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Dress code, nonsmoking campus talk are hot buttons at SGA Town Hall

The Student Government Association discussed several issues including the possibility of students voting to implement a tobacco-free campus policy and student dress code during Wednesday night’s Town Hall meeting in Jennett Hall. SGA Vice President Derika Powers voiced concerns pertaining to the excess of smoking by the academic halls. “Currently there is a policy that restricts smoking within twenty feet ...

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Colleges merging in Georgia

Earlier this month, representatives of the University System of Georgia proposed that eight colleges across Georgia would merge into four. The university system began a study that would determine whether thirty-five campus systems would minimize the amount of institutions it runs to help reduce government costs. As of January 10, 2012, the merger between eight institutions within Georgia won the ...

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AKA captivates public

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority founders were not the only ones honored at the VSU’s Kaptivating Kappa Upsilon chapter founder’s day observance ceremony. The event, held Jan. 17 at the University Center at 8:30 p.m., recognized famous sisters such as Toni Morrison, Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Kathy Hughes, Alice Walker and Carolyn Meyers. While giving the sorority a look ...

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Anticipated building might be no more

VSU struggles to gain financial support for one of its latest projects, the construction of the Health Sciences and Business Administration building. Georgia State Representative Amy Carter, who is working with the House and Senate leadership to try to get the building in the state budget, said the HSBA wasn’t actually cut out of the budget but did not make ...

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Global Education promotes study abroad from both sides

A bit of Eastern culture traveled to VSU earlier this semester, as 100 Southern Korean students transferred in through the “1+3 program.” The academic program, set up with Dongguk University Computer Science Institute in Seoul, requires the students to study English while completing their core classes for one year in Korea before coming to VSU to finish the rest of ...

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SGA starts semester with Health Center policy, SGA budget

The Student Government Association discussed the Student Health Care’s insurance policy and the SGA budget along with many other topics during Monday night’s meeting in the University Center Magnolia Room. To keep the student health fee from rising, the Student Health Center requests for students to file their insurance information. The policy, which started last semester, will allow students to ...

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Net goes dark

Thousands of websites shut down access to their content Wednesday to raise awareness about the two internet censorship bills being proposed. Some of the websites that participated in the protest include Wikipedia, Reddit, Craigslist, Tumblr and Flickr. The Protect IP Act (PIPA), proposed by the Senate, and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), proposed by the House of Representatives, target ...

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Baseball bringing the heat

VSU Head Baseball Coach Greg Guilliams and his team are more than ready to begin their 2012 campaign in roughly two weeks with an almost entirely new team. “I think we have a pretty talented group of seniors to hopefully lead us,” said Guilliams. Guilliams, who is heading into his fifth season as Blazer skipper, realizes that leadership and the ...

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VSU marches for MLK

VSU hosted a series of events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ending with a march and candlelight vigil Wednesday night. Students met outside the University Center and sang spirituals on their march down to West Hall at 5 p.m. VSU NAACP, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Mu Omicron Chapter and the Office of Social Equity hosted the ...

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Alert possible false alarm

Suspicious activity was afoot on Friday, or so one student thought. The VSU police department was notified by a student that a male in a blue windbreaker was asking students to see student IDs by the Bailey Science Center. Thressea Boyd, assistant to the president for communications, sent out a mass e-mail alert to faculty, staff and students at 1:40 ...

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