President Moore reacts to Charlottesville tragedy
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President Moore reacts to Charlottesville tragedy

August 15, 2017   As the proud father of a 32-year-old daughter that currently studies and works at the University of Virginia, I am deeply troubled by the violence, hate, and racism that were on full display in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend, and the continued impact it is having on my daughter today and … Continue reading

Norfolk police chief reacts to violent crime, calls community to action
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Norfolk police chief reacts to violent crime, calls community to action

Gangs, guns, drugs, violence, and other crimes affect communities nationwide on a daily basis. Norfolk is not immune to this public safety cancer, and unfortunately, it doesn’t stop at the key players involved. Spontaneous, emotional acts of violence occur in every community and affect us all. Although the Norfolk Police Department has the primary responsibility … Continue reading

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Governors call for immediate action to stabilize health insurance marketplaces in states

WASHINGTON—Today, Aug. 2, the National Governors Association (NGA) Health and Human Services Committee, led by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, released the following statement on cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) within individual health insurance marketplaces. ————————————————————————- “The Administration has the opportunity to stabilize the health insurance market across our nation and ensure that our residents can … Continue reading

Exclusive interview with NSU President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr.
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Exclusive interview with NSU President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr.

by Malik Glaspie, Managing Editor On Wednesday, July 19, the Spartan Echo had an opportunity to sit down with Norfolk State University President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr. (Editor’s Note: The entire unedited interview is available as embedded video at the end of this article.) Several topics were discussed ranging from the usual annual … Continue reading

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Governor McAuliffe announces Virginia now home to 206 licensed breweries

~ Virginia now has more breweries than North Carolina! ~ RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday, June 15, that Virginia is now home to 206 licensed breweries, moving ahead of neighboring state North Carolina. A newly released economic impact study shows that Virginia’s booming beer industry contributes more than $9.34 billion annually to Virginia’s … Continue reading

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Governor names new Board of Visitors members for Norfolk State University

Governor Terry McAuliffe recently appointed two new members to the Norfolk State University Board of Visitors. The newest board members are Corynne S. Arnett and Rodney O. Powell. Arnett, of Richmond, is the vice president of financial management at Dominion Energy Inc. She is responsible for the financial analysis, forecasting, budgeting functions and generation system … Continue reading

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McAuliffe announces Ferguson to expand operations, creating 434 new jobs in Newport News

~ Largest U.S. plumbing wholesaler to invest $82.8 million to expand headquarters, build new campus platform ~ NEWPORT NEWS – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday, June 5, that Ferguson, the largest plumbing wholesaler in the U.S., will invest $82.8 million to expand its headquarters operation in the City of Newport News, retaining more than 1,000 … Continue reading

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Governor McAuliffe announces Virginia’s largest municipal utility solar farm to begin construction in August

~ Kentuck Solar Project to power more than 900 homes in the City of Danville ~ DANVILLE – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday, May 30, that the Kentuck Solar project, Virginia’s largest municipal utility solar farm, will begin construction this August. The Kentuck project is a 6 megawatt solar array that will be part … Continue reading

Cyberattack wave ebbs, but experts see risk of more
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Cyberattack wave ebbs, but experts see risk of more

LONDON (AP) — The “ransomware” cyberattack that has hit companies and governments around the world ebbed in intensity on Monday, though experts warned that new versions of the virus could emerge. Thousands more infections were reported Monday, largely in Asia, which had been closed for business when the malware first struck Friday. The cases were … Continue reading

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McAuliffe announces Troops to Teachers grant

~ Program assists veterans to become teachers ~ RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced May 12 that the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has received a grant of nearly $400,000 to assist military veterans and soon-to-be veterans in becoming teachers. The grant was awarded through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), a U.S. … Continue reading

Hampton Roads Voices: Mass Incarceration, Present Day Slavery to air Friday, May 5
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Hampton Roads Voices: Mass Incarceration, Present Day Slavery to air Friday, May 5

Over the past quarter-century, U.S. incarceration rates have nearly doubled, while crime rates have been cut in half. In fact, One out of three Black men of all ages can expect to serve time at some point in his life. The controversy of mass incarceration and its effects on private businesses, the community, and you … Continue reading

Mass Communications and Journalism Dept. receives full reaccreditation from ACEJMC
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Mass Communications and Journalism Dept. receives full reaccreditation from ACEJMC

(Chicago) — The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) voted unanimously 21-0 to fully reaccredit the Department of Mass Communications and Journalism at Norfolk State University for another six years. “The unanimous vote reflected ACEJMC’s enthusiastic acceptance of the case for reaccreditation presented in (1) our self-study report of 138 pages and … Continue reading

Shackleford selected Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
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Shackleford selected Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Dr. Michael M. Shackleford has been named the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management effective immediately. Dr. Shackleford has been with Norfolk State University staff since January 2016. He brings to the position a wealth of experience, knowledge and leadership in both student affairs and enrollment management. At Virginia State University, he served … Continue reading

Fox News lets Bill O’Reilly go
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Fox News lets Bill O’Reilly go

by Keona Frasier Political Commentator Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to Fox News to host “The O’Reilly Factor.” O’Reilly’s departure came amidst allegations of sexual harassment. O’Reilly’s long running career with Fox News started in 1996. He is well-known for his conservative views and combative commentary. The program garnered a considerable number of viewers … Continue reading

MCJR students bring awareness to HIV and AIDS in minorities
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MCJR students bring awareness to HIV and AIDS in minorities

Students enrolled in a Norfolk State University public relations course have decided to host an HIV/AIDS awareness panel discussion in honor of Project Choices’ ibook release. The event will take place on the campus of Norfolk State University in the Student Center, room 138B from 2:30 until 4:00 p.m. The student body will be able to receive … Continue reading

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McAuliffe announces solar array installation on UVA’s Clemons Library

~ Array will cover more than 7,500 square feet and is estimated to produce almost 200,000 kWh annually ~ CHARLOTTESVILLE – Governor McAuliffe announced Tuesday, April 18, the first large solar project to be owned and operated by the University of Virginia. The 324-panel system covers more than 7,500 square feet and is estimated to … Continue reading