Updates and “Trayvon” live blogging Monday

Hey everyone, I know I haven’t posted lately, but I wanted to reassure that we’ve got some great stuff coming out next week in The Signal regarding the issue of the theft of our newspapers and the Student Government elections, in addition to usual assortment of genuinely great campus-related coverage.

Censorship, newspaper theft and the First Amendment

Stolen newspapers

Theft of newspapers, no matter the funding source, represents a fundamental threat to the viability of an engaged student press.

Suntrust Tower to be Tested for Asbestos

The university may soon have to remove asbestos from the walls of the Suntrust Tower.

“Do away with all proof…”

Stolen newspapers

After seven hazing allegations in four years across the country, the national office of Sigma Sigma Rho, Inc. was concerned – not with how to eliminate hazing but with how to cover it up.

Universities bring billions to local economies, study says

Walters

Georgia State poured over $1.5 billion into the local economy in 2010, according to a study from last year.

USG Chancellor Enthusiastic About Budget Requests

Chancellor Hank Huckaby of the University System of Georgia expressed enthusiasm for Gov. Nathan Deal’s budget proposal that would restore funding for the system’s Board of Regents at a House subcommittee meeting Wednesday morning.

ZTA Under Investigation: Anonymous Letter Alleges Hazing and Illegal Activity

ZTA silly string hazing?

An anonymous letter sent to the Dean of Students last month has sparked an investigation into the Delta Lambda chapter of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority for hazing and other illegal practices.

SGA Bylaw Change to Open Up President and VP positions

The Student Government voted to expand the eligibility criteria for who can run for its top offices last week.

Three Cheers for (Student) Democracy

It’s been said that laws are like sausages – it’s best not to see them made. I could not disagree more.

Students and Faculty Come Out Against HB 59 Amidst Fears of Funding Backlash

Although the bill to completely ban undocumented students from attending public universities was ultimately shelved last year, House Bill 59 has once again caused a stir from students and other opponents.

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