Advocacy group includes inmates in efforts  to achieve criminal-justice reform
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Advocacy group includes inmates in efforts to achieve criminal-justice reform

The United States has the largest reported inmate population in the world, with more than 2 million men and women serving time in state and federal prisons and in local jails. Millions more are on probation or parole. And yet few organizations advocate on their behalf. And fewer still actually work with those in the … 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

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Council: UVA board’s closed meeting may have violated law

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — State officials say the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors might have violated the Freedom of Information Act when it held a closed-door meeting to discuss a new investment fund. News outlets report that the state’s Freedom of Information Advisory Council issued an opinion Friday, Aug. 12,  saying the board may … Continue reading

Governor McAuliffe announces Affordable Pathways Grants to help students succeed
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Governor McAuliffe announces Affordable Pathways Grants to help students succeed

RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe announced a new grant program today that will provide Virginia students with a clearer path to a higher education. The Affordable Pathways grants (up to $140,000 each) will be awarded to as many as four public two- and four-year institutions of higher education. Grant recipients must have a partnership with a … Continue reading

Virginia students continue to improve in reading, math and science on 2015-2016 SOLs
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Virginia students continue to improve in reading, math and science on 2015-2016 SOLs

RICHMOND, Va. — The percentage of students achieving at the proficient or advanced level on Standards of Learning assessments in reading, mathematics and science increased by one-point statewide during 2015-2016, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) reported today. Eighty percent of students achieved proficient or advanced scores in reading, and the same percentage passed tests … 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

Kaine brings steady hand, confidence to Clinton ticket
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Kaine brings steady hand, confidence to Clinton ticket

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nerdy? Sure. Boring? Never. Hillary Clinton’s running mate, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, has been described by critics as a snoozer of a choice who could fail to inspire the more liberal wing of the Democratic Party, blue collar workers and others. But friends and former staff say the caricature … Continue reading