Posts Tagged ‘ John Stephen ’

McKinney orders probe

Oct 30th, 2014 | By ,

 Written By: John Stephen and Jordan Hill  VSU President William McKinney has ordered a third-party investigation into a clash between a former adjunct professor and VSU alumnus that occurred this summer over the use of state resources for political purposes.   Dr. Mark George, the professor involved in the conflict, has filed a formal complaint
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McKinney shifts student affairs

Oct 2nd, 2014 | By ,
Russell Mast x2

Written By: Elan Waite & John Stephen   One day he was in, and the next he was out. Russell Mast, a VSU staff member since 1989, no longer works for VSU in any capacity as of last Thursday, according to VSU President William McKinney.   On Sept. 25, Dr. McKinney sent an email to
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VSU Employee Dies in Head-on Collision

Sep 11th, 2014 | By

Written By: John Stephen A young VSU employee died after colliding head-on with another vehicle on Sept. 4 in Lowndes County, only a few miles from his home, according to an article published by the Valdosta Daily Times.   Cody Morris, a 22-year-old maintenance worker at VSU, was driving through a severe thunderstorm when he
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Armed Robbery in Drexel Park

Sep 11th, 2014 | By

Written By: John Stephen Two VSU students became the victims of armed robbery when they were walking through Drexel Park a little after midnight on Sept. 9, according to police reports.   Lt. Cindy Cobb of the VSU Police Department said the offenders – meaning more than one – stole a phone and multiple wallets.
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Bush To Come To Valdosta

Sep 4th, 2014 | By

Written By: John Stephen Everyone has seen George W. Bush on a screen or in a paper, but now Valdostans will have the chance to see him in the flesh. In December, Bush will be the keynote speaker at Georgia Christian School’s annual Benefit Dinner, which will be held at VSU. GCS is a small,
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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 Floyd Rose, 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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