Need experience and work product to show a potential employer? Get it at the Spartan Echo!
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Need experience and work product to show a potential employer? Get it at the Spartan Echo!

Writers, photographers, graphic designers:  the Spartan Echo is accepting applications now for all editor positions. Student editors will serve during the fall 2016 semester and may receive a performance grant for their service. Amounts vary by position and funding availability. Some work–done from home–will be necessary during the summer break to prepare for the fall semester.    Please see the Spartan … Continue reading

Pakistan university attack shatters dreams, stokes fear
Asia / Campus Life / Middle East

Pakistan university attack shatters dreams, stokes fear

CHARSADDA, Pakistan (AP) — When Islamic militants stormed the university campus in this Pakistani town, chemistry professor Hamid Hussain was carrying a concealed pistol. Locking his students in his classroom he opened fire on the assailants, buying his pupils enough time to escape before he was gunned down. The survival of Hussain’s students in a … Continue reading

Education / National

Quarterly Student Aid Report: two-thirds of freshmen FAFSA applicants list only one college on their applications

A troubling two-thirds of freshmen students filling out an original Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) designate only a single school to send their financial aid application information, indicating that they were only applying for admission to one school. In new quarterly updates posted on the Education Department’s Federal Student Aid Data Center, 68 … Continue reading

Editorial: Sen. Warner praises administration’s effort to strengthen student loan system
Education / National / Opinion & Editorial / Virginia

Editorial: Sen. Warner praises administration’s effort to strengthen student loan system

(This editorial is published by the Spartan Echo from a United States Senate press release.) Proposals will improve student protections and ensure efficiency among federal agencies WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), who has been a leader in several bipartisan Congressional efforts to help borrowers better manage their student loan debt, released the … Continue reading

October appointments to meet with President Moore
Campus Life / Education / Featured / Local

October appointments to meet with President Moore

President Eddie N. Moore, Jr. has established a year-long schedule of dates and times to meet with Norfolk State University students, faculty and staff. The goal of this outreach effort is to positively engage students, faculty and staff about the University and its repositioning for the future. Meetings are opportunities for the President and his … Continue reading

Safety experts question classroom barricade devices
Campus Life / Education / Lifestyle / Local / U.S. News / Virginia

Safety experts question classroom barricade devices

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A nationwide push allowing schools to buy portable barricade devices they can set up if an active shooter enters their building has school security and fire experts questioning whether they’re really safe. Those opposed to the devices say they’re complicated to install under stress and could lead to dangerous unintended consequences … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education / Lifestyle / Virginia

Va. higher ed council, presidents to discuss strategic plan

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Higher education officials and school presidents will discussVirginia’s strategic plan for postsecondary education during a meeting in Petersburg. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and the Council of Presidents will hold their annual joint meeting at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21.  at Virginia State University’s Gateway Dining Event Center. … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

Ex-Va. Wesleyan student sentenced for identity theft

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former student at Virginia Wesleyan College student has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in federal prison for identity theft. The Virginian-Pilot ( reports 29-year-old Katecha Thomas was sentenced Monday for her guilty plea last year to aggravated identity theft and misrepresentation of a Social Security number. Court records show Thomas … Continue reading

Arts & Entertainment / Education / Featured / Opinion & Editorial / U.S. News

Editorial: President Obama announces new “Call to Arts” initiative

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary March 20, 2015 Washington, DC – Today President Obama will host the second-annual White House Student Film Festival where he will announce a new Call to Arts Initiative through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency tasked with leading United We Serve, to help inspire and … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education / Virginia

Feds investigate Washington and Lee discrimination complaint

  LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Federal officials are investigating a complaint alleging Washington and Lee University discriminated against a female student after she reported a sexual assault. Washington and Lee University President Kenneth Ruscio announced the investigation on Saturday in a letter to students, faculty and staff, The Roanoke Times ( reported. Ruscio’s letter said … Continue reading