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2011-09-15

UGA profs teach banned illegals

Five University of Georgia professors have started a program called Freedom University that will be open to undocumented students who are unable to attend public universities due to a new anti-immigrant policy. Responding to concerns from the public that colleges in Georgia “were being overrun by illegal immigrants….and legal residents were being displaced,” the university system’s Board of Regents implemented ...

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Hollywood out of ideas

“Beetlejuice 2,” “Footloose” without Kevin Bacon, “Star Wars” tweaks made by George Lucas—these are just the few of the sequels, remakes and updates to grace recent movie news. Ultimately, Hollywood should leave most, if not all, movies alone. You can argue maybe they do these various films to give more to their fans. The industry recognizes the huge fan following ...

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Cover band gets little support

The vast majority of VSU’s student body missed out on one of the most epic performances to ever grace the campus last Monday in the university center. Tampa, Fla. natives ‘Higher Ground,’ a cover band of the largely popular ‘Red Hot Chillipeppers,’ absolutely rocked the north end of the university center for two solid hours in front of a crowd ...

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People Poll: How do you feel about the new ‘House Calls’ program?

“It was lame! All I got was a stapler…but the girl was nice though.” Victoria Perry Pre-nursing major/ freshman “I think it’s very endearing to the freshmen and it makes them feel welcome, because I’m a senior and I know how it feels to be new.” LaRae Parker Middle Grades Education / Senior “It’s good; they just need to give ...

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Bike registration could prevent thefts

In an effort to help thwart and recover stolen bikes, the VSU Police Department offers a bicycle registration service for students, faculty and staff at the Oak Street parking deck. “There have been approximately 80 bicycle thefts during the period of Aug. 31, 2010, through Aug. 31, 2011,” Sgt. Carolyn Glock of the VSU PD said. The Bicycle Anti-Theft (BAT) ...

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Committees start president search

The Presidential Search and Screen Committee, the Special Regents’ Search Committee and Myers-McRae Executive Search and Consulting firm are now on the pursuit for VSU’s next president, after holding their first meeting on Sept. 8 at 1 p.m., in the University Center’s Executive Dining Room. According to Robert Watts, an Office of the Chancellor official, the goal of the committees ...

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VSU NAACP attempt to save a death row prisoner

The VSU NAACP is contributing to world-wide efforts to have the death sentence of prisoner Troy Davis from Savannah lifted. Davis is scheduled to die by lethal injection for allegedly murdering a police officer. Although Davis is scheduled to die on Sept. 21, the VSU NAACP along with other people across the world, are arguing that there is not enough ...

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Rant & Rave

September 15, 2011 Rant of the week “The wait at the bus stops are ridiculous. I had conversations with many students complaining about getting to the bus stop fifteen minutes early, just to get to class five minutes late. Also, the buses are so packed you sometimes have to wait another five minutes for another bus. Can transportation please get ...

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Valdosta remembers 9/11

The crowd sat in reverence through the City of Valdosta’s Tenth Anniversary of 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday. No one made a sound as the VSU Mass Choir sang patriotic music. The crowd listened intently to the welcome remarks from Col. Scott Kindsvater, 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing Commander at Moody Air Force Base. The entire ceremony ...

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SGA covers new plans for senate

The Student Government Association discussed the freshmen election results, senate seat nominations, as well as a sergeant at arms nomination, and mentioned a senate retreat scheduled in October as well as homecoming committee activities planned for that week during Monday night’s meeting in the Student Union. SGA president Graham Davis was pleased with the meeting’s turnout of newly welcomed freshmen ...

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