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VSU announces new contingency plan for fall semester

The Fall semester is still scheduled to begin face-to-face instruction on August 17 but VSU finally released a new contingency plan that will alter the fall semester due to COVID-19. The 80-page contingency plan that was released on July 2 lays out the university’s entire, detailed plan for how it hopes to operate, and control virus spread in the upcoming ...

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VSU students, faculty still digesting the switch to on-line learning

When 2020 started, students and faculty at VSU weren’t worried about the rise of a pandemic. They were focusing on starting a new school year, planning out their courses, and getting prepared for the classes they were signed up to take. No one expected to suddenly be switched to all online classes, However, this was the reality that the students ...

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VSU community angry about student’s post

The VSU Community is upset about an offensive post made by a VSU student recently and are fighting for the student to be expelled. Christian Stephens, a sophomore nursing major, posted a Snapchat showing him covered in blackface with the caption “Am I black now?” Stephens has since deleted all of his social media platforms and has not responded to ...

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Face to Face Instruction to Resume in the Fall Semester

On an online orientation held on May 28, Dr. Rodney Carr, vice president of Student Success and Dr. Vince Miller, vice president of Student Affairs, announced that VSU will be returning to face-to-face instruction in the fall semester. According to Dr. Carr, The University System of Georgia informed him on May 27 that VSU will be going back to face-to-face ...

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Drop-N-Shop continues to give back to community despite COVID-19

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, one VSU organization has stepped up to the plate to aid students and the community of Valdosta. Operating as a student-run free store, the Drop-N-Shop supplies non-perishable foods and even donates clothes to those in need. Thermometers that were provided by the Health Center were also being handed out. Normally, the shop is located ...

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VSU professor retiring after 47 years of teaching

In Dr. James Baxter’s 47 years of teaching, he was able to see the changes of the university, students, and faculty at Valdosta State University. Dr. Baxter, who is the chairman of the chemistry department in VSU’s College of Mathematics and Science, is the longest tenured professor currently teaching on campus, and will be hanging up his periodic table at ...

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VSU students aren’t the only ones adjusting to online classes

The transition to full online classes has not been an easy one. Many teachers were not prepared for the unexpected change and therefore, had a hard time adapting to the new normal. Dr. Leslie Jones, professor of Biology, stated that the new way of teaching takes more time. “I spend all day on the computer,” Dr. Jones said. “First, it ...

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VSU community continues to come together through virtual events

VSU student organizations, including Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity and Campus Board Activities continue to keep students actively engaged in the VSU community through virtual events on social media. The most interactive social media platform for VSU organizations is Instagram with a feature that allows students to “go live” and broadcast any events they hold. Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity ...

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How to stay productive during a quarantine

We all have nothing but time on our hands during this pandemic. Instead of being on your phones all day or binge-watching television shows and movies, now is the time to take advantage of the time we have to do all the things we usually would not have time to do.. If you have time to be bored at home, ...

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First case of virus in Lowndes County confirmed

South Georgia Medical Center officials were notified Wednesday that a patient that had been treated at SGMC has been diagnosed with COVID-19, the new strain of the coronavirus. The Georgia Department of Public Health released a statement Wednesday announcing the case, while also saying that the health risk was low in Lowndes County. According to the Valdosta Daily Times, the ...

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