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

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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

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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
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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

Norfolk State issues 2019 Hurricane Season directives, guidance
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Norfolk State issues 2019 Hurricane Season directives, guidance

The 2019 Hurricane Season is Saturday, June 1–Saturday, November 30. Here are some tips to get prepared if the storm hits our area: In your office at Norfolk State: All NSU faculty and staff are responsible for protecting office equipment, i.e., computers, printers, televisions, video equipment, copiers, etc. within their offices and common areas. Raise … Continue reading

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Tom Joyner Foundation launches new podcast – HBCUbiquity – featuring interviews, discussions and analysis about HBCUs

The Tom Joyner Foundation announced on May 7 the launch of HBCUbiquity, a new hour-long podcast featuring interviews, discussion and analysis about historically black colleges and university, hosted by Thomas Joyner, Jr., president and CEO of the 22-year-old Foundation. The podcast, available weekly on the reVolver Podcast Network and downloadable on all platforms (e.g. iTunes, … Continue reading

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Two Norfolk State students to participate in 2019 Governor’s Fellows Program

Governor Ralph Northam announced the 2019 Governor’s Fellows Program participants on Friday, May 10. First created by former Governor Chuck Robb in 1982, the program offers rising college seniors, graduating seniors, and graduate students an opportunity to gain valuable, firsthand experience working under Cabinet secretaries and alongside staff in the Office of the Governor. “Every … Continue reading

Partners responds to NSU tuition freeze decision
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Partners responds to NSU tuition freeze decision

On Friday, May 3, Partners for College Affordability and Public Trust released the following statement in response to the decision by the Norfolk State University Board of Visitors to approve a budget that freezes tuition and mandatory E&G fees for all undergraduate students.  This decision follows action by state lawmakers to allocate an additional $52.5 … Continue reading

Board of Visitors holds line on tuition costs, sets budget
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Board of Visitors holds line on tuition costs, sets budget

The Norfolk State University Board of Visitors held its final board meeting of the 2018-2019 academic year on Friday, May 3, and voted on several actions that included the University’s operating budget, tuition for 2019-20, a new faculty senate representative and the approval of candidates for promotion and tenure. The board voted to keep tuition … Continue reading

Norfolk State cautions campus community about measles
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Norfolk State cautions campus community about measles

We currently have the highest number of measles cases in the U.S. since endemic measles was eliminated in 2000. Here’s what the NSU campus needs to know: Norfolk State University complies with Virginia Code 23-7.5, which requires all full-time students to provide documentation of health history and immunizations. Prior to enrollment, students are required to … Continue reading

Norfolk State provides police liaison for SITW and offers safety tips
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Norfolk State provides police liaison for SITW and offers safety tips

The NSU Police Department realizes that many students may choose to participate in the annual College Beach Weekend. While we know that you are there to have fun, we encourage you to celebrate safely and to respect the Virginia Beach Resort Area. As a result, the Department is providing the following safety tips information and … Continue reading