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BOR: Georgia tuition to rise for 2014

Written by Will Lewis   VSU students will soon experience a 2.5 percent increase in tuition next year. The rise is set to approximately match the current inflation rate and follows a statement issued by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. “In determining tuition rates for the upcoming academic year, affordability was the regents’ primary concern,” John Brown, ...

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Dead Day may pass away

Written by Shane Thomas & Jamal Tull   The VSU Faculty Senate will meet today at the UC Magnolia Room to discuss policies as the semester winds down. Among the issues to be discussed, the Faculty Senate will propose the elimination of “dead day,” the Tuesday of finals week when no classes are scheduled, from the University calendar. Also part ...

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Pearce appointed dean of the College of the Arts

Written by Neil Frawley   Blake Pearce has been appointed VSU’s newest Dean of the College of the Arts. Pearce has served as head of the department of art at VSU since 2000, and has served many roles during his 12 years. According to Pearce’s application sent to the Dean of Search Committee, Pearce wrote:  “I am responsible for all ...

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Faculty Senate: No more fall break

Written by Joe Adgie   Fall Break is no more, Thanksgiving Break is now one week long and Winter Break is now one week longer. Those were the recommendations given out by the Faculty Senate on Thursday afternoon, after arguments were heard from both sides of the issue of the date changes. These recommendations will be sent to President William ...

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House of Representatives approves HB512

Written by Amanda Usher Listen to The Spectator’s exclusive interview below! Students can now breathe. House Bill 512 (HB512), also known as the Safe Carry Protection Act, has been denied in the Senate and will be brought up again during next year’s legislative session. According to State Rep. Alan Powell, R-Hartwell, under this bill gun owners would’ve been able to ...

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Fall, Thanksgiving breaks may unite

Written by Will Lewis   The Faculty Senate will meet today in the UC Magnolia Room to vote on the fate of fall break.   The Academic Scheduling and Procedures Committee (ASPC) will propose the combining of the fall and Thanksgiving holidays into one, week-long break.   The elimination of the two day break in October would allow students an ...

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College of Arts dean candidates to visit campus

Written by Jamal Tull   Starting today, VSU will be interviewing three candidates for the position of dean of the College of the Arts. The itinerary for each candidate has been made and includes lunch and a meeting with President William McKinney. It also includes a question and answer session at 3 p.m. on the third floor of the Student ...

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McKinney speaks out against HB29

Written by Anthony Pope   On Tuesday, VSU President William McKinney announced his opposition to Georgia House Bill 29, called Georgia Campus Carry Act, a bill that would permit firearms on colleges and universities. In the email, which was sent to all VSU faculty, staff and students, McKinney, along with the Board of Regents, pledged his support for the existing ...

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Elimination of Friday classes discussed

No more classes on Friday? This became one of the main topics of discussion at last Thursday’s Faculty Senate meeting at 3:30 p.m. in the UC Magnolia Room when Dr. Aubrey Fowler, assistant professor of marketing, proposed that VSU adopt a two-day class schedule. This would mean that classes on Fridays would cease to exist, and would only be offered ...

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