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Banner upgrade crashes

 Sam Hughes, senior biology major, woke up early Monday morning to sign up for classes. Unfortunately for him and others, Banner and the VSU homepage site were completely shut down.   “I got on at 7:05 but the time was messed up on banner, so I had to wait like 10 minutes to register,” Hughes said. “I got signed up for ...

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ROTC honors POW of Bataan Death March 

 Last Friday and Saturday, 12 cadets of Detachment 172 and two civilians conquered a noble task – they marched 26.2 miles in honor of the soldiers who lost their lives during World War II in the Bataan Death March.  The cadets, unable to make it to the march in New Mexico, wore Airman Battle Uniforms and carried a rucksack full ...

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SGA debates snacks, parking

 Snack rules, parking in restricted work areas and Justice of the Judicial Council were discussed in Monday’s SGA meeting.  Attendance was comparatively low, with many senators’ seats left empty and the visitors’ area filled with less than 10 people.   The first to speak at the meeting was Genesis Jackson, a junior who is campaigning for the Justice of the Judicial ...

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RAD available for class credit fall 2011

 Calling all females!…if you want to learn self-defense techniques, gain self-confidence and snag some elective course credit at the same time, the Rape Aggression Defense program will offer credit hours for the first time beginning fall 2011.  The R.A.D. class has been offered at Valdosta State to all female students, faculty, staff and non-students for some time, but it has ...

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VSU to welcome more exchange students

 Eighteen students from a South Korean university are currently enrolled at VSU through a new program. Next spring, that number could increase to 120.  “Students want to come here, and we’re happy to have them,” Lauren Braun, International Student Advisor, said.   For the past three years, VSU and Dongguk University in Seoul, South Korea, have been working on the 1:3 ...

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SGA discusses parking meters on campus

 Controversy arose late Monday night when the idea that parking meters could be installed around VSU’s campus came up at the Student Government Association’s weekly meeting.  The Parking and Transportation Department discussed the issue at a recent meeting.  The department would temporarily implement parking meters at parking spots around campus to create more revenue.  Some SGA senators feel that this ...

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Withdrawal policy ignored by students

Students have not responded to the new policy limiting them to five withdrawals in their undergraduate career, Stanley Jones, registrar, said.    As of a couple weeks ago, the number of class withdrawals was only around 100 fewer than a year ago, meaning many students are still withdrawing from classes at nearly the same rate as they have in the ...

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Legislators make a new HOPE plan

 The more than 3,800 students receiving the HOPE scholarship at VSU may have to take out more loans to pay for college to make up for budget cuts coming from Georgia’s capitol.  Tuesday, the Georgia House approved Gov. Nathan Deal’s HOPE bill, with an amendment that reduced the GPA students must maintain in college to keep the new Zell Miller ...

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Student struck by car

A VSU student is recovering from injuries after being struck while crossing a street on campus by a vehicle. Around 8 p.m. Tuesday, Miranda McNeal was crossing Brookwood Drive, heading towards the Fine Arts building when she was struck by a 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. McNeal was hit on her left side, suffering injuries to her hip bone. According to ...

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