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Republicans dominate 2010

Democrats may have a lot to “deal” with now that the Republican Nathan Deal was been voted as Georgia’s next governor. Nathan Deal beat former Democrat Governor Roy Barnes receiving, 53.1 percent to Barnes’s 42.9 percent.  With Tuesday’s election, the Republicans have gained control of the House of Representatives while the Democrats still have control of the Senate.  Some students ...

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VSU SGA debates reclaiming clothing, adds new senators

 The Student Government Association debated on the Reclamation of Senate Clothing Bill, voted in two new senators, and discussed the motion to give a grant to the VSU Women’s Lacrosse Club during the weekly SGA meeting Monday night in the Student Union.   The Reclamation of Senate Clothing Bill, proposed mainly by Helen Burkett and Ryan Brown, raised much dissent ...

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Valdosta to hold electronics recycling event

 On Nov. 6, Valdosta residents and businesses will be able to discard their old electronics in an environmentally safe manner at the Free Electronics Recycling Event between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Mathis City Auditorium.   “Our goal is to encourage Valdosta citizens to discard used or unwanted electronic equipment in a convenient and environmentally responsible manner,” John Whitehead, ...

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Tuiton outpaces inflation nation wide

State budget cuts and declines in philanthropy and endowments helped push the cost of college tuition up much higher than general inflation across the country this year, amounting to an increase of 7.9

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Battle of the blood donors

VSU beat the University of West Georgia in the annual blood drive competition.The Office of Volunteer Services and Parent Programs and the American Red Cross hosted the VSU vs UWG blood drive on Tuesday in the Student Union Ballroom. Even though the goal for VSU was 250 pints, VSU beat UWG with 185 pints of blood donations. VSU will be ...

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Schloss plans five new buildings by 2015

    VSU may see a wave of new dorms, classrooms and faculty offices if President Dr. Partrick Schloss’ Master Plan comes into effect in 2015. � Dr. Schloss unveiled his Master Plan Addendum to the Faculty Senate meeting on Oct. 21. The plan shows where a number of proposed new dorms and halls would be and what they will do ...

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Students rally to get vote out

 About 60 attendees were on hand Monday at the Student Union as the Political Action Commitee of theVSU NAACP joined with the Student Government Association and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity to host a rally with the goal of imploring students to exercise their right to vote.   They invited the College Democrats and College Republicans to explain the most important ...

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Engineering majors may have new transfer option

 A new proposal is being planned by the University of Georgia (UGA) to duplicate the Regent’s Engineering Transfer Program (RETP) that VSU currently has with Georgia Tech (GT) and Mercer University, giving VSU engineering studies students an additional option of where they can finish their degree. Currently, VSU students are not able to receive a bachelor’s degree in engineering without ...

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Bailey Science Center to expand in 2011

 On Oct. 13 the Board of Regents approved a budget of $4.03 million to VSU for a southeastern expansion of the Bailey Science Center, which will include a 75-seat dry laboratory and several classrooms.  “The large dry laboratory will allow more access to the lab portion of science courses,” Phil Gunter, interim vice president of academic affairs, said. “This should ...

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