Norfolk State University is Peace Corps’ No. 3 Top Volunteer-Producing Historically Black University
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Norfolk State University is Peace Corps’ No. 3 Top Volunteer-Producing Historically Black University

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2015 – The Peace Corps today released the 2015 rankings of the nation’s top volunteer-producing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This year, Norfolk State University (NSU) ranked No. 3 with 4 alumni currently serving with the Peace Corps. This is the second year in a row that NSU has placed among … Continue reading

Va. officials, educators talk tech needs in schools
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Va. officials, educators talk tech needs in schools

    HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Internet demand is growing in Virginia schools, but some rural localities — including those in the Shenandoah Valley — experience challenges to improving broadband access for their students. Educators and technology professionals gathered last Tuesday at Harrisonburg High School for a panel discussion with Virginia Education Secretary Anne Holton and … Continue reading

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James Madison board approves undergrad tuition, fee hikes

    HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — James Madison University’s board has approved undergraduate tuition and fee increases for the 2015-2016 academic year. In-state students living on campus will pay $19,084 in tuition and fees, a 3.2 percent increase. Tuition and fees for out-of-state students living on campus will increase by 2.6 percent to $34,218. Graduate … Continue reading

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3 Lynchburg women charged with student loan fraud

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Three Lynchburg women are charged with submitting fraudulent student aid applications for Liberty University online classes. The indictment was unsealed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Roanoke. It charges 42-year-old Melinda Smith, 61-year-old Catherine Pankey and 40-year-old Vernetta Johnson with multiple counts of student loan fraud and other charges. … Continue reading

Education officials fine for-profit college for false claims
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Education officials fine for-profit college for false claims

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department says it will fine Heald College $30 million, alleging the Corinthian Colleges subsidiary engaged in egregious misconduct and misled students. Corinthian, a massive for-profit educational institution, collapsed last summer amid a cash shortage and fraud allegations. The department alleged that Heald, based in San Francisco, had shown a … Continue reading

Jail for 9 of 10 ex-educators in Atlanta test-cheating case
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Jail for 9 of 10 ex-educators in Atlanta test-cheating case

ATLANTA (AP) — All but one of 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests were sentenced to jail time Tuesday, April 14 and the judge called the cheating scandal “the sickest thing that’s ever happened in this town.” Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry … Continue reading

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Remains found during search for missing Longwood student

FRANKLIN, Va. (AP) — Authorities searching for a missing Longwood University student have found human remains in Southampton County. Norfolk police tell media outlets that the remains were discovered Thursday morning outside a residence in Franklin. The remains will be sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for identification and to determine the … Continue reading

U.Va. frat won’t pursue honor code case against ‘Jackie’
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U.Va. frat won’t pursue honor code case against ‘Jackie’

A University of Virginia fraternity will not pursue an honor code violation against a student who told Rolling Stone for a story that has since been retracted that several brothers gang-raped her during a party, a spokesman said. Virginia has the oldest student-run honor code in the country, which prohibits lying, cheating and stealing. Those … Continue reading

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Va. attorney general defers to board on college closing

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s attorney general is not stepping into the pitched battle over the planned closing of Sweet Briar College. Attorney General Mark R. Herring says the decision to close lies with the private women’s college board of directors, not with the state. Unless the board acted improperly or violated its duties, it … Continue reading

No promises by Giuliana Rancic to return to ‘Fashion Police’
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No promises by Giuliana Rancic to return to ‘Fashion Police’

NEW YORK (AP) — Giuliana Rancic isn’t making any promises that she’ll return to “Fashion Police” in the fall. The E! Entertainment personality appeared on the “Today” show Monday to promote her new book, “Going off Script.” And she also seemed to go off-script at the interview’s conclusion, when host Savannah Guthrie asked if Rancic … Continue reading

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NSU battles back against low enrollment

by Mahogany Waldon With the almost imminent closure of various Historically Black Colleges and Universities due to low enrollment and financial downfall, Black colleges across the nation are doing what they can to improve admission rates; Norfolk State is no exception. The university’s “First View” program will begin on April 18 and will give prospective … Continue reading