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VSU student reports theft of missing laptop

On Sunday, a VSU student reported a theft at Brookstone Apartments after noticing a missing laptop from their car. Amber Baugh, 20, told Officer Benjamin Graham that she locked her car on Saturday night after leaving to enter her boyfriend’s apartment. Baugh said later she had to retrieve something from her car Sunday morning around 12 a.m. or 12:30 a.m. ...

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SGA addresses Georgia Hall, reiterates funding

At this week’s SGA meeting, the Senate kept things short, pressing only on a few issues and noting a lack of new business. President Maya Mapp and the Senate shared their desires to fund VSU’s many organizations. “Organizations can apply for funding up to $500 per semester and $1000 for the year,” Matthew Rowe, comptroller, said. Rowe reiterated that any ...

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Weekly crime report 11/6 – 11/12 : Theft runs rampant at VSU

November 12, 2017 At 2:46 p.m., VSU student Amber Baugh reported the theft of a laptop from her vehicle. Baugh said that she noticed the laptop was missing after noticing that her back passenger door was partially open. The crime is marked as entering auto to which the disposition is still open. November 10, 2017 At 1:05 p.m., a VSU ...

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Housing allows students to stay over holiday breaks

Before this semester, VSU’s Housing Department would not allow students to stay in their dorms over breaks other than the students in Centennial Hall. This semester however, Housing is allowing students to stay during winter and spring break. Changes have also been made to how food will be provided to accommodate those who decide to stay on campus over these ...

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VSU Greek Life stays strong in light of FSU suspension

On Monday, Florida State University suspended all Greek Life activities on-campus until an unspecified date. While it may seem to only affect students there, VSU students involved in Greek Life are feeling the ramifications of the action. “This is really sad because I feel like all the fraternities and sororities shouldn’t be held accountable for one person or one frat ...

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SGA discusses new advising plans, Student Advisory Council

At this week’s SGA meeting, SGA President Maya Mapp discussed new executive Director of Advising Robert Friedhoff and his plans to make advising better for students. Friedhoff’s plan is to assign three advisors to each student. This includes a financial aid advisor, a professional career advisor and an academic advisor. Mapp also said that the new advisor system would be ...

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VSU proposes new alcohol policy

VSU’s proposed new campus-wide comprehensive alcohol-use policy is currently posted for public comment through the month of November, and could, if approved, be official policy soon after. Under the current arrangement, the general alcohol policy is handled by Student Affairs, while the alcohol at events policy is handled by University Advancement. According to Student Affairs Vice President Vincent Miller, the ...

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Beware the B.A.T.: UPD gives tips on bicycle theft prevention

In October alone, more than five instances of bicycle theft have been reported, with more occurring since, but with the help of the Bicycle Anti-Theft program (B.A.T.), students can potentially reduce the risk of bike theft. Instances of theft on campus happen year-round; however, fall semester is when UPD notice an increase in bicycle thefts. According to Patrol and Investigations ...

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Weekly crime report 10/30 – 11/5

Oct. 30 No crimes reported. Oct. 31 At 9:26 a.m., UPD took a report in reference to a vehicular hit and run at South Georgia Medical Center Parking Structure. Nov. 1 No crimes reported. Nov. 2 No crimes reported. Nov. 3 At 3:50 a.m., an officer issued an individual a citation for underage possession of alcohol at Sustella Parking Deck. ...

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Dr. Scott-McGee expresses love for student health

Over the course of this year, VSU has implemented many changes within the university, including opening the medical director position. After a rigorous process, Dr. Kim Scott-McGee was chosen for the position. “The hiring process for the medical director was led by the Assistant Director for Business Operations Lynette Lewis,” Dr. Vincent Miller, vice president of student affairs, said. “She ...

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