BOV finalizes two-year contract with President Moore
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BOV finalizes two-year contract with President Moore

The Norfolk State University Board of Visitors finalized a two-year contract with Eddie N. Moore Jr. to make him the president of the 80-year-old public institution. The contract will take effect on Jan. 10. Moore is the institution’s 6th president and has said one of his first tasks as permanent president will be to implement … Continue reading

Urban League honors community leaders at NSU event
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Urban League honors community leaders at NSU event

The Urban League of Hampton Roads has named Mr. James Church, Ms. Sharon Durrette-Hunt, Dr. Ashby Kilgore, Dr. Avi Santo and Mr. Bruce Thompson as its 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leader award winners. The awardees will be honored at the Urban League’s 32nd Martin Luther King Community Leaders’ Breakfast Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, 7:30 … Continue reading

Editorial:  2014-15 NSUAA Alumna of the Year challenges the “Spartan Community”
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Editorial: 2014-15 NSUAA Alumna of the Year challenges the “Spartan Community”

Dear Spartan Echo Editor, After two seemingly long years of praying, waiting and hard work, members of the Norfolk State University community breathed a sigh of relief and sent praises to the Most High when Interim President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr. announced that SACSCOC lifted the probation and NSU maintains full accreditation! We … Continue reading

Rapid response on NATO agenda during Norfolk, Virginia conference
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Rapid response on NATO agenda during Norfolk, Virginia conference

By Mahogany Waldon, Antonio Garland and Richelle Hammiel The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) brought its annual Chief of Transformation Conference to the Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Norfolk, Virginia from Tuesday, Dec. 8, through Thursday, Dec. 10.  The conference highlighted the goals and plans for NATO’s Allied Command Transformation (ACT), which is one of two NATO … Continue reading

Probation lifted, Norfolk State maintains full accreditation with SACSCOC
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Probation lifted, Norfolk State maintains full accreditation with SACSCOC

by Danielle Kirsh Norfolk State University’s probation was finally lifted on Tuesday, Dec. 8, by NSU’s accrediting agency the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Interim President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr. was informed shortly after noon and spoke to the Spartan Echo immediately afterward. “We are off of probation,” … Continue reading

Obama honoring Streisand, Spielberg, Yogi Berra and more
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Obama honoring Streisand, Spielberg, Yogi Berra and more

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation’s highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first African-American woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest catchers in baseball history and a “Funny Girl.” “Today we celebrate some extraordinary people: innovators, artists and leaders who contribute to America’s strength as a nation,” … Continue reading

Criminal justice issues showing up in 2016 presidential race
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Criminal justice issues showing up in 2016 presidential race

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the campaign trail, among candidates of both parties, the idea of locking up drug criminals for life is a lot less popular than it was a generation ago. The 2016 presidential race has accelerated an evolution away from the traditional tough-on-crime candidate. A Republican Party that’s long taken a law-and-order stance … Continue reading

After Paris, US political shift on privacy vs. security
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After Paris, US political shift on privacy vs. security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government’s post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the issue on Capitol Hill and handing Marco Rubio an opening against Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race. The two senators were on opposite sides earlier this year when Congress eliminated … Continue reading

Postal workers’ union endorses Bernie Sanders for president
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Postal workers’ union endorses Bernie Sanders for president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders secured the endorsement of the 200,000-member American Postal Workers Union on Thursday, marking the largest labor union to back his Democratic presidential campaign. The union’s decision gives Sanders more organizational strength and a boost heading into the second Democratic debate in Iowa on Saturday. It comes as the … Continue reading

Kasich says GOP needs more pragmatism, less extremism
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Kasich says GOP needs more pragmatism, less extremism

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich directly took on Donald Trump’s stance on deporting millions of people who are in the U.S. illegally, telling South Carolina voters Wednesday that more pragmatism is needed to win the general election in 2016. “I’d like to win an election in the fall,” Kasich said … Continue reading

Rubio’s low-budget campaign looks to ramp up as voting nears
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Rubio’s low-budget campaign looks to ramp up as voting nears

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For months, Marco Rubio’s campaign team in South Carolina operated out of a staffer’s garage, plotting strategy for the first-in-the-South primary from freshly painted yard sale furniture and tiny classroom desks. The shoestring budget setup was a point of pride for the Republican presidential candidate’s team. Now, with Rubio enjoying a … Continue reading

Trump-hosted ‘Saturday Night Live’ draws 9.3 million viewers
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Trump-hosted ‘Saturday Night Live’ draws 9.3 million viewers

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump couldn’t beat the team of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. Last Saturday’s Trump-hosted “Saturday Night Live” averaged 9.3 million viewers, according to final Nielsen figures released Thursday. NBC says it’s the most-watched edition of “SNL” since December 2013, when Fallon guest-hosted, joined by musical guest Timberlake. That broadcast drew … Continue reading

Pejic Places 3rd in Respective Bracket at Wake Forest Invite
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Pejic Places 3rd in Respective Bracket at Wake Forest Invite

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Norfolk State men’s tennis team wrapped up its fall schedule this weekend with a successful showing at the Wake Forest Invitational. Sophomore Antonio Pejic placed third in his singles bracket to highlight the tournament for the Spartans, who defeated players from schools such as Virginia Tech, Radford, Georgia Southern, UNCG and … Continue reading