Young filmmakers thank the academy at Student Academy Awards
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Young filmmakers thank the academy at Student Academy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Seventeen young filmmakers from around the world gathered in Beverly Hills, California, to utter the six magic words they’ve been practicing all their lives: “I’d like to thank the academy.” The film academy presented its 43rd annual Student Academy Awards Thursday night, recognizing narrative, documentary, animated and alternative productions by … Continue reading

Hokies look to stay focused with East Carolina visiting
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Hokies look to stay focused with East Carolina visiting

The trick now for Virginia Tech is not believing the hype. Fresh off a 49-0 victory against Boston College that matched their largest victory margin in an Atlantic Coast Conference game, the Hokies welcome East Carolina this weekend. The Pirates (2-1) figure to be especially motivated after a 20-15 loss to South Carolina in which … Continue reading

Moore invested as sixth president of Norfolk State
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Moore invested as sixth president of Norfolk State

by Omar Ross, news editor On Friday, Sept. 16, Eddie N. Moore, Jr. was invested as the sixth president of Norfolk State University. The Board of Visitors appointed Eddie N. Moore, Jr. as President and CEO of Norfolk State University on December 11, 2015. The Investiture Ceremony is to inaugurate Eddie N. Moore, Jr. as the … Continue reading

UN refugee agency puts focus on educating kids fleeing war
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UN refugee agency puts focus on educating kids fleeing war

GENEVA (AP) — Food, water and shelter are obvious basic needs for people fleeing war. But with refugees now spending roughly 20 years in exile on average, the U.N. refugee agency is calling on the world to do more to ensure refugee children have access to education as a fundamental right. Over 3.7 million school-age … Continue reading

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Virginia launches online portal to help ITT Tech students

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has created a new online portal to help students impacted by the closure of the for-profit college chain ITT Technical Institute. The website includes information about where students can seek loan forgiveness or continue their education at another institution. ITT shuttered all 130 of its U.S. campuses earlier this month, … Continue reading

Roland Martin extols virtues of HBCUs at Founders Day breakfast
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Roland Martin extols virtues of HBCUs at Founders Day breakfast

by Tiana K. Allen, editor in chief On Sept. 14, host and managing editor of TV One’s News One Now Roland S. Martin spoke as the keynote speaker at Norfolk State’s 2016 Founders Day breakfast. During the breakfast, he touched on the subjects of the importance of HBCUs, black unity and alumni giving back to … Continue reading

University research lab helping runners 1 step at a time
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University research lab helping runners 1 step at a time

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Some footwear stores videotape a jogger’s gait on a treadmill to help determine the kind of running shoe that would be the best fit. The University of Michigan is taking that practice a few steps beyond. The School of Kinesiology’s Michigan Performance Research Laboratory attaches motion-capture sensors to runners’ legs … Continue reading

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School officials, EPA trade blame on school mercury response

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas officials insist they followed federal guidance when they quarantined more than a thousand middle school students overnight over the discovery of several drops of mercury, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that no such standards exist. EPA workers help during spills of the neurotoxin, a fairly frequent … Continue reading

Tim Kaine kicks off fight for battleground state of Virginia in Hampton Roads
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Tim Kaine kicks off fight for battleground state of Virginia in Hampton Roads

  by Malik Glaspie, Managing Editor The Clinton-Kaine campaign has made its way to Norfolk were they held a public event today to discuss key matters on their agenda. The event was hosted by Old Dominion University on the lawns of the Rollins Hall facility. A crowd of people from all over the Hampton Roads … Continue reading

Authorities seeking student remains find ‘items of interest’
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Authorities seeking student remains find ‘items of interest’

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Items found by authorities digging for the remains of a California college student who vanished 20 years ago are being examined to see whether they’re related to her disappearance, it was announced Thursday. Investigators aren’t revealing what they found this week at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, … Continue reading