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Crime Report August Wrap-Up 2021

August has brought VSU students back to school. Thousands of students poured onto campus and the crime rates remained low throughout the month. On Aug. 3, the Band House was reported vandalized. A broken window was found at 4 p.m. On Aug. 5, a larceny was reported. Money was stolen from Bailey Science Center. On Aug. 6, a larceny was ...

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Virtual parking permits phase out physical parking permits

VSU Parking and Transportation will transition from physical permits to virtual permits through a vehicle license plate. Anthony Bryant, assistant director of Parking and Transportation, said that virtual permits make management easier for both permit holders and parking management. “Virtual permits increase flexibility for permit holders, increase safety, are more sustainable by removing waste created by using physical permits and ...

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The VLMPO has released Valdosta’s 2021 crash report

The most dangerous intersection in Valdosta is located at North Valdosta Road and Country Club Drive. Between 2016 and 2020, there were a total of 207 crashes at this location. That was one of many findings in a report released by the Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization recently. The report analyzes crashes recorded from Jan. 1, 2016, to Dec. 31, 2020. ...

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VSU receives funding for new Performing Arts Center

On May 10, Jessica Pope, communications and media relations coordinator, sent out an email stating that VSU received enough funding to build a new Performing Arts Center.   The cost of this project is expected to be $18.7 million. VSU received funding from the state budget signed off by Gov. Brian Kemp on May 10 and additional funding through the VSU Foundation, Inc.   The new building will be 36,000 square feet to provide enough room for students to be able to perform and ...

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VSU celebrates 50 years of NPHC by creating plaza

On July 20, VSU announced plans to create a plaza to celebrate the historical organizations that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). The NPHC was founded May 10, 1930 and is historically made up of nine African American fraternities and sororities. According to the NPHC website, “The primary purpose and focus of NPHC member organizations remains community awareness and ...

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Valdosta City Council votes in support of renaming Forrest Street

On July 22, the Valdosta City Council voted in favor of renaming Forrest Street to Barack Obama Blvd. after DJ Davis, the vice president of A.C.T.I.O.N. at VSU, delivered a speech in support of this decision. The vote was almost unanimous. Councilmember Andrew Gibbs was the only one to oppose the vote. According to Gibbs, there is reason to believe ...

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Forrest Street to be changed to Barack Obama Blvd

On July 22, the sociology club of VSU, A Chance To Initiate Opportunities Now [A.C.T.I.O.N.], will be in attendance at the Valdosta city council meeting where they will host a press conference detailing the results of the vote to change the name of Forrest St. to Barack Obama Blvd. The decision to vote on the changing of the the name ...

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Study pinpoints best and worst entry-level jobs

There’s often pressure to find a job soon after graduation which can be difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help students see what jobs are in-demand WalletHub.com compiled data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford, Indeed.com and Salary.com to rank 108 entry-level jobs putting them in two different categories the worst ...

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Masks and COVID vaccine completely optional for students this fall

On May 18, VSU announced that face masks and social distancing would no longer be required on campus during the summer 2021 and fall 2021 semesters. Robbyn DeSpain, director of strategic communications at VSU, disclosed this development in COVID-19 policy in an email to VSU students and faculty. According to the email, fully vaccinated people and unvaccinated people can return ...

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It’s a bit overdue, but college athletes can be paid now

As of July 1, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has ruled that athletes are now able to make money off of their name, image and likeness. It’s about time. Every American has the right to make money when their NIL is used. With this in mind, it seems clear that college athletes would be entitled to some of the ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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