IT understaffed, overworked

Oct 30th, 2014 | By

Written By: Lia Armistead  The VSU IT department is suffering from a lack of staff members, causing slower solutions to technical problems campus wide. Currently, the IT department employs 42 full-time staff members to monitor over 230 smart classrooms and computer labs on campus, causing glitches to take up to an hour to be fixed.
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West Hall renovations still in progress

Oct 30th, 2014 | By

Written By: Tierra Francois West Hall has been under renovation since last summer, and the renovation still continues. The renovations began in the west wing and the second renovation will begin replacing the HVAC in the south wing, where many students complain of the high humidity in classrooms. Replacing HVAC is very costly and time
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Students “Carry that weight”

Oct 30th, 2014 | By

Written By: Tyra Mills Armed with signs, slogans and a twin-sized mattress, a group of VSU students walked up and down the Pedestrian Mall in support of the “Carry That Weight” movement. The students, made up of the sociology club and Women’s and Gender Studies club, were participating in the National Day of Action to
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Outage causes issues for on campus station

Oct 30th, 2014 | By

Written By: Kenzie Kesselring The short power outage at VSU on Monday night around 7:30 p.m. caused confusion and frustration for students who were on campus during that time.   When The Spectator reached out to Georgia Power, they were unable to specify why VSU experienced a power outage Monday night. However, the Valdosta Daily
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McKinney orders probe

Oct 30th, 2014 | By ,

 Written By: John Stephen and Jordan Hill  VSU President William McKinney has ordered a third-party investigation into a clash between a former adjunct professor and VSU alumnus that occurred this summer over the use of state resources for political purposes.   Dr. Mark George, the professor involved in the conflict, has filed a formal complaint
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Election activities heat up at VSU

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By

Written By: LaMarcus Wilkerson It’s election time again, and a few organizations on campus are aiming to encourage college students to vote in the 2014 midterm election.   Nationally, Rock the Vote, a large nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, launched a campaign strictly for that purpose.   The “Care Like Crazy” campaign uses numerous ads to
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Domestic abuse project hung out to dry

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By

Written By: Jordan Hill The Women’s and Gender Studies program and VSU administrators are airing a different type of dirty laundry this year. Because of a dispute between WGST and VSU’s top administrators, the program will not hang T-shirts on clotheslines to create awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence for the first time in
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VSU homecoming starts off with a bang, not a fizzle

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By

Written By: Tatyana Phelps Homecoming Week is in full swing, and the campus is ablaze with festivities as the VSU community engages in one of the biggest celebrations of the school year. “Homecoming is a highlight, one of the key highlights of a fall semester,” SGA President Tyler Barker said. “It’s simply a time to
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CCC discusses changes made to VSU’s homepage and more

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By

Written By: Mayah Cantave On Oct. 16, 2014 the Creative Content Coordinatiors met together to discuss the most effective way to get information to students at VSU.   According to the VSU website, the CCC is a network of VSU faculty, staff, and graduate assistants responsible for creating content via web, e-newsletters, printed publications, social
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VSU enhancing safety

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By

Written By: Lia Armistead Last semester, junior Lizzie Lohmar was using all the proper precautions to walk across Paterson Street, including crossing at the pedestrian cross walk, when she was suddenly struck by a pick-up truck turning left off of College Street. The accident was fatal, causing VSU students and faculty to raise concern about
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