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JSU offering discounted tuition rate for online summer classes

Zachary Grizzard, Correspondent

Jacksonville State University is offering a discounted rate for online tuition for undergraduate summer 2020 classes. Online classes at JSU normally cost $377 per credit hour, but the rate has been reduced to $324 per credit hour for the summer.

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JSU removes English Competency Exam as graduation requirement

Miranda Prescott, Correspondent

Jacksonville State University announced on Tuesday, April 14 that the English Competency Exam, or ECE, will no longer be required by students to graduate from the university. This change in requirements will take effect as of the summer term this year.

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Jerod Sharp elected SGA president with 914 votes

Scott Young, News Editor

Jerod Sharp, the incumbent Vice President of Student Senate, has been elected SGA president for the 2020-2021 academic year, defeating his opponent, Kate Seibert. The margin of victory was approximately two to one, with Sharp earning 914 votes to Seibert’s 449 votes.

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JSU administrators address graduation, new grading policy in virtual town hall

Josie Howell, Sports Editor

Jacksonville State University’s acting president Don Killingsworth and provost Christie Shelton took to Instagram Live on Thursday, April 9 to address specific questions students have recently voiced about university operations amidst the COVID-19 pandemic such as the new grading policy, graduation, summer courses and plans for the fall 2020 semester.

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JSU students quickly move out of housing, some detail a ‘stressful’ experience

Logan Irwin, Correspondent

Students at Jacksonville State University received word on Wednesday, April 1 that university housing would close for the remainder of the spring semester, effective April 7. 

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