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No worries: Concerned students able to graduate in May again

written by: Olivia McLean Tell Mom and Dad their kid will get to walk across the stage in May. VSU President Dr. William McKinney has confirmed that although summer commencement will not be returning, students who have six or fewer credit hours left to fulfill graduation requirements will be able to walk in May. On Nov. 1, McKinney sent a ...

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Faculty Senate speaks safety

written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson The Faculty Senate will meet today to discuss a final report created by VSU’s Special Committee on Safety and Security, which focuses solely on campus safety issues. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. in the University Center’s Magnolia Room. The committee was formed to address problems in VSU’s security system and met all throughout ...

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McKinney: VSU plans to hire private security firm

written by: Will Lewis VSU is considering hiring a private security firm to assist University police, according to President William McKinney. “What we need are additional eyes and an additional presence,” Dr. McKinney said. “Not necessarily additional armed police but additional security guards that work with our police.” The security personnel are expected to be active and visible sometime in ...

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Mathematical universe

written by: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin People have long been using mathematics to understand and simplify (depending on your capabilities of math) the universe and its physical properties. Along our road of enlightenment a perplexing notion bobbed its’ head to the surface, “What if the universe itself is merely a giant math function?” You may not be too confident in this, however ...

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NEF key to HIV

written by: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin Those infected with the Human immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) have been able to live their daily lives without being affected by some of HIVs’ most harrowing symptoms. This has all been possible due to the development of new drugs; manufactured to concentrate on three particular enzymes that the virus produces. Now this all sounds difficult enough without ...

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First lab grown lung

written by: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin Criticizing stem cell research became much harder to do when The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) first announced their resolution for growing human lungs in 2010. Their research team has been working on engineering lungs for some time now, however the lung is a much more complex organ than you might think; with very different ...

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No.21 VSU sweeps Shorter

Written By: Chris Webb No. 21 Valdosta State (9-0) brought out the brooms again today as they swept Shorter (1-9) Sunday afternoon. After getting out to an early 5-0 lead, VSU never looked back to rout its conference foe 11-0. VSU outscored SU 24-1 during the three-game weekend series that included two games ending by the mercy rule. Reigning Gulf ...

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Blazers outlast conference foe Union

written by: Shane Thomas Valdosta State used several key defensive stops down the stretch to grind out a 66-63 victory over Union Saturday night. After VSU built a 53-43 lead with 15:34 remaining in the second half on a layup from junior Colin Cook, the Bulldogs stormed back behind the play of freshman Ashanti Day. Day scored seven of his ...

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Lady Bulldogs squeeze past Lady Blazers

written by: Neil Frawley Fight. That’s the command Union head coach Mark Campbell issued to his team before they took the floor in the P.E. Complex on Saturday evening. And in the end, the Lady Bulldogs handed VSU their ninth loss in 11 games. Just like the game before against North Alabama University, VSU played one strong half, going into ...

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Blazers torch Hawks in doubleheader

written by: Alex Tostado No.21 Valdosta State (8-0, 2-0) baseball kept its bats swinging on Saturday against Shorter University (1-8, 0-2) in a Gulf South Conference doubleheader. VSU swept the Hawks Saturday, taking the first game 10-0 in seven innings (GSC mercy rule) and won Game 2 3-1. “I thought we swung the bats very well (in Game 1),” VSU ...

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