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SGA: Bills,Bills,Bills?

The Student Government Association discussed the proposed budget cut and the newest class withdrawal bill, voted their approval of a health care no-show bill, and elected two new senators in Monday night’s meeting. President Kelli Cody announced a decent turnout for the March 15 rally at the state capital in Atlanta, including about ten other SGA presidents from other schools ...

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Mayor Fretti addresses plans for the city

On Thursday, March 25, Mayor of Valdosta, John Fretti, spoke at City Hall about the recent Council Retreat and the goals that were set forth for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. The city’s goals include a stormwater runoff plan and an initiative to implement paperless utility billing. Last year the City of Valdosta was victim to rampant flooding that destroyed many ...

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End of the Road

SPRINGFIELD, MASS.—Just hours before the Valdosta State Blazers saw the best season in school history come to an end with an 80-64 loss to Indiana University (PA), two players were dismissed from the team. The call to dismiss the two players, All-American Tyrone Curnell and Marvin “BJ” Dibble, came from head coach Mike Helfer and VSU athletic director Herb Reinhard ...

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New policy may limit course shopping

The Faculty Senate meeting today will discuss the proposed policy to limit the number of classes from which a student may withdraw to five. According to the March 25 agenda, the Education Policy Committee believes this policy should address the problem of “course shopping.” Course shopping occurs when students overload themselves with hours, and in the beginning of the semester, ...

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Census important for state and city

The 2010 national census was mailed out by the National Census Bureau on March 15, the results of which will determine the amount of House of Representatives seats each state gets in the 2012 elections. Although April 1 is National Census Day, the census form encourages citizens to return the form the day it is received. “Students make up a ...

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UGA QB arrested in Remerton

University of Georgia quarterback Zach Mettenberger, who is one of the three candidates for the starting quarterback position, was arrested on Sunday morning in Remerton outside local bar Flip Flops. Mettenberger faces five misdemeanor charges: underage consumption/possession of alcohol, disorderly conduct, obstruction and two counts of possession of false identification after the early Sunday morning arrest. Mettenberger, 18, was arrested ...

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Woman struck by car outside of Centennial

Late Wednesday night a female student was struck by a moving vehicle outside of Centennial Hall. The victim, whose identity is unknown at this time, was transported to South Georgia Medical Center. According to Cpl. Joshua Luke the extent of the victims injuries are unknown at this time. “The bus was stopped at the bus stop, when the victim ran ...

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Worst case scenario likely

With the revenue numbers from February decreasing 10 percent, the worst case scenario of an extra $300 million in budget cuts for the University System of Georgia is becoming more likely. Governor Sonny Perdue released the February revenue information Monday March 8 showing a decrease in revenue. In a press conference Thursday, March 4 with Senator Seth Harp, House Representative ...

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Arguing ensues at SGA meeting

In the most recent SGA meeting, President Kelli Cody presented the senate with more information concerning the Rally at the Capitol event. The senate also attempted to vote on a new dress code, community service requirements and bylaws, but failed to pass anything due to the outbreak of several arguments between the senators and the executive board. Cody passed out ...

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Broke State University

Salary cuts, $1,000 fee per student, 35 percent tuition increase, and shorter semester hours are just some of the drastic measures on the table as part of the state’s latest budget cut efforts. University System of Georgia Chancellor Erroll B. Davis presented a proposal Wednesday morning to the Georgia General Assembly. It is part of the latest in the assembly’s ...

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