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Can activities on campus be the cause of stress?

An editorial by Cherna Frederick-Brown Here at Norfolk State University, we have many activities that take place on campus, such as fraternities, sororities, marching band, ROTC, and many more. Having activities on campus is amazing because it gives students the chance to be able to express themselves, and show off their skills, and even be given … Continue reading

Applications now being accepted for State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship Program
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Applications now being accepted for State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship Program

The U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, … Continue reading

Spartan Report highlights recent NSU accomplishments
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Spartan Report highlights recent NSU accomplishments

In this Spartan Report, ROTC students receive an inspiring message from a wounded war veteran, Norfolk State University and the United States Coast Guard sign an agreement to assist students going into the Coast Guard, and student athletes get good news from the NCAA with the help of NSU’s Associate Athletic Director. If you’d like … Continue reading

Ellen, Wal-Mart give scholarships to school’s senior class
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Ellen, Wal-Mart give scholarships to school’s senior class

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres has handed out college scholarships to the entire senior class of a New York City charter school. DeGeneres surprised the 41 students from Brooklyn’s Summit Academy this week at her California studio during the taping of Thursday’s episode of her chat show.  The four-year scholarships paid for by Wal-Mart … Continue reading

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Virginia man selected for 2017 Rhodes Scholarship

A Richmond, Virginia man is among 32 Americans chosen as 2017 Rhodes Scholars. Cameron Clarke is a senior at Howard University, where he is double-majoring in community health education and biology. Clarke is a certified EMT and has authored six publications. Clarke is co-president of Howard University’s chapter of the Peer Health Exchange and serves as a … Continue reading

Student from Arkansas selected as Rhodes Scholar for 2017
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Student from Arkansas selected as Rhodes Scholar for 2017

A college student from Arkansas is among 32 Americans selected as Rhodes Scholars and will pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University in England. Little Rock resident Lauren C. Jackson is a senior at the University of Virginia where she is majoring in political and social thought. At Oxford, she plans to pursue master’s degrees in global … Continue reading

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Gov. McAuliffe announces $1 million in cybersecurity scholarships

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday, Aug. 10, that applications are now being accepted for a $1 million state scholarship fund for students studying cybersecurity. The Virginia Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program will award $20,000 a year to eligible Virginia students who are studying how to safeguard computer networks, data and electronic resources. In return, … Continue reading

University panel adopts expanded student-athlete protections
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University panel adopts expanded student-athlete protections

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A policy that would nearly triple the number of University of California student-athletes guaranteed continued financial aid in the event of a career-ending sports injury received unanimous approval Wednesday, May 11, from a committee of the university’s governing board. The proposal came from a working group of UC athletic directors tasked … 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

Spartan Echo multimedia editor wins HRBMP scholarship for third time
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Spartan Echo multimedia editor wins HRBMP scholarship for third time

NORFOLK, Va – Winners of the Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals’ 2015 Journalism/Media Scholarships were officially announced. Seven students won scholarships totaling $4,500. Five are local college students while the high school seniors attend school in Hampton and Chesapeake. The monies will go toward furthering or starting their studies in the fields of journalism or … Continue reading