Virginia governor orders statewide closure of certain non-essential businesses, K-12 schools
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Virginia governor orders statewide closure of certain non-essential businesses, K-12 schools

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam issued a statewide order March 23 to protect the health and safety of Virginians and reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Executive Order Fifty-Three orders the closure of certain non-essential businesses, bans all gatherings of more than 10 people, and closes all K-12 schools for the remainder of the … Continue reading

Governor Northam orders all Virginia K-12 schools closed for minimum of two weeks
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Governor Northam orders all Virginia K-12 schools closed for minimum of two weeks

~ Statewide closure intended to reduce the spread of novel coronavirus ~ RICHMOND—On March 13, Governor Ralph Northam ordered all K-12 schools in Virginia to close for a minimum of two weeks in response to the continued spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Schools will close from Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 27, at … Continue reading

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Norfolk State celebrates landmark agreement to increase HBCU participation in federal contracting

Last year, the Council Exchange Board of Trade (CEBOT), in partnership with their minority technology company members and NSU, responded to a Request for Information (RFI) presented by the Office of Management and Budget and the GSA for Technology Based Management (TBM). It proposes the inclusion of over 100 minority technology companies with a GSA … Continue reading

Dr. Justin Moses joins NSU senior leadership team
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Dr. Justin Moses joins NSU senior leadership team

by Stan Donaldson, Norfolk State University Communications and Marketing A former Virginia Commonwealth University administrator has joined Norfolk State University this month in a new senior leadership role. Dr. Justin Moses, a Michigan native, will serve as Vice President for Operations and Chief Strategist for Institutional Effectiveness. NSU President Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston announced in August … Continue reading

Kamala Harris tells Spartan Echo she wants to help HBCUs as U.S. President
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Kamala Harris tells Spartan Echo she wants to help HBCUs as U.S. President

by Jessica Toliver, Editor-in-Chief On Tuesday, Oct. 8, the Spartan Echo had the opportunity to speak with U.S. Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). Several topics were discussed starting with Harris’s background and what helps guide her steps in wanting to help historically black colleges and universities continue to grow and succeed. Harris discussed two … Continue reading

CareerBuilder’s Chief People Officer offers job seeking advice for new grads
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CareerBuilder’s Chief People Officer offers job seeking advice for new grads

The Spartan Echo went to CareerBuilder’s Chief People Officer Michelle Armer to get advice for people entering the job market for the first time as college graduates. Here’s our question and answer session with Ms. Armer. I’m graduating in a month. What should I already have done and what should I be doing now? (In … Continue reading

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Generation Z feels far less prepared to enter workforce than previous generations

Ellucian, a provider of software and services built to power higher education, published findings of its survey “Credential Clout: How Higher Ed Can Prepare for an Evolving Job Market.” The survey, conducted in the U.S. by Wakefield Research, queried 500 students currently enrolled in a college or credential program aged 18-45, and 500 recruiters and … Continue reading

Hampton Roads college teams named as semifinalists for American Evolution Innovators Cup
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Hampton Roads college teams named as semifinalists for American Evolution Innovators Cup

Unique competition challenges undergraduate students from across Virginia to develop innovative solutions addressing issues facing the Commonwealth and the nation Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution recently announced that teams from 4 colleges in the Hampton Roads area have been selected as semifinalists for the American Evolution Innovators Cup. Participants will compete for cash prizes totaling … Continue reading

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New study: Wells Fargo, other banks, charge outsized fees to college students despite federal rules

Students at colleges compensated by banks face dubious debit card fees Attending college can be one of the most expensive endeavors Americans face. According to U.S. PIRG Education Fund’s new report, Debit Cards on Campus: Putting Student Financial Well-Being At Risk, many banks are adding to that expense by partnering with schools to offer and … Continue reading

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“Moguls in the Making” empowers students attending historically black colleges and universities to become entrepreneurs

College students from across the country are heading to Detroit this Friday, March 29 through Sunday, March 31 for a chance to make their entrepreneurial dreams come to life. Detroit-based Ally Financial Inc. has teamed up with fellow Motor City native, entertainer and entrepreneur Sean ‘Big Sean’ Anderson and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) … Continue reading

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Governor signs coal ash clean up legislation

~ Newly-approved bills will protect water quality by removing over 27 million cubic yards of coal ash from unlined ponds in Chesapeake Bay Watershed ~ RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation to clean up more than 27 million cubic yards of coal ash from unlined ponds in Virginia, after a historic bipartisan agreement that was … Continue reading

UNCF issues first ever State of HBCUs Address, launches HBCU Congressional Honor Roll
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UNCF issues first ever State of HBCUs Address, launches HBCU Congressional Honor Roll

Institutional leaders, elected officials, advocates and other supporters of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) were in attendance for the United Negro College Fund’s (UNCF) inaugural State of the HBCU Address, which put forth a comprehensive legislative agenda for Congressional members to further support HBCUs and their capacity to be engines of socioeconomic … Continue reading

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Senate moves to remove DCTAG

By Imajae Johnson A recent federal budget proposal, could result in the elimination of the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant program, or DCTAG, by one-fourth. This tuition aid program helps thousands of D.C. residents afford college. Currently, the government provides $40 million to the program, giving city students an affordable college option. The students of the … Continue reading

NATO prepares “for tomorrow” in Norfolk
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NATO prepares “for tomorrow” in Norfolk

by Imajae Johnson The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) Allied Command Transformation (ACT) is holding their annual Chiefs of Transformation Conference (COTC) in Norfolk, Virginia Tuesday December 12, 2017 through Thursday December 14, 2017. NATO is made up of twenty-nine countries and promotes the freedom and security of its members through political and military means. Norfolk … Continue reading