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SGA calls for diversity

Written by: Joe Adgie   The SGA has a problem with the lack of diversity in VSU’s faculty and staff. They’re doing something about it, too: they unanimously passed a resolution calling for this problem to be fixed. The resolution recommends that the Office of Social Equity (OSE) “be separated and restructured” in July to more efficiently handle the lack ...

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Mr. Adgie goes to Washington: Joe and the NSA

Written by: Joe Adgie Chances are, your view on the National Security Agency is of a big, bad agency that listens to all of your phone calls, knows all the websites you visit, and where you are at all times, no matter where you are or how wired you are.   According to the NSA, this is not the case. ...

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Mr. Adgie Goes to Washington: Facing the fear of flight

Getting to Washington via plane isn’t so bad, unless you’ve got a fear of flight stronger than you thought. That was me today as I flew from Hartsfield-Jackson Airport to Reagan National Airport in Washington. I am typing this from my room at the Americana Hotel, a room I’ll stay at for one night before I head over to the ...

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SGA votes ‘yes’ to divest

Written by: Joe Adgie   SAVE’s (Students Against Violation the Environment) divestment campaign now has the support of the Student Government Association. The SGA voiced their approval at their Monday night meeting, a few months after SAVE failed to gain the SGA’s support. SAVE President Danielle Jordan attended the meeting and explained that divestment−meaning withdrawing investments−from fossil fuel companies would ...

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SGA postpones the addition of new senators

Written by: Joe Adgie   For the first time in several years, a hopeful SGA senator was rejected by the legislative body−and it happened twice. This occurred during a Monday night meeting that saw two other hopefuls elected with relative ease. The two candidates voted down were Kimberly Taylor and Brianna Marshall. The SGA’s legislative body cited a lack of ...

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Hopper Hall boiler meltdown still has students boiling over

written by: Joe Adgie The boiler issues at Hopper Hall have entered their second week, and President McKinney is getting involved. A couple of students tweeted McKinney on Wednesday, disgruntled over being without hot water. “I would like to know why I paid over $2,000 and I have not been able to take a hot shower in a month,” asked ...

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Ga. House O.K.’s bill lessening gun laws

written by: Joe Adgie The Georgia House of Representatives passed a significant law that, if also passed by the state Senate, will allow permit holders to carry guns in bars and churches and will significantly reduce the penalty for carrying a weapon on a college campus. Previously, a weapon on a college campus brought about criminal charges, but the bill ...

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SGA seeks campus safety additions

Written by: Joe Adgie The SGA has requested safety improvements at various crosswalks and intersections around VSU. That package, which included recommended additions to select crosswalks, school-zone speed limits and crossing guards, was voted on during Monday night’s meeting. The resolution passed unanimously. “Basically, what the resolution states is here at SGA, we’re working in the best interests of the ...

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Student majority opposes ban

Written by: Joe Adgie   If the University System of Georgia passes the tobacco-free proposal at their next meeting, they will do it against the wishes of the majority of students at VSU, the results of an SGA survey reveals. The results were finalized Tuesday, and a majority of students that took the survey–53 percent, to be exact, either “opposed” ...

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SGA considers new tobacco guidelines

Written by: Joe Adgie An early look at the results of the SGA’s tobacco survey has shown that a majority are against a proposed University System ban of all tobacco products. The vote, as of Monday, reported that 42 percent of 486 students who responded were not in favor of the policy, while 27 percent were in favor of designated ...

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