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Student denies involvement after arrest on campus

A VSU student who was arrested for obstruction claims he was wrongfully arrested and disputes the Valdosta State University Police Department’s version of events. According to VSUPD, Charles Chukwara was arrested on April 6 in his dorm room at Langdale Hall, after he hindered officers in the process of arresting Shandon Greene, who was involved in an earlier confrontation with ...

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First Federal graces union

The pedestrian plaza leading to the Student Union has been named “First Federal Savings of Valdosta Plaza.” Wednesday afternoon, this name and a plaque were affixed the left wall on the Union’s Oak Street side. The naming of the plaza was a move by the university in response to a gift pledge given by First Federal Savings. “Typically on college ...

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SGA prepares for VPAA interviews

SGA heard reports from the executive board and several committees during their meeting on Monday, April 12. Reports were made on the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs interviews, the SGA Election Platform Presentation, and the possibility of a Dead Day Breakfast. After taking roll, Comptroller Morgan Alexander reported on the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs interviews, which are scheduled for ...

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Sodexo may leave campus

Sodexo, the company responsible for Hopper and Palms, may soon find themselves saying goodbye to Valdosta State University. After five years of food service with VSU, Sodexo’s contract will expire in March 2011. Prior to the fall of 2006, the dining services of VSU were controlled by the school. Since the arrival of Sodexo to campus, dining at VSU has ...

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Undergraduate Research Symposium starts today

The Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place today and on Friday in the Atrium and auditorium of the Bailey Science Center. The Symposium takes place every spring and is a chance for students to present their papers and posters to the school, setting the bar higher for undergraduate education and research. Students who are selected have to go through a ...

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Confrontation leads to arrests

A VSU student and a Tifton resident were arrested by VSU Police after a confrontation on Tuesday in front of Palms Dining. Shandon Greene, a Tifton resident, was arrested and charged with battery and obstruction of a police officer. Charles Chukwura, a VSU student, was arrested and charged with obstruction of a police officer. Both suspects were taken to Valdosta ...

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iPad ‘buzz’ not evident

The buzz about the Apple launch of the new iPad has swarmed the nation and the VSU campus since its launch this past Saturday. Though some VSU students consider the new iPad to be entertaining, many are concerned with it being overpriced and some say it may even be unnecessary. According to Tech Shop manager Jed Brogdon, the station where ...

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SGA still with over $25,000 in budget

SGA heard a proposal for a new community service bill, passed a dress code bill, heard updates on their budget, and discussed plans for the upcoming Outreach cookout during their most recent meeting on April 6. Comptroller Morgan Alexander presented the senate with the most recent budget report. Changes since the last budget report include money taken out for the ...

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Twitter popular with universities

For a social network that’s been around for fewer than four years, an extraordinary amount of college campus groups across the nation have embraced the social networking tool known as Twitter. According to universitiesandcolleges.org, every college or university in the top 100 has at least one Twitter account. At VSU, several campus groups have their own Twitter account. Among those ...

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Barefoot for a cause

Today, people across the world will be going “One Day Without Shoes.” According to onedaywithoutshoes.com, “One Day Without Shoes is the day we spread awareness about the impact a simple pair of shoes can have on a child’s life. On April 8, we ask people to go the day, part of the day or even just a few minutes, barefoot, ...

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