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Sodexo may leave campus

Sodexo, the company responsible for Hopper and Palms, may soon find themselves saying goodbye to Valdosta State University. After five years of food service with VSU, Sodexo’s contract will expire in March 2011. Prior to the fall of 2006, the dining services of VSU were controlled by the school. Since the arrival of Sodexo to campus, dining at VSU has ...

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Undergraduate Research Symposium starts today

The Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place today and on Friday in the Atrium and auditorium of the Bailey Science Center. The Symposium takes place every spring and is a chance for students to present their papers and posters to the school, setting the bar higher for undergraduate education and research. Students who are selected have to go through a ...

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Confrontation leads to arrests

A VSU student and a Tifton resident were arrested by VSU Police after a confrontation on Tuesday in front of Palms Dining. Shandon Greene, a Tifton resident, was arrested and charged with battery and obstruction of a police officer. Charles Chukwura, a VSU student, was arrested and charged with obstruction of a police officer. Both suspects were taken to Valdosta ...

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iPad ‘buzz’ not evident

The buzz about the Apple launch of the new iPad has swarmed the nation and the VSU campus since its launch this past Saturday. Though some VSU students consider the new iPad to be entertaining, many are concerned with it being overpriced and some say it may even be unnecessary. According to Tech Shop manager Jed Brogdon, the station where ...

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SGA still with over $25,000 in budget

SGA heard a proposal for a new community service bill, passed a dress code bill, heard updates on their budget, and discussed plans for the upcoming Outreach cookout during their most recent meeting on April 6. Comptroller Morgan Alexander presented the senate with the most recent budget report. Changes since the last budget report include money taken out for the ...

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Twitter popular with universities

For a social network that’s been around for fewer than four years, an extraordinary amount of college campus groups across the nation have embraced the social networking tool known as Twitter. According to universitiesandcolleges.org, every college or university in the top 100 has at least one Twitter account. At VSU, several campus groups have their own Twitter account. Among those ...

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Georgia General Assembly rewrites gun law legislation

The ability to carry guns on campus is a decision that will be left to each individual college and university if Senate Bill 308 is passed in the Georgia General Assembly. The gun law will also abolish the law preventing guns within 1,000 feet of a campus. The bill already passed in the Senate with a 41-12 majority in favor ...

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Barefoot for a cause

Today, people across the world will be going “One Day Without Shoes.” According to onedaywithoutshoes.com, “One Day Without Shoes is the day we spread awareness about the impact a simple pair of shoes can have on a child’s life. On April 8, we ask people to go the day, part of the day or even just a few minutes, barefoot, ...

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VSU limits withdrawals to five

The “5 W” policy drafted by the Education Policies Committee was approved by the Faculty Senate at the Faculty Meeting on March 25. President Patrick J. Schloss, did not attend the meeting but later approved the policy. Effective Fall 2010, all undergraduate students are limited to five course withdrawals (“W”) grades for their entire enrollment at Valdosta State University. Once ...

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Perception of alcohol/drug use high

After the conduction of the alcohol and drug survey, it becomes obvious that the perception of drinking on campus out-weighs the act. The survey covered a variety of things ranging from the use of hallucinogens to having a drink of wine or beer once a week. One interesting observation of the survey results was the discrepancy between student’s perceptions and ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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