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Non-students cause scenes in library

 There can be found, at all times of the day, any number of locals who use the resources that the campus library is legally obliged to offer to the public.  In the past though, there have been several altercations that have occurred in the library that involved non-VSU students.   “There have been incidents in the library that resulted in campus ...

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SAC discusses options for HOPE

 Preserving the HOPE scholarship was the top discussion at the Student Advisory Council meeting this past weekend in Atlanta.  The Student Advisory Council meets three times a year and consists of each Student Government Association President in the University System of Georgia.  The presidents divided into committees where they discussed how HOPE affects students and what would happen if HOPE ...

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S.U.R.G.E. takes on Valentine’s Day

  VSU’s student organization, S.U.R.G.E (Students United for Real Gender Equality), have been working all week, to provide students with Valentine’s Day themed events. On Feb. 2, they performed a series of skits on love and sex.  The members acted out three different scenarios: a female tutor hitting on a male student who was only looking for help on his math ...

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Faculty struck by IT Budget Cuts

 Midway through the 2011 fiscal year, VSU’s Information Technology infrastructure will likely undergo a 35 percent budget cut, facing a decrease from $400,000 to $260,000. The cuts will not affect maintenance and upgrades to computers in labs and computer classrooms; upkeep of student-used computers are covered by the Student Technology fee. Also, the budget cuts will not affect the IT ...

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Spectator staff wins big

 The Spectator received three awards last Friday and Saturday at the Georgia College Press Association Institute Conference in Athens, Ga. The newspaper received first place for “General Photography Excellence”, second for “General Advertising Excellence” and third for “Best Website”.  In addition to these honors, Editor-in-Chief, Amy Johstono, won first place in “Best News Article-Objective” for her “’Freedom Wall’ erected” article ...

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Regents exam no more

Valdosta State University will no longer require its students to pass the Regents Exam, beginning this fall. Earlier this semester, VSU obtained the approval of the Board of Regents to exempt the exam that has, over the years, caused students so much stress. After the final exams this spring, students will only be required to pass English 1102 instead of ...

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6 percent tuition increase possible for fall 2011

A six percent tuition increase will take effect fall 2011, President Dr. Patrick Schloss said during the Planning and Budget Committee Jan. 29. The institutional fee that has been added to student fees for the past few years will be incorporated into tuition because this is the last year the fee can be used, Dr. Schloss said. The expected tuition ...

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Jennett hall open for classes

The days of squeezing past people in the aisles and bumping your knees on the backs of auditorium seats during large section classes are over. If you have a class in Jennett Hall, that is. As of Jan. 31, the new Jerry and Kay Jennett Lecture Hall is open. This new addition is attached to the James L. and Dorothy ...

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SGA discusses HOPE

SGA discussed the HOPE Scholarship, budget updates and proposals; nominated a president pro tempore and voted on the fall and spring break calendars Monday night at the Student Union. The upcoming Student Advisory Council meeting will be held at Atlanta Metro College on Feb. 4 & 5. The meeting will include all the SGA presidents in the University System of ...

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