Governor Northam announces more than 300,000 Virginians now enrolled in expanded Medicaid program
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Governor Northam announces more than 300,000 Virginians now enrolled in expanded Medicaid program

~ Nearly two-thirds of new members report going without medical care in the year prior to receiving health coverage ~ ALEXANDRIA—Governor Ralph Northam announced Wednesday, July 31, that more than 300,000 Virginia adults are enrolled in health coverage and receiving medical services since the Commonwealth expanded its Medicaid program. Governor Northam made the announcement at … Continue reading

Norfolk State mourns the passing of Dr. Harrison B. Wilson
Education / Local / Opinion & Editorial / Virginia

Norfolk State mourns the passing of Dr. Harrison B. Wilson

July 29, 2019 Dear Members of the Norfolk State University Community, The Spartan family mourns the loss of one of its stalwart champions. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of former Norfolk State University President, Dr. Harrison Benjamin Wilson, who led our fine institution from 1975-1997. Dr. Wilson died on July 28 … Continue reading

Education / Virginia

Virginia announces approval of new teacher education degrees and programs statewide

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam announced Monday, June 24, that the state policy boards for elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education have approved 53 new teacher preparation programs and 25 new degrees that will allow graduates to become teachers after earning four-year degrees in education. “We must remain focused on meeting the growing needs of our public education … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

Norfolk and Virginia officials issue statement about Virginia Beach

Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander’s statement on the Virginia Beach tragedy. “Today’s heartbreaking tragedy has spread grief throughout the region. We have lost loved ones, family, friends, colleagues, and souls committed to excellence in public service, and there are many whose lives will be forever changed by this event. “In the moments to come as … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education / Featured / Politics / Virginia

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

Hampton Roads college teams named as semifinalists for American Evolution Innovators Cup
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Hampton Roads college teams named as semifinalists for American Evolution Innovators Cup

Unique competition challenges undergraduate students from across Virginia to develop innovative solutions addressing issues facing the Commonwealth and the nation Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution recently announced that teams from 4 colleges in the Hampton Roads area have been selected as semifinalists for the American Evolution Innovators Cup. Participants will compete for cash prizes totaling … Continue reading

Warner, colleagues reintroduce legislation to combat on-campus sexual assault
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Warner, colleagues reintroduce legislation to combat on-campus sexual assault

Bipartisan legislation would protect students and strengthen transparency at colleges and universities   Tuesday, April 2 — Today U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) joined Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and a bipartisan coalition of Senators in reintroducing legislation to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses. The Campus Accountability and Safety … Continue reading

Politics / Virginia

Northam signs Virginia African American Advisory Board legislation

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam has signed House Bill 2767, sponsored by Delegate Lamont Bagby, creating the Virginia African American Advisory Board. The board will be composed of 21 non-legislative citizen members appointed by the Governor, and at least 15 of the members must be African American. The Secretaries of the Commonwealth, Commerce and Trade, Education, Health … Continue reading

Business / Health / Local / Science / Virginia

Governor signs coal ash clean up legislation

~ Newly-approved bills will protect water quality by removing over 27 million cubic yards of coal ash from unlined ponds in Chesapeake Bay Watershed ~ RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation to clean up more than 27 million cubic yards of coal ash from unlined ponds in Virginia, after a historic bipartisan agreement that was … Continue reading

Campus Life / Local / Virginia

State-wide tornado drill on Tuesday, March 19, includes Norfolk State

On Tuesday, March 19, Norfolk State University will participate in the State-wide Tornado Drill beginning at 9:45 a.m. and lasting to approximately 9:55 a.m. In preparation for the drill, the following actions should be taken in the event of a tornado or extremely high winds. Please share. On Campus – Shelter In Place Shelter immediately in … Continue reading

Business / Education / National / Technology / Virginia

Warner, Wyden, Rubio introduce legislation to empower students as consumers and showcase new privacy-protecting technology

~ Updated legislation allows students and families to make informed decisions about how to spend their higher education dollars while protecting student privacy ~ WASHINGTON – With the cost of college at an all-time high, U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced updated legislation on Thursday, Nov. 29, to provide critical information to help … Continue reading

AP All-America Watch: Va Tech LB Edmunds and Heisman winner
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AP All-America Watch: Va Tech LB Edmunds and Heisman winner

The Associated Press has been honoring college football’s best with an All-America team since 1925. This season, the AP released its first preseason All-America team and its first midseason team. The full three-team All-America selections are unveiled in December. The 10th installment of the weekly All-America watch features a linebacker from Virginia Tech, Louisville’s forgotten … Continue reading

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

Uncategorized / Virginia

Judge tosses 2 charges against prominent white nationalist

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge has dismissed two of the three felony counts against a prominent white nationalist charged after a torch-lit rally at the University of Virginia. Christopher Cantwell of Keene, New Hampshire, is accused of pepper-spraying a counterprotester during an Aug. 11 Charlottesville protest, a day before the much larger white … Continue reading

Garth Brooks wins entertainer of the year at CMA Awards
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Garth Brooks wins entertainer of the year at CMA Awards

Garth Brooks continued his winning streak as entertainer of the year at the 2017 Country Music Association Awards, beating out Luke Bryan and Keith Urban. Brooks, who has won the top prize six times, also beat Chris Stapleton and Eric Church on Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. “We’re a family,” he said … Continue reading