Campus Life / National / Opinion & Editorial / Politics

“Due process” movement gains momentum, moves to center stage in campus sexual assault debate

WASHINGTON / September 3, 2015 – A renewed focus on due process for students accused of sexual assault has emerged in recent months, as indicated by expressions of concern by law professors, a new federal legislative initiative, key judicial decisions, evolving media coverage, and upcoming public events.   The shift in the debate can be traced to … Continue reading

Campus Life / Local / Virginia

Schools consider regional handling of sexual assault cases

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s colleges and universities are considering whether to establish a network of shared resources and investigators to address campus assaults. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1KkiQdJ ) reports that the idea was discussed Monday during a meeting of presidents of public institutions at the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. University of Virginia … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education / Virginia

Randolph-Macon College breaks enrollment record

ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — A record number of students have enrolled at Randolph-Macon College for the fall semester. Randolph-Macon President Robert R. Lindgren says enrollment topped 1,420 students. The total includes 60 transfer students, which also is a record, and 413 incoming freshmen. The college says enrollment has exceeded 1,300 students for four consecutive years. … Continue reading

Arts & Entertainment / Campus Life / Featured / Games / MEAC

2015 NSU Football Position-by-Position Preview: Linebackers

Stellar linebacker play has been a hallmark of Norfolk State’s defenses for much of the past decade. Despite the departure of two All-MEAC linebackers, defensive coordinator Jerry Holmes doesn’t expect that to change. The main reason: Holmes believes his unit has the combination of athleticism and intelligence that he requires for those positions. First, the … Continue reading

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King, Johnson Named NSU Football Captains for 2015

NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State head football coach Latrell Scott announced on Tuesday that senior linebacker Deon King and junior running back Gerard Johnson have been voted by their teammates as team captains for the 2015 season. King, an inside linebacker from Reston, Va., is entering his third year as a starter for the Spartans. … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education / Local / National / U.S. News / Virginia

University of Mary Washington welcomes nearly 1,400 students

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The University of Mary Washington is welcoming nearly1,400 freshmen and transfer students to campus. The school says students began arriving on Thursday. Classes for the fall semester begin on Monday. The students include about 1,000 freshmen, representing the largest first-year class in the University’s 107-year history. About 13 percent of the … Continue reading

Business / Campus Life / Education / National

SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — Weeks into his presidency at Sweet Briar College, Phillip C. Stone still marvels at the energy of passionate alumnae who helped save the school just a few months ago from the fate of dozens of other women’s colleges: closure. But he knows without a serious change in fortune, the salvation … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education / Virginia

Uproar over suggestive banners hung near a Virginia campus

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A fraternity has suspended activities at a university chapter in Virginia after an uproar over sexually suggestive banners hung from a private home where several of that fraternity’s members live. Sigma Nu’s national organization said it suspended the fraternity’s activities at Old Dominion University in Norfolk pending completion of its investigation. … Continue reading

Harvard launches ‘virtual classroom’ for students anywhere
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Harvard launches ‘virtual classroom’ for students anywhere

BOSTON (AP) — The newest classroom at Harvard’s business school has no desks or chairs. Instead, the professor teaches facing a towering digital screen that stretches from wall to wall, filled with the live video feeds of up to 60 students tuned in from their computers. In the futuristic classroom, housed in a television studio … Continue reading

Business / Campus Life / Education / MEAC

FBC-Paying-College-Athletes

Fresh off a ruling that Northwestern University football players can’t form a union, the NCAA is about to face a more direct challenge to its longstanding policy of not letting schools pay athletes like they’re professionals. A federal judge who issued a landmark decision against the NCAA last year is considering whether to grant class-action … Continue reading

Campus Life / Local

Uproar over suggestive banners hung near a Virginia campus

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A fraternity has suspended activities at a university chapter in Virginia after an uproar over sexually suggestive banners hung from a private home where several of that fraternity’s members live. Sigma Nu’s national organization said it suspended the fraternity’s activities at Old Dominion University in Norfolk pending completion of its investigation. … Continue reading