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Warner, Kaine claim breakthrough on student loan program

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) welcomed legislation that passed the Senate this afternoon, Dec. 16, 2015, to renew the Federal Perkins Loan Program, a critical lifeline for 7,800 low-income college students in Virginia. Though the program had the support of a bipartisan majority of Senators, including Sens. Warner and Kaine, … 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

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

Sen. Tim Kaine discusses education standards and sexual assault education
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Sen. Tim Kaine discusses education standards and sexual assault education

Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Kaine spoke to the Spartan Echo on current issues relevant to education nationwide. Senator Kaine touched on many topics including his current works in the U.S. Senate, as well as campus safety, sexual assaults, and upcoming revisions to the No Child Left Behind Act. The senate is expected to pass the Every Student … Continue reading

President’s oldest daughter among those scoping out colleges
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President’s oldest daughter among those scoping out colleges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama’s message for high school seniors fretting about their college prospects is simple. Do your research. Visit college campuses. Sit in on classes. Talk to professors, graduates and students. In the end, picking a college “is a very individual decision.” The first lady could just as well have been talking to … Continue reading

Education / National

Quarterly Student Aid Report: two-thirds of freshmen FAFSA applicants list only one college on their applications

A troubling two-thirds of freshmen students filling out an original Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) designate only a single school to send their financial aid application information, indicating that they were only applying for admission to one school. In new quarterly updates posted on the Education Department’s Federal Student Aid Data Center, 68 … 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