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Census important for state and city

The 2010 national census was mailed out by the National Census Bureau on March 15, the results of which will determine the amount of House of Representatives seats each state gets in the 2012 elections. Although April 1 is National Census Day, the census form encourages citizens to return the form the day it is received. “Students make up a ...

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UGA QB arrested in Remerton

University of Georgia quarterback Zach Mettenberger, who is one of the three candidates for the starting quarterback position, was arrested on Sunday morning in Remerton outside local bar Flip Flops. Mettenberger faces five misdemeanor charges: underage consumption/possession of alcohol, disorderly conduct, obstruction and two counts of possession of false identification after the early Sunday morning arrest. Mettenberger, 18, was arrested ...

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Woman struck by car outside of Centennial

Late Wednesday night a female student was struck by a moving vehicle outside of Centennial Hall. The victim, whose identity is unknown at this time, was transported to South Georgia Medical Center. According to Cpl. Joshua Luke the extent of the victims injuries are unknown at this time. “The bus was stopped at the bus stop, when the victim ran ...

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Worst case scenario likely

With the revenue numbers from February decreasing 10 percent, the worst case scenario of an extra $300 million in budget cuts for the University System of Georgia is becoming more likely. Governor Sonny Perdue released the February revenue information Monday March 8 showing a decrease in revenue. In a press conference Thursday, March 4 with Senator Seth Harp, House Representative ...

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Arguing ensues at SGA meeting

In the most recent SGA meeting, President Kelli Cody presented the senate with more information concerning the Rally at the Capitol event. The senate also attempted to vote on a new dress code, community service requirements and bylaws, but failed to pass anything due to the outbreak of several arguments between the senators and the executive board. Cody passed out ...

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Broke State University

Salary cuts, $1,000 fee per student, 35 percent tuition increase, and shorter semester hours are just some of the drastic measures on the table as part of the state’s latest budget cut efforts. University System of Georgia Chancellor Erroll B. Davis presented a proposal Wednesday morning to the Georgia General Assembly. It is part of the latest in the assembly’s ...

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SGA discusses budget cut at weekly meeting

At the SGA meeting on Monday, SGA adopted a formal resolution of disagreement in response to the House and Senate Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee’s proposal that the budget for Georgia colleges and universities be reduced by a total of $300 million. On Feb. 25, Georgia’s 35 higher learning institutions were asked by the University System of Georgia (USG) to prepare a ...

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Alpha Sigma Alpha recruits new members

The colony of Alpha Sigma Alpha continuesI its efforts to be chartered at VSU. The ladies have been on campus since August 2009, recruiting and becoming socially involved with the Valdosta community through service and promotion. Community service seems to be a priority for the colony, whose members have previously participated in events such as the Special Olympics, founding the ...

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Additional halls planned

On Feb. 16, VSU students received an email from Kurt Keppler, VP of Student Affairs, with a survey asking if students felt the need for additional housing on campus. According to Tom Hardy, Director of Housing and Residential Life, the survey is the first step in determining the feasibility of adding another residence hall. “It is required by our bondholders ...

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No one is happy with the Union

At the Feb. 22 SGA meeting, some, but not all, of student concerns with the new Student Union eateries were addressed. Many students still have major concerns about the menus and service at both Nathan’s and The Loop. SGA President Kelli Cody helped expand the menus by adding three combos (a 3-piece chicken tenders combo, the Cajun salmon combo, and ...

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