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Asbestos: Danger tape may have sounded false alarm

Red tape and warning signs of an asbestos hazard kept students off of the sidewalk at the College of Education Wednesday afternoon. The tape labeled “DANGER ASBESTOS” stretched from the sidewalk running along the education building to the doors by Einstein’s Bros. Bagels. Construction workers who are replacing roofing and carpeting in the building said that asbestos was found inside, ...

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Georgia Hall revokes resident visitation rights

Visitation privileges for all Georgia Hall residents have been temporarily revoked for reasons that have yet to be clarified. According to Leighia Hammond, associate director of Housing, the suspension of visitation rights is in response to numerous reports of vandalism and damage that have happened within the past few weeks. Housing and Residence Life are working to ensure that students ...

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SGA: Chik-fil-A location change proposed

At Monday’s SGA meeting, a Chartwell’s representative gave hope to those that want to “Eat Mor Chikin” without having to head over to the University Center. SGA also discussed the possibility of extending the dining hall hours, and elected five new senators. Edward Taraskewich, Chartwells’ regional district manager, also discussed lengthening hours of operation for the Palms and Hopper dining ...

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Hughes brings Harlem Renaissance to Valdosta

Langston Hughes’ dream will no longer be deferred as the African-American Studies Program will host “The Langston Hughes Project” tonight in the Student Union Theater at 7:30 p.m. This event will be a multimedia presentation by The Ron McCurdy Quartet, featuring Dr. Ron McCurdy, professor of music and jazz studies in the Thornton School of Music at the University of ...

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Search narrowed to four

After months of nationwide searching, VSU has found four presidential candidates to potentially take Dr. Louis Levy’s place in July. The VSU Presidential Search and Screen Committee will spend the duration of February interviewing the four candidates to become the ninth University President. A search began on Sept. 8, some months after Dr. Patrick Schloss resigned to take the position ...

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Professor injured, admitted to Shand’s

Update: Dr. Larry Etling currently is residing in the ICU ward of SGMC, according to head of Communications Arts Dr. Carl Cates. While he can recieve cards and emails, visitors are limited. Dr. Larry Etling, associate professor of mass media, is in serious but stable condition at a Shands hospital in Gainesville, Fla., after being injured in a head-on collision ...

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Gaze into the galaxy

When Galileo first peered through his looking glass to view the stars, could he have imagined that future generations would be able to see the stars projected on the ceiling of their homes? While he may not have been able to envision this future advancement, this is essentially what is happening in the Planetarium in Nevins Hall. Winter Stargazing, the ...

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Outage linked to usage

The Internet Technology department has traced the series of HallNet outages from earlier this semester to increased smartphone usage. “Many users are now bringing three or four devices to connect to HallNet,” VSU IT director Joe Newton said in an email to students on Jan. 20. “We have seen as many as 200 BlackBerry smartphones connecting to HallNet, each consuming ...

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Office of Social Equity and Access brings disability awareness to VSU

The Office of Social Equity and Access at VSU paid tribute to people with disabilities by displaying their Disability History Exhibit in Palms Dining Hall from Jan. 27 to Jan. 30 and the University Center from Jan. 25 to Jan 26. VSU has held events bringing awareness to disabilities, but this is the first Display Exhibit that has been brought ...

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Golden Key recognizes new members

VSU’s chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society hosted their annual New Member Recognition Ceremony this past Saturday in the Student Ballroom. Golden Key is one of the world’s premiere international societies, admitting the top 15% of college sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students. “I joined the Golden Key Honour Society because when you get to the real world ...

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