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Provost: finalists come to final round

By: LaMarcus Wilkerson VSU is nearly finished with its search for a new provost/vice president of academic affairs. The nationwide search has been ongoing since summer 2012, and the VSU Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Search Committee now has three finalists for the second highest position at VSU. The finalists are Dr. Hudson Rogers, a dean at Florida ...

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McKinney: VSU plans to hire private security firm

written by: Will Lewis VSU is considering hiring a private security firm to assist University police, according to President William McKinney. “What we need are additional eyes and an additional presence,” Dr. McKinney said. “Not necessarily additional armed police but additional security guards that work with our police.” The security personnel are expected to be active and visible sometime in ...

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Faculty Senate speaks safety

written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson The Faculty Senate will meet today to discuss a final report created by VSU’s Special Committee on Safety and Security, which focuses solely on campus safety issues. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. in the University Center’s Magnolia Room. The committee was formed to address problems in VSU’s security system and met all throughout ...

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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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