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Professor who lost university job offer lashes out at school administrators

By Maura Lerner Star Tribune (Minneapolis) / (MCT)  Controversial professor Steven Salaita, who lost his job offer from the University of Illinois after criticizing Israel on social media, lashed out at university administrators Monday for overreaching in their decision not to hire him. Salaita, in a wide-ranging, 40-minute speech at Northwestern University, the first of several talks planned at Chicago-area ...

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Blazers beat the heat: Five ways to stay cool during the heat wave

Written by: Jordan Barela The heat wave is set to emblazon Valdosta with high temperatures in the hundreds. Below are a few tips to help beat the heat this upcoming week. One of the most important things to do is to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Another good tactic, eat fruits and vegetables as they have water in ...

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Pipeline a risk to Valdosta

“My first thought was it’s a nuclear bomb, we’re dead,” Kim Krajniak said in a 1994 New York Times article. “No words could ever tell you how frightening it was. My sliding glass door was like an oven. People were running out in their underwear. It was bedlam. People running and falling, kids naked. I felt like an animal running ...

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ATM relocation to start

By: Neil Frawley The long awaited move of the ATM from the University Center to the Student Union has been in talks again, with the latest goal to have it ready by the start of classes in August. “The ATM is going to move to the Union,” President William McKinney said. “My hope is that when you come back in ...

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McKinney to give the state of VSU

By: Joe Adgie For the first time, President McKinney will give the State of the University in a speech on Friday. McKinney will discuss what VSU has done in the past year and plans for the university in the future. “Because Valdosta State University’s accomplishments, your accomplishments at our university, are deserving of recognition and acknowledgement, I have decided to ...

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Sanfoka celebrates graduates

By: LaMarcus Wilkerson The African American Studies department will be hosting their thirteenth annual multicultural graduation ceremony on May 9 in the Student Union Theater at 7 p.m. The celebration has been ongoing since 2000 and will continue to honor this year’s graduates. However, the AFAM department extends its invitations to all students. Calvin Walker, assistant professor of African American ...

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A new order for SGA

By: Joe Adgie The Jimerson administration passed the torch to the Barker administration on Monday night. SGA President Tyler Barker was sworn in at a ceremony in the Student Union, which also served as the final SGA meeting until August. Before he was sworn in, however, outgoing SGA President Will Jimerson had some final thoughts for his past year in ...

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Fall break in, dead day out

By: LaShawn Oglesby After months of deliberation, the issue of VSU’s academic calendar for the year 2015-2016 has been resolved. The final decision was made by VSU President William McKinney last week. The calendar will include a four-day finals week for fall and spring semester, a three-day Thanksgiving break and a two-day fall break. There will be no dead day ...

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Semester comes to end Summer arrives as stress reliever

By: Jessica Cooke It’s finally here, the moment every VSU student has been waiting on—the end of the semester. This part of the year is best described as bittersweet; for there is the week of finals approaching, students graduating, going home for the summer, and transferring for the next school year. Although the end of spring semester in tales a ...

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Baby boomers, catch up with the millennials

By: Jordan Hill People born between 1980 and 1995, the millennials, are thought of as selfish, lazy, spoiled and narcissistic. That’s what some employers have to say about us. They think our parents do everything for us. They think we don’t work hard. They think we shouldn’t be told we’re special. Past generations don’t agree with workers being praised or ...

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