionary times. Acceptance is spreading throughout the country. Coalitions for minorities spread like wildfire, and with the ability to research immediately on the Internet, eyes have opened and minds have followed suit. It seems ...

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Mosque brings controversy

Welcome back to VSU, Blazers! I hope everyone had a good summer and will have a great year. By now, I’m sure everyone has at least heard of the controversy in New York regarding the building of a mosque near Ground Zero. For those of you who are uninformed with this topic, the issue comes down to the fact that ...

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Students need to form opinions

Most college students have been in a situation when a friend focused on politics or current issues talks about those issues. They seem so knowledgeable that the student thinks “they must be right.” Then the listener has a personal choice. Accept their friend’s opinion, or research the topic and form their own opinion. Many students may not realize they have ...

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Let geekdom ring

ATTENTION ALL FELLOW GEEKS AND NERDS, THE DAY OF OUR PUBLIC GEEKDOM HAS ARRIVED AT LAST! The brainchild of Sarah Morean and Brian Heater, Read Comics in Public Day, will be a day of release for many comic lovers worldwide. Although many people deny needing a special day to allow their comics to see the light of the outdoors, there ...

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Cyclemeisters attack

WARNING: The following is a work of sarcasm. Any resemblance to any persons living, dead, undead, or Super Saiyan is purely coincidental, so seriously, get off your ass and go and support these people! Beware the Cyclemeisters, dear readers! This Friday, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Bleu Pub Parking Lot on 116 N Lee St., a bevy ...

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