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Student safety the priority on MLK
Photo by Brandon Wainright, Staff Photograpfier
A new wrought iron fence stretches through campus from Cromartie Street to Reynolds Park Road along Martin
Luther King Jr. Drive. The city of Winston-Salem started installing the fence during the summer and completed it
the first week of classes. It was built to facilitate the use of crosswalks.
WSSU correcting four SACS cites
Jaye Cole
Assitant Editor
Winston-Salem State has taken steps
to correct the areas that were cited by
the Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools accrediting agency in March.
The eight-member team examined the
University in several aspects to determine
its accreditation status.
WSSU was cited in four areas: not pub
lishing information in the undergraduate
catalog; two issues within financial aid;
and faculty competence.
The administration has taken note and
already begun to address these issues.
Correcting them include placing the
SACS logo and the five general education
outcomes in the undergraduate catalog,
ensuring that the courses professors teach
are within their discipline and a full report
from the Financial Aid Office.
"We have taken actions to comply
with all SACS requirements," said Senior
Associate Provost Merdis McCarter.
In terms of academe, WSSU fared well,
even garnering a mark of distinction for
Rams Write, a program implemented
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V9L.48, ISSUE 1
ease aid
Jordan Howse
Editor In Chief
Most Winston-Salem State
students, as well as students
all over the state agree that
financial aid is the most
tedious part of college.
In March, President Barack
Obama signed a health care
bill that included education
reform. In that bill, private
lenders were eliminated
and the U.S. Department of
Education became the sole
provider of financial aid to
students at state colleges and
"The process is more seam
less after procuring the federal
government as your lender,"
said Tomikia LcGrande, assis
tant vice chancellor of enroll
ment management.
"The money comes to the
institutions on a much more
rapid basis.
"Because the money comes
faster, and the interest rates
are lower with a more flexible
schedule payment, students
seem excited about the ben
efits and the change to direct
lending," LeGrande said.
Some students do not agree.
"This is my fifth semester at
WSSU, and it's the first time
I haven't gotten my refund
check during the first dis
bursement," said Julisa Fields,
a junior business administra
tion major from Hickory.
Students that completed
all paperwork before July 15
Financial Aid
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Constitution Day celebrated
Winston-Salem State will be
celebrating Constitution Day Sept.
23. In observance of Constitution
Day, instructors are asked to engage
their students in any discussion,
project or activity that relates to the
U.S. Constitution.
Flu shots available on campus
WSSU has partnered with Blue
Cross and Blue Shield of NC and
Maxim Health Systems to give Flu
and Pneumonia vaccines Sept. 21
and Oct. 18-19 at F.L. Atkins for
faculty and staff and their families. A
BCBSNC card and photo identifica
tion are required for shots.
WFU reports bed bug issue
Wake Forest University reported a
bed bug infestation. University offi
cials said as of Sept. 10, all rooms
identified as having evidence of bed
bugs have been treated, either by
conventional or heat treatments,
including a few rooms in upper-class
residence halls found during canine

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