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VSU food services up for bid

The contract for the company that provides VSU’s food services is up for bid this year. Sodexo, the current food service provider, will be facing competing companies for the bid.

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The end of HOPE could be near

Students who currently enjoy the benefits of low-cost to free tuition thanks to the HOPE Scholarship could very well be turning their pockets inside out for extra money. The HOPE Scholarship may be out of funding by the year 2013, according to the Georgia Student Finance Commission. The loss of the HOPE Scholarship would be due to the fact that ...

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SGA passes missed appointment fee bill

The VSU Student Government Association voted to pass a bill requiring students to pay a $15 fee when appointments are missed at the Student Health Center during the SGA meeting Monday. “I voted for the bill because it is going to help in the overall decrease in people not showing up because that was the major problem for the health ...

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Low CIRP response for VSU

The Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA has administered a survey for first year college students. VSU allowed students to participate in this survey from August 3, 2009 to September 25, 2009. Of  the 2,148 surveys that were made available to VSU students, only 16 percent were completed. “That is sad and pathetic,” David Funk, junior Literature major said. “If ...

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Storm soaks students

Students had to pull out their rainboots, umbrellas, and rain coats to help keep dry on a rain-filled Wednesday. Parts of campus and several roads were flooded with the 1.2 inches of rain. Wednesday was the second time in the past three days that the city of Valdosta saw substantial amounts of rain.

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On campus burglaries reach 5 year high

 According to the Campus Crime Report produced by the VSUPD, on-campus burglaries have more than doubled in under a year.  Burglary is defined as the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a crime.  Some believe the influx in the student population plays a part in the number of burglaries, but the university law enforcement thinks otherwise.  “Since the dorms ...

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SGA to vote on Health Center fee

 On Monday, Valdosta State Student Government Association, will vote on a proposed policy to impose a $15 fee for missed appointments at the Student Health Center.   “Whenever I call the health center, they’re always backed up and it’s hard to get an appointment soon enough, so when I hear of people missing appointments, and I had to wait two weeks ...

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Langdale residents displaced

   As it did last spring with the occupants of Langdale’s C wing, VSU’s Housing and Residence Life Department is requiring the residents of the A wing to vacate the premises in order to continue its multi-year renovation process.  The move is generating confusion and controversy among some Langdale residents. Langdale is currently undergoing a three-year renovation which includes, but ...

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Downtown’s First Friday set for this week

From Staff Reports  First Friday happens on the First Friday of every month. Every month has different events and specials from the downtown Valdosta restaurants and shops.   Throughout the night, those in attendance have the opportunity to eat the food that is being offered by the businesses and enjoy the music, which is provided by a local band.  Certain restaurants ...

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‘09 Social Perspective survey results released

   Social Perspectives: Exhibit 56: Colleges have the right to ban extreme speakers from campus.  In the fall of 2009, an experimental survey was conducted on a group of freshmen on various social perspectives. One of the questions asked whether or not colleges had the right to ban extreme speakers from campus.  Of those asked, 51.3 percent either strongly agreed ...

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