BOV names Vice Rector Stith interim president (video included)
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BOV names Vice Rector Stith interim president (video included)

The Norfolk State University Board of Visitors Friday, November 10, appointed Vice Rector Dr. Melvin T. Stith to serve as the university’s interim president while the Board delineates a plan to conduct a national search for a new president. Stith, 71, is a 1968 NSU alumnus and a longtime supporter of the university. He was … Continue reading

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Brown Hall lives on, BOV names new building

The Norfolk State University Board of Visitors issued a resolution to officially name the University’s newest building G.W.C. Brown Memorial Hall in honor of one of the University’s founders. The board took the action at its November 10 meeting. The original G.W.C. Brown Memorial Hall, formerly known as Tidewater Hall, was demolished to make way … Continue reading

Police nationwide work on tactics for far-right rallies
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Police nationwide work on tactics for far-right rallies

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Snipers perched on rooftops. Police helicopters and drones hovered overhead. Officers in riot gear lined the streets. White nationalists and counterprotesters screamed at each other from fenced-off pens, but the tactics employed by law enforcement at the “White Lives Matter” rally last month in Tennessee might have prevented the kind of … Continue reading

NSU “Spardi Gras” homecoming is Oct. 22-29
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NSU “Spardi Gras” homecoming is Oct. 22-29

Norfolk State University is celebrating its 82nd homecoming Oct. 22-25. The week kicked off Sunday, Oct. 22, with the sold out encore tribute to Luther Vandross in the L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center. This year’s Spardi Gras homecoming theme merges Spartan spirit with the fun of Mardi Gras. Events include a concert featuring Jacquees … Continue reading

Apply now for spring staff positions!
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Apply now for spring staff positions!

Attention all writers, photographers, and graphic designers…we need you! The Spartan Echo is accepting applications now for all editor positions. Student editors will serve during the spring 2018 semester and may receive a performance grant for their service. Amounts vary by position and funding availability. And be forewarned: work will be necessary during the winter break to adhere … Continue reading

Maryland man indicted for hate crime in student’s slaying
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Maryland man indicted for hate crime in student’s slaying

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A white man was indicted Tuesday on a hate crime charge for allegedly stabbing a black college student to death “because of his race,” a Maryland prosecutor said. Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks announced the grand jury indictment against Sean Urbanski at a news conference in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. … Continue reading

Boseman, Hudlin team up to portray a young Thurgood Marshall
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Boseman, Hudlin team up to portray a young Thurgood Marshall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chadwick Boseman knows a little about portraying icons: his acting resume includes Jackie Robinson, James Brown and comic book’s first black superhero, the Black Panther.   But even Boseman was wary after director Reginald Hudlin approached him about portraying the younger days of the future Supreme Court justice in “Marshall.” There were … Continue reading

University of Cincinnati to allow white nationalist to speak
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University of Cincinnati to allow white nationalist to speak

CLEVELAND (AP) — The University of Cincinnati says it will allow white nationalist leader Richard Spencer to speak on campus, while Ohio State University says it can’t accommodate a rental request for a Nov. 15 speech but is considering alternatives. UC president Neville Pinto said in an email that the university is finalizing details of … Continue reading