New building up and ready

Apr 24th, 2014 | By

Written by: Joe Adgie It took twelve years and $36 million, but the Health Sciences and Business Administration building is now open to the public. The building was officially opened on Friday afternoon in a remarkably well-attended ceremony, despite the heavy rains that day, and featured speakers such as the Georgia secretary of state and
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Students get vocal: protest wakes up West

Apr 24th, 2014 | By

Written by: Will Lewis The Students Against Violating the Environment brought divestment to President William McKinney’s attention in their most direct way yet. A protest Wednesday involving both students and faculty took place just outside of Dr. McKinney’s door in West Hall. “We need President McKinney’s support if we want them to take this issue
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Student’s car catches fire outside of residence hall

Apr 24th, 2014 | By
Burned Car (Edited)

Written by: LaShawn Oglesby On Monday, a VSU student’s car caught fire in front of Centennial Residence Hall around 9:15 p.m. Brandon Grace, junior biology major, said he smelled gas and saw his car starting to smoke. When a small fire started, he told his girlfriend to call 911 and began running in and out
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Barker sweeps SGA presidential election

Apr 24th, 2014 | By

Written by: Joe Adgie  Tyler Barker is the next SGA president. He defeated Tamelonie Thomas in a landslide victory during the SGA elections last week, winning with almost a 2-to-1 margin. “Now, it’s time to get to work,” Barker said on Monday. “We’ve been discussing about shadowing (President Jimerson), and I really want to pick
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Campus publications recognized as public forums by McKinney

Apr 24th, 2014 | By
Film Strip (Redone)

President McKinney signs the Student Press Law Center Model Guidelines for College Student Media.  The document states student edited publications are established as designated public forums for student expression.



Tuition rising, again

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

For the third year in a row, VSU’s tuition will increase by 2.5 percent. Written by: Jordan Hill VSU’s current tuition per semester is $1989.60, not including fees. With the 2.5 percent increase, semester tuition will rise to approximately $2,068.60. Student fees will then add another $955 to the tuition total. The USG’s Board of
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Students voting up and running for SGA

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Written by:Joe Adgie Students can vote online today and tomorrow in the SGA election. Voting started at midnight last night and will continue until 11:59 p.m. tomorrow night. Headlining the elections are presidential candidates Tyler Barker and Tamelonie Thomas, who both spoke of their platforms on Wednesday. “I believe a lot of power is in
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Night shuttle good to go

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Written by: Will Lewis Despite claims made by the Night Operations Team employees that change is coming to the night shuttle service, VSU officials are assuring students that the night shuttle will continue to operate. A N.O.T. employee alleged that a statement made at a recent meeting informed night shuttle drivers that, due to the
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SGA contestants without challenge

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Written by: Joe Adgie Nick Buford and Tamelia Hall are running uncontested for the vice president and comptroller (respectively) of the SGA. Buford, who is a running mate to presidential candidate Tyler Barker, hopes to “improve the student experience.” “My job is basically going to be to implement the president’s plan, but carrying that out
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Scheduling debate at a close

Apr 10th, 2014 | By

Written by: John Stephen VSU’s academic schedule has been at the center of intense debate recently, capturing the attention of faculty and students alike. Now, the dust has settled, and a final decision has been made. On Monday, the Academic Scheduling and Procedures Committee approved a new schedule that includes a two-day fall break, a
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