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SGA holds funding meeting

SGA holds funding meeting

Kenyan Carter, Reporter

January 29, 2018


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The University of South Alabama SGA hosted an appropriations information session for clubs seeking funding in the spring semester. Appropriations is money that will be used to fund recognized student organizations throughout the semester. SGA Treasurer Kevin Aria explained that the SGA has an annual...

Understanding students’ rights to privacy

Understanding students’ rights to privacy

Evy Savoie, Reporter

January 22, 2018


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Zach Greenburg, a legal fellow at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, recently published an article entitled “Let Ferpa be Ferpa,” in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, commonly known as FERPA, is a federal law that protects the privacy...

The brains behind campus closure

The brains behind campus closure

Patricia West, Electronic File Manager

January 22, 2018


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The University of South Alabama closed its campus on Tuesday, Jan. 16 due to inclement cold weather temperatures that could have affected commuting students and employees; Michael Haskins, USA’s director of marketing and communications, explained to The Vanguard the process that the university takes...

Marchers gather for women’s rights

Marchers gather for women’s rights

Natasha Spradlin, Reporter

January 22, 2018


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Speakers Tabitha Isner, Arianna McArthur and Taquitia Winn urged women to become involved. Marchers gathered on Saturday in Mobile for the one year anniversary of the largest protest in the history of the United States, the Women’s March on Washington. In the middle of the Public Safety Memorial...

New dining options for students?

New dining options for students?

Shannon Lundgren, Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2018


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The University of South Alabama is in final contract negotiations to bring Panda Express and Moe’s Southwest Grill to the Student Center beginning in the fall 2018 semester, according to Bob Lowry, USA director of communications and media relations. Panda Express and Moe’s Southwest Grill are...

V-Day to return to USA

V-Day to return to USA

Rachel Sullivan, Reporter

January 15, 2018


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The University of South Alabama plans to host V-Day, a movement aimed at ending violence against women, for the fifth consecutive year Feb. 27-28. This is the third year under the coordination of Dr. Krista Harrell, assistant Dean of Students. V-Day is a global movement to end violence again...

Intramural fields under construction

Intramural fields under construction

Elaine Russ, Reporter

January 15, 2018


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  Construction is underway to create new intramural fields, according to Dean of Students Dr. Michael Mitchell. The new fields will include an additional multipurpose field, six soccer/ flag football fields, two softball fields and additional lighting. USA plans to add additional bleachers...

Org to Support Pre-Med Minority Students

Org to Support Pre-Med Minority Students

Hannah Clayton, Contributing Writer

January 15, 2018


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Malik McMullin, a second-year medical student at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, recently founded Minority Association for Premedical Students (MAPS) with the goal of improving support for minority students in health related fields. McMullin, who completed his undergraduate degree...

USA to open new cancer center in Fairhope

USA to open new cancer center in Fairhope

Patricia West, Electronic File Manager

January 15, 2018


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The University of South Alabama plans to host the grand opening of its new cancer institute in Fairhope on Jan. 19 from 4-5:30 p.m. The cancer center is named the Kilborn Cancer Institute, due to a $1.5 million donation by Vincent F. Kilborn III, a Mobile-native lawyer. According to WRKG news,...

A day in the life South’s President

A day in the life South’s President

Richard Narramore, Assistant Managing Editor

January 8, 2018


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At the end of last semester, The Vanguard sent our intrepid reporter, Richard Narramore, to shadow University of South Alabama President Dr. Tony Waldrop. Below, he chronicles a day in the life of USA’s fearless leader.   The day started early for President Tony Waldrop. A brief look at his sche...

Vanguard positions open

Vanguard positions open

January 8, 2018


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USA's student-managed newspaper, The Vanguard, is putting our team together for spring 2018 semester.   All positions start at $8.25 per hour and will require approximately 5 hours per week.  All employees must have a Facebook page.  Send all application materials to [email protected] ...

Crime reports over winter break

Crime reports over winter break

USA Police Department

January 8, 2018


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11/17/2017 Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle Fraudulent Use of Credit/Debit Card Recreation Center Unknown person with intent to deprive owner of property, unlawfully entered victim's unsecured vehicle while parked at the USA Recreation Center, and stole listed articles. 11/19/2017...

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