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Norfolk State vacates 97 wins, placed on probation by NCAA

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Norfolk State’s athletic department will vacate 97 victories and three conference championships and spend two years on probation after an NCAA investigation that found the school allowed 48 ineligible student-athletes to compete over a period of four academic years. The school and the NCAA’s Division I Committee on Infractions announced the … Continue reading

London mayor bans Tube ads that promote unhealthy body image
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London mayor bans Tube ads that promote unhealthy body image

LONDON (AP) — Advertising that promotes an unhealthy body image will be banned on London’s subway network, in a move that signals a backlash against suggestive marketing in public places. Starting next month, Transport for London will not allow ads that cause pressure to conform to “unrealistic or unhealthy body shape,” London Mayor Sadiq Khan … Continue reading

The Latest: Obama going to Orlando to pay respect to victims
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The Latest: Obama going to Orlando to pay respect to victims

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly shooting at a nightclub in Orlando. (all times local): 9:00 p.m. The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to Orlando on Thursday, June 16, 2016 to pay respects to the victims of Sunday’s nightclub shooting and to stand in solidarity with the community. The … Continue reading

The Latest: House to get FBI, Homeland Security briefing
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The Latest: House to get FBI, Homeland Security briefing

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly shooting at a nightclub in Orlando. (all times local): 3 p.m. The head of the FBI and the Homeland Security secretary will brief members of the House on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 about the deadly shooting at a nightclub in Orlando. Speaker Paul Ryan’s office said … Continue reading

The Latest: Trump: ‘suspend immigration’ from certain areas
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The Latest: Trump: ‘suspend immigration’ from certain areas

2:52 p.m. Donald Trump says he wants to “suspend immigration from areas of the world where there is a proven history of terrorism.” It wasn’t immediately clear whether Trump was proposing a change from his long-standing proposal to temporarily bar foreign Muslims entering the U.S. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee also called on Muslims in … Continue reading

Former PM Brown urges Labour supporters to vote ‘in’ on EU
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Former PM Brown urges Labour supporters to vote ‘in’ on EU

LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made an impassioned call Monday, June 13, 2016 for Labour Party supporters to vote to stay in the European Union, amid nervousness in the “remain” camp that it is losing momentum ahead of next week’s referendum. Brown, who governed from 2007 to 2010, said Britain should … Continue reading

Shadow of jailed ex-leader hangs over Peru election
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Shadow of jailed ex-leader hangs over Peru election

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The shadow of an imprisoned former president looms over Sunday’s Peru election, which has become in many ways a referendum on the legacy of Alberto Fujimori’s iron-handed rule in the 1990s. Many of the nation’s rural, indigenous poor have flocked to the support of his daughter Keiko, grateful for her father’s … Continue reading

Prince joins a list of stars dead from drug overdoses
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Prince joins a list of stars dead from drug overdoses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Minnesota medical examiner said Thursday, June 2, 2016 that Prince died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid painkiller. Authorities have not said whether he had a prescription for the drug and, if not, how he obtained it. Prince joins a list of other stars, including Judy Garland … Continue reading

Obama warns Air Force grads not to succumb to isolationism
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Obama warns Air Force grads not to succumb to isolationism

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — President Barack Obama implored the next generation of U.S. military leaders Thursday not to give in to isolationism or pull back from U.S. leadership in the world, drawing a contrast with a foreign policy vision laid out by Donald Trump. Obama used his final commencement address as president to … Continue reading

US stocks pause after two-day surge; chemicals makers dip
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US stocks pause after two-day surge; chemicals makers dip

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are hardly budging Thursday, May 26,2016 after big gains over the last two days. Chemicals companies are down the most. However retailers, which have been pummeled in recent weeks, traded higher following a group of strong earnings reports. Utilities and phone companies are rising as bond yields slip. KEEPING SCORE: … Continue reading

Norfolk State honors distinguished alumni for 2016
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Norfolk State honors distinguished alumni for 2016

Norfolk State University will honor five of its alumni at the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner scheduled for 7 p.m., Friday, May 6, in the Student Center, Room 149. These five graduates demonstrate exemplary leadership and personify the mission and goals of the University. The honorees are: Darrell Whiting, Jr. (’09), a deputy branch chief … Continue reading

Want a job after graduation?  You’ll need experience and we can provide it.
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Want a job after graduation? You’ll need experience and we can provide it.

Want a job in the media after graduation?  Want to work in a communication-related field?  If so, you’ll need more than a degree; you’ll need samples of work product you can show a potential employer and related experience listed on your resume…preferably two or more years of it. That’s where the Spartan Echo comes in.  … Continue reading

BOV finalizes two-year contract with President Moore
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BOV finalizes two-year contract with President Moore

The Norfolk State University Board of Visitors finalized a two-year contract with Eddie N. Moore Jr. to make him the president of the 80-year-old public institution. The contract will take effect on Jan. 10. Moore is the institution’s 6th president and has said one of his first tasks as permanent president will be to implement … Continue reading

Urban League honors community leaders at NSU event
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Urban League honors community leaders at NSU event

The Urban League of Hampton Roads has named Mr. James Church, Ms. Sharon Durrette-Hunt, Dr. Ashby Kilgore, Dr. Avi Santo and Mr. Bruce Thompson as its 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leader award winners. The awardees will be honored at the Urban League’s 32nd Martin Luther King Community Leaders’ Breakfast Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, 7:30 … 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

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