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Tuition, fees increase across Ga.

The University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents approved a three percent tuition increase and a special fees increase for fall 2011. Increasing tuition by just three percent and increasing fees across the state was a victory for the Board of Regents, who anticipated the tuition increase to be much higher because the giant cut the USG was given from ...

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VSU provides a safe space

In the last year, LGBTQ students have experienced an increase in bullying and violence as well as self-inflicted harm, but Valdosta State University will offer its first-ever “Safe Space” seminar, aimed at stopping this. The three-hour program will take place on Tuesday, April 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom A and will train faculty, staff ...

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Prof suspended after arrest

 The VSU police department is still investigating the battery charges against a mass media professor after he allegedly assaulted a student.  Assistant professor, Dr. Frank Rybicki, is on paid suspension until the investigation is finished. After that, decisions will be made as to whether or not he can continue teaching at VSU.    “I haven’t heard anything yet,” he said. ...

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Professor arrested for battery

 A mass media professor is facing battery charges in connection with an incident that occurred in his 10 a.m. law class Friday, March 25.  Assistant Professor, Dr. Frank J. Rybicki, was arrested Wednesday around 10:30 a.m., according to the Valdosta State University Police Department.  Dr. Rybicki is free on bail as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff ...

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HOPE awards slashed

On March 15, Gov. Nathan Deal signed the HOPE Bill into law, slashing how much money students will be awarded for the next school year. The cut in funding for HOPE was due to both the state budget and a lack of revenue to cover the demands of HOPE recipients and other lottery funded programs. “The state faced an $800 ...

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No parking meters allowed

 Parking around campus is the top complaint of students.  The Parking and Transportation Department’s most recent idea for generating revenue would only exacerbate the complaints.  In the Student Government Association meeting on March 7, the idea of Parking and Transportation installing parking meters on campus was introduced. The parking meters are in early stages of planning and would only be ...

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Legislators make a new HOPE plan

 The more than 3,800 students receiving the HOPE scholarship at VSU may have to take out more loans to pay for college to make up for budget cuts coming from Georgia’s capitol.  Tuesday, the Georgia House approved Gov. Nathan Deal’s HOPE bill, with an amendment that reduced the GPA students must maintain in college to keep the new Zell Miller ...

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SAC discusses options for HOPE

 Preserving the HOPE scholarship was the top discussion at the Student Advisory Council meeting this past weekend in Atlanta.  The Student Advisory Council meets three times a year and consists of each Student Government Association President in the University System of Georgia.  The presidents divided into committees where they discussed how HOPE affects students and what would happen if HOPE ...

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6 percent tuition increase possible for fall 2011

A six percent tuition increase will take effect fall 2011, President Dr. Patrick Schloss said during the Planning and Budget Committee Jan. 29. The institutional fee that has been added to student fees for the past few years will be incorporated into tuition because this is the last year the fee can be used, Dr. Schloss said. The expected tuition ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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