Show your Spartan pride on College Colors Day, Friday, Sept. 2
Campus Life / Local / Virginia

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

Former Spartans Daniels, Neal selected for NASCAR Crew Member Development Program
Business / Campus Life / Local / Sports

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

Business / Campus Life / Education / Local / Science / Technology / Virginia

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

Business / Campus Life / Education / Local / Science / Technology / Virginia

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
Business / Campus Life / Education / Local / Virginia

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
Business / Campus Life / Education / Local / Music / Technology / Virginia

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

Norfolk State’s UAV Ranks 29th out of 43
Campus Life / Education / Local / National / Science / Technology

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
Campus Life / Local / Virginia

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

Sheriff: Inmate dies at Richmond jail
Health / Local / Virginia

Sheriff: Inmate dies at Richmond jail

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at Richmond’s jail. Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. announced in a statement that an inmate, identified as Rashad Dandridge, was fond unresponsive at the Richmond City Justice Center Tuesday. The sheriff says the medical department treated Dandridge, but he was pronounced dead. The sheriff’s … Continue reading

Featured / Local / MEAC / Spartan Men / Spartan Women / Sports

Norfolk State vacates 97 wins, placed on probation by NCAA

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Norfolk State’s athletic department will vacate 97 victories and three conference championships and spend two years on probation after an NCAA investigation that found the school allowed 48 ineligible student-athletes to compete over a period of four academic years. The school and the NCAA’s Division I Committee on Infractions announced the … Continue reading

Malaria-proof mosquito? Tool promising but needs more study
Health / International News / Local / National / U.S. News / Virginia

Malaria-proof mosquito? Tool promising but needs more study

WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful new technology holds the promise of rapidly altering genes to make malaria-proof mosquitoes, eliminate their Zika-carrying cousins or wipe out an invasive species. It’s like hijacking evolution, a way to spread genetic change through insects, animals or plants faster than nature can, but a report Wednesday says these “gene drives” … Continue reading