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Demolition of Converse Begins after Five-Year Vacancy

The demolition of Converse Hall Annex has begun after a five-year vacancy. It was rumored that there was asbestos founded in the building; however, this is untrue. In the pre-demolition asbestos inspection in Sept. 2018, Regulatory Compliance Services reported no discoveries of asbestos containing materials in Converse Hall Annex. Alan Sanderson, associate director for facilities planning, said this space was ...

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VSU revises two university-wide policies

Students and faculty have been informed by an email sent from the policy administration at Jan. 25 of the modifications made on the anti-harassment and non-discrimination policies. These policies included adding gender identity and expression and other groups of individuals and changing the binary and non-inclusive wording. The policy changes included the additional categories of individuals that were not mentioned ...

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Outstanding Alumni visits VSU

On Nov. 3, Ariel Felton, a writer from Savannah, GA. and outstanding alumna of 2021, met VSU students at the University Center Theater and read her nationally recognized piece, “A Letter to My Niece.” Graduating from VSU in 2012, Felton received her B.A. in English and went on to receive her M.F.A. in Writing from the Savannah College of Art ...

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Board of Regents approves concerning tenure policy

The Georgia Board of Regents approves tenure policy changes as of Oct. 13 that may hinder leaving professors and tenure associates voice out against these changes that will affect Georgia universities. The new tenure policy changes made Oct. 13 by the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia have professors in an uproar and concerned for Georgia’s future ...

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Career Opportunities hosts Fall Career Expo in-person

On Oct. 27, VSU’s Career Opportunities will be hosting the first physical Fall Career Expo since March 2020. “It’s an opportunity for students about to graduate, as well as alumni, to take advantage of employment and internship opportunities,” said Phenix Culbertson, a student career counselor. The expo will offer employment opportunities that bounce across the spectrum of full-time and part-time, ...

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Barnes & Noble College takes the reins of VSU’s bookstore

Barnes & Noble College, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble Education, will officially take over operation of VSU’s bookstore in the Student Union as of Oct. 18. Earlier this week, VSU Auxiliary sent out an email stating reconstruction of the bookstore began Oct. 10. Students, faculty, and staff were told they could still find course materials and retail services of ...

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Student Union shooting incident results in arrest

As of Wednesday night, a suspect allegedly involved in a shooting incident and later arrested remains in Lowndes County Jail. At 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 1, officers of the VSU Police Department responded to a report of an altercation in front of the Student Union between two males. According to the police report, officers were advised to be on the ...

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Breaking: University Police investigating incident at Student Union

At 1:39 p.m. on Oct. 1, a mass text message was sent out to the student body regarding an altercation in front of the Student Union. University Police are responding to the incident, and the entrance to the building across from Hopper Hall is currently blocked off. As of now, the university is asking students to avoid the area. If ...

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GUIDES introduces new wishing wall to provide hope for wishful community

It’s safe to say that colleges and universities everywhere have been shaken by the effects of the looming coronavirus this past year. While professors struggle with learning names and half-masked faces in the classroom, students are struggling with overwhelming workloads and the fear of the unknown regarding their futures. These struggles are being acknowledged everywhere, and here at VSU, The ...

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Crime Report August Wrap-Up 2021

August has brought VSU students back to school. Thousands of students poured onto campus and the crime rates remained low throughout the month. On Aug. 3, the Band House was reported vandalized. A broken window was found at 4 p.m. On Aug. 5, a larceny was reported. Money was stolen from Bailey Science Center. On Aug. 6, a larceny was ...

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