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2011-04-28

VSU takes back the night

Valdosta State concluded Sexual Assault Awareness Month Wednesday evening with its annual Take Back the Night ceremony in front of the university’s main campus. Take Back the Night (TBTN) is an annual event at VSU that has been going on since 2006, bringing about sexual assault awareness among college students. This year, TBTN consisted mainly of a candlelight vigil and ...

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VSU lacks famous commencement speakers

As Valdosta State University’s spring graduation ceremonies approach, it will continue to uphold its tradition of using set commencement speakers. Speakers for the graduate and undergraduate ceremonies include President Schloss, the Faculty Senate Representative, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Five Deans of Colleges, an SGA representative and an Alumni Association Representative. The University’s communications department attributes the current commencement ...

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Sankofa teaches life lessons

The African American Studies program has been honoring the accomplishments of Valdosta State University graduates for years, and this year will mark its Tenth Annual Multicultural Sankofa Celebration on May 5 at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Theater. The ceremony will acknowledge spring, summer and fall 2011 graduates. The words “san” (return), “ko” (go) and “fa” (look, seek and ...

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Jill Biden to deliver commencement addresses

Dr. Jill Biden will deliver two commencement addresses this spring at Montgomery County Community College in King of Prussia, Pa., and at Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I. On May 15, Dr. Biden will address the 61st graduating class at Salve Regina. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1947, Salve Regina is a Catholic, coeducational university of the arts ...

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‘Water for Elephants’ disappointing

Adaptations are tough for filmmakers to craft, and “Water for Elephants” is no exception. Everything from the casting, to the set design, to the costumes and music will be held, usually unfavorably, against the novel upon which it is based. Sara Gruen, who wrote the novel, created a world of dark imagery and romantic manipulation, revealing the ugly truths lurking ...

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PopAddict: Hollywood seeks new stars, shows

What’s up addicts? Wait a minute! There’s like a week left of school. Where the “jack” did April go? I don’t even remember pranking anybody on April 1. Finals are here; how will I cope? I know one way…and I believe my addicts do too. Duh, with the latest dirt on Hollyweird! Now what is this I hear about President ...

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‘The Office’ faces challenge of replacing its central character

The folks at Dunder Mifflin didn’t realize how attached they were to Michael Scott until they were about to lose him. Better the crazy boss you know than the potentially crazy boss you don’t know, they seemed to be thinking when he told them he was moving to Seattle with Holly. Fans of “The Office,” the NBC comedy that revolves ...

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More colleges give option for gender-neutral housing

HACKENSACK, N.J. – Freshman Mark Rivera’s roommate experience at William Paterson University wasn’t exactly what he had envisioned. After informing his roommate before school began that he was gay and sensing an air of tolerance, the student barely spoke to him during the first days and eventually switched rooms. He explained to Rivera by text that he was more homophobic ...

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Schloss resigns

After three years at Valdosta State University, President Patrick J. Schloss announced to students, staff and faculty his departure from VSU to a University System of Georgia Executive position Monday afternoon.

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Enrollment may be impacted by cuts, by changes in HOPE

As a result of the recent HOPE scholarship cuts, Valdosta State University expects to see a decrease in the number of students coming from the metro Atlanta area, possibly leading to an overall decline in enrollment. Recapping the cuts, HOPE will no longer pay the full tuition amount, but will cover about 87 percent of tuition considering the Georgia Board ...

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