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

White House and Department of Labor launch $100 million TechHire Grant Competition including $50 million for young Americans
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White House and Department of Labor launch $100 million TechHire Grant Competition including $50 million for young Americans

Today, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, Cabinet Secretary and Chair of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force Broderick Johnson, and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, will travel to Baltimore, Maryland to announce new steps to advance the President’s TechHire initiative and expand opportunities for young Americans to get trained and placed into well-paying tech … Continue reading

Missouri student president: School has racism, also unity
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Missouri student president: School has racism, also unity

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — When Payton Head ran as a gay, black man for student president at the University of Missouri — a school now known for one student’s hunger strike and other protests against the administration’s handling of racial bias and hostility on campus — he promised to “ignite Mizzou.” “We’ve definitely done that,” … Continue reading

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Big decrease in number of ‘dropout factory’ high schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation has far fewer so-called “dropout factory” high schools these days, down sharply from 2008 as more students leave high school with a diploma, according to a new report. The number of dropout factories — where less than 60 percent of students who started as freshmen remain enrolled four years later … Continue reading

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Teacher strike gives 6K Illinois kids month off from school

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — Self-described computer geek Edgar Williams has a clear vision of his future: study electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or perhaps Caltech. But at a time when the soft-spoken sophomore should be engrossed in his studies at East St. Louis High School, he has to be content … Continue reading

If BET won’t support black America, then black America won’t support BET
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If BET won’t support black America, then black America won’t support BET

An Editorial by Meleah Holmes On Oct. 10, the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March was held in Washington, D.C. at the National Mall. Thousands of African-Americans joined together to march and spread awareness about the injustice that blacks have faced…and still face in America. The Million Man March demands “Justice or Else!”: justice in … Continue reading

New “Chicken Soup” series looking for stories, videos from college students
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New “Chicken Soup” series looking for stories, videos from college students

Chicken Soup for the Soul is looking for (and will pay) for your true stories and videos on any of these themes: tolerance, respect, and compassion; embracing differences; making good choices; rejecting stereotypes; being held back by a bias/stereotype someone had about you; being held back by a bias/stereotype you had about someone; learning to … Continue reading

Students told to change out of clothes with Confederate flag
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Students told to change out of clothes with Confederate flag

BRUNSWICK, Md. (AP) — At least two students at a Maryland high school were asked to change out of clothes displaying the Confederate symbol. School district spokesman Michael Doerrer says the students at Brunswick High School wore the Confederate symbol Tuesday. The Frederick News-Post reports (http://bit.ly/1LtPU34 ) Tuesday also marked USA Day. During the event, … Continue reading

Editorial: Sen. Warner praises administration’s effort to strengthen student loan system
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Editorial: Sen. Warner praises administration’s effort to strengthen student loan system

(This editorial is published by the Spartan Echo from a United States Senate press release.) Proposals will improve student protections and ensure efficiency among federal agencies WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), who has been a leader in several bipartisan Congressional efforts to help borrowers better manage their student loan debt, released the … Continue reading

President Obama’s remarks at U.N. | Sept. 28
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President Obama’s remarks at U.N. | Sept. 28

September 28, 2015 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA TO THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY United Nations Headquarters New York, New York 10:18 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen: Seventy years after the founding of the United Nations, it is worth reflecting on what, together, the members of this … Continue reading

Spartan Echo lights up Facebook and Twitter with free news
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Spartan Echo lights up Facebook and Twitter with free news

Norfolk State prepares students for commercial marketplace with student newspaper If you’re a Facebook friend or Twitter follower of Norfolk State University’s student newspaper, the Spartan Echo, then you probably wonder how students are producing as much (if not more) news through these social media outlets as most commercial news organizations. The answer is simple: they’re being … Continue reading