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Research program seeks for more students to participate

The Blazer Summer Research Institute is a competitive program for VSU faculty and undergraduate students. This program emerged last academic year through a collaboration between the Dean’s Council and the Undergraduate Research Council. Through this program, students are able to analyze data or sources through research and  learning how to build and maintain a team to conduct research. This program ...

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How to stay mentally fit in college

As a college student it’s far too easy to go about our day disregarding our mental health. We put it off as being too tired or any other excuse other than being in tune with our mental health. Over the years, mental illness has become a very controversial topic, especially on college campuses. Everyone likes to rave about physical health ...

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The Failed Iowa Caucuses and the Future of Politics in the US

To say the Iowa caucuses of 2020 was a mess would be an understatement. Though the media and the political world has moved on to New Hampshire and beyond, the fact remains that Iowa was a total and unequivocal . From performing “quality control” to ensure accuracy of the results, the Democratic party could not have botched Iowa any worse. ...

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VSU’s financial aid pays for book

VSU Day 1 textbook savings program seeks to help students pay for their course materials at lower rates through the bookstore by automatically charging students with the lowest prices by the publishers, according to the auxiliary services. Professors have the option of offering this program to their classes, allowing students to purchase the required texts using their financial aid. The ...

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Dr. LaPlant having smooth transition in double roles

With just over a week as interim dean of the college of Sciences and Mathematics, Dr. James LaPlant has had a smooth transition. Dr. LaPlant, also the dean of the college of Humanities and Social Sciences, said that the changes have come easy with assistance from associate deans in both colleges. “The position of dean across the two colleges is ...

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VSU art professor set to give art-filled TedX presentation

What does it mean to human? Craig Hawkins, associate professor of art at VSU, hopes to get the viewers thinking about the question, as he will take stage this Saturday, Feb. 22, in a TedX event. The event will be held in the University Theatre from 1 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m. Hawkins’ presentation titled “Witnessing to Remarkable Beauty in ...

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Walters was not targeted in child sex sting, GBI spokesperson says

On the night of Feb. 9, Keith Walters, former dean of the college of Sciences and Mathematics, was awakened by law enforcement officials at his door as part of a sting operation. He was later arrested and charged with sexual exploitation of children, after he arranged to meet up with someone who he believed was a minor for sex. In ...

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Making it rain: Delaney Bernard is changing the VSU offense

Junior Delaney Bernard is like any other great shooter. She has a great ability of shooting a three-pointer at nearly 40 percentefficiency. Unlike most great shooters who stick to trends and superstition, she’s used her opportunity at VSU to get out of her comfort zone. Bernard is now putting together her best season to date, her first at VSU after ...

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Search for new dean begins, Dr. LaPlant serves as interim

In the wake of former dean Keith Walters’ arrest in a child sex sting operation, VSU is left with a gaping hole in the College of Sciences and Mathematics. Dr. James LaPlant, current dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, will assume the interim dean role of the college. Dr. Theresa Grove, associate dean, will work in conjunction ...

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Keith Walters offered bail, authorities say

VSU Dean of Sciences and Mathematics Keith Walters, one of 14 suspects taken into custody in a four-day child sex sting operation, has been given a bail of $25,000, according to Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office. As of Wednesday, Walters remains incarcerated, according to the department’s website. Of the suspects arrested in the operation known as “Operation Broken Arrow,” Walters was ...

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