Local / Virginia

‘You are not American’: ODU professor apologizes for email

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An Old Dominion University statistics professor has apologized for telling a group of faculty, administrators and graduate students in an email that they “are not American” if they didn’t attend any of a series of upcoming events centered around diversity. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/2kZnZ1g ) reports that associate professor Norou Diawara sent … Continue reading

Local / Opinion & Editorial / Sports

College football coach defends Black Lives Matter T-shirts

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A college football coach is defending players who wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts as they warmed up for a recent game. Old Dominion University Monarchs coach Bobby Wilder told the Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/2d4xf3o) Monday that he supports the players “100 percent in wanting to do that.” The Monarchs on Saturday hosted the … Continue reading

Longwood looks forward to spotlight from VP debate
Education / Local / Politics / Virginia

Longwood looks forward to spotlight from VP debate

Vice presidential candidates Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, often overshadowed by their running mates, can get the nation’s undivided attention on Oct. 4 at their one and only debate. The night also will provide a moment in the spotlight for their host, Longwood University, a little-known public school often eclipsed by larger in-state rivals. The … Continue reading

Former college wrestler suing after series of concussions
Celebrities / Health / Local / Sports

Former college wrestler suing after series of concussions

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former Old Dominion University wrestler has filed a lawsuit against the school, saying that despite being knocked out three times over a six-week period and exhibiting symptoms of concussions, coaches failed to refer him for medical treatment. News outlets report Jordan Marshall says in the lawsuit that he suffered three … Continue reading