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Meetings set on Norfolk light rail extension

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Hampton Roads Transit is holding public meetings in Norfolk on extending light rail to Norfolk Naval Station. The first meeting will be held Monday at Ted Constant Convocation Center at Old Dominion University. Another meeting is scheduled Thursday at the Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch library. Other meetings will be held Oct. 27 at [...]

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Student record label hits campus

    by Chantelle Polite Entertainment Alliance is a student run record label on Norfolk State’s campus. The organization gives students the opportunity to showcase their talents musically by holding different musical events. Entertainment Alliance also houses students from other universities in the Hampton Roads area to join their record label. “The purpose of the [...]

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City to address violence near NH pumpkin fest

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — The governor urged the state’s colleges and universities to punish students involved in violent parties near Keene’s annual pumpkin festival that led to destruction, dozens of arrests and multiple injuries over the weekend. Meanwhile, Keene officials scheduled a news conference for 4 p.m. Monday to discuss the violence, which prompted police [...]

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3 Va. colleges’ support staff pay exceed average

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new report says support staff salaries at three public higher education institutions in Virginia exceed the average of similar schools nationally. According to the report, the average salaries of upper- and mid-level support staff at most public higher education institutions were near or below the average of their peers nationally. Average [...]

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Quiet ‘whiz kid’ now public face of Ebola fight

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Last May, as Ebola crept across West Africa, America’s top infectious disease expert told a group of Harvard students in a commencement speech to always second-guess their assumptions because “overconfidence can kill.” Five months later in a hearing room on Capitol Hill, Tom Frieden was accused of not following his own [...]

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Feminist speaker questions Utah’s campus gun laws

  SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s campus gun laws are in the spotlight after a feminist speaker canceled a speech at Utah State University once she learned the school would allow concealed firearms despite an anonymous threat to kill her and others in a mass shooting. University officials were set to go ahead with the event [...]

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Los Angeles schools superintendent resigns

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy resigned as head of the nation’s second-largest school system after failing to overcome technological problems, clashing with the teachers union and losing allies on the school board. The resignation was announced Thursday in a joint statement by Deasy and the board. A separate statement [...]

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Feminist cancels speech at Utah State amid threat

  SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A feminist speaker has canceled a speech at Utah State University after learning the school would allow concealed firearms despite an anonymous threat against her. Anita Sarkeesian was scheduled to give a presentation on the portrayal of women in video games on Wednesday evening. She made the decision to [...]

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Student shot during robbery near Norfolk State

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police are investigating the shooting of a Norfolk State University student during a robbery near the campus. Norfolk police tell media outlets that another student was assaulted during the incident. Both students were taken to a hospital with injuries that aren’t believed to be life threatening. Police say two men [...]

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Mary Baldwin students give back on Apple Day

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — It was an overcast morning with a slight breeze, and as you walked around the corner toward Hunt Dining Hall on Mary Baldwin College’s campus, the first thing that hit you was the fragrance of rosemary and sage. There was also basil, lemon balm, echinacea and epazote — but it was [...]

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1619: The diaspora of dance

  by Richelle Hammiel and Antonio Garland Kariamu Welsh, Virginia Johnson and Glendola Mills-Parker witnessed and exemplified the art of dance and music that may have started long ago, but is far from ending. Kariamu Welsh, who is a professor and department of dance chairperson at Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University, was [...]

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