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Recession means new projects at VSU

VSU, once a campus that many considered at the least nice, now reminds me of some less attractive campuses.  Have you seen Fort Valley? One word: Eww. With the exception of my freshman year, most of my time on campus has been a constant annoyance.  It was my year in Converse that brought me the most annoyance with all the ...

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Rant and Rave: December 3, 2009

Rant of the Week The construction has caused many problems on campus. Pathways, sidewalks and walkways are constantly being blocked off. Even though its purpose is to improve the school, it makes it very difficult to get around, especially when someone is rushing to class or to their dorm room. Students have to take detours and it is very upsetting ...

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People Poll: How would you evaluate your students this semester?

Anne Bowen Spanish Professor “I would give the student body a B based on [that] overall the students here are great kids, but they have room for improvement.” John Dunn History Professor “I would say better than passing, because students are more into history. They do their work and they get more into it. I was 19 once too, but ...

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This is a big thank you for nothing

I imagine that some of you may have been surprised to find that Tiger Woods was not the only one getting busted up over the break. While the rest of the student body was preparing to stuff their mouths with turkey, attendants at a Sigma Nu party were chewing on fists and broken teeth. But not to worry Blazers, there ...

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Random construction explained

As the winter break approaches, two major infrastructure projects have already begun, with a replacement of the main water and steam piping. Currently, the replacement of the water piping has been concentrated between Odum Library and Nevins Hall, causing a disruption in pedestrian traffic by blocking off main walkways.             However, this project is necessary, as some areas ...

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Student Union atrium, future building named

The Board of Regents along with the VSU Foundation has approved the naming of the Atrium in the Student Union as the First American Drugs Association Atrium. Jeff Sikes of the FAD has given the university a significant gift through the VSU Foundation. The VSU Foundation is a fundraising association that balances all of the school’s gifts and donations from ...

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Vice President search begins

VSU began seeking applications and nominations for the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) position on Nov. 27, when the first advertisement appeared in higher education job postings. The candidate will be selected by President Patrick J. Schloss by May 1, 2010. There are 18 committees total that will take part in the selection process for the new ...

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Schloss addresses student fee

VSU President Patrick J. Schloss addressed university issues that have been going on over the past few weeks and answered student questions at this past Monday’s “Lunch with the President” meeting hosted by the Spectator. Dr. Schloss answered questions about recent student fee increases and incidents involving some VSU students. With the recent $100 fee increase by the Board of ...

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Spring 2010 fees increase $100

University System of Georgia students will have to dig deeper into their pockets for spring 2010 tuition, due to an eight percent budget cut announced by the Board of Regents on Tuesday. The Board increased the existing six percent budget cut to eight percent because of the decline in tax collections from the state. This will double last year’s institutional ...

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Blazer basketball underway

The 2009-2010 Valdosta State University basketball  seasons began this past week  as both the Lady Blazers and Blazers were in action at The P.E. Complex. Lady Blazers: Week in review: Nov. 15, Lander: The Lady Blazers tipped off their season on Sunday afternoon when  they hosted Lander. The Lady Blazers started off with a  disappointment as the Lander Lady Bearcats ...

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