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The 4-year vs. 2-year college debate: Which is better?

Recently, a debate has begun as to whether a four-year college or a two-year trade school or technical education is superior. There are many compelling arguments for both sides, and there are advantages and disadvantages to whichever educational route students decide to pursue. There are a variety of factors that play a role when prospective students are deciding what type ...

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VSU hosts Turkish musician Latif Bolat

Mysticism of Turkey and the Sufis will be explored tonight, Oct. 29. Philosophy and Religious Studies club will be hosting Latif Bolat, a well-established Turkish musician, in April Library Auditorium room 1160 at 7 p.m. Bolat has traveled around the world, performing at multiple universities and events, and has released four successful albums in the U.S. He perform music and ...

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Roberts secures GSC defensive player of the week honor

Blazers junior defensive back Cory Roberts was named Gulf South Conference Defensive Player of the Week, announced by the league offices on Oct. 28. Roberts secures his first weekly honor of the season.  Roberts hauled in two interceptions in the Blazers’ nail-biting win at North Greenville on Saturday, escaping 20-15. Both interceptions came in the second half of the game and ...

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Saunds breaks program record, adds trust factor

Halfway through the football season, the Blazers have no intentions of slowing down. Neither does junior wide receiver Brian Saunds. Saunds had a jaw dropping performance setting a new career-high and school record with 246 receiving yards against Florida Tech on Oct. 19, winning 55-28 at home. He was named Gulf South Conference Player of the week. Head Coach Gary ...

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Crime Report: Residence halls high crime areas

Is Valdosta State’s crime following a pattern? Most of VSU’s crime reports consist of drug law violations involved with marijuana, leading to an arrest by Valdosta State police. There have been three cases of drug law violations since Oct. 12. That were three arrests of Valdosta State students in the past nine days. Many of these arrests are coming from ...

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Departments request funding to increase enrollment

With VSU’s retention rates increasing by 5 percent but freshmen enrollment decreasing by 8%, departments are working together to improve their methods of recruitment. This year’s Budget Advisory Council meeting was held on Oct. 18, where all departments presented their funding requests on not only equipment replacements and maintenance requirements, but also different approaches to recruiting new students. Keith Warburg, ...

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Faculty Senate addresses salaries at VSU

On Oct. 17, VSU’s Faculty Senate met and discussed a controversial salary modification study, along with several other topics at its monthly meeting in the University Center. President Richard Carvajal addressed the senate, beginning the meeting by touching on the coming changes to VSU’s current compensation and classification policies. According to President Carvajal, there are faculty members across several different ...

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Organized and modernized: VSU Bookstore completes renovations

  Recently, Valdosta State’s bookstore has been drawing a lot of attention. With the construction going on, many are wondering what could be next for the bookstore and what is to come of the second floor, which was previously used as the upper level area for clothing and textbooks. Construction for the new campus bookstore began on September 29 and ...

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VSU freshman enrollment down 8%

Updated on Nov. 13, 2019: The fall 2018 freshman enrollment was originally stated as 1,650. It has now been corrected to 1,640. There has been an 8% decrease in freshman enrollment at VSU. In Fall 2018, 1,640 freshman enrolled while in Fall 2019 only 1,530 enrolled. Tee Mitchell, associate vice president for enrollment management, and Barrie Fitzgerald, director of institutional ...

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