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NSU mandate orders all campus residence halls closed on May 1, empty by May 2

by Keona Frasier NSU’s Housing and Residence Life has ordered students to vacate all campus residential communities by the end of the semester, despite current residents having documented emergency circumstances. Students received a notice that the residence halls will be closing on May 1 and that they should have their belongs removed and be checked … Continue reading

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Coronavirus pushes students to online classes and the challenge to pay bills: an inside look at a Norfolk State graduating senior

by Skyler Sales The coronavirus has spread its plague in many ways, affecting everyone in its path. No matter what age or background, it has in some way affected us all. But, for people like me, it has been a hard struggle. Being not only a college student, but being a graduating senior during this … Continue reading

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Going online, self isolating, delaying graduation challenge Norfolk State seniors

by Sarah Campos As COVID-19 continues to make national history, Norfolk State University has encountered unprecedented times. Campus is closed off, and all classes have been switched to online. With students and teachers struggling to switch to virtual classes and attempting to keep normal educational standards, seniors have been hit the hardest. After years of … Continue reading

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Students navigate challenges of campus evacuations

by Kevin Alexander, Jr. With the recent COVID-19 pandemic taking the world by storm, numerous students are left clueless as to where they’ll eat or even lay their heads for the next few months. Due to this unforeseen pandemic crisis, many universities across the country, including Norfolk State University, have decided to conduct the remainder … Continue reading

Campus Life / Local / Theater & Dance

“The Amen Corner” captured audiences just before spring break

by Sarah Campos Norfolk State University is home to Virginia’s most nationally recognized collegiate theatre program. Also, America’s most nationally recognized HBCU Theatre program in the last five years, NSU has struck again with a stellar program. From March 5-8, 2020 NSU’s theatre company presented James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner. A three-act play, James Baldwin’s … Continue reading

Ways to utilize online activity during nation-wide call for social distancing
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Ways to utilize online activity during nation-wide call for social distancing

by Keona Frasier The COVID-19 pandemic released an unprecedented amount of economic and social setbacks for the nation, one of the most obvious being the call for self-quarantine. Students across the nation are feeling the effects of social distancing, as many institutions of higher education have suspended campus activity and require students to complete their … Continue reading

College students should take social distancing seriously
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College students should take social distancing seriously

by Halle Ellis Many ask, what is social distancing and why is it so important during this coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Social distancing is a public health measure that’s implemented during highly contagious outbreaks. It often involves health officials restricting large public gatherings, such as music festivals; closing certain buildings, such as schools and libraries; and … Continue reading

Campus Life / Local / Technology

NSU warns of heightened malicious digital activity, issues guidance

There are reports of malicious email messages asking for or offering help, malicious websites, one of which reporting to show a map of the virus’ spread, and malicious phone calls and texts, some spoofed as being from Dominion Power. Don’t fall for these spoofs. Sources for information on the virus should be via legitimate health … Continue reading

Norfolk State cancels events to mitigate community spread of COVID-19
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Norfolk State cancels events to mitigate community spread of COVID-19

Norfolk State University announced March 13 that the following events have been canceled, postponed or delayed as a precaution to help mitigate community spread of the Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. • SAT Testing — Saturday, March 14 • MEAC Brunch — Saturday, March 14 • Executive Council Meeting — Tuesday, March 17 • … Continue reading

Norfolk State extends spring break, goes online until April 6
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Norfolk State extends spring break, goes online until April 6

As Norfolk State University continues to monitor COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the health and safety of the university community remain the top priorities.  Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Norfolk State is taking the following actions. Spring Break Extended … 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

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Making it happen: Behind the scenes at Norfolk State’s Black History Month events

by Halle Ellis During the month of February, the Black History Month Committee comprised of various campus divisions, come together and lead the university in a series of free, open to the public premier events. These events celebrate and bring heightened awareness and understanding to African American and African diasporic cultures. Campus events include African … Continue reading

Dr. Justin Moses joins NSU senior leadership team
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Dr. Justin Moses joins NSU senior leadership team

by Stan Donaldson, Norfolk State University Communications and Marketing A former Virginia Commonwealth University administrator has joined Norfolk State University this month in a new senior leadership role. Dr. Justin Moses, a Michigan native, will serve as Vice President for Operations and Chief Strategist for Institutional Effectiveness. NSU President Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston announced in August … 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

Campus Life / Local

Norfolk State urges hurricane precautions for on-campus residents

The term “Shelter-In-Place” is used to refer to situations where it is safest to remain indoors rather than face uncertainty outside. When sheltering, seek safety by placing barriers between you and the danger. This could include walls, rooms without windows, locked doors, furniture, etc. Action Guidelines Before Read and follow all official Norfolk State University … Continue reading

Norfolk State names new police chief
Campus Life / Local / Virginia

Norfolk State names new police chief

After a national search, Norfolk State University administrators have selected Vincent M. Moore to serve as the new Chief of Police and Public Safety. Moore brings decades of leadership experience in federal law enforcement and the military. His expertise encompasses communications, crime prevention, counter-terrorism, crisis mitigation, disaster preparedness, emergency response, event security, hazardous materials, program … Continue reading