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SGA discusses parking meters on campus

 Controversy arose late Monday night when the idea that parking meters could be installed around VSU’s campus came up at the Student Government Association’s weekly meeting.  The Parking and Transportation Department discussed the issue at a recent meeting.  The department would temporarily implement parking meters at parking spots around campus to create more revenue.  Some SGA senators feel that this ...

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Withdrawal policy ignored by students

Students have not responded to the new policy limiting them to five withdrawals in their undergraduate career, Stanley Jones, registrar, said.    As of a couple weeks ago, the number of class withdrawals was only around 100 fewer than a year ago, meaning many students are still withdrawing from classes at nearly the same rate as they have in the ...

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Legislators make a new HOPE plan

 The more than 3,800 students receiving the HOPE scholarship at VSU may have to take out more loans to pay for college to make up for budget cuts coming from Georgia’s capitol.  Tuesday, the Georgia House approved Gov. Nathan Deal’s HOPE bill, with an amendment that reduced the GPA students must maintain in college to keep the new Zell Miller ...

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Lady Blazers recognized for talent

 For college basketball fans everywhere, this is when the madness begins. It is March. It is tournament time in the Gulf South Conference.  The Lady Blazers finished the season 14-12 and secured a No. 2 seed from the East. As a result, VSU will take on a very talented No. 3 seed from the West, 19-7 Ouachita Baptist.  Recently, the ...

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Student struck by car

A VSU student is recovering from injuries after being struck while crossing a street on campus by a vehicle. Around 8 p.m. Tuesday, Miranda McNeal was crossing Brookwood Drive, heading towards the Fine Arts building when she was struck by a 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. McNeal was hit on her left side, suffering injuries to her hip bone. According to ...

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Pop Addict: Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

Who’s enjoying this lovely weather so far this week? I see some of the girls have brought out their dresses and sandals—giving the guys something to take a second look at! Go ahead with your bad self then. Now, it’s time to fix you guys a serving of what’s been happening in the lives of the rich, the famous, and ...

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Rape reported on campus says VSUPD

­­  Valdosta State University Police responded to a report of rape at 6:45 a.m. Sunday.  According to the VSUPD police log, officers responded to South Georgia Medical Center and to Hopper Hall.  Police Chief Scott Doner said the case is still under investigation and no further information is available at this time.  According to crime statistics on the VSUPD website, ...

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Mayor to give State of City

The recession has crippled the economy, but Mayor John Fretti sees this as the “Year the Bleeding Stops,” in this year’s State of the City address.  In this year’s 35 minute address, Fretti will focus on the recovery of the Valdosta economy, how it impacts our state and city citizens  and the triumphs of Valdosta‘s road to recovery in 2010. ...

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VSU offers new online degrees

 For the first time ever, VSU undergraduates can stay home…and still earn their entire degree without ever having to enter the classroom.  Beginning fall 2011, VSU will offer complete online degrees in criminal justice, office administration and technology, and legal assistant studies, with many other programs to follow.  “This newly adopted program is designed to convenience such students that may ...

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Faculty senate re-evaluating

The Faculty Senate discussed the continuous problem of students not completing Student Opinion of Instructions, also known as SOIs, during Thursday’s meeting.  Teacher evaluations ( SOIs) have been a point of concern since the response rate decreased as the transition was made from paper form to electronic in fall 2010.  All faculty members are instructed to administer student evaluations for ...

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