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Landmark Southern Polytechnic globe knocked off its base | www.ajc.com

And now SPSU students are allegedly vandalizing their campus to protest the proposed merger between KSU and SPSU. Stay classy, SPSU!

Landmark Southern Polytechnic globe knocked off its base | www.ajc.com.

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Hold your horses: little known about KSU/SPSU merger

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The campuses of Kennesaw State University (KSU) and Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) were overwhelmed with the announcement that the two universities would merge in 2015, under the name Kennesaw State University. While the press release called it a merger, all that is happening is that KSU is absorbing SPSU and creating a new, and very competitive university. It’s likely that with a student body topping 31,000, and the addition of SPSU’s wonderful programs in engineering, architecture, and other sciences, that KSU will soon join UGA, Georgia Tech, and Georgia State as a research university.

Students on both campuses were shocked at the announcement, none more so than SPSU students who took to the web to express their extreme disappointment with the decision, going so far as to launch a petition to stop the merger. Some felt that the absorption (I’m calling it what it really is) would demean the quality education offered at SPSU, or that their KSU-issued diplomas would be worthless.

Really? What gives you that impression?

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New department opponents shortsighted

Originally published in the 4/5/10 issue of the KSU Sentinel:

By Joel Mendelson

The transformation of Kennesaw State University into a major university has been nothing short of awe-inspiring. A rapid increase in student population, new degree programs and a commitment among the faculty and staff to provide a great educational experience is leading KSU into areas of growth never previously considered.

There are those who feel this growth isn’t just unwarranted but dangerous to the precious culture of Cobb County. Upon the announcement that KSU is considering adding a new department, Cultural and Regional Studies, some locals balked at the idea. Their disapproval will prove to be a highly miscalculated judgment.

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