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Time to vote is near

     With Midterm Elections less than three weeks away, many students at VSU aren’t aware of the candidates or the importance of voting in local elections.  “I don’t know who’s running,” Ashley Hamilton, psychology major said. “I don’t watch the news.”   According to the Georgia Secretary of State Voter Registration System, Valdosta’s highest voter turnout in the latest election was ...

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Faculty senate discusses advising and new policies

 The Faculty Senate discussed changes to advising week, and considered a proposal from the Athletics Committee regarding a university-wide policy on makeup assignments at its meeting on Sept. 16.  The Senate also discussed VSU’s Strategic Plan for 2011-12 through 2015-16.  The proposal from the Athletics Committee about a university- wide policy on makeup assignments had been remanded to the Educational ...

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Former VSU president found liable

The federal district court in North Georgia has found that former VSU President Dr. Ronald M. Zaccari violated the civil rights of former VSU student T. Hayden Barnes when Barnes was expelled in 2007. Barnes, who was expelled after a protest in 2007, won the three year trial against former VSU President Dr. Ronald M. Zaccari on Sept. 3. The ...

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2010: Year of Music Videos, Comebacks

When you listen to music on the iPod or radio, your ears are pleased with the sounds of your favorite artists; specifically artists you haven’t heard in years. 2010 has proved to be the year of The Comeback. But what actually defines a comeback? Is it when an artist has a powerful single? (We saw this with R&B legend Sade ...

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Two VSU members died

VSU Associate Professor of Art, Danielle B. Harmon, died the morning of August 17th. She had been battling with melanoma cancer. Since 2003, she was a part of the VSU faculty in the Department of Art. She taught classes, such as foundations design and drawing. She was survived by two sons: Gus, 11, and Hopper, 2, and her husband Jamie, ...

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Senior Demario Jones elected as new SGA president after run-off

After two tight elections, the new Student Government Association President is senior political science major Demario Jones. The run-off election began Monday between Jones and candidate Chris Nish after the results of the original election showed that Jones didn’t achieve the mandatory 50 percent plus one of the student votes to win the election. In the runoff election on April ...

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Meet your SGA presidential candidates

DeMario Jones DeMario Jones, SGA presidential candidate, attended a platform on Wednesday night discussing his goals for the upcoming SGA elections on April 19-20. Jones, a senior Political Science major from Jacksonville, Fla., discussed his plans to “see things through” if he were elected. Jones is a two-year captain for the Blazers football team and the President of the Model ...

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Student denies involvement after arrest on campus

A VSU student who was arrested for obstruction claims he was wrongfully arrested and disputes the Valdosta State University Police Department’s version of events. According to VSUPD, Charles Chukwara was arrested on April 6 in his dorm room at Langdale Hall, after he hindered officers in the process of arresting Shandon Greene, who was involved in an earlier confrontation with ...

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Confrontation leads to arrests

A VSU student and a Tifton resident were arrested by VSU Police after a confrontation on Tuesday in front of Palms Dining. Shandon Greene, a Tifton resident, was arrested and charged with battery and obstruction of a police officer. Charles Chukwura, a VSU student, was arrested and charged with obstruction of a police officer. Both suspects were taken to Valdosta ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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