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Quest to fill provost position continues

Written by: John Stephen The prolonged hunt to find a permanent replacement for one of VSU’s highest offices appears to be coming to a close. Since the summer of 2012, VSU has been searching nationwide for a new provost and vice president of academic affairs. Now, after a rigorous selection process, three final candidates will be visiting VSU within the ...

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SGA seeks campus safety additions

Written by: Joe Adgie The SGA has requested safety improvements at various crosswalks and intersections around VSU. That package, which included recommended additions to select crosswalks, school-zone speed limits and crossing guards, was voted on during Monday night’s meeting. The resolution passed unanimously. “Basically, what the resolution states is here at SGA, we’re working in the best interests of the ...

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McKinney considers signing guidelines for student media

Written by: Will Lewis President William McKinney is reviewing a document that will cement the independent relationship between all student media and VSU. McKinney has been conferencing with his cabinet and counsel, and they are expected to reach a decision soon. The Student Press Law Center issued the Model Guidelines for College Student Media in 2009. McKinney was handed the ...

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Robbery prompts ATM relocation

Written by: Joe Adgie/Photo by: Ritsuki Miyazaki   The ATM at the University Center is moving to the Student Union. That was revealed by VSU President Dr. William McKinney at last Thursday’s Faculty Senate meeting during his question and answer session. Dr. McKinney explained the reasoning behind the move. “An ATM should be in the Student Union,” Dr. McKinney said. ...

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Budget makes room for new football safety helmets

by Shane Thomas   The VSU Athletic Department has gone a step further in its awareness of player safety by spending nearly $10,200 on at least 20 additional Riddell and Schutt football helmets to enhance player safety. According to a 2012 study by the CDC, athletes in the U.S. suffer 3.8 million sports-related concussions each year. “Concussions, unfortunately, have been ...

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VSU plans search for new position, Chief of Staff

by Jessica Cooke   VSU will soon begin searching for a qualified candidate to fill the new position of Chief of Staff. The chief of staff will advise and assist President William McKinney on internal and external matters. The role of presidency has required presidents of universities to become more involved with respect to board, government and corporate relations. With ...

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New Associate Dean of Students named

by Isaiah Smart   Another void is filled for VSU as it hires a new administrator. Nicole Turley was named the new Associate Dean of Students less than two weeks ago and will serve alongside Russell Mast, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students. The position involves working with the vice president for student affairs and the dean ...

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Danahar hired as new provost

by Isaiah Smart   VSU recently named a new provost and vice president of academic affairs. Dr. David C. Danahar, from upstate New York, began his term on Aug. 12 for the 2013-2014 school year. A provost is the senior academic administrator at an institution. He or she is responsible for the supervision of curricular, research and instructional affairs. A ...

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SGA gets a visit from McKinney

by Joe Adgie   VSU president Dr. William McKinney spoke to the SGA on a night where four justice nominees were announced and committees were formed. Dr. McKinney and first lady Dacia Charlesworth stayed at Monday night’s meeting for only a brief time but gave an inspirational speech for those in attendance during that short time. “I need you all ...

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