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Upcoming forum to discuss controversial use of Southern symbols

Lendi Dickson Staff Writer jldickson@valdosta.edu   This Monday at 7 p.m. in the University Center, the Mary Turner Project is hosting an event to draw attention to the controversial use of southern symbolism in fraternities.  The Mary Turner Project originated from the 1918 racial injustice of Mary Turner’s murder.                  Since then, the group of Valdosta citizens as well as the ...

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SGA working with DMA for a student-friendly downtown

Ariel Felton Staff Writer arfelton@valdosta.edu  In the most recent SGA meeting held this past Monday, speaker Pat Sullivan from the Downtown Merchants Association spoke of ways to revitalize Valdosta’s downtown area in order to get students involved in downtown life.  Sullivan informed his audience that Valdosta’s downtown  area, only half a mile away from campus, has plenty to offer and ...

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DegreeWorks now online

Kenny Bush Staff Writer krbush@valdosta.edu  The Oasis Department encourages students to use DegreeWorks, a new web tool that will help both students and advisors monitor their transcripts and progress towards degree completion.  DegreeWorks is a new advising system that the university bought from SunTrust, the same company that created Banner. The implementation of DegreeWorks was recommended by the University System ...

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Greeks of the week: Delta Sigma Theta

Christina Emery Staff Writer The Theta Tau chapter of Delta Sigma Theta are pioneers at Valdosta State University. The Deltas were the first sorority to step foot on Valdosta State’s campus. These women are also a part of the NPHC, the National Pan-Hellenic Council. They aim to serve the local community as well as the campus. Throughout the campus, these ...

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American Association of University Women hosts public forum

By Brittany Briscoe           The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Valdosta branch, hosted a public meeting Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Whitehead Auditorium for the upcoming city elections.           The meeting was televised live on VSU-TV Channel 20 and featured the candidates who are running for office. Dr. James Peterson, political science department head and professor, presided ...

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Library experiencing an increase in theft

R.J. Yancey Staff Writer rjyancey@valdosta.edu  With more students than ever, the Odum Library staff has noticed an increase in missing material, ranging from academic journals to weekly subscriptions of magazines and newspapers. As a preventative measure, certain books and articles are bound with security strips, but because these strips are so expensive, many articles are left unsecure. In addition, confronting ...

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Ask President Schloss

  Do you have any concerns or problems on campus that you think need to be addressed? If so, the Spectator is giving students the opportunity to share their concerns about VSU by asking questions to their president. Questions will be answered in the Spectator once a month. All questions should be e-mailed to gljohnson@valdosta.edu.

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Former Chief Judge visits VSU

Ellesia Thurmond Staff Writer elthrumond@valdosta.edu Former Chief Judge of the Southern Judicial Circuit H. Arthur “Mac” McLane visited students in University Attorney Laverne Lewis Gaskins’ Trial Advocacy class who had listened to McLane’s lecture Trial Advocacy: Reflections from the Bench. McLane started his lecture by giving a brief discussion of what he would discuss, such as the process of a ...

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SHC seeing increase in appointments

Candice McGriff Staff Writer clmcgriff@valdosta.edu The VSU Health Center has received 1,066 patients within the first 15 days of this semester. There are concerns from the students and faculty about the compensation of enrollment growth since and referrals to off-campus doctors. According to Dr. Edwin Hiatt, director of student health center, the new facility, which opened in January of this ...

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SGA discusses new women’s sports

Kenny Bush & Jasmine Hicks jshicks@valdosta.edu The SGA met on Monday to discuss future plans for two new women’s sport teams and a new sports complex, as well as address future elections. At the beginning of the meeting, it was announced by Morgan Alexander, comptroller for the SGA, that VSU was in violation of Title IX of the Equal Opportunity ...

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