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NSU makes a mark in Hollywood

  (NSU NEWSROOM)–A Norfolk State University alumnus has spent more than 20 years in Hollywood working behind-the-scenes on some of the industry’s biggest films such as “The Wolverine” and “Marley & Me.” Gregory Earls, who graduated in 1993 with a degree in mass communications, works as a post-production coordinator for 20th Century Fox Studios. Earls [...]

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Nontraditional students are the new tradition

  By: Stephanie Cousins Traditionally, students that enter college are usually around the age of 18 and are fresh out of high school. Those students are eager to learn and make friends and participate in every social event on campus. They also have the opportunity to stay in the dormitory and survive off meal plans [...]

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US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue, according to a report being released Monday by Standard & Poor’s. Even as income for the affluent has accelerated, it’s barely kept [...]

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Va. educators debate falling English test scores

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — English test scores are falling in Virginia and elsewhere, and some educators and parents fear that the trend reflects societal changes that will be tough to overcome. Children today read less in their free time, goes one widely accepted argument. Another, which garners more debate, is that they’re increasingly likely to text, [...]

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Damon Williams to speak at NSU Sept. 23

  The Division of Student Affairs will kick-off its LEAD (Leadership, Education and Development) Speaker Series on September 23, 2014 with NSU alumnus Damon Williams. Damon is the Vice President of Programming for Music Choice, the multi-platform video and music network that reaches millions of consumers nationwide. Damon’s keynote address will be held at 7:00 [...]

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Va. to move up hurricane evacuation timeline

  HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Virginia plans to give residents up to 10 hours more notice of a mandatory hurricane evacuation, and will target the most high-risk areas for those evacuations, officials said Thursday. The changes come amid a review of the state’s hurricane preparedness plan. Officials expect to begin hurricane evacuation planning sooner when [...]

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Gillespie, McCain campaign in Norfolk

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Hoping to rally support among Virginia’s veterans, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Ed Gillespie campaigned with former GOP presidential nominee John McCain at a Veterans of Foreign War post in Hampton Roads on Wednesday. The Hampton Roads region serves as a home to every branch of the military and has a large [...]

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Sea Level Rise app aims to map flooding hot spots

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Residents in flood-prone Hampton Roads have a new tool to view and report flooding hot spots. The Norfolk-based environmental group Wetlands Watch has developed a mobile application that allows people to easily map, take pictures of and outline areas that are inundated during high tide and heavy rains. A test of the Sea [...]

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U.Va. board to discuss ways to cut budget

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors will discuss ways to cut the school’s budget during meetings this week. Gov. Terry McAuliffe has ordered higher education institutions to cut their state allocations by 5 percent for the current fiscal year and 7 percent for the next fiscal year. U.Va. President Teresa A. Sullivan [...]

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Michael Minix named Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar

  On Thursday, Sept. 4, Tom Joyner, national radio personality and founder of the Tom Joyner Foundation, announced the selection of Michael Minix by the staff at Norfolk State University (NSU) as a Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar. Each Thursday morning in September, a young male student will be announced and receive a $1500 scholarship [...]

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Campus crimes break in new semester

  By Richelle Hammiel Just two weeks into the fall semester, Norfolk State University hosted “I Love NSU Week” to show the students a good time while getting them prepared to start off the school year.  Despite the fun festivities, a few problems on campus have arisen that many students are not aware of. According [...]

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