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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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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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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SGA talks privacy for emails

Apr 10th, 2014 | By

Written by: Joe Adgie If the SGA has their way, the emails you receive from the Students Distribution List will shrink dramatically. The organization passed a resolution during Monday night’s meeting that asks for changes to how the emails are handled. “We all know that there’s an issue with the Student Distribution List, and we
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Hopper Havoc

Apr 10th, 2014 | By

Written by:  Hopper Hall continues to face problems as the semester wears on, and 31 students have been slated to move from the troubled residence hall. In a letter dated April 3, Dr. William McKinney, VSU’s president, said that the students are being relocated to make “necessary improvements to the flooring above the dining facility.”
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New provost: “unambiguous choice”

Apr 10th, 2014 | By

Written by: Joe Adgie Dr. Hudson Rogers will be VSU’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs. Rogers will come from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, where he was dean of the Lutgert College of Business. “After a thorough and competitive national search, Dr. Rogers quickly rose to the top and was
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VSU works to gather slave-census records

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By

Written by: LaShawn Oglesby Many Americans of African descent do not know much, if anything, about their history dating back to slavery, and getting that information is hard to find and sometimes costly. However, one organization is working to get that information to the public for free. The Mary Turner Project (MTP) is in partnership
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Sexual assaults plague campuses

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By

Written by: LaShawn Oglesby Twenty percent of college students will experience sexual assault on campus, according to Ms. Magazine. This statistic isn’t new to Dr. Tracy Woodard-Meyers, director of Women’s and Gender Studies and professor of sociology, or Dr. Mark George, adjunct professor of Women’s and Gender Studies; both believe we need to educate more
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