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Health Insurance Reform Now

Representatives and supporters for “Health Insurance Reform Now” posted flyers around VSU’s campus promoting people to write or call their member of Congress and voice their support on Obama’s health insurance reform. The purpose of “Health Insurance Reform Now” is to bring stability and security to those who currently have insurance, provide affordable coverage to those who don’t, and rein ...

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SGA talks run two hours on Monday

 Quorum was met, Sgt. of Arms were voted in, money was allocated, t-shirts were approved, buying ads and a finally approved SGA constitution were discussed, and a few guest speakers showed up to Monday night’s SGA meeting, which lasted for almost two hours.  Dean of Students Russ Mast started off the meeting telling SGA how much he appreciated all of ...

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1 Card protection an issue at VSU

 Despite the recent arrest of three VSU students, it seems as though many students find themselves unconcerned with the rules associated with having a 1 Card.  The 1 Card is issued to every VSU student and is intended for the use of the cardholder only.  Whether it is swiping your card for your meal plan or using your Blazer Bucks ...

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Health Center receives 400 doses of HIN1 vaccine shots

 After receiving 400 doses of the H1N1 Influenza vaccine that was disbursed starting last week to high-risk persons, VSU Student Health Center is now proving shots to other students, faculty and staff as of Wednesday.  According to the VSU website, the Student Health Center received a limited supply from which the vaccine was first disbursed, to those who have asthma, ...

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VSU flasher caught

 Last Thursday, the VSU Police Department arrested a suspect in the recent indecent exposure cases throughout Valdosta, after he was reportedly seen engaging in a sexual act in a stairwell of the Education Center.  According to VSUPD, around 1 p.m at the Education Center, a student, whose identity is not being released, was using the copy machine located in the ...

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Gunter named interim VPAA

 Dr. Phillip Gunter, Dean of the Dewar College of Education, has been selected by President Patrick Schloss to replace Dr. Louis Levy as the vice president of Academic Affairs (VPAA), serving as the interim provost until a permanent Vice President is chosen.  Starting Jan. 1, Dr. Gunter will leave his position as Dean of the Dewar College of Education to ...

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Veterans in the classroom

 Imagine living with no running water.  How about sleeping in a tent?  Or having no showers – only baby wipes to use to clean yourself?  Soldiers face hardships while deployed that create many problems adjusting to normal life when they return home; some adjustments are easy to appreciate, such as unregulated time in a hot shower, or not having to ...

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VP retires after 20 years at VSU

 Earlier this week, Dr. Louis Levy, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, announced his intentions to retire as of Jan. 1, 2010 .  Dr. Levy has worked at Valdosta State for 20 years and is in his 10th year as vice president of Academic Affairs.  “I just decided it was a good time to retire. You get to a ...

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Sophomore to carry Olympic torch

 VSU sophomore Crystal Hardy will carry the Olympic Flame on Jan. 18 in Calgary, Canada, as part of the Olympic Torch Relay. Hardy is one of 20 inspirational people chosen by Coca-Cola to be torchbearers in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games because of their contributions to promoting healthy living.  “I am an everyday person recognized for making a small ...

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VSU flasher still at large

 Public indecency has returned to VSU and several locations off campus as a persistent flasher, believed to be the same man who exposed himself at the Fine Arts building last month, continues to be a problem in Valdosta.  The VSU Police Department reports that there have been four incidents on campus, five if you include Drexel Park, of a black ...

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