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NAACP, Alpha Phi Alpha host annual MLK Day march

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, NAACP and the Mu Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. hosted their annual march. Starting at 11 a.m., the march began at the University Center lasting for about 45 minutes to an hour and a half. At its end, the march was immediately followed by a candle light vigil. The ...

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VSU demolishes Baytree Apartments for master plan

The Baytree Apartments located on Oak Street and Baytree Road across from Jennett Hall are scheduled to be demolished starting the week of Jan. 15. Becoming property of the state in 1986, Baytree Apartments has been called home by many students, faculty members and visitors up until the Spring of 2017. So why are they being torn down? Alan Sanderson, ...

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Budget Advisory meeting show top picks for permanent budget requests

On Thursday, Nov. 28, attendants of the Budget Advisory Meeting were asked to pick their top three one-time and permanent funding requests for 2018 to represent VSU as a whole. The attendees were given a spreadsheet with over 270 budget requests to choose from. “This time is spent to try to hear from people and get their input so that ...

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Class waitlists present better ways for registration

As of this semester, VSU implemented a new system to change the way class registration works: class waitlists. Waitlists are queues students join when a class is at full capacity. From there students are notified when a spot opens up in the class. “If a student selects a class that is full, the registration screen will ask if they wish ...

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SGA helps Georgia Hall residents with new legislation

Residents in Georgia Residence Hall receive a solution as SGA passes its first piece of legislation for the fall 2017 semester. At their final meeting of the semester, SGA made an official resolution to the Director of Housing in regards to unequal access to the sixth floor kitchen and multipurpose room in Georgia Hall. The legislation came about after Senator ...

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Student attempts to steal rec center property

On Tuesday night, a VSU student was arrested after attempting to steal an Apple iPad from the Student Recreation Center (SRC). Jesse Shunte Gambles was charged with robbery with sudden snatching. UPD responded to a call about the student refusing to leave the facility. According to the report, Gambles had entered the facility, bypassed the checkpoints and when asked to ...

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VSU announces College of Arts and Sciences split

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Robert Smith emailed VSU faculty and staff on Nov. 29 to confirm that the College of Arts and Sciences would be split. The separation comes into effect on July 1, 2018, when the College of Arts and Sciences will be split in to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the ...

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Weekly crime report 11/13 – 11/20: Theft continues to impair VSU

November 13, 2017 At 2:44 p.m., UPD took a report from a VSU student on theft of lost or mislaid property at the VSU Recreation Center. Merchandise was valued at $20. November 14, 2017 At 9:53 a.m., UPD took a report concerning damage to VSU property at the south intramural field where a ticket window was broken. At 3:45 p.m., ...

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SGA connects to grad students with latest member

SGA hopes to connect with the graduate student population through the newest member of the senate. Second year graduate student, Obediah Hall wishes to give a voice to the graduate students by joining the senate. Hall said his interest in becoming a senator stems from his belief that individual effort is what shapes college experience. Because of this, he has ...

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Freidhoff stresses student success through advising

Coming in with over a decade of experience, Robert Freidhoff arrives at VSU as its new executive director of advising with plans of focusing and making sure students are prepared for their after-college careers. Freidhoff previously held the position of Director of Engineering Advising at the University of Michigan and Director of Padnos College of Engineering & Computing at Grand ...

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