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Pharrell Williams effort to launch more minority-owned businesses

Hampton Roads native and music icon Pharrell Williams, a friend and supporter of Norfolk State University, today launched Black Ambition, a non-profit initiative that will provide a bridge to success for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs who are launching tech, design, healthcare, and consumer products/services start-ups. The main goal of the initiative is to level the … Continue reading

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Norfolk State Partners with Netflix for Tech Boot Camps for Students and Alumni

Norfolk State has partnered with Netflix and 2U, to launch three online tech boot camps for current students and alumni from the class of 2019 and 2020. Students who are accepted are eligible to receive a Netflix scholarship that will cover the cost of attendance. The Netflix Virtual Boot Camp will allow 130 Norfolk State … Continue reading

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Jeremiah O’ Bryant and Daesia Dixon 2020-21 SGA President and Vice President

The Student Government Association (SGA) Elections Commission announced Jeremiah O’Byrant as the newley elected 2020-21 SGA President and Daesia Dixon as Vice-President. O’Bryant a Senior majoring in Political Science from Forestville, Maryland is a member of Epsilon Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. He is a familiar face among the SGA Family in … Continue reading

Spartan Echo accepting applications
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Spartan Echo accepting applications

Need experience and work product to show a potential employer? Get it at the Spartan Echo! We’re now accepting applications for fall positions. Attention all writers, photographers, graphic designers, and web content producers: the Spartan Echo is accepting applications now for all editor positions. Student editors will serve during the fall 2020 semester and may … Continue reading

Frequently Asked Questions on the CARES Act
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Frequently Asked Questions on the CARES Act

~From Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA)~ Congress recently passed and President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate its effect on individuals, students, families, businesses as well as states and localities. Please find answers below to common questions about direct cash payments, relief for … Continue reading

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Bissah’s Impressive Performance Guides the Spartans

By: Maya Dawson, Sports Editor Senior Martha Bissah was unstoppable at the MEAC Indoor Track and Field Championships. She earned her third Most Outstanding Track Athlete honors after her standout performance. She had never lost an individual MEAC indoor championship race in her career, winning 11 gold medals total. Bissah secured first place in the … Continue reading

Daughter keeps Evelyn Butts’ civil rights legacy alive with March 24 book talk and signing
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Daughter keeps Evelyn Butts’ civil rights legacy alive with March 24 book talk and signing

NORFOLK, VA – In partnership with Norfolk State University, the Norfolk Public Library is honored to host Charlene Butts Ligon for Women’s History Month on Tuesday, March 24, at noon in the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library Rotunda. Ligon will discuss the book she wrote about her late mother, Evelyn Thomas Butts of Norfolk, FEARLESS: How … Continue reading

Senior Day Ended Volleyball Season for the Spartans
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Senior Day Ended Volleyball Season for the Spartans

By: Maya Dawson, Sports Editor The volleyball team hosted South Carolina State University, for Senior Day on Sunday November, 17th. This will be the last game played for eight seniors: Bojanna Bolozan, Anna Rupertova, Halley McKnight, Daiysa Burrell, Jill Aqunio, Jessica Radford, Destinee Hooker, and Ashley Patterson. They each had a chance to play in … Continue reading

Bring Back Our Girls!! Daughters of Chibok Review
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Bring Back Our Girls!! Daughters of Chibok Review

By: LaRey Wright “Bring back our girls!” was the cry heard around the globe when 276 female students were kidnapped by a terrorist organization in Chibok, Nigeria.  Even first lady Michelle Obama retweeted this statement to raise awareness shortly after the initial attack in 2014. Since the initial attack, some of the girls have been … Continue reading

HBCU Funds Expire
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HBCU Funds Expire

By: LaRey Wright The battle over how to federally fund Historically Black Colleges and Universities is leaving these institutions hanging in the balance. On October 1, the current funding for HBCU’s expired when Congress failed to extend it. These finances are used for faculty and curriculum development, campus infrastructure improvements and student services. Without proper … 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

More Spartans enter NASCAR Drive for Diversity National Pit Crew Program
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More Spartans enter NASCAR Drive for Diversity National Pit Crew Program

by Maya Dawson Norfolk State University is being represented at the NASCAR Drive for Diversity National Pit Crew Program, with Hadji Gaylord and Raynard Reveals being a part of the program, joining other alumni such as Brehanna Daniels, Lamar Neal, and Ernest Holden. Brehanna Daniels was the first African American woman to work a pit … Continue reading