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SGA addresses code of conduct

 The Student Government Association debated a newly proposed Code of Conduct for the organization, passed a motion to co-sponsor an upcoming student event, and briefly discussed the Spring Break and Health Fair during its meeting Monday night in the Student Union.  The Code of Conduct proposed by Helen Burkett, Johnathan Lozano and two other senators was suggested to improve on ...

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Sheen fired, Smith seeks young audience

So, who’s ready for spring break? I know I am! I brought out my flip flops, beach towel and hopefully I can snag me a hottie in hot Miami. No matter where you’re going—I pray that this break takes you somewhere—remember to have fun and let loose! But before you do that, let me send you away with something to ...

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Daughter of football legend chooses to play tennis at VSU

VSU’s men and women’s tennis teams both finished three conference matches this past weekend and finished 5-1.   VSU men didn’t lose a single point against Lambuth, Alabama-Huntsville and North Alabama, while the women picked up their first two wins of the season.  These victories are coming at a good time against conference rivals with a 8-1 win over Alabama-Huntsville and ...

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SGA discusses parking meters on campus

 Controversy arose late Monday night when the idea that parking meters could be installed around VSU’s campus came up at the Student Government Association’s weekly meeting.  The Parking and Transportation Department discussed the issue at a recent meeting.  The department would temporarily implement parking meters at parking spots around campus to create more revenue.  Some SGA senators feel that this ...

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Legislators make a new HOPE plan

 The more than 3,800 students receiving the HOPE scholarship at VSU may have to take out more loans to pay for college to make up for budget cuts coming from Georgia’s capitol.  Tuesday, the Georgia House approved Gov. Nathan Deal’s HOPE bill, with an amendment that reduced the GPA students must maintain in college to keep the new Zell Miller ...

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Faculty senate re-evaluating

The Faculty Senate discussed the continuous problem of students not completing Student Opinion of Instructions, also known as SOIs, during Thursday’s meeting.  Teacher evaluations ( SOIs) have been a point of concern since the response rate decreased as the transition was made from paper form to electronic in fall 2010.  All faculty members are instructed to administer student evaluations for ...

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A legacy in jeopardy

 Ashley Cinemas, one of Valdosta’s two movie theater complexes, is known for its cheaper ticket prices, but there might be quite a bit you didn’t know about this theater’s past.  Now VSU wants part of Ashley Cinemas’ history. While long-term plans have yet to be made, the university wants to purchase the theater, keeping it in business and using the ...

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HOPE cuts not unexpected

Not all HOPE is lost. Even though, the HOPE Scholarship has gone through some major changes since last week, students will still get some lottery-funded help.

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Lady Blazers to close season

The marathon that Coach Kiley Hill alluded to earlier in the season is winding down and his Lady Blazers are hitting their stride coming down the stretch. The Lady Blazers will travel to Pensacola, Fla. today to take on a 10-14 West Florida squad.

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