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Why don’t we vote?

By: Adam Waldorf Kerri-Anne Tingle’s voice quavered as she tried to defend herself against accusations that she’d cheated when she ran for a senator position with Clarkston’s Student Government Association last spring. A supporter of Tingle’s had handed out campaign materials on one of the days of election, an action …

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Transparency woes: SGA/Administration timeline

September SGA closes meetings during deliberation and voting, preventing students from observing their decisions. The practice is defended as “tradition.” Additionally, Newton SGA also held closed meetings after the initial meetings, which they called “pulling the shade.” They would later change the term to “executive session.” October Student Life directors …

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Tricoli working to release records

After a lengthy battle over transparency, GPC President Dr. Anthony Tricoli is moving to fix the college’s open meeting and open records policy. Tricoli expressed his disagreement with The Collegian’s charge of the administration’s violation of the law at the 2011 Student Leadership Conference. He said the administration did not …

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iPads available

By Randy Schafer – Associate Editor A minimum of 300 iPads will be available to GPC students who enroll in select classes for the fall 2011 semester. iPads are available from student technology fees through the iTeach pilot program for GPC. Beginning in the spring 2011 semester, 20 of 50 …

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Students learn about decreasing privacy

By Chris Schultz – Contributor Students on the Dunwoody campus lifted the veil to the all-seeing eye at the symposium held in the auditorium. According to speakers Alan Craig, Dr. Barbara Nueby, Robert Helin, and Julia Benson-Slaughter, students are being watched more closely than they think. The event explained the …

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Students ponder ‘CredAbility’

By Ashley Cummins – Contributor The Clarkston auditorium filled as everyone grabbed a seat for the Credit Report speech with Brian Scott from CredAbility. He offered suggestions on websites students could go visit to get a free copy of their credit reports. www.Annualcreditreport.com was the most highly recommended, along with …

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Student connections – DISASTER IN JAPAN

By Randy Schafer  –  Associate Editor GPC students Erich Schuler and Yasmin Theodore were in disbelief upon hearing the news of the earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear power plant explosion. Both students have family in Japan and other parts of the globe that are affected by these natural disasters and …

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Japan Club seeks aid, relief for Japan

By Randy Schafer – Associate Editor In response to the recent disaster in Japan, the Dunwoody Japan Club has organized an Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fundraiser to help the victims across the globe. “Seeing the disaster unfold in front of us and being people that love the Japanese culture, we …

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Administration violates state law

The administration of GPC has violated state law by denying access to public information regarding budget proposals and forcing the public to make formal requests for these documents. The human resource department, responsible for processing Open Records Requests, failed to respond to multiple requests made by The Collegian. According to …

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