Black Harvard students holding a graduation of their own
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Black Harvard students holding a graduation of their own

BOSTON (AP) — Black students at Harvard University are organizing a graduation ceremony of their own this year to recognize the achievements of black students and faculty members some say have been overlooked. More than 700 students and guests are registered to attend Harvard’s first Black Commencement, which will take place two days before the … 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

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

College giving degrees to 6 family members, 5 posthumously
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College giving degrees to 6 family members, 5 posthumously

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston college is presenting honorary bachelor’s degrees to six members of a New Hampshire family, five of them posthumously. Wentworth Institute of Technology said the members of the Downing family graduated with two-year degrees between 1914 and 1965. The surviving Wentworth graduate from the family is 72-year-old Jonathan Downing, from the … Continue reading

Famous Zuzu African Acrobats perform at Norfolk State April 19
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Famous Zuzu African Acrobats perform at Norfolk State April 19

The Zuzu African Acrobats, an acrobatic troupe originally from Kenya, will be performing at Norfolk State University on April 19 at 7 p.m. in room 149 of the Student Center. This is a free event. The acrobats have performed throughout America since 1999 and have been featured on “America’s Got Talent” as well as other … Continue reading

Senator Warner discusses bipartisan proposals, President Trump and the Russians
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Senator Warner discusses bipartisan proposals, President Trump and the Russians

by Malik Glaspie & Omar Ross On Monday, April 3, the Spartan Echo spoke with Senator Warner (D-VA) via telephone conference to discuss issues in education as well as foreign relations. Sen. Warner was elected to the U.S. Senate by Virginia voters in Nov. 2008 and re-elected to a second term in 2014. The Senator … Continue reading