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Controversial smoking changes proposed

By BRIAN BIGELOW | News Editor Newly proposed changes to campus smoking policy would prohibit smoking in the center of campus, and some smokers are not happy about the changes. “I’m very displeased with it,” said Bryant Smith, sophomore English major. “We, as smokers, are being treated as second class ...

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Congress votes to avoid federal government shutdown

Associated Press Republican conservatives were the chief winners in the budget deal that forced Democrats to accept historic spending cuts they strongly opposed. Emboldened by last fall’s election victories, fiscal conservatives have changed the debate in Washington. The question no longer is whether to cut spending, but how deeply. Rarely ...

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Former athletics director dies

Former Athletics Director Bob Brooks passed away in his sleep Tuesday, April 5, at his home in Tulsa, Okla. He served APSU from 1984-88 and brought in Lake Kelley as head basketball coach in 1986. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary, two sons, two daughters and ...

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Dining Services evaluates bids from Aramark, Chartwells, Sodexo

By CIDNIE SYDNEY-BREWINGTON | Staff Writer Dining Services and the Dining Request for Proposal Committee recently evaluated bids from Aramark, Chartwells and Sodexo for a new contract because Chartwells’ current contract ends Thursday, June 30. The newly selected company’s contract will begin Friday, July 1. “We have a recommendation, but ...

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SGA proposes, pass legislation that will affect senators

By BRIAN BIGELOW | Assistant News Editor The Student Government Association has proposed new legislation to increase the access students have to their representatives by mandating each senator serve one hour each week in the SGA office. SGA has also recently approved changes to their bylaws to update and simplify ...

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APSU, Vol State learning center to open in Springfield

By JENELLE GREWELL | Managing Editor Starting in the fall, students in the city of Springfield and Robertson County will have a closer option if they attend APSU or Vol State with the opening of a new learning center. Julia McGee, interim dean for Extended and Distance Education said the ...

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