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Parties on campus disregarding pandemic

Five parties have taken place in the just the first week of classes. Dr. Vince Miller, vice president for student affairs, is aware of at least one of these parties, and was quite shocked to learn that students were disregarding the safety standards in place. “A block party happened on campus,”  Dr. Miller said. “It was not expected. There were ...

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VSU reports new positive COVID-19 cases on campus

After almost two weeks of not having any updates of COVID-19 cases posted on the VSU website, VSU finally posted the current active cases on-campus on their COVID-19 News Center page. As of Friday Aug. 28, VSU currently has 18 students who have reported having COVID-19, according to the VSU update. There are 25 total positive COVID-19 cases that have ...

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City of Valdosta Mandates face coverings in public

On Aug. 27, the City of Valdosta released an ordinance that requires all residents to wear face coverings in public areas where it’s hard to maintain social distancing of 6-feet. This new ordinance followed Gov. Brian Kemp’s Executive Order which was released on Aug. 15 and allows local governments to issue face covering requirements. Valdosta businesses are not required to ...

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VSU receives large shipment of PPE for fall semester

Thanks to the University System of Georgia and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA), VSU is prepared to hand out personal protective equipment to its students, faculty and staff throughout this upcoming fall semester. On July 23, USG announced that they would be distributing PPE to its 26 institutions. According to the USG website, USG has sent a total of ...

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College of Math and Sciences finds new interim Dean

After former dean Keith Walters was arrested for the involvement of a child sex sting operation, Dr. James LaPlant took charge as the interim dean of the College of Science and Mathematics. As the new semester draws closer, Dr. LaPlant will resume his position as dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Dr. Theresa Grove will now ...

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VSU faculty encourages USG to modify contingency plan for Fall semester

While some students are happy about not taking online classes for most of the fall semester, some VSU faculty members are concerned about health risks that may occur with the university’s new contingency plan. Following the release of the contingency plan on July 2, VSU faculty came together to write a letter that voices their concerns and suggests modifications to ...

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VSU varsity sports scheduled to resume in fall semester

VSU’s Athletic Department is planning on having all varsity sports active during the fall semester, with new regulations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Herb Reinhard, director of athletics for VSU, said that he wants all students to understand upon return to make sure to do everything they can to prevent the spread of the virus. “It will be extremely important ...

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VSU classroom instruction will be adjusted

In-class functions will be adapting to Center of Disease Control guidelines as VSU returns to face-to-face classes this fall. According to a recent summer orientation discussion answering parents’ questions about the changes VSU will be making during the pandemic, Dr. Rodney Carr, vice president of Student Success, discussed how classroom instruction will operate. “Instead of putting 35 students in one ...

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Valdosta State is one of many schools planning for face-to-face instruction

On June 8, VSU officially announced plans to return to face-to-face classes this fall, aligning with the majority of universities across the nation. Some other universities that also plan to go face-to-face next semester include Florida State University, University of North Carolina in Charlotte and Georgia Southern University. The Chronicle of Higher Education, a news organization which covers colleges in ...

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Coronavirus and the impact on South Georgia

A VSU professor and one of her students are gathering data for a study they hope with eventually provide important information about how the current coronavirus pandemic is affecting South Georgia. Wesley McCauley, a senior, physics and astronomy major isconducting a study about the impact COVID-19 and how it’s affected South Georgia, according to an email sent out about the project. ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!