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Militants attack American University in Afghanistan, 1 dead
Asia / Campus Life / Education / Middle East / National

Militants attack American University in Afghanistan, 1 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants attacked the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one person and wounding another 18, officials said. AP photographer Massoud Hossaini was in a classroom with 15 students when he heard an explosion on the southern flank of the campus. “I went to the window to see what … Continue reading

Scores sagging for high school grads taking ACT college test
Education / National

Scores sagging for high school grads taking ACT college test

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of this year’s high school graduates took the ACT college entrance exam, and their scores suggest that many remain unprepared for the rigors of college-level coursework. The testing company said Wednesday that only 38 percent of graduating seniors who took the exam hit the college-prepared benchmark in at least three … Continue reading

Blacks question Trump outreach delivered to white audiences
National / Politics

Blacks question Trump outreach delivered to white audiences

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities. Many rank-and-file black voters, meanwhile, dismiss the overtures as another racially charged pitch from a campaign aimed exclusively … Continue reading

Former Spartans Daniels, Neal selected for NASCAR Crew Member Development Program
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Former Spartans Daniels, Neal selected for NASCAR Crew Member Development Program

NORFOLK, Va. – Former Norfolk State University basketball player Brehanna Daniels and football player Lamar Neal are among nine former college student-athletes selected to participate in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D) Crew Member Development Program, NASCAR and Rev Racing announced. The new class of participants received invitations to train with Rev Racing following standout … Continue reading

Kanye West to open 21 ‘Pablo’ pop-up stores worldwide
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Kanye West to open 21 ‘Pablo’ pop-up stores worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West fans can buy a taste of “The Life of Pablo” this weekend following the rapper-turned-fashion mogul’s announcement of 21 pop-up stores worldwide that will be open just this weekend. West tweeted a map with red dots indicating the stores’ locations Wednesday night, Aug. 17. Fourteen of the stores will … Continue reading

Business / Education / Politics / Virginia

Council: UVA board’s closed meeting may have violated law

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — State officials say the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors might have violated the Freedom of Information Act when it held a closed-door meeting to discuss a new investment fund. News outlets report that the state’s Freedom of Information Advisory Council issued an opinion Friday, Aug. 12,  saying the board may … Continue reading

Governor McAuliffe announces Affordable Pathways Grants to help students succeed
Business / Education / Virginia

Governor McAuliffe announces Affordable Pathways Grants to help students succeed

RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe announced a new grant program today that will provide Virginia students with a clearer path to a higher education. The Affordable Pathways grants (up to $140,000 each) will be awarded to as many as four public two- and four-year institutions of higher education. Grant recipients must have a partnership with a … Continue reading

Virginia students continue to improve in reading, math and science on 2015-2016 SOLs
Education / Virginia

Virginia students continue to improve in reading, math and science on 2015-2016 SOLs

RICHMOND, Va. — The percentage of students achieving at the proficient or advanced level on Standards of Learning assessments in reading, mathematics and science increased by one-point statewide during 2015-2016, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) reported today. Eighty percent of students achieved proficient or advanced scores in reading, and the same percentage passed tests … Continue reading

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Gov. McAuliffe announces $1 million in cybersecurity scholarships

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday, Aug. 10, that applications are now being accepted for a $1 million state scholarship fund for students studying cybersecurity. The Virginia Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program will award $20,000 a year to eligible Virginia students who are studying how to safeguard computer networks, data and electronic resources. In return, … Continue reading

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Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs selected by President Moore

NSU President and CEO Eddie N. Moore Jr. has selected Dr. Stacey Franklin Jones to serve as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective Wednesday, Aug. 10. Dr. Jones, an engineering and computer scientist, has a broad higher education leadership background and has raised more than $50 million in federal, state, private and corporate support … Continue reading