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Students find cheaper textbooks

According to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, textbook prices skyrocketed across college campuses up to 22 percent over the last several years. The burden of recent education cuts on the state and national levels forces students to seek out alternative outlets each semester for acquiring textbooks. One method rapidly gaining widespread recognition is online renting. Students can opt to ...

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SGA discusses rezoning Oak, Sustella parking

Monday night’s SGA meeting was highlighted by a suggestion that the Oak lot be restricted to commuters to alleviate parking problems. Amber Worthy, SGA vice president, mentioned the suggestion. “One suggestion that was brought up was that the Oak Street parking lot would be extended to commuters – all of that (would be) commuter parking,” Worthy said, “and Sustella would ...

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Reid injured, out for season

 The highly anticipated redemption season for Valdosta State cornerback Greg Reid is now over before it ever got started. After tearing his anterior cruciate ligament during a punt return in last Friday’s scrimmage, Head Coach David Dean confirmed Wednesday morning that Reid will miss the entire 2012 season. The non-contact tear apparently happened when Reid made a quick juke move ...

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Georgia schools face more budget cuts for 2013-14

 It’s happening again.  VSU, along with all other campuses across Georgia, is under the threat of another 3 percent budget cut to its 2013-14 budget after Chancellor Henry Huckaby issued a directive Aug. 23.  This directive is in part a result of schools across the state failing to heed Gov. Nathan Deal’s request that state agencies “identify low-priority or under-performing ...

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Obama takes questions from Redditors

 U.S. President Barack Obama took time out of his busy schedule to answers citizens’ questions for half an hour online at reddit.com on Wednesday beginning at 4:30 p.m.   As a part of his introduction, President Obama expressed his concerns for those directly impacted by Hurricane Isaac.  “We are going to be coordinating with state and local officials to make ...

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Home Sweet Home

The Valdosta State football team is looking to get back to national prominence this season with some help from its newest playmaker. VSU cornerback and former Parade All-American at Florida State, Greg Reid, was dismissed from the Seminoles’ program earlier this month for “violation of team rules.” The dismissal happened after Reid’s involvement in several previous mishaps, leading to his ...

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New staff on campus excited for fall

Tamara R. Dennis   “I am Tamara (Tami) Dennis and I’m a new instructor in the College of Nursing. I was a labor and delivery nurse for 23 years at Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Moultrie, Ga. I’ve taught Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Women’s Health at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. I am currently completing my dissertation on PTSD and childbirth. I can’t ...

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Hull replaces Gunter as interim

 Former Dean of the College of Education, Dr. Karla Hull has been promoted to the position of interim university provost, following the sudden death of former provost Dr. Phil Gunter.   Former interim president Dr. Levy led a search in his final months at the university, seeking for someone to step-in quickly and fill the position.  He looked at all ...

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Sheet signs might be banned

 The days of colorful and creative advertising for VSU student organizations could come to an end–at least for some areas around campus.   Last spring, a professor showed concern about the sheet signs damaging the life of pine trees around campus.  Areas around the P.E. Complex and fraternity houses are just some of the areas around campus where pine trees ...

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5k set for Saturday

 Kick-start the new semester with a brand new and more healthy lifestyle.  The annual 5K Fun Run/Walk hosted by VSU Campus Recreation and Campus Wellness is coming up on Saturday.  Registration begins at 6 a.m. and the race starts at 7 a.m. from the West Hall fountain on VSU’s main campus.  The perimeter of the main campus serves as the ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!