White House launches two new initiatives on student absenteeism
Education / National

White House launches two new initiatives on student absenteeism

by Mahogany Waldon The White House and the U.S. Department of Education have launched two new initiatives through the My Brother’s Keeper foundation to combat student chronic absenteeism. The My Brother’s Keeper Mentors initiative, along with 10 participating communities and the Ad Council, have partnered with a multi-million dollar campaign to raise awareness and to … Continue reading

NSU Lady Spartan Amber Brown wakes up from coma, shows signs of improvement
Health / Local / MEAC / Spartan Women

NSU Lady Spartan Amber Brown wakes up from coma, shows signs of improvement

by Mahogany Waldon NSU student-athlete Amber Brown has awakened from a medically induced coma after she was found unresponsive on Jan. 1 due to complications with diabetes. The 19-year-old Lady Spartans forward was diagnosed last year with Type 1 diabetes. After suffering from a spiked blood sugar level, Brown went into cardiac arrest and suffered continuous … 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

University founded in Va. by culture warrior Falwell soars
Campus Life / Education

University founded in Va. by culture warrior Falwell soars

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Jerry Falwell credits his famous father for laying a solid academic foundation for Liberty University’s extraordinary growth, and it’s a formula he’s followed and built on as president of the evangelical Christian university. The younger Falwell has assiduously focused on Liberty as it has swelled to the largest university … Continue reading