President Moore optimistic about NSU’s future and challenges
Campus Life / Education / Local / TV / Virginia

President Moore optimistic about NSU’s future and challenges

An exclusive interview with the Spartan Echo and the National Broadcasting Society (full video below) by Tiana K. Allen and Malik Glaspie In an exclusive interview with the Spartan Echo and the Norfolk State University chapter of the National Broadcasting Society on Sept. 29, President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr. touched on several topics … Continue reading

LiveSafe could save your life
Campus Life / Local / Technology

LiveSafe could save your life

by Daniel Smallwood The LiveSafe app puts a mobile security system in the hands of everyone. Users can send text, photos, videos and precise location information to report incidents ranging from routine maintenance needs to suspicious activity to safety threats. LiveSafe’s cloud-based command dashboard receives tips in real time and allows security officials to respond … Continue reading

Virginia on-time high school graduation rate tops 91 percent
Education / Virginia

Virginia on-time high school graduation rate tops 91 percent

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday, Sept. 29, that over nine out of ten students who entered the ninth grade in 2012 earned a diploma within four years, and more than half graduated from high school with the Commonwealth’s most rigorous diploma, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) reported today. Of the 95,130 students … Continue reading

Health / U.S. News

House OKs plan for $170 million to fix Flint water system

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House easily approved an election-year plan Wednesday to provide $170 million to help Flint, Michigan, rebuild its lead-poisoned water system, as Congress moved toward addressing a public health catastrophe that became an acrimonious partisan dispute. Wednesday’s vote was 284-141 and came nearly a year after Michigan officials declared a health emergency … Continue reading

Official: 2 students, 1 teacher wounded in school shooting
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Official: 2 students, 1 teacher wounded in school shooting

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A teenager opened fire at a South Carolina elementary school Wednesday, wounding two students and a teacher before the suspect was taken into custody, authorities said. Investigators also responded to a death “believed to be related” to the school shooting at a home nearby, Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore told the … Continue reading

NSU to host education Appreciation Day Saturday with title sponsor the Virginia lottery
Education / MEAC / Sports

NSU to host education Appreciation Day Saturday with title sponsor the Virginia lottery

NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State University Athletics will host Education Appreciation Day sponsored by Team Spartan Corporate Partner the Virginia Lottery this Saturday against Howard University. Kickoff is 2 p.m. at Dick Price Stadium. The pre-game festivities will include a recognition of Hampton Roads secondary school city-wide teachers of the year from 2015-16. During breaks … Continue reading

China begins operating world’s largest radio telescope
Science / Technology

China begins operating world’s largest radio telescope

BEIJING (AP) — The world’s largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life Sunday in a project demonstrating China’s rising ambitions in space and its pursuit of international scientific prestige. Beijing has poured billions into such ambitious scientific projects as well as its military-backed space program, which saw … Continue reading