Sierra Jenkins, beyond the walls of journalism
Featured / Local / National / Opinion & Editorial / U.S. News / Virginia

Sierra Jenkins, beyond the walls of journalism

NORFOLK, VA — To know Sierra Jenkins was to know that while she was graceful, she was also not afraid to stand up for herself and others. Jenkins, a reporter for The Virginian-Pilot, was one of three lives claimed by Chicho’s Pizza Backstage shooting in downtown Norfolk on March 19. She was 25 years old.  … Continue reading

Sonja Stills, trailblazer in the making
Featured / Local / MEAC / Sports / Virginia

Sonja Stills, trailblazer in the making

NORFOLK, VA — Sonja Stills made history as the first female commissioner of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Division I. Before working for the conference, Stills received her bachelor’s degree in human services counseling from Old Dominion University and her master’s degree in counseling from Hampton University. She … Continue reading

Faculty strike uncovers financial missteps at Howard University
Education / Featured / Politics / Virginia

Faculty strike uncovers financial missteps at Howard University

WASHINGTON, DC — Howard University made headlines once again as teaching staff and adjunct faculty threatened to walk off of the job on the grounds of inadequate pay and other unfair labor practices. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 500 represents over 150 non-tenure-track professors and 200 adjunct faculty. They are “among the lowest-paid … Continue reading

Governor Northam unveils statewide COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration system
Health / Virginia

Governor Northam unveils statewide COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration system

Virginians can use vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA to pre-register for the vaccine and get clear, updated information Governor Ralph Northam invited Virginians today, Feb. 18, to pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine online at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA. The Commonwealth’s new, centralized system allows individuals to easily pre-register for the free vaccine, confirm that they … Continue reading

Sen. Kaine speaks to Norfolk State students about COVID-19, the pandemic, and health disparities facing people of color
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Sen. Kaine speaks to Norfolk State students about COVID-19, the pandemic, and health disparities facing people of color

A link to the entire Zoom event is provided at the end of this article. by Siera Jones United States Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) addressed the Norfolk State University community Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 17, during a virtual informational session titled “The Black Family and Healthcare.” The event was hosted by the Center for African American … Continue reading

Education / Virginia

Norfolk State to receive $105 thousand as part of equity grant to Virginia

~ Funding will support ongoing efforts across the Commonwealth to improve postsecondary success for students of color ~ RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam announced today, Feb. 9, that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) was awarded a grant of $725,000 from Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation to support efforts to advance equitable post-secondary outcomes across the … Continue reading

Virginia enacts first-in-the-nation permanent COVID-19 workplace safety and health standards amid pandemic
Health / Virginia

Virginia enacts first-in-the-nation permanent COVID-19 workplace safety and health standards amid pandemic

~ Governor Northam approves standard recently adopted by Safety and Health Codes Board, rules are effective beginning today ~ RICHMOND—Virginia’s permanent COVID-19 workplace safety and health rules take effect today, Wednesday, Jan. 27, after Governor Northam approved the standard adopted by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Safety and Health Codes Board last week. … Continue reading

Business / Campus Life / Education / National / Virginia

Norfolk State receives $40 million donation from MacKenzie Scott

Norfolk State University receives the largest single-donor gift in its 85-year history!  President Javaune Adams-Gaston is proud to accept this 40-million-dollar donation from MacKenzie Scott on behalf of the University and notes that this tremendous donation advances the mission of NSU in support of access, student achievement, and academic excellence. The President stated, “We are … Continue reading

Books / Education / Virginia

2021 Va. Festival of the Book to take place virtually in March

November 19, 2020—Charlottesville, Va.—A program of Virginia Humanities, the Virginia Festival of the Book announced plans for the 27th annual Festival, which will take place virtually, March 13-26, 2021. In response to COVID-19, the 2021 Festival will take place over an elongated period of time—two weeks—and will continue its commitment to connecting people and ideas … Continue reading

Governor Northam signs sweeping new laws to reform policing in Virginia
Politics / Virginia

Governor Northam signs sweeping new laws to reform policing in Virginia

~ Measures ban no-knock warrants, strengthen officer decertification process, limit the use of neck restraints ~ Governor Ralph Northam announced Wednesday, Oct. 28, thahe has signed new laws that will significantly advance police and criminal justice reform in Virginia. Governor Northam has been working closely with legislators on these measures since early summer, when the … Continue reading

Sen. Mark Warner and Dr. Gade discuss racial justice at the Senatorial Debate hosted by Norfolk State University
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Sen. Mark Warner and Dr. Gade discuss racial justice at the Senatorial Debate hosted by Norfolk State University

by Maya Dawson, editor in chief Norfolk, VA-Norfolk State University had the honor to host the second Senatorial Debate between Senator Mark Warner and his competitor Dr. Daniel Gade. It was the first time that Norfolk State has hosted a U.S. Senate debate in its 85 year history. The debate was held at L. Douglas … Continue reading