PBS NewsHour White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor to speak at NSU 2019 Spring Commencement
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PBS NewsHour White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor to speak at NSU 2019 Spring Commencement

Journalist Yamiche Alcindor, currently a White House Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, will deliver the keynote address at Norfolk State University’s 2019 Spring Commencement Ceremony at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, at William “Dick” Price Stadium on campus where nearly 500 students are expected to earn their undergraduate or advanced degrees. Alcindor, covers the … Continue reading

Business / Education / National

Generation Z feels far less prepared to enter workforce than previous generations

Ellucian, a provider of software and services built to power higher education, published findings of its survey “Credential Clout: How Higher Ed Can Prepare for an Evolving Job Market.” The survey, conducted in the U.S. by Wakefield Research, queried 500 students currently enrolled in a college or credential program aged 18-45, and 500 recruiters and … Continue reading

Study: Struggling college students get a hand to graduate
Campus Life / Education

Study: Struggling college students get a hand to graduate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting through college isn’t easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A new tool involving big data can help those at risk. Researchers at Georgia State University spent four years analyzing students’ grades, test scores and other information in order to identify … Continue reading

Business / Celebrities / Education / Local / National / Opinion & Editorial / Politics / Virginia

Michelle Obama: The case for college

An editorial by Michelle Obama As you check out The FADER, [ http://www.thefader.com/2016/09/30/michelle-obama-the-case-for-college-essay ] reading the stories and looking at photographs of the latest trendsetters, you might be inspired to dream about a career in music or entertainment yourself. And as you learn about people who’ve been successful in these industries, you might notice that … Continue reading

Virginia on-time high school graduation rate tops 91 percent
Education / Virginia

Virginia on-time high school graduation rate tops 91 percent

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday, Sept. 29, that over nine out of ten students who entered the ninth grade in 2012 earned a diploma within four years, and more than half graduated from high school with the Commonwealth’s most rigorous diploma, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) reported today. Of the 95,130 students … Continue reading

Education / International News

New Research Shows International Experience In Higher Ed Is Important For Career Success, But Many Students Recognize it Too Late

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 26, 2016–New global research commissioned by Kaplan, one of the world’s largest and most diverse education providers, and conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) shows that international experience in higher education is an important factor improving the chances of finding a job and succeeding in an increasingly global workforce. The research, … Continue reading

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Former NSU student-athlete Kyle O’Quinn to receive degree at spring commencement

Former Norfolk State University basketball standout Kyle O’Quinn, now of the NBA’s New York Knicks, will be among the university’s more than 600 students expected to graduate on May 7 at the Norfolk Scope. O’Quinn, 26, will return to the Scope to walk across the stage and receive his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies. As … Continue reading

Thurgood Marshall College Fund GAP Scholarship available to graduating seniors
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Thurgood Marshall College Fund GAP Scholarship available to graduating seniors

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund has set aside $500,000 for the Class of 2015 to help graduate any senior who has a remaining balance that will prevent him/her from graduating this fall semester. To be eligible, applicants must: ·         Be a graduating college Senior ·         Attend one of the TMCF’s 47 member-schools, such as Norfolk State University … Continue reading

National / Opinion & Editorial / Politics

Young African American men more likely to be imprisoned than employed

by T’ney Stallings The United States has the highest rate of incarcerated juveniles verses other nations. According to the U.S. Dept. of Justice, about 70,000 juvenile criminal offenders live in detention facilities and about 68 percent are racial minorities. For every 100,000 African American juveniles in the United States, 521 are in a residential facility, compared … Continue reading