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Dean Bernstein answers what’s next for Odum Library

Last semester, a portion of VSU’s Odum Library closed to students so renovations could be completed on half of the second floor. Curiosity arose, and questions developed. Those encumbered asked, “Why did the renovation happen in the first place? Why was that specific location chosen? What effect does this change have on student life? Was it worth it?” Dr. Alan ...

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Drink up: Georgia Beer Company opens in Valdosta

A $1.2 million investment in the making, the Georgia Beer Company held its grand opening on Feb. 4. Citizens, students and faculty are already calling it a Valdosta staple. During the two weeks prior, it held “soft” openings to introduce itself to the townsfolk. VSU President Richard Carvajal even made an appearance and revealed that he couldn’t help but notice ...

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Government shutdown: Time is ticking

The U.S. Government officially reopened last week, but Congress only has two weeks to reach a resolution or America risks being put under another shutdown. While Congress is presently unable to reach an agreement on border security, federal workers in Valdosta and across the nation went back to work after receiving no pay for over month. According to NBC News, ...

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Preview: Hackathon searches for community solutions

VSU’s STEAM Center for Applied Creativity and Innovation will be home to Azalea Health’s sixth annual Hackathon on Saturday. The Hackathon is an eight-hour software design competition where teams of up to five participants must design a solution to a problem. The problem is created by the event’s organizers, and the winners will receive a grand prize of $1,000. Although ...

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African American Male Initiative aims for student success

Blacks and Native Americans are tied for the lowest post-secondary graduation rates, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. The African-American Male Initiative (AAMI) hopes to change that. Aimed at minority groups, the organization recently came to fruition at VSU, thanks to Dr. Tameka Hobbs, coordinator of AFAM studies on campus. Through her work, the program has begun this ...

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Techno-Frat: Automation in the modern world and beyond

Forget Uber Eats. Students at George Mason University in Fairfax County, Virginia, have been offered a more innovative and exciting alternative to their meal deliveries: robots. That’s right, students can now call upon a fleet of twenty-five cooler-sized wheeled robots to deliver their on-campus foods or midnight snacks. The robots in question can tote up to 20 pounds and, according ...

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SGA proposes GPA calculation changes

This may only be its second meeting of the semester, but the Student Government Association is ready to get down to business for the semester. A final resolution to the Speaker of the Senate vote (tabled during last Monday’s meeting), a new Chief of Staff and the induction of 19 new senators were just the tip of SGA’s iceberg. After ...

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Students, faculty react to Odum Library renovations

Though Odum Library renovations debuted on Jan. 14, students, staff and faculty weren’t able to share their opinions until the tour showcased on Jan. 24. For the most part, the tour’s audience seemed equally excited about the renovations made to the library and thinks it’ll be beneficial to students. The renovations included moving the Academic Support Center, formerly Student Success ...

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College of Science and Mathematics finds its dean

Almost a year removed from the hiring of the previous dean, Valdosta State University has found a new dean for the College of Science and Mathematics in Dr. Keith Walters. Walters works as the current chair of the chemistry department at Northern Kentucky University, a position he has held for seven years, but he’s had his eye on VSU for ...

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VSU reflects after MLK Day March

In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said “I have a dream,” and on Jan. 21 that dream was realized sevenfold with the seventh Annual MLK Day March. The march was hosted by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Mu Omicron Chapter, the VSU NAACP, and—for the first time ever—the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion. It saw a count ...

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