Board of Visitors holds line on tuition costs, sets budget
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Board of Visitors holds line on tuition costs, sets budget

The Norfolk State University Board of Visitors held its final board meeting of the 2018-2019 academic year on Friday, May 3, and voted on several actions that included the University’s operating budget, tuition for 2019-20, a new faculty senate representative and the approval of candidates for promotion and tenure. The board voted to keep tuition … Continue reading

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New study: Wells Fargo, other banks, charge outsized fees to college students despite federal rules

Students at colleges compensated by banks face dubious debit card fees Attending college can be one of the most expensive endeavors Americans face. According to U.S. PIRG Education Fund’s new report, Debit Cards on Campus: Putting Student Financial Well-Being At Risk, many banks are adding to that expense by partnering with schools to offer and … 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

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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

Lawyer: Ex-student charged in body fluids case isn’t racist
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Lawyer: Ex-student charged in body fluids case isn’t racist

  HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The lawyer for a former Connecticut college student accused of smearing body fluids on her roommate’s belongings said Tuesday that he doesn’t expect authorities to file hate crime charges. Attorney Tom Stevens’ comments came after former University of Hartford student Brianna Brochu appeared before a state judge in Hartford. The … Continue reading

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NSU shines at VACUHO RA Conference

Twelve Spartan Resident Assistants, along with two NSU employee advisors, recently attended the Virginia Association of College and University Housing Officers (VACUHO) Resident Assistant Conference. Hosted by the University of Mary Washington November 3-4, the NSU delegation represented Sparta with pride, professionalism, and sheer excellence. Twenty-four colleges and universities attended the annual event, with students … Continue reading

Talks begin to rewrite rules protecting students from fraud
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Talks begin to rewrite rules protecting students from fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Department officials opened formal negotiations on Monday to rewrite federal rules meant to protect students from fraud by colleges and universities. The talks with university representative and student advocates are taking place as the department faces criticism for delaying consideration of tens of thousands of loan forgiveness claims from students who … Continue reading

Study: Most student loan fraud claims involve for-profits
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Study: Most student loan fraud claims involve for-profits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students who attended for-profit colleges filed more than 98 percent of the requests for student loan forgiveness alleging fraud by their schools, according to an analysis of Education Department data published Thursday. The study by The Century Foundation represents the most thorough analysis to date of the nearly 100,000 loan forgiveness claims known as … 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