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VSU student struck by car while crossing Patterson

Written by: Allison Ericson A VSU student was struck by a truck while attempting to cross North Patterson Street on Wednesday afternoon and suffered substantial but non-life-threatening injuries. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lizzie Lohmar, her family and her Phi Mu sisters!” @KD_VSU (Kappa Delta at VSU) tweeted at 5:07 p.m. on Wednesday. The 21-year-old female was transported ...

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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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Hill Harper brings fame to VSU

  Written by: John Stephen Award-winning actor and bestselling author Hill Harper will be visiting VSU on Feb. 25 to deliver the keynote address during the final event of the “50 Years of Integration” celebration. Harper is best known for his role as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on the TV drama “CSI: New York.” Harper, who holds degrees from prestigious schools ...

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SGA considers new tobacco guidelines

Written by: Joe Adgie An early look at the results of the SGA’s tobacco survey has shown that a majority are against a proposed University System ban of all tobacco products. The vote, as of Monday, reported that 42 percent of 486 students who responded were not in favor of the policy, while 27 percent were in favor of designated ...

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VSU axes class again

  Written by: John Preer For the second consecutive day VSU will close its doors as winter weather storm Leon continues to paralyze many southern states in the country.  However, Valdosta seems to be catching a break from the really severe weather.  Besides the occasional gust of flurries and freezing rain, the city hasn’t fully experienced the kinds of conditions ...

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SGA welcomes back students with security updates

Written by: Joe Adgie New surveillance cameras are greeting VSU students as they come back for the semester, and $100,000 worth of lighting improvements and new emergency phones have been approved for the campus.   In addition, negotiations are still ongoing to place an ATM at the Student Union.   This was announced by SGA president Will Jimerson at Monday ...

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Odum houses piece of history

Written by: Abbie Baggerly VSU’s Odum Library has a rare collection of Babylonian tablets on display for faculty, staff and students.  The Babylonian tablets, located on the fourth floor of Odum Library in the archives and special collections, were obtained by Dr. Richard Holmes Powell. Powell was the first president of South Georgia State Normal College, which is now VSU.  ...

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Flu ravages South Georgia

  Written by: John Preer A deadly influenza virus has South Georgia in its crosshairs and is poised to strike again. The flu season is upon us, and reports from the Center for Disease Control suggest that young adults may be at a higher risk than other age groups. In recent months there has been an influx in the number ...

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Smoke free campus

A proposal is being considered by the Board of Regents (BOR) that bans all tobacco use at VSU and the 30 other institutions overseen by the University System of Georgia (USG).   Written by: John Stephen The BOR first discussed the proposal, titled “Tobacco and Smoke-Free Campus Policy”, at a recent meeting and plan to make a final vote on ...

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VSU student gets life

  Written by: Eric Jackson Thirteen months after the lifeless body of 17-year-old Jasmine Benjamin was discovered in Georgia Hall, justice has finally been served. Nineteen-year-old Darien Meheux was found guilty Friday afternoon of murdering VSU student Benjamin in the fifth floor study room of Georgia Hall. Lowndes County Superior Court Judge James Tunsion sentenced Meheux to life in prison ...

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