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Tag Archives: 2010-04-01

VSU limits withdrawals to five

The “5 W” policy drafted by the Education Policies Committee was approved by the Faculty Senate at the Faculty Meeting on March 25. President Patrick J. Schloss, did not attend the meeting but later approved the policy. Effective Fall 2010, all undergraduate students are limited to five course withdrawals (“W”) grades for their entire enrollment at Valdosta State University. Once ...

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Perception of alcohol/drug use high

After the conduction of the alcohol and drug survey, it becomes obvious that the perception of drinking on campus out-weighs the act. The survey covered a variety of things ranging from the use of hallucinogens to having a drink of wine or beer once a week. One interesting observation of the survey results was the discrepancy between student’s perceptions and ...

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SACS to visit; QEP put into action

Every 10 years Valdosta State has to go through a reaffirmation process, and from April 6 through 8, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) will visit as a part of that process. SACS is an organization through which Southern colleges and universities become and remain accredited. To remain accredited, schools must set and meet certain standards, and as ...

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Graduate assistantships on the rise

When first arriving to VSU, Dr. Patrick J. Schloss, president of the university, said that his goal was to make VSU a nationally recognized university. Last year, he and the budget committee took steps towards reaching that goal by giving $700,000 to VSU’s Graduate School. Described as “strategic funding” by the committee, the allocation created about 53 graduate assistantships for ...

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SGA: Bills,Bills,Bills?

The Student Government Association discussed the proposed budget cut and the newest class withdrawal bill, voted their approval of a health care no-show bill, and elected two new senators in Monday night’s meeting. President Kelli Cody announced a decent turnout for the March 15 rally at the state capital in Atlanta, including about ten other SGA presidents from other schools ...

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Mayor Fretti addresses plans for the city

On Thursday, March 25, Mayor of Valdosta, John Fretti, spoke at City Hall about the recent Council Retreat and the goals that were set forth for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. The city’s goals include a stormwater runoff plan and an initiative to implement paperless utility billing. Last year the City of Valdosta was victim to rampant flooding that destroyed many ...

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People Poll: What do you think of the komodo dragon loose in Valdosta?

David Smith Undecided “Oh shii—” Irfan Doll Jr. Aerospace/Engineer “A komodo dragon escaped? I don’t feel safe anymore.” Karen Bomar History Junior “Didn’t know about it.” Victoria Fain Management/Marketing Junior “I actually didn’t know about that. I’ve been to Wild Adventures, seen the komodo dragon, it’s very pretty.” Christy Daniels Pre-Pharmacy Freshman “I have never heard of a komodo dragon.” ...

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Government of convenience

All forms of government are meant to be scrutinized. Whether big or small, federal or state, a government only acts right when the public, or an elusive Komodo dragon, is watching its every move. So let’s scrutinize away at our government of convenience, the SGA. To be honest, I haven’t been paying much attention to the SGA this year. I ...

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College isn’t meant for course shopping

We’ve all been there—staring at the computer screens in annoyance because that one class you really needed is full. To make it worse, you know that at least one person that’s filling a spot that should be yours is going to drop the class after add/drop week. Meanwhile, you’re stuck in a class that doesn’t really get you any closer ...

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‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ hilarious

“Hot Tub Time Machine,” released in theaters on March 26, is the story of four friends who travel back in time to 1986 to rediscover their true selves. Unhappy with their lives, three men who are in their 40s return to a ski resort to relive their glory days. Nick, Lou, and Adam, joined by Adam’s 20-year-old nephew Jacob, wake ...

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