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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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People Poll: How do you feel about cuts to HOPE and Pell awards?

“I am worried about paying for college later with the HOPE and Pell grants being cut because right now those are the two things that are mainly paying for me to go to school. Along with an academic competitiveness grant and a small loan. I’m trying to avoid loans at all cost, and with the HOPE and Pell grant cuts ...

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Lady Blazers to close season

The marathon that Coach Kiley Hill alluded to earlier in the season is winding down and his Lady Blazers are hitting their stride coming down the stretch. The Lady Blazers will travel to Pensacola, Fla. today to take on a 10-14 West Florida squad.

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Food vendor gets canned

They say, “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you”. Well VSU didn’t bite that hand, but it will send it away and hire a new one.   After five years of serving as the primary food vendor for VSU, Sodexo’s contract was not renewed. Starting in May, Chartwells will take over serving the campus’ food.   According to Sodexo General Manager, ...

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The world has passed U.S. students by

 In these days of tiger-mother hysteria about raising children with academic backbone, President Barack Obama has weighed in with yet another cause for paranoia. The president dropped India and China into his State of the Union speech, just long enough to say they are educating their children earlier and longer.  Generally, school days are longer in Asian countries, and vacation ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!