Posts Tagged ‘ John Stephen ’

Ex-VSU Professor’s Anti Confederate Stance Stirs Controversy

Aug 28th, 2014 | By

Written  By: John Stephen       A former VSU professor is at the center of a rapidly growing controversy over an open letter that the professor sent to Georgia legislators condemning government support for Confederate commemorations.       Dr. Mark P. George, VSU professor until May 2014, is planning to file an official complaint against VSU for
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VSU Cracks Down On Former Professor Protesting Against Confederate Memorials In Georgia

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By

Written By: John Stephen Political controversy is brewing between the highest officials at VSU and a former VSU professor over the use of the professor’s email to promote an effort to remove Confederate monuments and celebrations in Georgia. In June, sociology professor Mark P. George joined forces with Reverend Rose Floyd, president of the Southern
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Not your average suit and tie: new provost adds flair to academic affairs

Apr 24th, 2014 | By
Dr. Hudson Rogers

Written by: John Stephen VSU has finally found a permanent provost—a well-traveled Trinidad and Tobago native who jams to vinyl records, has a passion for helping students succeed and yes, even takes long walks on the beach with his wife. Dr. Hudson Rogers, father of two and grandfather of one, currently lives in Fort Meyers,
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Electives make well-rounded students

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Written by: John Stephen  As the frenzy and stress that accompanies the end of the semester descends like a weight upon campus, many students may question why they are required to take so many classes, especially electives that are not relevant to their major. Electives, however, are not a waste of time; they are essential
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Scheduling debate at a close

Apr 10th, 2014 | By

Written by: John Stephen VSU’s academic schedule has been at the center of intense debate recently, capturing the attention of faculty and students alike. Now, the dust has settled, and a final decision has been made. On Monday, the Academic Scheduling and Procedures Committee approved a new schedule that includes a two-day fall break, a
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‘Salvage’ your style

Apr 10th, 2014 | By
Sierra King/THE SPECTATOR

Written by: John Stephen Question: What do old wedding dresses, vintage records and a painting of Captain Jack Sparrow all have in common? Answer: They all can be found at Salvage thrift shop, among an enormous treasure trove of other items. Located at 612 Baytree Rd., Salvage may seem normal enough on the outside with
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VSU begins hiring new security

Mar 13th, 2014 | By

Written by: John Stephen When students return from Spring Break, two new security officers will be roaming the grounds of VSU. When the new security guards begin March 24, their main function will be to patrol the campus in the evening and early-morning hours, according to Thressea Boyd, VSU director of communications. These officers will
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Students discuss ex-con voting rights

Feb 27th, 2014 | By ,

Written by: John Stephen & Taylor Stone Pro Millions of Americans are being cheated out of their right to vote, and the law of the land is to blame. Attorney General Eric Holder recently gave a speech at Georgetown University, during which he discussed the voting rights that are given to−or more importantly, withheld from−convicted
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Quest to fill provost position continues

Feb 13th, 2014 | By

Written by: John Stephen The prolonged hunt to find a permanent replacement for one of VSU’s highest offices appears to be coming to a close. Since the summer of 2012, VSU has been searching nationwide for a new provost and vice president of academic affairs. Now, after a rigorous selection process, three final candidates will
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Hill Harper brings fame to VSU

Feb 13th, 2014 | By

  Written by: John Stephen Award-winning actor and bestselling author Hill Harper will be visiting VSU on Feb. 25 to deliver the keynote address during the final event of the “50 Years of Integration” celebration. Harper is best known for his role as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on the TV drama “CSI: New York.” Harper, who
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