ACT scores show many grads not ready for college-level work
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ACT scores show many grads not ready for college-level work

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest scores from the ACT college entrance exam suggest many of this year’s high school graduates aren’t ready for college-level course work. In its annual score report released Wednesday, the testing company said only 38 percent of graduating seniors who took the exam hit the college-prepared benchmark in at least three … Continue reading

Show your Spartan pride on College Colors Day, Friday, Sept. 2
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Show your Spartan pride on College Colors Day, Friday, Sept. 2

Norfolk State University is proud to participate in National College Colors Day 2016 to be held Friday, September 2. As part of the celebration, NSU President and CEO Eddie N. Moore Jr. has issued a College Colors Day Presidential Proclamation. College Colors Day, which coincides with both “back to campus” and the kick-off of intercollegiate … Continue reading

Militants attack American University in Afghanistan, 1 dead
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Militants attack American University in Afghanistan, 1 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants attacked the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one person and wounding another 18, officials said. AP photographer Massoud Hossaini was in a classroom with 15 students when he heard an explosion on the southern flank of the campus. “I went to the window to see what … Continue reading

Former Spartans Daniels, Neal selected for NASCAR Crew Member Development Program
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Former Spartans Daniels, Neal selected for NASCAR Crew Member Development Program

NORFOLK, Va. – Former Norfolk State University basketball player Brehanna Daniels and football player Lamar Neal are among nine former college student-athletes selected to participate in the NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D) Crew Member Development Program, NASCAR and Rev Racing announced. The new class of participants received invitations to train with Rev Racing following standout … Continue reading

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Gov. McAuliffe announces $1 million in cybersecurity scholarships

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday, Aug. 10, that applications are now being accepted for a $1 million state scholarship fund for students studying cybersecurity. The Virginia Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program will award $20,000 a year to eligible Virginia students who are studying how to safeguard computer networks, data and electronic resources. In return, … Continue reading

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Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs selected by President Moore

NSU President and CEO Eddie N. Moore Jr. has selected Dr. Stacey Franklin Jones to serve as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective Wednesday, Aug. 10. Dr. Jones, an engineering and computer scientist, has a broad higher education leadership background and has raised more than $50 million in federal, state, private and corporate support … Continue reading

Gov. McAuliffe announces BOV appointments
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Gov. McAuliffe announces BOV appointments

Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced his appointments to the Boards of Visitors at Virginia’s colleges and universities, the State Council for Higher Education for Virginia and the State Board for Community Colleges. “Virginia’s economic future runs through our colleges and universities, and the leaders I appointed to boards of visitors this year understand the imperative … Continue reading

WNSB Hot 91 receives CPB community service grant
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WNSB Hot 91 receives CPB community service grant

Norfolk State University’s radio station, WNSB 91.1 FM (Hot 91), was awarded a Corporation for Public Broadcasting Community Service Grant for $81,235 effective through September 30, 2017. WNSB, a part of the public broadcast system, has aired quality programs and music for more than 36 years. The station has also served as a training ground … Continue reading

NSU president stands with HBCU presidents in Call for Peace and Unity
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NSU president stands with HBCU presidents in Call for Peace and Unity

NSU President and CEO Eddie N. Moore Jr. has signed a joint letter from presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) calling for peace and unity following the tragic events in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas as well as expressing their sympathy for the victims, their families and their communities. The letter, which highlights the … Continue reading

Norfolk State’s UAV Ranks 29th out of 43
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Norfolk State’s UAV Ranks 29th out of 43

by Tiana Allen A big congratulations is owed to the Norfolk State University drone team who has ranked 29th out of 43 teams for 2016’s International Drone Competition. NSU was the only HBCU to participate in the competition and participated only as an observer this year; however, after submitting all required data, they still managed … Continue reading

Virginia Tech to install indoor emergency phones
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Virginia Tech to install indoor emergency phones

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech is installing indoor emergency phones in buildings around campus. The university announced Tuesday that 145 small blue call boxes that connect users to emergency dispatchers at the press of a button are being installed in central building locations this summer. The phones are being installed in academic and administrative … Continue reading

The Latest: Obama going to Orlando to pay respect to victims
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The Latest: Obama going to Orlando to pay respect to victims

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly shooting at a nightclub in Orlando. (all times local): 9:00 p.m. The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to Orlando on Thursday, June 16, 2016 to pay respects to the victims of Sunday’s nightclub shooting and to stand in solidarity with the community. The … Continue reading

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Virginia Tech fraternity banned from campus for 10 years

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech’s first black Greek organization has been banned from campus for 10 years after a pledge says he was blindfolded and beaten over several days earlier this year. The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/22XKHqS ) reports that the school’s Theta Iota chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity was barred for abusive … Continue reading