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The International Program reorganizes

As VSU continues to make a few alterations within some of the academic programs, the International Program seems to be next on the list. The International Program focuses on supporting international students, as well as exchange students, accepted into the program while also providing study abroad programs and opportunities for students native to VSU. International students usually come to VSU ...

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VSU French Major interns in the French Parliament

Étudiante en français de VSU stagiaire à l’Assemblée nationale à Paris. Translation: VSU French major – intern at the French Parliament in Paris. Mathilde Anik Vedel, a senior French major, transferred to VSU in spring 2021 as an online student. Anik Vedel is not an international student at VSU but is an American and French citizen. She was born in ...

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VSU welcomes a new SGA executive team

After the elections last week, Student Government Association announced its new executive team and senate in an email on Friday, April 14. In the election, 2,582 people voted, according to SGA. The SGA 2023-2024 executive board will consist of President William Burnett, Vice President Nevaeh Wallace and Secretary Jermaine Thomas. According to the email, a runoff will decide the treasurer ...

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It’s time to vote for SGA

VSU students can now vote for their Student Government Association representation. Voting opened on April 12 and will close on April 13 at 9 p.m. SGA members are student-elected and “meet regularly to formulate meaningful recommendations, advocate on behalf of the Student Body, and initiate programs that fall in line with SGAs’ mission,” according to the VSU SGA website. For ...

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Spectator wins prestigious journalism awards

The Spectator brought home seven awards from the recent Georgia College Press Association journalism contest, including a second place in overall general excellence, the highest honor the group has received in recent memory. The University of Georgia was the only school to finish higher in the general excellence category among colleges with over 10,000 students. The Spectator staff traveled to ...

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Future summer semesters will reflect Juneteenth

VSU is altering summer semester timelines to account for Juneteenth, a federal holiday and what many consider to be the U.S.’ second Independence Day. Juneteenth, or June 19, commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the U.S. Although the Emancipation Proclamation abolished slavery in 1863, freedom would not come for all until June 19, 1865. Even though that day ...

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AI-generated essays raise concerns about academic honesty

New artificial intelligence technology allows students to generate essays, which leads to concerns about academic honesty. AI are algorithms created within specific limits and rules. However, the boundaries within these limits are vast. AI is able to generate new ideas, problem-solve, make decisions and learn. Webster’s dictionary defines AI as, “the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior.” ...

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VSU mourns student shot in Miami Beach over break

VSU students gathered Wednesday evening on campus to mourn a member of the VSU community who died in Miami Beach over the spring break weekend. Osagie Jordan Idahosa, 21, died from gunshot wounds after a March 17 shooting that sent the city of Miami Beach into a state of emergency, according to an incident report by Miami Beach police. Idahosa ...

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VSU announces plans to reorganize advising and related programs

VSU announced a plan to drastically alter its advising operation, a move which will shift advising responsibilities from professional advisers to faculty advisers after freshman year. VSU administration announced the reorganization that will eventually reduce the number of employee positions significantly on March 1. President Richard Carvajal opened the Budget Advisory Council meeting on March 7 by explaining the purpose ...

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