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Food vendor gets canned

They say, “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you”. Well VSU didn’t bite that hand, but it will send it away and hire a new one.   After five years of serving as the primary food vendor for VSU, Sodexo’s contract was not renewed. Starting in May, Chartwells will take over serving the campus’ food.   According to Sodexo General Manager, ...

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Faculty senate to discuss course eval policy

 The Faculty Senate will meet today at 3:30 p.m. in the UC Magnolia Room to discuss online teacher evaluations, possible revisions to the outdoor lighting policy, and waiving a policy relating to returning students, among other business.  As of Fall 2010, all VSU classes began to use online teacher evaluations, known as Student Opinion of Instructions.  This has become a ...

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Visitation policy for on-campus residents to change

 VSU Hall residents are going to see big changes with the visitation in the fall, and some aren’t too pleased with it.   On Monday, on-campus residents received an email from the Director of Housing and Residence Life, Thomas W. Hardy announcing the new visitation policies that will begin Fall 2011.  The new policy states “Hopper Hall will house only upper-class ...

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Non-students cause scenes in library

 There can be found, at all times of the day, any number of locals who use the resources that the campus library is legally obliged to offer to the public.  In the past though, there have been several altercations that have occurred in the library that involved non-VSU students.   “There have been incidents in the library that resulted in campus ...

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SAC discusses options for HOPE

 Preserving the HOPE scholarship was the top discussion at the Student Advisory Council meeting this past weekend in Atlanta.  The Student Advisory Council meets three times a year and consists of each Student Government Association President in the University System of Georgia.  The presidents divided into committees where they discussed how HOPE affects students and what would happen if HOPE ...

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S.U.R.G.E. takes on Valentine’s Day

  VSU’s student organization, S.U.R.G.E (Students United for Real Gender Equality), have been working all week, to provide students with Valentine’s Day themed events. On Feb. 2, they performed a series of skits on love and sex.  The members acted out three different scenarios: a female tutor hitting on a male student who was only looking for help on his math ...

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Faculty struck by IT Budget Cuts

 Midway through the 2011 fiscal year, VSU’s Information Technology infrastructure will likely undergo a 35 percent budget cut, facing a decrease from $400,000 to $260,000. The cuts will not affect maintenance and upgrades to computers in labs and computer classrooms; upkeep of student-used computers are covered by the Student Technology fee. Also, the budget cuts will not affect the IT ...

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Spectator staff wins big

 The Spectator received three awards last Friday and Saturday at the Georgia College Press Association Institute Conference in Athens, Ga. The newspaper received first place for “General Photography Excellence”, second for “General Advertising Excellence” and third for “Best Website”.  In addition to these honors, Editor-in-Chief, Amy Johstono, won first place in “Best News Article-Objective” for her “’Freedom Wall’ erected” article ...

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Regents exam no more

Valdosta State University will no longer require its students to pass the Regents Exam, beginning this fall. Earlier this semester, VSU obtained the approval of the Board of Regents to exempt the exam that has, over the years, caused students so much stress. After the final exams this spring, students will only be required to pass English 1102 instead of ...

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