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

NSU president stands with HBCU presidents in Call for Peace and Unity
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NSU president stands with HBCU presidents in Call for Peace and Unity

NSU President and CEO Eddie N. Moore Jr. has signed a joint letter from presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) calling for peace and unity following the tragic events in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas as well as expressing their sympathy for the victims, their families and their communities. The letter, which highlights the … Continue reading

Norfolk State’s UAV Ranks 29th out of 43
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Norfolk State’s UAV Ranks 29th out of 43

by Tiana Allen A big congratulations is owed to the Norfolk State University drone team who has ranked 29th out of 43 teams for 2016’s International Drone Competition. NSU was the only HBCU to participate in the competition and participated only as an observer this year; however, after submitting all required data, they still managed … Continue reading

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Norfolk State vacates 97 wins, placed on probation by NCAA

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Norfolk State’s athletic department will vacate 97 victories and three conference championships and spend two years on probation after an NCAA investigation that found the school allowed 48 ineligible student-athletes to compete over a period of four academic years. The school and the NCAA’s Division I Committee on Infractions announced the … Continue reading

Enrollment projections trending upward at Norfolk State University
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Enrollment projections trending upward at Norfolk State University

Prospective students have shown increased interest in a Norfolk State University education as preliminary estimates from the university’s Office of Enrollment Management show that NSU has received more than 6,200 applications from first-time freshman and nearly 1,000 applications from transfer students for the 201617 academic year. The university projects to enroll more than 1,500 freshmen … Continue reading

NSU Theatre named as Best Fine Arts Program finalist in Sixth Annual HBCU Awards Ceremony
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NSU Theatre named as Best Fine Arts Program finalist in Sixth Annual HBCU Awards Ceremony

The Sixth Annual HBCU Awards Ceremony will be held on July 15, 2016 at the University of the District of Columbia. Finalists were selected from more than 600 submissions from colleges and individuals around the country, based upon media exposure and impact on institutional progress made during the 2015-16 academic year. Winners will be selected by … Continue reading

Spartan Echo named as Best Student Newspaper finalist in Sixth Annual HBCU Awards Ceremony
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Spartan Echo named as Best Student Newspaper finalist in Sixth Annual HBCU Awards Ceremony

The Sixth Annual HBCU Awards Ceremony will be held on July 15, 2016 at the University of the District of Columbia. Finalists were selected from more than 600 submissions from colleges and individuals around the country, based upon media exposure and impact on institutional progress made during the 2015-16 academic year. Winners will be selected by … Continue reading

Admissions hosts “Round Up” for prospective students, waives application fee for participants
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Admissions hosts “Round Up” for prospective students, waives application fee for participants

The Office of Admissions will host “Round Up” for prospective students.  If you are interested in attending college for the first time or would like to transfer from another college, please plan to attend one of our sessions. Prospective students will be able to fill out the admissions application with the $45 application fee waived … Continue reading

Gov. McAuliffe announces new state-wide higher ed spending at Norfolk State
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Gov. McAuliffe announces new state-wide higher ed spending at Norfolk State

In a speech before faculty and staff gathered in the rotunda of Norfolk State University’s library on Wednesday morning, May 11, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced record-setting spending initiatives for higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. “While other states are cutting, we’re investing in education,” McAuliffe told the crowd. “We were able to secure more than a … Continue reading

Thank you 24,000+ visitors!
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Thank you 24,000+ visitors!

The Spartan Echo website had 24,242 visitors this semester, January through April, and published 1,332 stories which had 31,093 views.  Essentially, this means Spartan Echo’s 24-thousand-plus visitors came into the site to read a specific story.  That’s probably because Spartan Echo content is shared on Twitter and Facebook and draws readers into the website as … 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

NSU receives $150,000 UNCF planning grant
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NSU receives $150,000 UNCF planning grant

Norfolk State University is among 30 colleges and universities selected to receive planning grants from UNCF’s (United Negro College Fund) new Career Pathways Initiative (CPI), a highly-competitive grant process open to four-year historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and predominantly black institutions (PBIs) to help students gain the knowledge, preparation, insight and skills needed for … Continue reading