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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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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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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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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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President Carvajal visits SGA, discusses plans to improve VSU

On Oct. 23, VSU President Dr. Richard Carvajal gave a speech regarding his standards for the university at SGA’s weekly meeting. Dr. Carvajal’s first point stated that he wants to increase the graduation rate for VSU and the experience students gain from their degrees. “If you come here and you accumulate hours and you don’t walk across that stage and ...

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Dr. Chu brings renovations plans to SGA

The weekly student government meeting had a special guest, with a special purpose. Dr. Zduy Chu, Director of Housing came to the weekly meeting and discussed plans of Langdale Residence Hall renovations. The plans are currently tentative but would bring major changes to the living conditions on campus. Dr. Chu discussed renovating every third room in the building to become ...

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Editorial: Presidential celebration will put spotlight on VSU

On Oct. 27, Dr. Richard Carvajal will be formally inducted as President of Valdosta State University. In celebration, special alumni and dignitaries, along with the Chancellor of the University System of Georgia, will attend a breakfast and swearing in ceremony. This event, the culmination of a two-day celebration that includes a student carnival Thursday night, will throw VSU into a ...

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SGA discusses intramural sports code of conduct, ‘Battle of the Orgs’

SGA is going straight to the students. On Oct. 16 and 19, SGA plans to host an energizer booth on the pedestrian mall that will focus on students’ concerns. SGA is looking for new and innovative ways to interact with the student body in an effort to create a close relationship. A majority of the senate voted in favor of the booth. Later in the meeting, Vice President Aisha Johnson spoke to ...

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SGA grows in quality and quantity

A year ago SGA struggled to find a group of committed members to serve the student body. Now they have a plethora of new senators ready to serve the campus. At the weekly SGA meeting, the senate heard five new applicants to fill vacant senator seats. This came a week after president Maya Mapp swore in new freshman senators. Those ...

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SGA discusses homecoming, allocation funds

At Monday’s SGA meeting,  Vice President Aisha Johnson spoke about the Homecoming plans for this year. As the voice for the students, SGA wants to make sure homecoming week will be one to remember. “Homecoming will be Oct. 30 through Nov. 5,” Johnson said. “We want to go big this year. Last year when Big Nick’s catered, we also had floats and a really great time.” Mapp also announced the theme of ...

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