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VSU explores faculty salary increase via study

An ongoing study into the level of salaries earned by faculty members at VSU is nearing completion. Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia has overseen the study, which aims to help officials from state and local governments achieve their goals. The study was originated at the request of VSU’s administration. Presented in a VSU Senate Faculty ...

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GPP hosts South Georgia Regional film meeting at VSU

To wrap up February, the Georgia Production Partnership rolled into town and held the annual South Georgia Regional Meeting at VSU. The meeting was heavily centered on the ever-growing film industry in Georgia, as well as the benefits, challenges and opportunities it brings to the state. The conference kicked off with GPP’s Chair of Community and Industry Relations Malenka Warner ...

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Georgia film industry gathers at VSU today

“The Walking Dead.” “Captain America: The First Avenger.” “Trouble with the Curve.” These are all major productions filmed right here in Georgia. More film projects like these may be the result of the South Georgia Regional Meeting of the Georgia Production Partnership, which will be held Feb. 28, here at VSU in the Student Union Theatre from 1:30-2:30 p.m. The ...

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College of Science and Mathematics finds its dean

Almost a year removed from the hiring of the previous dean, Valdosta State University has found a new dean for the College of Science and Mathematics in Dr. Keith Walters. Walters works as the current chair of the chemistry department at Northern Kentucky University, a position he has held for seven years, but he’s had his eye on VSU for ...

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Opinion: The U.S. must consider options in Syria

Last week on a Friday evening, President Trump decided to initiate missile strikes on various different locations in Syria. These air strikes, having been deliberated on for quite a number of days before they were fired, were met with a great deal of criticism from the left and the right, and surprisingly, were also greeted with praise from different factions ...

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‘Narkomania’ speaker visits VSU, discusses drugs, politics

Tuesday afternoon, about 40 people attended a talk by VSU’s Dr. Jennifer Carroll, an anthropologist who works with the CDC and is an assistant professor of medicine at Brown University. Carroll held the intriguingly titled event, “Narkomania,” a seminar examining how drug use intertwines with large-scale conflicts and society in general. The event took place at the Cypress Room in ...

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Take back the night talks about sexual assault prevention

Tuesday night, VSU hosted an event with the peculiar title of “Can I Kiss You?” a 90-minute presentation at the Student Union ballrooms that covered a wide-variety of issues relating to sexual assault in society. The event’s speaker was Mike Domitrz, the founder of the DATE SAFE project, which is an organization committed to educating schools, universities, communities, and the ...

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Proposed law would make punishments for texting while driving harsher

A new texting-while-driving law is being pushed by a Republican state representative to more severely punish those who use their cellphones behind the wheel. The new law, if passed, would not only increase penalties for drivers who are caught, but would also cost drivers points on their driving record. In addition, the penalties would increase by a large margin, ranging ...

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