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Protestors on hand for visit

Students protested several issues outside the University Center during Gov. Nathan Deal and Chancellor Hank Huckaby’s visit on Sept. 16 at 11:30 a.m. The protest had several different purposes: the diversity of the presidential search committee; the execution of Troy Davis; the appointment of Philip Kent, Phil Kent Consulting Inc., president, author and political and media commenter, to the Immigration ...

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Gov.,Chancellor visit VSU

Chancellor Hank Huckaby visited the VSU campus to meet with student leaders for his series of college tours of the 35 college institutions of Georgia at the University Center on Sept 16. In his visit, Huckaby covered budget cuts, the discussion of the new Health Sciences and Business Administration building, and enrollment with student leaders. Twenty student leaders were chosen ...

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Jobs increase for engineering majors

Employment opportunities for engineer majors after graduation have just increased. The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, formed by president Obama in 2011, announced that 45 industry leaders have committed to doubling their engineering internships in 2012. The council estimated that this will add over 6,000 “additional opportunities for hands-on, technical job training for future engineers.” The goal is to ...

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Table tennis preps the paddles

The aerobics room at the Campus Recreation Center is home to several dance classes throughout the week, but on Saturday afternoons it plays host to a different assembly of people, carrying paddles as opposed to dance shoes. The VSU Table Tennis club team practices there every Saturday afternoon from three to six. The team is not all about the competition, ...

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Bike registration could prevent thefts

In an effort to help thwart and recover stolen bikes, the VSU Police Department offers a bicycle registration service for students, faculty and staff at the Oak Street parking deck. “There have been approximately 80 bicycle thefts during the period of Aug. 31, 2010, through Aug. 31, 2011,” Sgt. Carolyn Glock of the VSU PD said. The Bicycle Anti-Theft (BAT) ...

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Committees start president search

The Presidential Search and Screen Committee, the Special Regents’ Search Committee and Myers-McRae Executive Search and Consulting firm are now on the pursuit for VSU’s next president, after holding their first meeting on Sept. 8 at 1 p.m., in the University Center’s Executive Dining Room. According to Robert Watts, an Office of the Chancellor official, the goal of the committees ...

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VSU NAACP attempt to save a death row prisoner

The VSU NAACP is contributing to world-wide efforts to have the death sentence of prisoner Troy Davis from Savannah lifted. Davis is scheduled to die by lethal injection for allegedly murdering a police officer. Although Davis is scheduled to die on Sept. 21, the VSU NAACP along with other people across the world, are arguing that there is not enough ...

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SGA covers new plans for senate

The Student Government Association discussed the freshmen election results, senate seat nominations, as well as a sergeant at arms nomination, and mentioned a senate retreat scheduled in October as well as homecoming committee activities planned for that week during Monday night’s meeting in the Student Union. SGA president Graham Davis was pleased with the meeting’s turnout of newly welcomed freshmen ...

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Blazers squeeze by Wingate in double OT

The Blazers fought hard through two overtime periods to silence the Bulldog fans at home in Wingate. Austen Roberts scored the game winning touchdown in double overtime to give No. 20 VSU a 34-28 victory over No.14 Wingate at Irwin Belk Stadium Saturday afternoon. The hard-fought game concluded when Roberts faked a hand off to running back Theseus Jackson and ...

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VSU rents used textbooks

Starting this fall semester, the VSU bookstore will offer a textbook rental program, giving students the option to rent instead of buy certain textbooks. Bethanie Brogdon, the director of University Stores, says that the announcement was made at the beginning of the school term. Like popular textbook rental sites, the Textbook Rental Program is designed to save students money. However, ...

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