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President Schloss joins Talk 92.1 FM every Monday from 5-6

Candice McGriff Staff Writer clmcgriff@valdosta.edu  On Monday nights from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. President Patrick J. Schloss joins Dr. John Crawford, vice president for advancement, for a live radio show on Talk 92.1 FM to discuss topics regarding VSU and the local community.  This week Thressea Boyd, assistant to the president for communications, provided news and information on what’s ...

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Blaze FM back on air in new Hopper Hall home

Brittany Briscoe Staff Writer blbriscoe@valdosta.edu   Valdosta is home to the radio station 90.9 FM, also known as Blaze FM.  The station, which was formally housed in the Student Union, had a delay sparking up this year due to legal issues involved with moving the station’s studio and antenna. There were several problems surrounding the relocation of their tower and antenna. ...

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Planning and Budget Council discuss future

Katherine Dowdy Staff Writer kldowdy@valdosta.edu   The Planning and Budget Council (PBC) joined together with the University Council in the University Center’s Executive Dining Room to discuss and revise the budget plan for 2010.   The main topic of discussion at the recent Planning and Budget Council meeting was how to maintain the student-to-faculty ratio.  With an enrollment total of 11,092 students, ...

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Constitution talks continue in SGA meeting

Ariel Felton Staff Writer arfelton@valdosta.edu  VSU’s Student Government Association held its second meeting of the year this past Monday, and many things were discussed, including upcoming elections, a new constitution, dress code policy, the possible forming of  Facebook and twitter pages and even the rumors about swine flu.  The meeting started off with President Kelli Cody listing important dates dealing ...

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Campus Police give students a few safety reminders

Amy Johstono Staff Writer acjohstono@valdosta.edu  VSU Police Department is  expanding its Adopt-A-Cop program and reinforcing student safety concepts this semester.  The program assigns each residence hall an officer.By doing so officers hope to form a bond helping make students comfortable with police officers.   “Students can expect to establish a relationship with the VSU police department through increased officer presence in their ...

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Police block intersection near campus

Amy Johstono Staff Writer acjohstono@valdosta.edu  Patrol cars from counties and cities across South Georgia lined the corner of Oak Street and Baytree Road at 8:00 last night for a sobriety checkpoint as part of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety’s 18th Annual Hands Across the Border.  Georgia officers teamed up with its five bordering states for a six-day highway safety ...

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Student Success Center goes online

 Desiree Thompson Staff Writer drthompson@valdosta.edu  The Student Success Center is now providing students with a new online service called AskOnline. Along with the original Student Success Center, tutors are available to help but with AskOnline,tutors are now available 24/7. Some students favor the original Success Center because of the one-one feel of tutoring.  Not all students learn the same and ...

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Clinton beats Obama in Pennsylvania

By Steven Thomma McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) WASHINGTON _ Hillary Clinton won a hard-fought Pennsylvania primary Tuesday, beating rival Barack Obama in a scrappy victory that she hopes will keep her underdog campaign alive to fight another day. The New York senator was carried to victory by whites, women, the working class and the elderly _ the third time she’s been ...

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GOP will release ad attacking Obama despite McCain’s reservations

By David Ingram McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) RALEIGH, N.C. _ The N.C. Republican Party says it will not back away from a planned TV ad that uses footage of Barack Obama’s controversial former minister, despite objections from the expected GOP presidential nominee, John McCain. The ad, released Wednesday on the Internet, tries to link the minister to two Democratic candidates for ...

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