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VSU email provides news to some, bothersome to others

Written by: John Preer   If you are a VSU student or faculty member, a certain format should be fairly familiar:  the initial of your first name, a middle initial (sometimes) and your full last name followed by “@valdosta.edu.” Every student is set up with an email address in a similar format when he or she registers at VSU.  This ...

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SGA postpones the addition of new senators

Written by: Joe Adgie   For the first time in several years, a hopeful SGA senator was rejected by the legislative body−and it happened twice. This occurred during a Monday night meeting that saw two other hopefuls elected with relative ease. The two candidates voted down were Kimberly Taylor and Brianna Marshall. The SGA’s legislative body cited a lack of ...

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Hill Harper excites VSU crowd

Written by: Isaiah Smart   Hundreds of eyes gazed in a hypnotic state as Hill Harper captivated the attention of anyone near the Student Union ballrooms Tuesday during the VSU event titled “Celebrating 50 Years.” The Harvard Law graduate served as the keynote speaker of the 50 Years of Integration committee’s biggest event of the school year. Students, faculty and ...

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SGA seeks campus safety additions

Written by: Joe Adgie The SGA has requested safety improvements at various crosswalks and intersections around VSU. That package, which included recommended additions to select crosswalks, school-zone speed limits and crossing guards, was voted on during Monday night’s meeting. The resolution passed unanimously. “Basically, what the resolution states is here at SGA, we’re working in the best interests of the ...

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Student majority opposes ban

Written by: Joe Adgie   If the University System of Georgia passes the tobacco-free proposal at their next meeting, they will do it against the wishes of the majority of students at VSU, the results of an SGA survey reveals. The results were finalized Tuesday, and a majority of students that took the survey–53 percent, to be exact, either “opposed” ...

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Student charged for the death of ‘Lizzie’ Lohmar

Written by: Eric Jackson and Jordan Barela VSU student Michael Laslie turned himself in Monday morning at the Lowndes County Jail after learning that a warrant had been issued for his arrest. The warrant was issued for homicide by vehicle in the second degree, which is a misdemeanor that could result in Leslie serving up to one year behind bars. ...

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VSU student struck by car while crossing Patterson

Written by: Allison Ericson A VSU student was struck by a truck while attempting to cross North Patterson Street on Wednesday afternoon and suffered substantial but non-life-threatening injuries. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lizzie Lohmar, her family and her Phi Mu sisters!” @KD_VSU (Kappa Delta at VSU) tweeted at 5:07 p.m. on Wednesday. The 21-year-old female was transported ...

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McKinney considers signing guidelines for student media

Written by: Will Lewis President William McKinney is reviewing a document that will cement the independent relationship between all student media and VSU. McKinney has been conferencing with his cabinet and counsel, and they are expected to reach a decision soon. The Student Press Law Center issued the Model Guidelines for College Student Media in 2009. McKinney was handed the ...

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Hill Harper brings fame to VSU

  Written by: John Stephen Award-winning actor and bestselling author Hill Harper will be visiting VSU on Feb. 25 to deliver the keynote address during the final event of the “50 Years of Integration” celebration. Harper is best known for his role as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on the TV drama “CSI: New York.” Harper, who holds degrees from prestigious schools ...

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SGA considers new tobacco guidelines

Written by: Joe Adgie An early look at the results of the SGA’s tobacco survey has shown that a majority are against a proposed University System ban of all tobacco products. The vote, as of Monday, reported that 42 percent of 486 students who responded were not in favor of the policy, while 27 percent were in favor of designated ...

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