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 have been 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

Thank you for a wonderful summer semester!
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Thank you for a wonderful summer semester!

Our summer semester has come to an end.  We’d like to thank our web content producers for their tireless work.  Each one had their own beat and was responsible for choosing which Associated Press stories to post on our website.  We hope you enjoyed their work, which rivals the daily productivity of most small-to-medium sized … Continue reading

Clinton to miss convention of liberal activists, bloggers
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Clinton to miss convention of liberal activists, bloggers

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is not expected to appear at Netroots Nation, an annual convention of liberal activists and bloggers who are often courted by Democratic presidential candidates. Organizers of the event said Wednesday that Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley have confirmed to appear at the July 16-19 conference … Continue reading

Road sign advising to ‘drink more beer’ sells for $600
International News / Lifestyle

Road sign advising to ‘drink more beer’ sells for $600

FRANKENLUST TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — An auction company has sold an electronic road sign that was drawing eyes in Michigan for its beer-centric slogan. The Bay City Times (http://bit.ly/1HeL8V1 ) reports the auction company, 1Bid.us, has had the sign that says “DRINK MORE BEER” on its property in Bay County’s Frankenlust Township for about a … Continue reading

Education Dept. extends more No Child Left Behind waivers
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Education Dept. extends more No Child Left Behind waivers

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is giving seven more states and the District of Columbia continued flexibility from the requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law. Besides the nation’s capital, Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Tuesday, June 23, announced the renewal of waivers for Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, New … Continue reading

Hemingway’s Havana home to get $900,000 in US improvements
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Hemingway’s Havana home to get $900,000 in US improvements

HAVANA (AP) — A U.S. foundation will ship nearly $900,000 in supplies to build a state-of-the-art facility to preserve Ernest Hemingway’s books, letters and photos — the first major export of construction materials to Cuba since President Barack Obama loosened the trade embargo on the island. The Boston-based Finca Vigia Foundation has been trying for … Continue reading

Vibrating, rollicking 4-D seats in theaters growing
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Vibrating, rollicking 4-D seats in theaters growing

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Koenig sat back in his seat for a recent screening of “Mad Max: Fury Road.” But this was no ordinary theater chair. As the theater darkened and death machines rumbled across the desert on screen, Koenig’s chair rumbled with them. As bullets whizzed by Furiosa, the movie’s heroine played by … Continue reading

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Brown Bag Lunch with President Moore July 8 and August 12

Faculty and Staff Brown Bag Lunch Discussions   Mark your calendars! Faculty and staff are invited to join President Eddie N. Moore, Jr. for Brown Bag Lunch Discussions each month this summer. Bring your lunch to the Faculty/Staff Cafeteria on the following Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.   July 8 August 12   Let us know … Continue reading